The Centro de Atención Integral para la Inclusión (CAII)works with families who live in situations of vulnerability by generating systematic inclusion processes. Founded at the beginning of 2014 by a group of professionals from social, business, and government sectors, the organization aimed to generate a truly inclusive solution to the poverty problem in Argentina.
Translated in English as the Center of Integral Attention for Social Inclusion, CAII is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of vulnerable families, through five basic dimensions (health, education, employability, home, and social protection) contemplating all stages of life. Their goal is to achieve social inclusion from an integral approach.
The organization works toward this mission through CAII Centers that operate through two methods: Family Strengthening and Community Strengthening.
Through family strengthening, CAII learns about the specific situation of each family and then provides opportunities for them to join in the inclusion process. CAII provides a social diagnosis, trained social workers dedicated to helping families, and training in health, education, home, and social protection topics.
Through Community Strengthening, CAII provides information about all of the programs offered in each area, creates more unified practices, and provides services that are currently canceled. CAII formalizes the area’s map of social services, manages and implements social programs, and provides tools to integrate social work.
Volunteer Role at CAII
CAII is looking for volunteers to work in Buenos Aires with the Center for Child Care Assistance, whose mission is to guarantee the healthy growth and development of socially vulnerable children. Your responsibilities will include fostering an effective and stable relationship with the children by creating a natural, calm, and spontaneous environment; serving as a mediator between the children and the world around them; caring for children by helping with their physical needs such as potty training, learning how to eat alone, and putting on clothes, as well as their social needs by playing and talking with them; and leading parent meetings and paying attention to be able to assess the family situation. Volunteers must be proficient in Spanish.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of why you would like to be a part of our project (in Spanish) and attach your resume.
Volunteers are expected to work at least 4 hours each weekday and stay for a minimum of two (2) months (up to six (6) months) in order to form good relationships with the children.
In exchange for volunteering, CAII provides housing and at least one meal a day. There is no program fee.
For more information about volunteering with Centro de Atención Integral para la Inclusión, visit them online: