Voluntary work in Argentina

Friday October 31, 2014
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Coordinating the voluntary work in Buenos Aires is one of my main tasks during my internship in Argentina at AMAUTA Elebaires Spanish School. It gives me the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful buildings of Buenos Aires – the Barolo Palace –  and to meet people from all over the world who come to Buenos Aires to learn Spanish and to do volunteer work.

But before I meet these people in Buenos Aires, here at the school we’ve already one some work.  First the placement and first meeting with the volunteer project should be arranged, which means; sending emails, waiting, calling, waiting, asking for confirmation, waiting, checking again if everything is confirmed and then waiting again. Working in Argentina sometimes puts your patience to the test;  this is also one of the many reasons why doing voluntary work in Argentina is quite a challenge.

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Volunteer with homeless children in Argentina

Tuesday May 13, 2014
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Last year Marielle Wils, a young Dutch woman of 27 years old, decided to go to Argentina to learn Spanish and do volunteer work in Buenos Aires. Marielle is interested in the living situations of homeless children in Argentina and was happy to be placed at a shelter for young children until the age of 12.

But, as she said: “I really needed a few days to get usedto the place, it was not what I expected at all. The home was actually a bit dirty and very small for the amount of children living there. But of course, all of that is part of the experience, I know that now”.
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