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Coach Cricket in schools and clubs with the Argentina Cricket Association. You'll work as an assistant coach alongside the Head Coach, with children from the age of 8 to 15. Some of the areas you may get involved in include organisation and planning of classes, pupil motivation, organising events events and competitions, and lots more.

Matches sometimes take place at the weekends and you'll be encouraged to attend these

You don't need Spanish or coaching qualifications, you just need to know how to play the game. You are welcome to play as well. Most clubs have three teams and there is a women's league for female volunteers.

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Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!
Duration The preferred minimum length of placement is 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements,  but it may be possible to do a shorter placement of 8 weeks.
Requirements If you're doing between 2 and 4 weeks on the project, you should have some coaching experience.
However, if you're doing a project longer than 4 weeks, you don't need any qualifications or coaching experience, but you should have a very good knowledge of the game ... and lots of enthusiasm!
No Spanish required.
Minimum age 18.
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your program,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance

Food (excluding lunch)
Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.

Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in coaching sports, cricket, or working with children overseas while doing voluntary work in coaching football, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement  in sports volunteering in Argentina and South America and anyone wanting a short break.


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

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On this project, we've teamed up with the Argentina Cricket Association to enable you to coach at various local schools and cricket clubs. You'll work as an assistant coach alongside the head coach, with children from the age of 8 to 15.

There are no Spanish requirements and you just need to know how to play the game; you don’t need to be an expert or a qualified coach. All you need is a big portion of enthusiasm and an energetic personality who can convey the concepts of playing a team game (like honesty, loyalty, friendship, etc).

The schools and clubs that play cricket in Buenos Aires are traditional (and in most cases, bilingual) institutions, where cricket is an important part of the tradition and culture, not only from an aspect of the sport itself, but also the values attached to the sport, such as manners, sportsmanship, politeness, etc.

Hours of work are from Monday to Friday, for an average of 4 hours a day, with cricket activities during school terms exclusively in the afternoon and with all-day sporting activities in many clubs during the summer vacations, and cricket would be played for an hour or so during the day.

Matches sometimes take place at the weekends and you'll be encouraged to attend these, although it won't be obligatory to do so.

  • Organisation and planning of each class

  • Pupil motivation

  • Organisation of events and competitions

  • Fitness/physical training

  • Coaching of rules

  • Refereeing

With younger kids the emphasis is on participation and having fun, while with slightly older kids, although technical coaching is not required by the volunteer, activities he/she will be involved in are more likely to be participatory, like catching exercises, bat-ball games, or hand-eye co-ordination drills.

Volunteers are more than welcome to play as well, regardless of their standard. Most clubs have three teams, with a wide range of standards between first and third teams. There is also a women's league for female volunteers.


The peak seasons are from October to November and February to March, but coaching does take place all round the year, apart from a three-week break from Christmas to mid-January.

Some of the schools and clubs you will be working at might be located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires but usually no further than one hour travel distance from the city center.

Cricket is very popular in Argentina and you'll thoroughly enjoy the time you spend there as well as the work you'll do with the children. Your coaching schedule will give you plenty of time to pursue other activities like doing a Spanish language course or a cultural course, if you’d like to, or sightseeing. Buenos Aires is an exciting city!


You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city, with an endless supply of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. It has a socialble atmosphere and you'll be made to feel welcome with a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also a piano and a ping pong table! It also has Wi-Fi and a couple of computers and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

You’ll be given an allowance for your meals (breakfast and dinner, lunch is excluded for projects in Buenos Aires). This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

If you would prefer a more cultural experience, we can arrange for you to stay with a local Argentinean family. Host family accommodation gives you the opportunity to become more integrated in the local community and is ideal if you want to practice your Spanish (Basic/intermediate Spanish is required to stay with a Host Family). You'll have a comfortable private room and use of the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner is provided every day and you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal with your family.

Facilities in host families do vary, but you can express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with or without children, pets, etc). If you stay in a host family you will be given contact details of other volunteers living in Buenos Aires so that you won't miss out on any socialising!

If you choose the host family option, there is an additional supplement.

Hostel Accommodation in Buenos Aires 

Hostel Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org


Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you amd semd you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our team who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

"Having been the first person to have done the "Cricket Coaching Internship" with the A.C.A in Buenos Aires I feel both humbled and proud of this. The experience was nothing short of fantastic and the people I met were wonderful and this made the whole process of the internship a lot easier.

My role with the A.C.A was to help coach in both schools and clubs in different provinces in and around the Buenos Aires area. The children were a breath of fresh air as they were always keen and eager to learn a new sport, plus being a sports coach or "el professor" they respected me and fully took on board what I was saying.

I chose Argentina as it was a place that would both be a new and challenging experience as you would not associate Cricket with Argentina. So, if I could coach successfully in Argentina then I would have the confidence to enhance my coaching skills here in the UK.

Quite simply, I gained a wonderful experience, met some fantastic people who quickly became friends, learnt a new language and adapted to a unique culture. Most importantly though I gained a feel for self-independence and confidence that I would not have gained in any other way....Argentina, te amo."
Graham Sprason

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While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

Spanish LanguageCourses in Argentina
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill and enjoy your placement even more!
Tango Courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tango and Salsa Dance Classes
Learn to dance the flamboyant South American way. A very good way to immerse yourself into the  culture.

Photography Lessons in BA
Study photography in colourful Buenos Aires. Lessons will be tailored to your  individual needs,


The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.

  • This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it.
  • BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.
  • Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity.
  • Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare!
  • Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here.

On this project you can coach cricket to children who've rarely seen the game played - but it doesn't stop their enthusiasm to learn! Your role will be to coach cricket at poor schools during lesson times.