Volunteer in Argentina
Are you looking for an affordable way to travel abroad? Do you want to find volunteer work in Argentina? Global Crossroad has some unique, affordable, and exciting opportunities just waiting to be explored by you.
- Affordable travel and volunteer experience; starting at $454
- 13 years of experience and 20,000 happy volunteers
- Safety is our #1 priority and you will always feel that way
- An eye opening, memorable, and exciting adventure abroad
Global Crossroad offers a diverse array of humanitarian programs that will satisfy your yearning for adventure and desire to lend a helping hand where one is desperately needed. When you make the decision to do volunteer work in Argentina, you are setting yourself up to make some incredible and lifelong memories.
Argentina is a country of dramatic landscapes and diverse and colorful cultures. The cities of Buenos Aires and Cordoba have a unique European flare mixed in with a deep-rooted Latin vibrancy. The people of Argentina are warm, the history is rich, and the experience will be life changing.
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
|Volunteer Programs||Locations||Starting Prices|
|Disadvantaged Children/At-Risk Children Project||Córdoba||$454|
|Teach English Project||Córdoba||$454|
|Community Development Project||Córdoba||$454|
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||Home stay private room/half board||Home stay private room/no meals||Hostel shared room/ no meals||Medical/ No meals|
- Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
- Spanish Lesson $12 per hour
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (hostel or host family)
- Food (see price table for different options)
- Airport pick up
- 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.
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.
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
APPLICATION - PROCESS/VISA
- 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?
- Basic Spanish Fluency (if your Spanish needs polishing, consider enrolling in our Spanish language program in Córdoba)
- An open-mind, a willingness to teach others as well a passion for helping those in need
- Enthusiasm for living abroad, meeting new people and embracing varied cultures
- Be in good mental and physical health
Global Crossroad has offered volunteer in Argentina program (including internship) since 2003. We are able to place volunteers on the 1st or 3rd Monday of any month, year round. We recommend applying at least two months in advance, as there is an ever-increasing volume of applications. If your application must be expedited for quicker placement, please contact our office for more information.
Once Global Crossroad receives and reviews your completed application, it is then forwarded to our In-Country Coordinator in Argentina who will then finalize a personal assignment as per your qualifications, experience and requests. Your finalized placement details are forwarded to you upon completion.
The application process may take up to 2-4 weeks � occasionally longer given the time of year and influx of applications to your chosen country. However, in the event that an applicant requires quicker placement due to time constraints, we request you contact Global Crossroad's offices prior to submitting an application.
The only initial documentation required is our completed application form, which can be found online (http://www.globalcrossroad.com/apply). We reserve the right to request further information or documentation; however, in most situations information contained in the application is sufficient. Applicants have the option to either submit their application online or download the application from the website and submit the completed form to Global Crossroad's USA-based offices by either mail or fax.
- Would you provide some information regarding visa?
Securing a tourist visa is the volunteer's responsibility and Global Crossroad requires all volunteers to obtain a tourist visa before departing for Argentina.
Please call our office or contact your nearest Argentina embassy to learn more about visa, visa fees and visa extensions. Much information can be learned online by searching out Argentina's embassy or consulate.
- 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?
Global Crossroad's in-country Coordinator in Argentina is responsible for researching appropriate volunteer projects as per the qualifications, skills and interests of the applicants.
Project schedules vary for each project in Argentina. Most projects are from Monday to Friday, for approximately 5-6 hours a day. Most volunteers have the weekends and evenings off to sightsee or explore Argentina on their own.
Most programs in Argentina will take place outside of the cities in rural areas. Review the details of your project on our website or in your placement documents for the particular city or area to which you will be travelling.
There are 40 different languages spoken in Argentina. However, Spanish is the dominant and national language.
Global Crossroad programs are available year round and begin on the 1st or 3rd Monday of every month. We organize Spanish language studies orientation programs twice a month throughout the year and the schedule coincides with our volunteer assignments. We suggest that volunteers participate in this important program, as Spanish is essential to your success as a volunteer.
We normally suggest participants volunteer for a 2-12 weeks timeframe. In general, most countries do not allow those travelling on a tourist visa to stay longer than 12 weeks. If you would like to stay longer, please contact our offices to discuss your options.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INFORMATION
- 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?
- Try to call our Argentina in-country coordinator from the airport to notify him/her of the possible delayed arrival time.
- Check your placement instructions pertaining to details of hotels that have been recommended for late arrival if your flight will after midnight.
- Call/email our Argentina in-country Coordinator once you arrive so that s/he can orchestrate a new pick-up time.
- 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?
- Please make sure that you pack all your necessary documents: passport, copy of passport and at least one other form of picture ID.
- Please bring your volunteer assignment placement details.
- Prepare financially to cover unforeseen expenses up to $50-100 USD/week for extra expenses and travel to your project each day.
- Prepare your mind and spirit for the experience to which you have committed. Culture shock affects everyone and it may be so strong that you want to quit the week after arrival. Take precautions: read about your county/city, study the culture and language(s) and learn about food and customs.
- 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?
International flight coordination and payment of international airfare is a volunteer's responsibility.
Aeropuerto Córdoba is an international airport located in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. Most flights to Cordoba go through the international airport in Bueno Aires, the capital city of Argentina.
