Trip Details

In this program you will be lending a hand to a sports oriented club set up by the local community to assist local teenagers and students. They are dedicated to improving their personal growth in various ways, mainly by offering them the opportunity to spend their free time off the streets and in valuable and structured sports and community classes.

The club is run by members who are villagers in the community and gets its funding from donations and fundraising. Their dedicated members even raise funds through handicraft and bake sales!

You will be helping this great initiative in various ways. Expect to get involved in:

Sport lessons
Coach and train youth here in a variety of sport lessons. Typical favourites are football, volleyball, hockey and basketball, however you are welcome to share your knowledge of your unique sports from your home, or any sport you know well enough!

These lessons take place in the club’s field and/or gymnasium in the late afternoons after school. The classes are from around 17:00 – 20:00 and there can be 2-3 different classes depending on the ages of students. You can expect approximately 15 students per class.

Please note that if you would like to teach a more unique sport not listed, you may need to bring sport equipment from your home country, as we may not be able to find them here in Argentina!

English Lessons
During the mornings of this program, you will help by teaching basic English to local kids whose normal school classes take place in the afternoon. We recommend a conversational approach and using games, presentations and ice breakers to improve their speaking abilities!

Life Skills
We will also find time in your schedule to offer professional or practical lessons in various subjects such as art, cooking, photography, computer literacy, handicrafts etc. If you have any kind of suitable and helpful knowledge, feel free to share it with the class!

Construction
The club may also need you help with some light renovation and construction or painting, depending on what is needed nearby. This is a great way for you to leave a physical mark on a growing community.

Aims & Objectives

  • Give you invaluable and practical experience in Coaching and Teaching
  • Improve the children’s motor skills, teamwork, outlook and fitness
  • Improve the village children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

You will be working for around six hours a day and an example of a typical schedule would consist of breakfast then conducting an English lesson or a helping out with a construction project. After lunch there would be lesson preparations, then sports coaching, and a late dinner.

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday 

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2 -3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday 

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2-3 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Saturday & Sunday 

Free time to explore Argentina 🙂

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. As a top tourist destination, known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life, Buenos Aires has the highest concentration of theatres in the world.

On top of this, Buenos Aires has great places for everyone to practice any kind of sport. It also acts as host to a number of high level sporting events in football and hockey each year, because of its world class stadium facilities.

Accommodation & Food

This bustling guesthouse accommodation in Buenos Aires is known as “Casa Pichincha”, which in Spanish means “home”. The accommodation comprises of mostly dorm rooms, and each room is equipped with lockers, drawers and shelves as well as lockable doors. All bathrooms are shared but split by gender.

The accommodation is very secure with security cameras 24/7, lockable buildings and rooms and a night security guard.

For your relaxation there is also a dining room and lounge, equipped with TV and Wi-Fi. There is also table tennis and a patio for BBQ’s.

No alcohol is permitted in any of our accommodations, but we are located within walking distance of a local shop and there is even a makeshift bar provided by the friendly locals in front of the accommodation.

Food Arrangements
Only a western-style breakfast is provided as part of our service from Mondays to Fridays. You do have access to a communal kitchen here for you to store and prepare your own food for any further meals. There are various local eateries you can enjoy too!

Facilities
It is close to all amenities with the closest shops and mini market less than a 5 minute walk away.

Supermarket: Located 5 minute walking distance from the accommodation

ATM: 10 minute walk from the accommodation.

Laundry: There’s a laundry shop within walking distance from of the accomodation site.

Restaurants / Bars: There are plenty of small restaurants and bars within walking distance but for the best ones, you will need to take the subway, bus or taxi (15 minutes away).

It is a 30 minute walk or 1 subway ride to other amenities such as banks, and larger supermarkets and shopping centres.

An internet cafe and laundry service is nearby for your convenience.

Sights & Surroundings
On some weekends you may choose to visit out of town attractions such as:

  • Colonia, Uruguay
  • Iguazú Falls
  • Mendoza Province
  • Buenos Aires city

You may also like to join these extra activities at your own costs:

  • Watching an Argentine Football Match
  • City Tour in the Yellow Bus
  • Having an Argentinean Barbeque at a Restaurant
  • La Bomba del Tiempo Drums Show
  • Tango Class & Milonga
  • Visit Boca Juniors and River Plate Museums
  • Visit to El Tigre

Trip Country Info

Argentina

Argentina is located in the southern part of South America.  It is the second largest country in South America after Brazil, and is the eighth largest country in the world.  Altogether the country is divided into four regions – the Andes, the Pampas, the north and Patagonia, which covers the southern part of the country.  To the West, the towering Andes mountains create a natural 5,142km high border with Chile, and the eastern border of the country is the Atlantic Ocean.  To the east of the Andes, you will find the Pampas which is flat, fertile grassland.  This is the agricultural heartland of Argentina.  In the Northern region, the country shares borders with Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay.  Not forgetting the spectacular rainforests and Iguazu falls located in the North East region.  Located on the border with Brazil, this spectacular waterfall descends along a 2.7km front in a horse shoe shape.  There are so many sights to see.

You will find an abundance of wildlife; the North of Argentina is home to flamingos, toucans, turtles, tortoises an, and crocodiles and caimans too!  There are also many large cat species such as the cougar, jaguar and the ocelot.  If you visit the coast of Patagonia you will see elephant seals, fur seal, penguins and sea lions.  Swimming in the waters off the Atlantic coast there are sharks, orcas, dolphins and salmon.

Argentina offers a great variety of cultural activities, reflected in different artistic expressions such as theatre, painting, sculpture, music and literature. It also maintains the tradition of its typical dance and song, such as the Tango in Buenos Aires and folk traditions inland.  There really is something for everyone here.  Visit our experiences page to find out more about visiting this fantastic country, which you can enjoy whilst giving the locals something back, by taking on some voluntary work.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa