Volunteer in Argentina

Would you like to explore South America affordably? Are you interested in using your skills and compassion to help others? You can do all of this and more when you volunteer in Argentina.

Find breathtaking, varied landscapes: UNESCO world-heritage site Glaciers National Park, beautiful beaches, mountains, and deserts, all within one country. Ski in Bariloche, work on an estancia (farm), visit exceptional wineries, and sample world-class food. Buenos Aires and Cordoba have a unique European flare mixed with classic Latin vibrancy.The eighth-largest country in the world, in Argentina you'll find any weather you seek, year round.

Unfortunately, at least 25-percent of the Argentine population lives in poverty. Those living in rural, mountainous regions and city slums are the most affected, especially women, teens, and childr

Today, Argentina needs volunteers more than ever.

You can help when you join a volunteer program in Argentina. You can work with disadvantaged and at-risk children, teach English, support community development, work in health care and improved dental care, or in professional support, providing structure and human resources where necessary.

Contribute to positive change in the lives of vulnerable children and families and be the difference!

Request information about volunteering in Argentina and choose a program that suits you!

Volunteer in Argentina Programs

Global Crossroad offers variety of exceptional volunteering and special programs to meet your volunteering as well as travelling need. Please feel free to choose any program you love and contact us for more information

Dates and Prices

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.

Prices: 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.

Weeks Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals Host Family Private Room/Half Food Medical (Hostel Shared Room/No meals) Medical(Host Family Private Room/Half Food)
1 Week $404 $460 $454 $510
2 Weeks $488 $600 $588 $700
3 Weeks $572 $740 $722 $890
4 Weeks $656 $880 $856 $1,080
5 Weeks $740 $1,020 $990 $1,270
6 Weeks $824 $1,160 $1,242 $1,460
7 Weeks $908 $1,300 $1,285 $1,650
8 Weeks $992 $1,440 $1,392 $1,840
9 Weeks $1,076 $1,580 $1,526 $2,030
10 Weeks $1,160 $1,720 $1,660 $2,220
11 Weeks $1,244 $1,860 $1,794 $2,410
12 Weeks $1,328 $2,000 $1,928 $2,600

How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (hostel or host family)
  • Food (see price table for different options)
  • Airport pick up/Transfer
  • 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.

Accommodations and Meals: Volunteer in Argentina

During your volunteering trip to Argentina program, Global Crossroad's weekly fees include management of volunteers' meal plans and accommodations throughout projects and travel options . Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and will consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices.

Our volunteer program in Argentina meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions . Food and drinks outside of mealtimes are the volunteer's responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.

While completing volunteer work in Argentina, most volunteers will stay in our home base . This concept is a permanent residence set up especially for international volunteers. There are several bedrooms at our home base and volunteers will normally share a room with a same gender volunteer. There are community rooms and a television. The environment is very relaxed and social and a great place to unwind after a busy day.

The kitchen and bathrooms are shared, and there is running water and "western-style" toilets. The neighborhood is very safe and clean. There are many amenities nearby like Internet cafes, grocery stores, restaurants, and mass transit stops.

If there are a large number of volunteers during your volunteer abroad in Argentina timeframe, you may stay with a host family. Volunteers staying with a host family usually have a single bedroom, but may occasionally share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. Our host families are chosen carefully and are esteemed community members, who have experience in the realm of hosting international travelers.

Host family residences are in comfortable, clean and safe neighborhoods and rooms are simply furnished and tidy. Staying with a host family can offer the support system to those having a volunteering experience in Argentina will crave during their program and it is a great way to learn about a host country's culture and customs.

Unless you are traveling with your husband or wife, opposite gender rooming will not be permitted . You will either have your own private room or will be sharing with a same gender roommate. You can request to room with your travel partner if you are of the same sex.

When you volunteer abroad in Argentina, it is highly advised that you do not eat food from street vendors and do not drink the tap water . You are responsible for paying for bottled water and or asking your host family to boil you water to drink for the day.

