Travel to South America and volunteer with children in Argentina, alongside a group of teenagers your age. You’ll support the work of teachers and caregivers at disadvantaged kindergartens or care centres, and focus on helping kids learn through play. You'll also attend Spanish classes throughout your trip, where you can start learning the language or improve what you already know.
Use your energy and enthusiasm to help children by playing educational games, doing arts and crafts, and more. This work is all part of our ongoing efforts to support early childhood education, and teach children important skills. For example, you can play a fun ball game to help kids improve their hand-eye coordination.
You’ll live and work with a group your age in the vibrant city of Cordoba. When you’re not working, we’ve organised social and cultural activities for you to enjoy, along with an exciting weekend trip. Throughout it all, Projects Abroad staff will be at your side to supervise and guide your group.
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organised weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on this project?
High school students volunteering with children in Argentina support the work of local teachers and caregivers, and help children learn through play at a kindergarten or care centre. Here are some of the tasks you will get involved with:
- Help children learn through play and run educational activities and fun games
- Encourage children to practise good hygiene everyday
- Have Spanish classes with a qualified language teacher
- Explore Argentina with volunteers your age from around the world
Your project will be divided into four main areas:
Help children learn through play
Your main role will be to help children learn through play. Through fun and educational activities and games, they’ll become more engaged and likely to remember what they’ve learned. You can do things like:
- Sing a song to teach basic English
- Practise counting through a numbers game
- Play a ball game to improve hand-eye coordination
- Read stories with small groups to improve literacy
Encourage children to practise good hygiene everyday
Hygiene is a very important part of keeping children healthy. As parents and guardians often work long hours, you can help by encouraging kids to practice good hygiene at every opportunity. Remind them to wash their hands after using the bathroom, and before they eat a meal. You can also show them how to thoroughly brush their teeth.
Have Spanish classes with a qualified language teacher
During your time in Argentina, you’ll have intensive Spanish classes everyday for at least three hours. These classes are taught by a qualified language teacher, and they’ll be aimed at your level. So you can join as a complete beginner, or as a teenager who wants to practice having conversations.
Work with volunteers from around the world
You’ll work with teenagers from around the world, and share in this exciting experience abroad. There will be plenty for you to learn from your new friends, like the customs and cultures in their home countries. During social and cultural activities, you will all learn about life in Cordoba together. All of your activities, including your weekend trip, are supervised by Projects Abroad staff.
Where in Argentina will I be working?
The city is home to nearly 350,000 people. As you explore with your group and our staff, you’ll see the city has plenty to offer in terms of history, culture, and architecture.
You will work with children in kindergartens and care centres. They will be less developed than the childcare centres you’re used to at home.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
If you have the opportunity to travel to Argentina with Projects Abroad, do it. Take the risk. Take the risk, because, my experience was everything I could have asked for and more.
Volunteering with Children in Argentina for Teenagers
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