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Assistant at English School

About Your Location

The institute is located in Ciudadela, a small middle class town just outside the city of Buenos Aires. You can take either the bus or train to get there, which will take approximately 1 hour. On your first day, you will have an informal chat with the director, Laura, where she will explain how the school runs and tell you in which classes you can help.

Welcome Orientation

All volunteer projects start on Mondays. You should, however, plan to arrive in Buenos Aires on a Friday as you have a Welcome Package. This is an excellent introduction to the city of Buenos Aires and a great way to start your volunteer project. It includes a welcome drink, free Wi-Fi, a bike tour and a walking tour of either Recoleta, Palermo or San Telmo.

First Project Day

Your first day at work will be very relaxed, just observing and getting to know everyone and how it all works. You will have an informal chat with the program coordinator who will tell how the school runs as well as explain more about your specific tasks and which classes you can help teach.

Weekly Schedule & Activities

Generally the working hours are Monday-Friday from 17:30 to 20:30, but you can discuss this in your introduction meeting, and agree to work more if you want. However, once you commit to working more hours you have to respect the schedule you have chosen and never miss work. You should always work the minimum number of hours required and in some cases the NGO also recommends a maximum number of hours. Please remember you will also use time travelling to and from your project.

There is an informal meeting every week where you will have an opportunity to talk with the team about your volunteering program. Volunteer activities include:

Planning lessons and keeping up with the curriculum set by the head teacher
Setting and marking homework
Monitoring progress through tests
Writing school reports
Preparing students for international exams when necessary
Serving as a role model and mentor for the students by acting as a responsible adult and maintaining discipline. Being creative and enthusiastic with the students is very important so that they continue studying and wanting to learn more. The volunteers are teaching them so much more than just a language.

School Holidays

This project is not available during school holidays from mid-December to mid-March and the last two weeks in July. Please note though that the timing of the school holidays is subject to change from year to year depending on the school's calendar.

Optional Spanish Lessons

You have the option to add either 4-or 6-hours of Spanish lessons per week. Lessons are one-on-one or in pairs, and each lesson is 2 hours long.

Mandatory Volunteer Requirements

Minimum age of 18
Volunteer application form that is approved by the volunteer organization
Police Clearance Certificate
Very good English. You need to be able to speak English clearly as you will be helping the students with their pronunciation.


Arrival transfer
Welcome Package
Accommodation during the volunteering weeks
Free internet and Wi-Fi access
City bike tour
Walking tour (Recoleta or Palermo or San Telmo) or a nightclub ticket
Briefing and 24/7 assistance from the volunteering organization
Donation to the project
4- or 6-hours of Spanish lessons per week, either one-on-one or in pairs (if chosen)

Not Included

Daily transportation to/from the project (you can use public transportation)

How Long Should I Volunteer?

Our projects range from 1 week up to approx. 30 weeks. Projects have a specified minimum stay, then it’s up to you how long you can commit. In our experience the longer you stay the more you will gain, as your understanding of the project broadens and you take on more responsibilities.

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
Local payment for lunch, dinner and local transportation


Welcome Package
Arriving on a Friday gives you time to get settled and ready to start project work on the following Monday.

Project Accommodation
You will be staying at Milhouse Avenue Hostel in Buenos Aires. Accommodation is in a 6-bed dorm with a private bathroom, or alternatively you can choose to stay in a private room. Strategically located in the core of downtown Buenos Aires, the hostel occupies a stunning, five-storey 19th century houses, built around a charming, colonial-style atrium. Milhouse has earned its reputation as Buenos Aires’s most sociable hostel.

The hostel provides organized entertainment every day and night of the week - from bike tours and music shows, to tickets to all the football games and most exclusive clubs in Buenos Aires - this is the perfect place to let your hair down and make great friends from all over the world. And, with comfortable beds, spotless rooms, free Wi-Fi access and a full laundry service, it’s a great place to recover too.

Local transport

Arrival transfer is included. Daily transportation by bus or train to Ciudadela takes about 1 hour.


Breakfast is included during your whole stay.

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