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Childhood Nutrition Supporter

Buenos Aires, Argentina show on map

Provide healthy food options to disadvantaged families and educate families and children on nutritious foods and its importance.

The program

Every day on this program, professionals and volunteers alike give technical and educational assistance to hundreds of Argentine children and their families. Approximately 3,500 unprivileged children have benefitted from the efforts of this program, which has in turn provided them with an opportunity to have a better quality of life and the possibility to enjoy social inclusion. The main projects this program works on include; Project Children’s Dinners: This project delivers healthy and nutritious food products (not money) to needy children and their families, Project Crecer (‘Growing’, in English): Unprivileged families are educated about the importance of healthy habits and good nutrition. It is predominantly oriented toward single mothers and children between the ages of 0 and 12 years, Project Healthy Playroom: A multidisciplinary team uses a program of 12 games to teach children healthy habits. Thus enabling the children to learn through play, Project Comparte (Share, in English): This program is based on educational and cultural accompaniment to encourage the development of unprivileged children.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide healthy food options to disadvantaged families
  • Educate families and children on nutritious foods and its importance
  • Improve the health and long term wellbeing of the people of Argentina
  • Provide an opportunity for cross cultural exchange

How you can help

This volunteer program provides essential information and services to children and underprivileged families. Nutritious food is essential to health and wellbeing and its essential children grow up understanding what to eat and why it’s so important. For vulnerable families, having the knowledge and foods supplied to them makes a world of difference to their health. With no underlying political or religious affiliations, this project aims to both educate and disseminate information about healthy eating habits through a variety of methods. This program is available year round, with a minimum placement time of two weeks. A basic to intermediate level of Spanish is required. Spanish lessons are available on arrival in Buenos Aires if required (additional costs involved).

Love Volunteer’s on this truly inspirational project can expect to be involved in one or more of the above programs, which will include the following tasks:

  • Assist with and actively participate in fundraising campaigns
  • Teach English and other skills to underprivileged children
  • Take part in some of the recreation and education programs
  • Assist in preparing and distributing dinners to needy families
  • Create activities depending on volunteer’s skills and interests

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast at the hostel

7:30am Walk or bus to project site

8:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

8:15am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

2:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

2:30pm Walk or bus back to hostel

Evenings Free time to relax and grab some dinner or explore the sights and sounds of central BA!

Details on Arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Volunteers on this program will have the wonderful opportunity to stay in vibrant Buenos Aires, meet with amazing people and experience the exciting Latin American culture, while having the opportunity to explore this wonderful city. Known as the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is filled with amazing architecture, fun nightlife and many cultural activities. Volunteers without two left feet can learn the tango – the traditional dance this country is famous for! This program offers many amazing volunteering and travel experiences for the international traveler.
Concert/Music
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Emergency contact and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This highly interactive and varied project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist. However, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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On-site services

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  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
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  • Accommodation
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  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
Airport Pickup at Ministro Pistarini Airport

Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. They will also provide you with your Welcome Pack, which contains a local sim phone card, local maps and a transport guide. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (aka Ezeiza Airport), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Code: EZE)

Accommodation

Volunteers on this project are accommodated at one of Buenos Aires top youth hostels, which is perfectly located in a great area of central BA and within a short commute from the project site and the many attractions of this vibrant city. The hostel is well managed and meticulously clean, and Love Volunteers are usually all placed together.

All standard amenities are available in the hostel, including hot showers and modern bathrooms, laundry room with washing machine, air conditioning, microwave and there is even free Wi-Fi and computers! This is a perfect home away from home and a wonderful base for your stay in BA!

Private rooms and home-stay options are available on request.

Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with breakfast every day, and a cooked dinner three nights per week (included in program fee - includes main dish + drink). The food is plentiful, tasty and fresh! This gives volunteers to opportunity to use the remaining nights to experience the amazing culture and cuisine that Buenos Aires has to offer. Simply get a few of your fellow hostel mates together and head out to one of the hundreds of local restaurants, bars, cafes or Churrascaria’s (Argentina’s famous BBQ joints – YUM!).
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. We assist you to find cheap flights to Argentina.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Argentina provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Argentina you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Argentina.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,298.00
5 weeks
$1,438.00
6 weeks
$1,588.00
7 weeks
$1,838.00
8 weeks
$1,868.00
9 weeks
$2,018.00
10 weeks
$2,158.00
11 weeks
$2,298.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,438.00
Average fees
$264.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Buenos Aires/Argentina between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Argentina.
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 Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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