NGO Volunteer Abroad In Argentina!
Would you like to help impoverished and struggling communities recover, develop, and grow? How would you like to volunteer in exciting Argentina?
Argentina is a place of many extremes. Home to glaciers and penguins right alongside subtropical temperatures, vast grasslands, and bustling Latin cities, Argentina is like no place else in the world to visit.
Unfortunately, those extremes extend to Argentina’s social climate as well.
The country has gone through periods of gross wealth followed by economic crashes, large portions of the population struggling in poverty, and an unstable and volatile government. Many poor communities are trying to recover from all this unrest, but they need the help of international volunteers like you.
Global Crossroads partners with local municipalities and NGO’s to help benefit disadvantaged communities and improve the quality of life of Argentinians who live in them. Make a meaningful difference while volunteering abroad!
Contact us today to learn how to get started helping communities in need!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
When you join NGO volunteer abroad program, you are going to be spending an average of 4-6 hours a day making a huge difference with a local municipality or NGO in Cordoba, Argentina. Your duties will vary based on what skills and background you bring to the table, and the current needs of the community development Argentina volunteer program. You can help impoverished communities in so many ways. Here are just some of them:
- Writing grant proposals
- Aiding organizations with web design and information technology
- Project planning
- Building and maintaining databases
- Teaching English, health, math, science, and nutrition
- Assisting with administrative tasks
- Organizing events
- Helping in the public library
- Teaching basic business skills
- Promoting community health and sanitation
- Supporting schools
- Helping in community centers
- Organizing recreational and extracurricular activities
- Aiding institutional development and networking with local governments
Volunteering in NGO project in Argentina is an amazing way to make a huge impact while traveling abroad. Bring your passions and skills to this project and use them to help these poor Argentinians work towards a better, brighter, and more stable and prosperous future.
Skills and Qualifications
We welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who are excited and passionate about helping disadvantaged communities develop, and there are no specific qualifications to participate in this program. The main thing you need is a desire to help others and a willingness to work hard.
If you have a background in social sciences, social work, psychology, sociology, development, economics, management, marketing, political science, international relations, humanities, arts, tourism, or communication, your skills are in high demand and we invite you to share your passion with communities who need your help in Argentina!
We recommend a beginner to intermediate level of Spanish to join our NGO volunteer opportunity in Argentina, as this will really help you make the biggest impact on these Latin American communities. If you’d like to build your language skills, Global Crossroads offers a Spanish language program in Cordoba or Buenos Aires.
NGO Volunteer Abroad In Argentina is an exciting adventure, but if you’ve never done it before you’re probably curious what a typical day might look like.
Your duties and hours are going to vary based on your own skills and interests, as well as what’s going on at the project when you arrive. To give you an idea though, we’ve gone ahead and prepared a sample schedule to give you an idea of what to expect.
Here is a sample daily schedule:
- First Day: On your first day of NGO volunteering in Argentinian, you will be escorted to your placement by Global Crossroad’s helpful in-country coordinator, who will be there to support you throughout your experience abroad.
You’ll meet the local project staff and have an orientation where you’ll learn all about the work you’ll be doing, your schedule, safety, and the customs and culture of Argentina.
- Weekdays: Your actual schedule will vary, but a typical day might look something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Fuel up for the day with breakfast. If you’re staying with a host family, you’ll be sharing a traditional meal with them. Hostel volunteers will prepare their own or grab something at a bakery along the way.
- 7.45 AM: You’ll head out for your exciting day of Argentina volunteering opportunity with a disadvantaged community and helping them develop and grow. Share your passion and make a difference!
- 12.00 PM: Eat out for lunch or pack your own food to go. Make sure to take this time to chat with fellow volunteers and local project staff and make friends from around the world!
- 3.00 PM: When your service work ends for the day, you’ll be free to explore the beautiful and historic streets of Cordoba.
- 6.45 PM: Dinnertime is a great chance to gather with your host family and immerse yourself in the local culture, or head out to a delicious restaurant and sample the region’s delectable cuisine.
