||All year round - you choose your start and finish
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.
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.
Full Price List
►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
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages
gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers,
career breakers, anyone interested in coaching sports,
working with children overseas while doing voluntary
work in coaching football, projects abroad or study
Also available as a summer placement in sports
volunteering in Argentina and South America and anyone wanting a short break.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
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!
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
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
Organisation of events and competitions
Coaching of rules
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
SEASONS AND AVAILABILITY:
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
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!
HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:
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!
choose the host family option, there is an
Got any questions? Please email us:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
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
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our
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."
While on your placements, you can also book some Optional
Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill
and enjoy your placement even more!
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,
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
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,
- 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
- 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
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