Free Time Options: Volunteer in Argentina

Global Crossroad’s volunteering in Argentina programs are based in and around the fascinating city of Cordoba. The city is a harmonious blend of modern-day progress, well-preserved colonial history, and rich and vibrant Latin culture. Cordoba has a strong creative pulse that has aided many influential writers, musicians, and artists. You also have the ability to explore Buenos Aires, which has been described as the “Paris of the Americas.

During your volunteer program in Argentina, volunteers will have plenty of free time in the evenings and on the weekends to explore. Global Crossroad encourages you to take advantage of your free time. You might want to check out Paseo del Buen Pastor, the Museo Provinical de Bella Artes Emilio Caraffa, the Cripta Jesuitica, or go on a walking tour through Cordoba with optional Arabian baths. The options are seemingly endless.

You can set out on a number of exciting activities like hiking through Patagonia, sunbathing on the beautiful beaches, or wandering around vineyards. The local staff can give you advice, tips, and travel information, so that you can make the most of your time when you are not doing your volunteer work in Argentina. The possibilities are endless; there is so much to see and do while on a volunteering trip in Argentina.

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Safety and Field Support

Our number #1 priority is the safety of our volunteers. Global Crossroad is a leading volunteer organization serving thousands of volunteers. We pride ourselves on providing the safest, highest quality, and most professional programs to our volunteers since 2003. Our dedicated team works closely from start to finish with each volunteer (and parents/guardians) to ensure a successful, satisfactory, and safe volunteering experience.

Below is a list of our safety and field support features that will demonstrate the level of support and safety each of you will receive while volunteering abroad.

1. Country Coordinator and Field Staff :

In each country, where we operate, we have a very strong and dedicated team of country coordinators and local staff members to support and take care of you. All of our country coordinators and field staff are highly experienced and responsible individuals. They have been running volunteer abroad program for many years. They have served thousands of volunteers, so they understand your needs and know how to run safe, rewarding, and meaningful volunteer abroad program for you.

Our In-country staff is responsible for a number of things. Below are some of the main services that they will provide:

  • Airport pick-up and transfer to host family or work site
  • Management of room and food in host family/hostel
  • Orientation of local country, culture, host family, safety, and related issues
  • Introduction to your host family and project staff
  • Periodic follow up visits or calls (1-2 week intervals) to ensure everything is going smoothly
  • Advice for solving any issues, problems, or concerns
2. Airport Greeting

We are dedicated to keeping you save and comfortable from your point of your arrival until your point of departure. We will always receive our volunteers at the airport and transfer them safely. Depending upon the country in which you choose to volunteer, our coordinator, local staff, or a professional transfer company employee will greet you at the airport.

3. Orientation and safety discussion

Regardless of where you join the Global Crossroad volunteer program, our program starts with an in depth discussion on safety, history, cultural people, religion, life, and do’s and don’ts. Depending upon the country, these orientation programs range from a few hours to three days. During orientation, we explain the different aspect of safety and general guidelines to help keep yourself safe while volunteering abroad.

4. Safe Host Family and Accommodation

While volunteering abroad, the majority of the time you will reside with a local host family, hostel, or similar accommodation. We always carefully select the host families and other forms of accommodations to make sure that you will be safe and comfortable. In all destinations, we have selected host families who are socially respected and responsible. Most of our host families have hosted international volunteers before, so they completely understand your needs. Your host family will always take care of you and keep you safe.

Similarly, all of our volunteer houses and hostels are located in very safe locations. These hostels are always guarded by security guards or supervised by the local staff very frequently to make sure that you are safe and secure. Also you will be staying with other volunteers from all over the world. You will never be alone.

5. Comprehensive Insurance and Evacuation Plan

While volunteering abroad, you will be covered by international insurance. This protects you in case something unforeseen happens. It is mandatory that all volunteers obtain a travel insurance policy when volunteering abroad. Global Crossroad offers one of the most comprehensive insurance packages from a third party. Our insurance policy provides excellent protection in the event that a health-related issue occurs, an accident, or other unpredictable incidences.

