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Medical Volunteer Argentina!

Do you want to jumpstart your medical career and gain hands-on experience? Have you dreamt of visiting and volunteering in Argentina? Join this life-changing medical volunteering opportunity in Argentina to fulfill your passion.

Argentina is an incredible destination ideal for your visiting and volunteering. You can tango the night away, eat delicious empanadas, trek to the Andes mountains, or explore the wilds of Patagonia make your trip once in a lifetime.

volunteer serving in argentina hospital

Gain invaluable professional experience enrolling in this exciting medical program and kickstart your medical career!

We offer you an exciting opportunity to shadow and observe experienced doctors and nurses treating real patients in a clinical or hospital setting.

Contact GCR today to advance your future career with a medical volunteer opportunity in Argentina!

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

As a medical volunteer in Argentina, you will have the incredible chance to shadow and observe experienced medical professionals as they see patients, make diagnosis, and treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. You will get a fascinating look behind the curtain of what it’s really like to work in the healthcare field.

Help jumpstart your medical career and learn valuable skills you will be sure to use later on in your exciting new profession. Make valuable contacts, gain insight into your chosen career field, and set yourself apart from other candidates for applying for future jobs and higher levels of your medical schooling.

*Medical volunteers will shadow local doctors and learn mostly from observation. Due to the inherent risk involved and medical regulations, volunteers cannot treat patients or become involved in surgery during this project.

Skills and Qualifications

We welcome passionate volunteers from around the world who are pursuing a career in the medical field. You will need to present a valid medical student id or have verifiable credentials from a certified medical institution. We are open to medical students and professionals from a variety of disciplines, including future doctors, nurses, EMT’s, etc.

Beginner to intermediate Spanish is preferred for our Argentina medical volunteer program. If you’d like to work on your language skills first, Global Crossroad offers Spanish language programs in both Buenos Aires and Cordoba.

Every single day at this project will have you fully immersed in the fascinating medical world. You’ll be learning so much to help you in your future career and experiencing an exciting new culture at the same time.

Your actual schedule will vary based on your final placement, but here’s a sample schedule so you know what to expect:

  • First Day: On your first day volunteering in medical program in Argentina, our in-country coordinator will take you to your project placement and help you get started. You’ll meet the doctors and nurses you’ll be observing, and then undergo an orientation.
    At the orientation, you’ll learn all about your project, what you can expect, your schedule, safety protocol, and you’ll go over the customs and culture of Argentina.
  • Weekdays: A typical volunteer day might look something like this:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM​: Breakfast in Argentina is a simple affair with toast or a crescent shaped pastry, called medialuna, and coffee or juice. Start your day around the table with your host family, or whip something up in your shared hostel kitchen.
  • 7.45 AM:  Head out for an exciting day of being a medical volunteer in Argentina! You’ll observe an experienced doctor and get a feel for life as a medical professional.
  • 12.00 PM: Pack a lunch to bring with you or try a fun restaurant with your fellow volunteers or the local project staff. Use this chance to make friends from around the world!
  • 3.00 PM: With your medical observations done for the day, you’ll be free to explore the beautiful city of Cordoba and all it has to offer.
  • 6.45 PM: Experience traditional Argentinian cuisine for dinner. Gather around the table with your host family or dine out with your fellow volunteers!

Medical Volunteer Argentina: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer in Argentina

All volunteer programs in Argentina start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Fees: Volunteer in Argentina

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer work in Argentina at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Argentina application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Medical (Hostel Shared Room/No meals) Medical(Host Family Private Room/Half Food)
1 Week $454 $510
2 Weeks $588 $700
3 Weeks $722 $890
4 Weeks $856 $1,080
5 Weeks $990 $1,270
6 Weeks $1,242 $1,460
7 Weeks $1,285 $1,650
8 Weeks $1,392 $1,840
9 Weeks $1,526 $2,030
10 Weeks $1,660 $2,220
11 Weeks $1,794 $2,410
12 Weeks $1,928 $2,600

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Spanish Lesson $12 per hour

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (hostel or host family)
  • Food (see price table for different options)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering in Argentina program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Accommodation and Meal

When you join our medical volunteering program in Argentina, you’ll have the choice of staying with a welcoming host family in a culturally immersive experience you won’t soon forget, or bonding with fellow volunteers at our volunteer hostel.

