Uniendo Caminos (ARG-21)

Type: Education: Primary school - Country: Argentina

Brief description and main aims

Uniendo Caminos is a Foundation that accompanies children, youth and adults low-income so that they finish school and carry out their personal projects.
Education is a tool for social inclusion. Uniendo Caminos believes that education designed and proposed from a comprehensive approach is a tool for social inclusion through which better opportunities can be created so that people can develop their full human potential.
The foundation accompanies more than 4,500 adolescents. Thanks to more than 100 volunteers from different areas, passionate about teaching others what they know.

Main Activities

The activities carried out are:
- School support accompaniment -Snacks for children and youth -Recreational activities for children and youth -Study methodology workshops -Cultural and educational outings -Cinema/Photography/Literature/Theatre/Recycling/Textile/Mural Design Workshops -Gender and sexuality workshops -Employability workshop -Vocational/labor orientation -Work internships

Volunteer tasks

  • The activities planned to be carried out are:
    -Help in daily activities.
    -Get involved in the planning and implementation of recreational and educational.
    In general, the task of the volunteers consists in collaborating with the maintenance of the space, participating and assisting in weekly scheduled activities and accompanying youth participate in them.
    In terms of time work, the proposed schedule consists of:
    - Physical participation in the project for 3 days a week for 3 hours a day. (The project is open form tuesday to thursday, from de 2pm to5pm, Saturday from 10.30am to 13.30pm
    - Finally, one day to receive training in thematic seminars that contribute to their contribution to the project.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • High level of Spanish
  • Initiative to propose activities independently
  • Sensitivity to social and economic problems
  • Flexibility to adapt to the structure and the way of working in Latin America
  • Teamwork
  • Creative and motivated person
  • Interest in the development of young people
  • Specific artistic requirements


Subir al Sur works with two of the educational centers located in marginal neighborhoods. The "villa" (poor neighborhood) is a non-formal neighborhood, which has started small and has grown considerably over the years. In the slums, the majority of the inhabitants do not have access to basic services: only 5% have sewerage, 96% do not have gas, 76% do not have a formal connection to the public electricity system and 90% of the population does not have access to running water.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers are received in our volunteer house, located in the City of Buenos Aires. They usually take their lunch at the project. It is important to be flexible in eating local food. For the rest of the meals, they will have what is necessary to cook in our house. Get ready to live in a community environment!
There can be 2 volunteers at this project.

More Information

There can be 2 volunteers at this project.

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