Childcare Assistant

This project is a kindergarten and soup kitchen where volunteer help with the more 50 children that attend there every day.

 Volunteer's Tasks
·       Help the two teachers cook and serve the food, do the dishes, the cleaning or any other tasks there are to be done
·       Interact with the children through games, songs, drawings and workshops.
·       Help take care of the children.
·       Help to plan the activities in the kindergarten.
·       Interact with the kids through games, songs, drawings or other kind of workshops.
·       Teach the children numbers, the alphabet in Spanish, their first words.
·       Maintain personal contact and be a role model for the kids.

Local Coordination
Stella, teacher and founder of the kindergarten, is the Voluntario Global coordinator. She will guide the volunteer to feel immersed. She will assign tasks or suggests activities or workshops that volunteers can develop.

Key Information
It is important to build relationships with the kids that will make you earn their trust and respect. Children are always eager to learn and play and we try to stimulate their learning. Some of them don’t get enough attention at home and that is why they are always looking for affection and attention to their everyday little accomplishments. Having a smile for them is the most important thing.

Location and First Day at Work
“Villa 21” is located 25 minutes away of downtown city. The volunteer gets there by bus. On their first day, the volunteer will meet with the coordinator of Voluntario Global who will accompany you to the project to show you how to get there. Once you get to the neighborhood you will meet with Stella, who will introduce other helpers and children. During this day, volunteer will begin to understand the work and know the children in order to feel useful and integrate during the following days.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
Application Form
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Free-time activities

Volunteer can enjoy the city during the weekend. Buenos Aires offers a wide range of cultural activities: theaters, museums, concerts, etc.



What's included?
Accommodation is included in the fees. Part of the fee is donated directly to the project and the rest is destined to help one specific project each year.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Located in the heart of the city (downtown area of Buenos Aires), on historic Avenida de Mayo. Apartment has 4 rooms where only volunteers live. Bathrooms and showers are shared. There are computers and wifi available for all volunteers. There is easy access to all transportation and there are many restaurants and shops in the area.

Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
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24 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Buenos Aires/Argentina between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Voluntario Global will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Voluntario Global during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Avenida de Mayo 1385, 1034 Buenos Aires, Argentina