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Argentina-Fundacion AFOS

Project Name:3 Projects: Community center, Day Care and Nutrition Center, and Children with Disabilities Center
Date Posted:10/10/2007
Date Updated:24/06/2008
Commitment:2 months to 1 year
People Needed:As many as possible
Required Skills:Minimum age of 18 and a reasonable knowledge of Spanish to be able to interact with local people (although we can also arrange intensive language classes for those who want and need them)
Description:Helping children with homework and teaching basic conversational English, Supporting recreational, manual and artistic activities that favor child expression, Reading stories, performing puppet shows, caring for and simply playing with the children, Organizing and developing sports activities, Supporting in the kitchen/helping to serve lunch in the dining room, Participating in special projects like construction, organizing a library, and building maintenance
Costs:USD $850 for two months and USD $220 per additional month. Includes: lodging, orientation, assistance and permanent supervision, donation to project and overhead expenses. For stays beyond 3 months you can arrange a discounted fee
Contact Person:Julio Herz
Phone:0054 351 473 5325
This project requires a small fee.Note: This project has a small fee required.

About our organization

Fundación AFOS (Assistance for the Fortification of Social Organizations) is a non-profit whose mission is to assist the consolidation and growth of other small and midsized non profits in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. Its main objective is to generate initiatives, projects and tools for these organizations to carry out their daily tasks and achieve their long-term goals.

For each project we combine our experience and resources with the help of foreign volunteers and interns who contribute their time, energy and know-how to support our mission. Thus, volunteer / intern participation is a key value, as the talent and knowledge they bring to our organizations reinforce the quality and effectiveness of our assistance.

Another key objective is to achieve the continuity of projects over time through a consistent incorporation of new interns and volunteers who collaborate in current activities and create new ones, thereby providing feedback and improving each project.

ineke kraus (age 62) — 05 December 2010, 08:31

I had a very good experience with Fundacion AFOS. They found me a good place to live in a private home, when the first work did not work out they found me a place where I could really contribute.