6. Placement with Other Volunteers

Global Crossroad is happy to place you with other volunteers (depending on availability) if this is something that would make you feel safer.

Any international travel requires caution and awareness; volunteering abroad is no exception. We suggest that all volunteers consult their own government advisory office before making the decision to participate in any overseas volunteering opportunities. International travel presents risks, especially with the modern day threat of international terrorism.

The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings and advisories in many countries for American travelers. These travel advisories and warnings frequently change, as situations in each country transform.

These links provide valuable travel information:

It is also wise to consult the Center for Disease Control for health related information and issues that might come up during your time volunteering abroad. Check out www.cdc.gov for possible health risks. One must also keep in mind that the sanitary conditions in developing countries are likely very different from those in your home country. It is also strongly advised that you do not drink the tap water and do not eat food from street vendors.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer in Argentina


  • When should I apply for a volunteer in Argentina program?
  • What happens once I submit my documents and application to Global Crossroad?
  • How long does it take to process my application to volunteer in Argentina?
  • What documents do I need to submit with my application to volunteer in Argentina?
  • Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer in Argentina projects?


  • Would you provide some information regarding visa?


  • Who manages the volunteer in Argentina projects?
  • What are the daily schedules while volunteering in Argentina?
  • Where are volunteer opportunities in Argentina located?
  • What language is spoken in Argentina?
  • When are the volunteer abroad in Argentina projects available?
  • How long can I volunteer in Argentina?


  • Who will arrange my flight to Argentina?
  • At which airport should I arrive to volunteer in Argentina?
  • If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in Argentina?
  • Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
  • What should I do if my flight is delayed?
  • How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
  • What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
  • If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
  • When should I depart from Argentina?
  • From which airport shall I depart?
  • Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?


  • Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
  • Are singles rooms available?
  • If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
  • Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
  • What are the bathroom facilities like?
  • What are the laundry arrangements?
  • Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
  • What are the local cuisines? Who manages my meals?
  • Is the running tap water safe for drink?
  • Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
  • Will bottled water be provided?


  • How safe is Argentina?
  • What are the principle health risks in Argentina?
  • Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
  • What are the sanitary conditions in Argentina?


  • Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
  • What is the local currency, and how do I know the exchange rate?
  • Where should I exchange my money when I am on a volunteering trip in Argentina?
  • How much money should I bring with me for my volunteering experience in Argentina?
  • Is it safe to carry cash with me?


  • How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
  • How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Argentina?
  • How can my family members contact me?
  • Can I bring my telephone from my home country?


  • Is there a special dress code that I should follow while I volunteer abroad in Argentina?
  • What should I know about religious conduct in Argentina?
  • How do I respect the people of Argentina?


  • What is weather like in Argentina?
  • Average Temperature
  • Official Holidays in Argentina
  • What about tipping in Argentina?
  • Materials to Bring

NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.

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I am enjoying my experience here in Argentina. I really enjoy playing with the children everyday and teaching them a bit of English too! Carlos is the project leader here and he is absolutely fabulous helping me with everything that i need. I am so thankful he is really nice and made me feel very welcome. Mainly my experience is going to a school or aftercare program where I play with little children and help them with arts and crafts or snacks or play soccer. I think for future volunteers it would be helpful to let them know that resources are very slim in certain countries and if they have any extra equipment i.e. soccer balls, crayons, pencils, paper etc. to bring with them. Also I recommend here in Cordoba, Argentina to request to stay with a college student so that you can experience the true life of Argentina i.e. cooking, restaurants, and have someone to talk to and hang out.

Overall my experience so far has been absolutely wonderful and the people of Cordoba, Argentina are very kind, welcoming, and generous.



Hi there,

To answer your questions iam very much so enjoying Argentina and the volunteering is going well. This trip so far has been really helping my spanish and broadining it. The staff here and the other volunteers have been very nice and inviting, as well as supportive and i think they are glad to have me on board. Today i will try to get some photos of where i work and the kids i work with, and hopefully next week i can try to give them a little basic english lesson, so well see how that goes. So, so far its been a great experince and im glad i joined the program.


Alexander Basta

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