Volunteer with Football Coaching and Sports Development in Argentina

Go for a trip to Argentina and volunteer with football coaching and sports development. In our football project, you may help us discover the new Messi!!

Teach Football, Hockey and Handball to 400 Children from La Cava, San Isidro

This sports development project offers sport activities (soccer, hockey, handball) to 400 children (boys and girls) from La Cava, a very poor neighbourhood in San Isidro, Buenos Aires.

The idea is to keep them away from the danger of drug through sports.

I really felt like a family…

Volunteer with Football Coaching in Buenos Aires Argentina
Matt from England coaching young students

With a range of children from about 4 months to 13 years it really felt like a family here – which is precisely what those kids need. That and a bit of love and attention of course. I felt a real connection with not just the kids but also the super caring staff.

This program really must be considered by anyone with an interest for volunteering or just putting a smile on the faces that need it most.- Matt, 19 years old, West Sussex, England 

Everyday the coordinators highlight the importance of the respect for rules, teamwork and perseverance. This will help the children to develop their abilities physically, intellectually and socially.

Moreover, volunteers may help also in all the other sports activities, or even organize their own workshop. For instance, if you like to teach English, you may organize an English class on your own. You might get tired but it will be well worth it!

 

 

 

Start Dates & Duration

Projects in Buenos Aires start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. You should arrive on Sundays.

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks.

Location

Our programs to volunteer in Argentina are based in Buenos Aires, a modern-style city, completed by colonial influences from Europe, giving it a unique characteristic. More than one third of the country’s 32 million population lives Buenos Aires.

Orientation

Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date.

Fees for Volunteers in Argentina

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Volunteer in Argentina - table of program Fees

What is included in the program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Breakfast
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Argentina.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Argentina programs normally find US$200 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

Accommodation

As a volunteer in Argentina you stay in a comfortable house in Martínez, a nice neighbourhood in the North of Buenos Aires.

The house is a classical antique house, on a big avenue close to the train station. You stay in shared rooms shared by six. The house has three complete bathrooms, lounge area, dinning area, a fully equipped kitchen and two fridges. It has free Wi-Fi, lockers, terrace and a nice garden.

Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Argentina or during orientation. 

Language Requirements

Knowledge of basic Spanish is desired but not a pre-requisite. If you do not know any Spanish, we recommend that you take advantage of a very affordable Spanish course that our local team can arrange for you.

Safety

You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

Sports Volunteer in Argentina
Thomas Sloan from Ireland with his young team

Thomas Sloan, from Ireland, (volunteer for 6 weeks in Argentina), forming a new team of International supporters.
Thank you very much Tom!!!

Buenos Aires: No better way to start your travels

As an 18 year old exploring the continent for the first time this was a great way to acclimatise to the friendly South American culture. With the city of Buenos Aires just a half an hour train away as well as other day trips such as Tigre and Temaiken close too, San Isidro offers not just a great support scheme for young affected children, through the Fundación Cor program, but also offers a great location to spend your time during the program.

I really felt like a family…

With a range of children from about 4 months to 13 years it really felt like a family here – which is precisely what those kids need. That and a bit of love and attention of course. I felt a real connection with not just the kids but also the super caring staff.

This program really must be considered by anyone with an interest for volunteering or just putting a smile on the faces that need it most. – Matt, 19 years old, West Sussex, England 

 

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