Luchemos para unaa Infancia Feliz y can Esperanza
Focus: Community and Education.
Luchemos para unaa Infancia Feliz y can Esperanza (We Strive for a Childhood with Happiness and Hope).
We are a nonprofit, civil society organization that works with youth living in socially marginalized and extremely impoverished area of Argentina. We carry out a number of programs and activities with the goal of providing for the health development, happiness, and a hopeful future for the children we work closely with.
We work regularly with youth living in poverty providing recreational, educational and social activities as well as food, clothing and supplies.
Costs & Benefits
L.I.F.E Argentina has the unique distinction of having no paid staff, which means that all of our programs, projects and activities are carried out completely by volunteers.
Volunteering with us is:
Rewarding: As a volunteer, you will work closely with children living in socially marginalized communities, helping them develop in a healthy and happy environment.
Flexible: You decide how long and how often you’re able to volunteer. There is no minimum commitment: we simply ask that you respond to our weekly e-mail of the volunteer schedule to confirm which activities we can country on you for.
Creative: We welcome all new ideas and suggestions from our volunteers. If you have a special talent or project you’d like to coordinate, share or incorporate into one of our programs, please let us know!
Affordable: All LIFE volunteers are required to make a onetime only contribution destined to fund activities, programs and projects taking placing at the different community centres we assist to which benefit the children from the underprivileged areas we work in.
Volunteers pay a one-time signup fee of:
$40 - Regular Volunteers (1 to 14 days);
$60 - Regular Volunteers (15 days or more);
$80 - Regular Volunteers (30 days or more);
$100 – Internships with funding.
Seperately, each individual must pay for their transportation to the sites ($8.5 round trip), all activities that they take place at the LIFE office do not have any transportation fee. Volunteers must also provide their own food and accommodation.
There is no language or commitment requirements to volunteer with us, just an enthusiastic desire to work to improve the lives of children. After a brief orientation interview at our office in Recoleta, you’ll be able to start volunteering right away! Whether or not you’re already in Buenos Aires, please contact us today!
Location: Buenos Aires Argentina
Average cost per day: $10
Focus: Child development, Education, Community projects
Skills needed: None