Care for Children at a Children’s Hospital in Argentina
from £1595 GBP
to £3195 GBP
The children attending Fundacion C have nutrition problems and require feeding every 3 hours. Sometimes the mothers also stay in the hospital with their children and they are taught how to give the children what they need in the way of nutrition to that when they leave the hospital, they hopefully won't ever have to come back. Each child has a very specific amount and type of food/formula that is prepared and labeled especially for that child at every mealtime. The children's weight, height and growth is monitored very closely during their stay and outpatient children also have their diet at home monitored.
You’ll work for as many hours as you choose, between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. We suggest you work for about 3-4 hours a day, at least 3 days per week. However, you can work anything up to 7 days a week if you wish!
Some of the work you'll be involved with includes:
- Helping in the kitchen - this means preparing the meals to specific formulae for each child to combat that particular child's nutritional needs to ensure their recovery
- Serving the food, taking care to ensure that each child receives the food and/or formula mix that has been specially prepared for them. Generally, these undernourished children need feeding every 2 to 3 hours.
- Helping to feed those children whose mothers are unable to be at the hospital to help them eat.
- Playing with the children.
Playing with the children and entertaining them, as well as giving them love, attention and care, is a very important aspect of the project. The majority of children range from a few months to 5 years old, and if they are fretful, unhappy and insecure, it impedes their recovery. Your care and time spent with them will aid their recover. Your work in this area will also enable those mothers who are able to spend all their time staying at the hospital with their children to get some well-deserved breaks. Although the mothers are encouraged to spend all their time at the hospital, including sleeping there, in order to learn how to continue to properly feed their children after they leave the hospital, sometimes this is just not possible. The children of these mothers, in particular, need special care and attention.What you'll gain from doing this Project:
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australian culture.
- You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
- 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!
Accommodation will be arranged for you with a local host family, allowing you to have a better insight into Argentina and become integrated into life in the region of Mendoza. You will be provided breakfast and for dinner you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal with your family. Facilities in host families do vary but you will have the opportunity to express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with/without children, pets etc.).What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
You can extend this project week by week as you wish.
Your food, accommodation, airport collection and excellent 24/7 support are all included in the cost. Extra costs you need to budget for are your international flights, insurance, any visas required and weekend travel/beer spending money!
Included in the price: Accommodation, Food (excluding lunch), Meeting you at the Airport, Transfer to your accommodation, Transport to and from your project, Full pre-departure support, Local in-country team support and backup, 24-hr emergency support and 2 free T-shirts.
This placement would suit:
This project would suit anyone who cares about children and would like to help, whilst also having an amazing experience of Argentina from a deeper perspective than a tourist. Minimum age 18, you need basic-intermediate level of Spanish .
We can arrange intensive Spanish language courses for you in Argentina before your placements should you wish to learn/improve your Spanish for this project.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
accommodation, food, airport pickup
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FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.