NGO Volunteer Abroad In 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||Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals||Host Family Private Room/Half Food|
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:
- 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
Volunteers in Argentina working in community development program will be staying in the beautiful and culturally rich city of Cordoba. You will have the choice of either a shared room in a hostel and providing your own meals or immersing yourself in Argentinian culture by staying with a welcoming host family, who will provide you with breakfast and dinner.
You can expect many of the comforts of home, including western toilets, running water, reliable electricity, etc. You can rest easy knowing Global Crossroads will make sure your accommodations are clean, comfortable, and very safe.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You aren’t traveling all the way to Argentina just to volunteer. You want to have some free time to explore this exciting country, as well! You’ll have your afternoons and evenings free to roam the streets of Cordoba, taking in the historical buildings, museums, art, and theater, or hit the town at night for some spicy Latin dancing. On the weekends you can venture out a bit further, discovering new areas of Argentina and making the most of your time abroad.
Safety and In Country Support
There is nothing more important to Global Crossroads than your safety while you volunteer with NGO in Argentina. We’ve been in the volunteer abroad industry since 2003, and we’ve never had a major incident. That’s because we carefully vet every single project, make frequent return visits, select safe, secure housing, and have a local in-country support team to support you every step of the way. From pre-trip guidance to travel insurance, we’ve got you covered.
NGO Volunteer Abroad In Argentina - FAQ
Arrival and departure
You’ll fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport. We suggest you come to Argentina at least one day before the start date of your volunteer project.
Global Crossroad will have our local representative waiting for you as soon as you land, and they’ll transfer you safely to your accommodations. Just let us know if you miss your flight or have a delay, and we’ll make the adjustments for you.
You’ll need a tourist visa to participate in our NGO volunteer program. To obtain your visa, you can visit the official embassy or consulate of Argentina in your home country prior to travel. Even easier, you can apply online. Visa extensions are possible by visiting the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones.
The first step to a successful, safe, and illness free volunteer experience in Argentina is getting vaccinated. Meet with your doctor to discuss your needs.
The CDC recommends these vaccinations for travelers in Argentina: Polio, yellow fever, influenza, meningitis, pneumonia, rabies, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, typhoid, Hepatitis A, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and hepatitis B.
Is there anything I should know about Global Crossroad’s NGO Volunteer Abroad In Argentina?
The ability to communicate in Spanish is very important in order to serve the disadvantaged Argentinian community you want to help, and we recommend an intermediate to advanced level at this particular project. If your Spanish language skills aren’t strong or you just want to brush up on them, we recommend you sign up for our Spanish language program prior to joining this one. .
You must complete your registration 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 children you will encounter at this project. You will need to be ready to make a minimum 4-week commitment to this program.
Why NGO Volunteer Abroad In Argentina?
Help inspire struggling communities
The history of Argentina is a turbulent and unstable one, and it is against this backdrop these disadvantaged communities are struggling to rise from the ashes and develop and grow. Inject new energy and new ways of thinking to help inspire these communities to greater heights.
Make positive and lasting change
Working in NGO or community development volunteer opportunity in Argentina is a particularly impactful and long-lasting way to spend your time volunteering abroad. Communities include everyone and everything in them, and when you make positive changes this spreads far beyond your initial reach and helps so many people over time.
Use your passions and skills for the greater good
You have a lot of great passions and skills you’ve developed over the course of your life. Volunteering in Argentina with NGO is a great way to use these for the greater good and to help out so many people in need!
Experience a fascinating destination
From a dynamic and lively culture to the delicious food to the varied and spectacular natural terrain, Argentina is a destination that has enthralled travelers from around the world. Experience it in a unique way while making the country a better place for its people to live!
Make your volunteer abroad dreams come true
You’ve been researching this for a long time and your head is full of exciting visions of a meaningful volunteer adventure abroad. Stop daydreaming and make it happen!
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