Friday, June 25, 2010

Doing it for the kids

I had been looking for a volunteer project in South America for a while,when I found Club Union de los Pibes! I was really attracted to the programme not only because of what they’re doing in the community, but because it was one of only a few volunteer programmes without any participation fees!

Buenos Aires was my first stop in South America, so my Spanish was still VERY basic! However, I still had a great time doing arts and crafts, playing games and teaching the kids English!

I was only at the club for a month, but I had a great time and it definitely made my Buenos Aires experience all the more worthwhile! The kids and the other volunteers really are fantastic, so if you're in the area and you've got some free you should definitely check it out!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Volunteering in Buenos Aires

I had been travelling for a while and decided to spend a few months in Buenos Aires and look for volunteering opportunities. I came across the Club Union de los Pibes blog and have been volunteering there for the past month and a half. It is a great opportunity to get involved in the community, meet new people and practise Spanish. The kids are great and helping them out with their homework, teaching them some English, playing football with them and learning about their lives is good fun and very rewarding.

If you are going to be spending some time in Buenos Aires (and why wouldn't you?) and can commit a couple of evenings a week, then your help would be greatly appreciated and I am certain that you would enjoy it. And, unlike a number of volunteering projects in Latin America, it is free and all you need to give is your time. Should you have a couple of months to build up a relationship with the kids and get to know the people working there then please come along.

Chris Oliver, London

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Volunteering with Club Union de los Pibes!

My name is Hannah, I´m 23 and from England.

I started volunteering at Club Union de los Pibes in January 2010 and I have just left to go travelling around Argentina. I loved the opportunity to get involved in the local community, meet the fantastic kids and practice my Spanish of course!

During my time at the club I helped with 2 fundraising events, which were great fun. If you´re willing to work hard and make a real commitment to the club and the kids I definitely recommend Club Union de los Pibes as a great experience in Buenos Aires.