Host families will share a traditional breakfast and dinner with you. Volunteers staying at our hostel will provide their own meals and will have access to a shared kitchen and numerous nearby restaurant options.

Learn more about your housing and food options in Argentina.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

You want to gain as much experience in the medical field as possible, but we know you want to have a good time and explore Argentina, as well. We make sure your evenings and weekends are free so you can make the most of your time abroad. Explore the culturally rich city of Cordoba and use your weekends to venture further and discover new places.

Discover what you can do in your free time and weekend during your medical volunteer program in Argentina.

Safety and In Country Support

Your biggest worry about traveling abroad is probably your safety, and with good reason. When traveling with Global Crossroad you have nothing to fear, since we have you covered every step of the way. From pre-trip guidance to comprehensive insurance to our stellar in-country staff, we’ll make sure your volunteer abroad experience is safe and satisfying.

Learn more about our safety and in-country support in Argentina.

Medical Volunteer Argentina: FAQs

Arrival and departure

For our Argentina medical volunteer program, you will fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport. It’s best to come to Argentina one day before the start date of your project to rest and prepare for your exciting adventure.

We’ll have a Global Crossroad representative waiting for you as soon as you land, and they’ll take you safely to your accommodations. If you miss your flight or are delayed, just let our in-country coordinator and we’ll make the adjustment to your pickup time.

When you finish up as a medical volunteer in Argentina, you’ll need to book your taxi to the airport as this isn’t included in your program fee. Just have a chat with the local project staff if you need help with this, and they’ll be happy to advise you.


You will need a tourist visa to participate in our programs but follow these simple steps and you’ll have yours in no time.

You can visit the embassy of Argentina in your home country, or make it easy on yourself and just apply online by clicking here! Check out this website to get more information about Argentina’s tourist visa.


You’re doing your research and planning ahead, but don’t forget the extremely important step of getting vaccinated before you travel abroad. This goes double for volunteers working in healthcare! Make an appointment with a knowledgeable doctor to discuss your trip and get up to date.

To volunteer in medical program in Argentina, you’ll need vaccinations for chickenpox, influenza, typhoid, rabies, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), meningitis, pneumonia, Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and shingles.

You can check out this website to learn in detail about these vaccinations.

Is there anything potential volunteers need to know about the Argentina medical volunteer project?

The ability to communicate in Spanish is very important for this project. It is wise to enroll in Global Crossroad’s Spanish language program in Cordoba or Buenos Aires if you need some work on your skills.

You must complete your application at least six weeks prior to your start day. It is also required that you submit a criminal record, as this is a security protocol to ensure the safety of the people you are working with.

You need to be ready to make at least a 4-week commitment to this program and bring along your own scrubs to wear.

Why Medical Volunteer Argentina?

Jumpstart your medical career

Getting experience in an actual medical setting can take years if you go the traditional route. Put down your books and get into the treatment room with Global Crossroad’s exciting program in Argentina. Learn valuable skills and do something that will really stand out on your resume.

Gain insight into a foreign healthcare system

Though you’re likely to end up practicing medicine in your home country, it will be very informative and eye-opening to experience how healthcare is approached in another country. Enter the medical field with a broader view of international medicine!

Make like-minded friends from around the world

From your fellow volunteers to the doctors and nurses you’ll be shadowing, you’ll meet tons of fascinating and like-minded friends from all over the globe as a medical volunteer in Argentina.

Learn while you travel the world

We know you’re dedicated to your education and furthering your future career, but now its time to reward yourself! Learn valuable medical skills while traveling across the world and experiencing the exciting destination of Argentina!

Contact Global Crossroad today to learn more about kickstarting your medical career in Argentina!

Other Volunteer Opportunities In Argentina

No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Argentina, such as
community development,
dental care and much more. 

For more information on our exciting programs in Argentina, contact us today.

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