Volunteer in Argentina

Wouldn’t you love to travel to places where you can dance in the birth place of tango, see the home of the Guarani people and discover the origin of 270 waterfalls? Get close to this Spanish speaking country and its inhabitants while working on a volunteer project. And why not throw in a language course to learn the beautiful Spanish language? Across the 7 different geographical regions which Argentina is spread, you will find not only the most soccer fields south of the equator, but also fascinating landscapes, a diverse climate that ranges from tropical to sub-polar and of course there is Buenos Aires, one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in South America.

At One Glance

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From 2 Weeks

All programs are available for a minimum duration of 2 weeks.

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Program Start

The programs start every Monday.

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Spanish Level

Basic knowledge is an advantage. Depending on the program, interviews will be conducted in Spanish.

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Project Location

The projects are located in and around Buenos Aires.

There's something to discover for everyone

While volunteering in Argentina you will find there is so much to discover. Taking part in a Spanish class will enhance your ability to integrate yourself and get the most out of your stay. If you decide to do volunteer work close to the capital city of Argentina, you will get to experience one of the most European influenced cities of South America. The inhabitants of Buenos Aires have ancestral roots from France, Spain, Italy and Germany. You will immediately recognize this when you enter the Italian district “La Boca”. It is said that Recoleta is a beautiful place for dying because you will find the most impressive cemeteries of Buenos Aires. If you are a nature lover and are drawn to the flora and fauna of Argentina, you must visit the island group, Tierra del Fuego, Spanish for “Land of fire.” Don't be fooled by its name, there is nothing fiery about the climate. If you imagine a trip to a warm island, you will be disappointed by the cool west winds. Nevertheless, the stunning moors and tundra, a natural wonder of South America, are definitely visit worthy while volunteering in Argentina.

Program Information

NGO Organisation

Support the social organization in its administrative tasks and learn how small social projects in Buenos Aires are supported. As a volunteer you can either support the media department or the communication department. As a videographer, you will be helping to capture and process videos and images for the organization and publish them on the website and social media channels. If you have no experience in filming, you can help with updating the organization's social media profiles, write blog posts, and interview volunteers in other programs.

Work in social projects

Government-funded kindergartens do not provide sufficient capacity for the children who would actually need basic education and care. The programs in different suburbs and slums of Buenos Aires support:

Teaching in Buenos Aires

In Pablo Nogués, a modest place on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, volunteers whose English language skills are already very good can teach the students in English. In order to improve their pronunciation, you will read and write English with them and also learn vocabulary together. Another project is located in Ciudadela. Since this English institute also gives adults the opportunity to attend classes, classes take place every afternoon from 17:30 to 20:30. However, what role you will play in this schools or institutes depends on your knowledge of Spanish. If you master little or only basic knowledge, your job is limited to assisting the lessons. If you can communicate well with the students in Spanish, your own classes will be assigned to you.

Support hospitals and health care centers

In various health care centers you can support the local team and learn more about the health system in Argentina. In a health care center, you can support the psychology department and attend public seminars or assist in training the center's staff. Another health care center pursues a similar idea and informs the neighborhood about diseases in order to protect themselves from them. Here,  other areas are covered such as pediatrics, gynecology, nutrition and more. You will support the facility's professionals in all workshops and you even have the opportunity to contribute your own knowledge. For a more hands-on experience, a community clinic in Ramos Mejia offers the opportunity to observe the doctors in their daily work and to accompany them throughout the day. However, as a volunteer, you are not allowed to take any medical intervention yourself. All medical programs require a medium level of Spanish, as communication with local professionals is a prerequisite.

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