School Language Volunteer

950 or 1,450 USD

March or August for 5 or 11 months

As a School Language assistant, your primary focus will be helping students develop essential language skills such as reading and writing. Volunteers will develop student’s oral English skills with classroom activities and informal conversations. But here’s the exciting part – you have the flexibility to bring your unique talents into the classroom. Whether you excel at cricket, singing, or drama, you can lead engaging classes that teach English and share your home country’s culture.

Working with children aged 6 to 11, you’ll become an integral part of their educational journey. You’ll read captivating stories, stage dramatic performances, and even take them for a refreshing swim. During break times, you’ll be responsible for looking after the kids and playing with them, fostering a supportive and enjoyable environment.

But the opportunities continue beyond there. If you’re interested in working with teenagers, you can join a Language Centre, where the atmosphere is more informal and relaxed. Here, you’ll continue to inspire young minds with your enthusiasm for the English language.

This volunteer opportunity is perfect for individuals who enjoy working with children, have a keen interest in teaching, and possess a friendly, upbeat, and adaptable personality. Plus, it’s an excellent chance to broaden your horizons by learning Spanish and immersing yourself in the rich culture of Argentina. There is even the opportunity to enrol in Spanish and cultural classes.

Locations

The schools are in North Buenos Aires.

Work Schedule

Volunteers work from 8am-4pm Monday to Friday in the classroom and can get involved in other aspects of school life. With weekends and school holidays, there will be plenty of time to explore and experience the local culture.

Requirements

Schools are looking for volunteers who have English as their first language. They may consider volunteers who have a high level of English, if this is their second language.

Visa requires volunteers to be at least 18 years old at the point of application.

Allowance

Volunteers receive approximately $300 USD per month.

Teamwork

Volunteering at a school means working closely with a diverse team of all ages. Youโ€™ll always have at least one fellow volunteer by your side while collaborating with the entire local staff team.

Food & Accommodation

The host family and school will provide traditional Argentinian meals and can cater to specific dietary requirements. Volunteers have a private room with a host family where they will experience authentic Argentinian life.

Volunteer Experiences

Programme Manager

Supporting volunteer journeys

The Argentinia Programme Manager, Mili, prepares volunteers for their placements and provides ongoing support.

Mili studied to become an English Teacher at Saint Catherine’s Teachers` Training College in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After finishing the course, she started teaching English in different private institutions. At the age of 23, she began to work as an English Teacher at Northlands School. Mili was also in charge of the International Department. This last position allowed her to develop her interest in the school’s international community and well-being. In 2015, she coordinated the Exchange Programme in Senior school and has been organising volunteers’ placements in Argentina for five years. Mili’s primary goal is to generate experiences where diversity, cultural understanding and service are present.

Fee Details

Why NVW charges a fee
New Ventures Worldwide is a UK-registered nonprofit charity. The fee contributes to our operating costs and allows us to continue our mission of arranging volunteering placements for our global network of nonprofit organisations. A financial report is published annually to the UK Charity Commission.

 

Included in the fee
The fee includes a sponsored Tier 5 visa, a thoroughly vetted placement, an appropriate volunteer role based on age, experience and interests, a placement mentor, any necessary training, preparation guidance, ongoing support, accommodation, food and a spending allowance.

 

Additional costsย 
In addition to the placement fee, volunteers pay for flights, a visa, and travel insurance, usually costing around $2,500 USD (depending on the departure destination). Volunteers are reimbursed weekly towards their costs during placement. The reimbursement amount varies.

FAQs

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What is the enrolment process?

After completing the application form, our team will check if you are eligible for your chosen program before inviting you to a Welcome Video Call. The interview is where you get to know the New Ventures Worldwide team, ask questions and get matched to your perfect program. Various background checks are then conducted before you are officially enrolled in the program.

What are the benefits?

  • See the world while experiencing a new culture
  • Experience personal growth, becoming more confident and independent
  • Make an impact working with international non-profit organisations
  • It looks great on your CV
  • Learn new skills for life
  • Gain perspective and understand what life is all about

Do I need flights and travel insurance?

Yes, you will need to arrange your own flights and travel insurance. Youโ€™ll need to send us your travel insurance policy details before starting a program.

Can a friend and I enrol on the same placement?

Being on a volunteering placement means youโ€™ll always have a network of people around you, including locals and other volunteers. Providing a readymade community with local knowledge to explore, share, and create incredible memories. However, if you want to travel with a friend from home, let us know, and we can usually arrange for you to be on the same placement.

What happens if there is a problem during the placement?

New Ventures Worldwide has a Ladder of Support so you can see who to contact if you need help. Your placement will assist you in almost all situations. However, we also offer background support, mainly if a more serious issue arises.

Application Form

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Requirements

Schools may consider volunteers who have a high level of English, if this is their second language.

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