Kindergarten volunteer, Cordoba, Argentina

Your help is needed here, volunteer at this kindergarten!

On this project you’ll be able to put all your love for children to help kids in Córdoba to grow up in a healthy and loving environment. You’ll also be helping the teachers. You think one child is a handful: can you just imagine how it is like to handle 10 to 15 of them in one room, all at one time? Yes, that’s exactly what a regular day is for a kindergarten care giver and why this project needs you!
You’ll be assisted by the regular staff and other volunteers that have been working there for some time so you will learn a lot about how to deal with such young babies. They need constant attention so when you volunteer it’s good if you know yourself to have a lot of patience and fondness for children.
On top of the direct work with children, it takes a lot of preparation before the kids arrive. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and you can contribute with that too! If you love children this is the perfect project for you since you’ll be able to assist the teacher with any planned and not-so-planned tasks. Working with children, one day is never like the next. As a volunteer the staff will welcome you to help them taking care of the children, playing and preparing activities for them. Your main task will be to provide love and affection but also to challenge the kids with different early education toys.

You need to be prepared!

 

There are so many things you can do to keep them entertained! By playing with them you’ll help them to develop their listening skills and expand their verbal communication skills. The smallest thing is a learning process for them. For example, by asking kids to clap during a song learn how to beat time audibly to rhythm during singing and recitation. We bet you’re feeling excited already!
Many children come here so they will appreciate an extra hand. You don’t need to be savvy on the matter all you need to do is help in any way they need to and the staff will be happy to teach you. Early stimulation and having an unconditional source of love and attention are the most important thing a child needs to grow as a healthy person. By being there you’ll be helping the children channel their problems and address them and their mothers to have free time to work and make a living. They will feel relieved to know that their children are taken care of by someone so sensitive as you.
This project demands a lot of patience and dedication but will also give you an unforgettable experience to take with you everywhere! Besides, being in a different country you’ll be getting immersed in a new culture and understanding it feeling like a local. 

Accommodation

Families & Homestays

Our families know, due to their experience, what it means to be a real host. They have received many students from different nationalities, occupations and ages. We will take into consideration your likes and preferences. Living with a local family is the best way to learn their customs, likes, and style while you learn a new language.

Residences & Hostels

If you want to live with several local and foreign students, you can choose to stay in a private or shared room in any of the students' residencies we offer you. Sharing a place with young people from all over the world is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and make new friends as well as learning about the place in which you are studying.

Private Apartments

A Private Apartment is the best choice to enjoy your privacy and comfort of your own place.

Requirements

Usual Volunteer Tasks

  • Over 18 years old
  •  High school degree
  •  Health insurance, accident and liability
  •  Commitment to the Host Organization,its rules and tasks
  •  Good predisposition to work with children
  •  Ability to adapt to different circumstances and flexibility
  •  Good spirit and lots of energy
  •  Pro-activeand self-motivated
  •  Basic level of Spanish. Keep in mind that tasks will be assigned according to your level of Spanish
  •  Previous experience in social or educational work though not mandatory, will be valued
  • Fulfill with all legal and formal requirements for your Volunteer
  •  Watch the children during working hours
    •  Help children with their homework and reading
    •  Assist with the set up and clean up of projects and snack time
    •  Raise vital funds for the project
    •  Prepare recreational activities
    •  Put together presentations and educational games
    •  Spend free time chatting and playing with the children
    •  Assist the teachers and other volunteers on routine tasks
    •  Propose new ideas to improve the day to day work at the organization
    •  Make friendship with the kids
    •  Prepare educational material
    •  Teach the children about your culture
    •  Help preparing meals offered

    The tasks named above will be arranged with every volunteer according to each one’s skills and special abilities.

Project Hightlights

  • Investing your time and energy working with kids from 0 to 5 that need your love and attention
  • Discover your fondness for children
  • Taking care of the children, playing and preparing activities for them
  • Show off your culinary skills by helping out in the kitchen to prepare breakfast, lunch and snack for the children.

Daily Routine

Usually volunteers work from 4 to 6 hours per day, from Monday to Friday. You can be asked to work some weekends if needed. You can start your day early in the mourning by preparing breakfast for kids or work in the afternoon shift. Give a useful hand every time is necessary, it will be really appreciated! And be flexible enough as you won’t have every minute of your work day planned and resources are scarce.
 
"As a student at this school I have been very satisfied with everything. I have felt that my Spanish has developed so much in such a short time. My teachers have been fantastic!!! Group classes combined with individual classes are ideal and make a difference. The school atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is so helpful here, all of which make attending classes a real pleasure. Thank you!"
Kathy L.
German, 29 years old
"This is the second time I come to Argentina and I love it! The School’s facilities are very good, we have internet access and a lot of things. The best things about these courses is that teachers and staff help you make of this a wonderful experience. Come and see it for yourself!"
Alice R.
Brazilian, 22 years old
"My experience in Buenos Aires was great. The teachers are well trained for each level. I liked the activities that the school offered. During my 4 weeks studying Spanish I received a lot of amazing touristic spots info and another info to get advantage of my stay in the country."
Ricardo C.
Brazilian, 18 years old
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