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Volunteer and Teach Underprivileged Children in Buenos Aires, Argentina 


Category: Volunteering, gap year and career break in Argentina

Teach English to delightful children at one of our Catholic Medium schools in vibrant Buenos Aires. You can also teach Drama full time if you have experience in this area and you can also choose to teach Sport, Maths or Music, alongside teaching English. You'll act as an assistant to the regular English teacher.

No qualifications needed.



Please see the Prices Page - prices for all projects and all lengths are given and you can choose which currency you'd like to see them in.

Start Dates This Project is available during school terms/semesters only - you choose your start and finish dates.
Duration 2 weeks to 1 year, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm). If you're teaching English, you must be fluent in English.
What's included
  • Arranging your Programme
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance
  • Payment Protection Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
  • Food, but breakfast is included
  • Daily transport to and from your project
  • Airport pickup and return (but we can arrange this for you)
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities.


You'll work in one of our Catholic schools in the stunning city of Buenos Aires. These schools are middle class and although English is taught as a main subject, the exposure to English spoken by a native speaker is immeasurable. The children are a joy to teach and very enthusiastic at being taught by volunteers and you can bring some fun and innovative ideas into the classroom.

One of our schools have said “We want students to practise English and learn about volunteers culture”.

You are able to teach all ages, from kindergarten through to the age of 16. The schools are large and hold between 600 and 1,800 students. The average class size for the Kindergarten students is around 15-20 with 28-34 in the higher classes. You'll assist a teacher and they will also help with your lesson plans.

You'll normally teach 4 days a week from approximately 10.00 am - 4.00 pm for around 3-4 classes per day. If you would like to teach more classes, this can be arranged.

Full time Drama can also be arranged, but you will need to have some experience in this. Depending on the length of your stay you may be able to put on a play/show.

You can also combine coaching sports with your teaching English placement. Sports that are available are, football, handball and badminton.

The project is subject to school holidays and teaching during this time is not available. Please see school holidays below:

  • Winter Holidays: 20/07/15 – 31/07/15

  • Summer Holiday: 23/12/15 – 28/02/16

This extract below is taken from a Report sent in by one of our schools about a volunteer who taught at their school and gives a good insight into the impact felt by both the school and the children:

"Jane has taught secondary school students from 1st Year to 3rd Year, for a period of two weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 14.00 to 16.00hs. She could easily adapt to the different levels. The home teachers gave her the lesson plans before every class, so she always knew exactly what to do and what to expect from the students.

Classes were entirely planned to practise listening comprehension and oral production. Jane has helped students deal with syllabus topics, engaging them in meaningful and interesting conversation. Students had the chance to practise for the oral exams that they will eventually take at the end of the year.

In one of the groups she explained the meaning and uses of a long list of slang expressions. They all had fun because some of them were really funny.

In another class they watched a small part of the film ”The Hunger Games”. As they watched, she helped students with the comprehension and afterwards they could hold a long discussion about certain aspects of the story.

One day she only had two students in one of the classes because everybody had stayed home to watch Argentina who was playing against Nigeria in the Football World cup. The two girls that came up said they didn’t want to miss the chance to be with a native speaker!

It was really wonderful to have Jane around for she is such a nice girl, very respectful and highly responsible with the school work that was assigned to her.

All the students enjoyed her classes very much and we all hope she enjoyed them that much too.”

Volunteer and Teach Underprivileged Children in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Volunteer and Teach Underprivileged Children in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has several amenities, like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.

FOOD: Food is not included in your placement, but breakfast is included. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

Accommodation on voluntary projects in BuenosAires in Argentina

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The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas. Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.

  • Buenos Aires is renowned for its sophistication and its surprisingly European feel. It is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas are elegant and beautiful.
  • Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity.
  • Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is the world's widest thoroughfare with nine lanes of traffic - a pedestrian's nightmare!
  • Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.


While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience. Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.


  • 1-Week Intensive Course with private lessons (10 hours), prior to starting your Main Project: Includes all your food and accommodation.
    Price: £475

  • Weekly Lessons: 10 hours of lessons per week running concurrent with your main project:
    Price: £175 per week

Lessons will be individually tailored to your requirements with a private teacher on a one-to-one basis. For group lessons, you'll be in a class with other students. At the end of the course, you'll receive a certificate.


  • Tango Course (5 private lessons of 1 hour each per week) running concurrently with your project:
    Price: £175 per week

Tango is a social dance of control and surrender, of fancy suits and stilettos, and embodies all of life's richness. It is a celebration of the human spirit. You'll also find in Buenos Aires that there are many opportunities to attend a Milonga (where people from all over come and dance together.)


  • Salsa Course (5 private lessons of 1 hour each per week) running concurrently with your project:
    Price: £175 per week

Salsa is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances and was developed further in New York to the New York Style. Since Salsa has its roots in so many dances and is open to improvisation, Salsa styles are very fluid.


  • 6 hours of lessons per week:
    Price: £245 for two weeks

Study photography with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. This course is for everyone, from beginner to advanced level. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history.

There are 6 hours per week of lessons. You can learn  about the concepts of photography ranging from lighting to the theory and history of photography. You’ll be given assignments which you can complete while exploring the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given. 

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