Please arrive the day before your assignment begins. If you wish to arrive earlier, your accommodation and meals will be your responsibility. Please review our assignment or Spanish Language Studies start day details in your personal placement information package we will forward to you.
You will be greeted up at the airport, but you must send your travel itinerary to our Argentina in-country Coordinator and to us at Global Crossroad's offices before your arrival in Argentina. You will be met by a local staff member or our in-country coordinator. They will be holding a sign with your name, awaiting your arrival outside of the airport.
If you miss our representative due to flight delay or confusion, please call the in-country coordinator number provided in your placement details. This rarely happens, but be prepared by keeping this important information with you as you travel. Make sure you look carefully for your pick-up representative, as it is normally busy outside of the airport.
In the event that your arrival time is changed/delayed, requiring you to stay overnight in a hotel (or if you failed to meet Global Crossroad's representative at the airport), you should hire a taxi at the airport. Request the taxi deliver you to the hotel designated in your placement details/pre-departure information. Remember to request a receipt from the driver.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that you have contacted Global Crossroad's in-country coordinator BEFORE boarding a taxi. Participants are advised to contact Global Crossroad's ARGENTINA In-Country Coordinator the next day and let him/her know their whereabouts.
You can arrive up to a week early for your assignment; however, you are responsible for making and paying for these arrangements (including accommodations and food), and must still meet the in-country coordinator at the airport on the designated date.
We ask that participants depart from Argentina on the Saturday following the completion of their assignment.
All Argentina volunteers should depart from Aeropuerto Córdoba.
GC does not offer airport drop-off services. You will need to arrange a taxi or bus ride to the airport following your assignment's completion. This is a simple process and our Argentina in-country coordinator or your host family will normally be very happy to assist you with the arrangements.
LIVING ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
- 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?
Global Crossroad's weekly fees include management of volunteers' accommodations throughout projects and travel options. Meals are not included in Argentina, but there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.
In Argentina, most volunteers stay in our homebase. This concept is a permanent residence set up especially for international volunteers. There are several bedrooms at our homebase and volunteers will normally share a room with a same gender volunteer. There are community rooms and a television. The environment is very relax 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 caf�s, grocery stores, restaurants and mass transit stops.
Occasionally, in most cases you will share a room with a same-gender volunteer. Please note your request and we will do our best to meet your needs.
In many situations yes, but please contact our office regarding your situation, since it may depend upon individual accommodation availability and time-of-year circumstances. Please be reminded that volunteers of different genders are often not permitted to stay in the same room, unless they are a married couple.
Yes, more often than not, but this depends on the exact assignment and accommodation placement. If you want to travel with a companion or group, we allow and encourage this option. You may be placed with different host families, but these residences will generally be located close (within one to two miles) to each other. Please be reminded that volunteers of different genders will normally not be allowed to stay in the same room, unless they are a married couple.
Bathroom facilities depend up on the location and project. Most of our homebases and host families have running water and western (or modern)-style toilets. However, in a few projects/accommodations there are varying toilet and bathroom situations.
In most cases, laundry will be washed by hand. It is the responsibility of volunteers.
Yes, but you will need an electrical converter. Information for different countries can be found on the internet, for example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity. Your local small appliance specialty or travel retailer can advise you on plugs and voltage converters.
Global Crossroad does not organize meals for volunteers in Argentina. However, there are many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and grocery stores nearby our residences.
In most developing countries, tap water is not safe to drink. We recommend that you purchase bottled water for your consumption, but make sure that the cap's seal is not broken! You can also request that the homebase offer boiled water for you each day for you to consume.
Specifics pertaining to availability of hot water will be included in participants' placement details.
No, the purchase of bottled water is a volunteer's responsibility.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- How safe is Argentina?
- British Foreign Office Advice ( http://www.fco.gov.uk/)
- American State Department Advice ( http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html)
- Australian Government Advice ( http://www.dfat.gov.au/)
- Canadian Government Advice (http://canada.gc.ca/main_e.html)
- 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?
- Be prepared and never expect a clean toilet 100% of the time. Carry some tissue in case you need to use the public toilet.
- In Argentina, toilets generally do not do well when flushing large amounts of items or feminine hygiene products so do not flush them and throw them away in the trash.
- In some areas/restaurants, toilet systems are old, have very narrow plumbing and are easily blocked. In these cases, a small basket is usually placed beside the toilet (for your used toilet paper).
Any international travel requires caution and awareness. We suggest that all volunteers consult their own government advisory office before participating in a Global Crossroad program.
International travel does present 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 change frequently as situations in each country transform.
We use the Center for Disease Control traveler's health recommendations www.cdc.gov. You should also consult a travel doctor who will be knowledgeable about current epidemics, health risks and recommended vaccinations.
No! Argentina is still considered a developing country and you should be cautious. While you are in Argentina, food safety should be a major consideration. You can hardly resist the tempting novelty of street vendors and their food variety, but you should abstain. Our suggestion is to avoid eating on the streets until you get familiar with the general situation. The food will likely taste quite different from anything you have had before. Food safety problems can range from chemicals and contaminants, to bacteria as well as some other diseases. In Argentina, poor food cooking, preparation, and storage, as well as improper cleaning and disinfecting of cooking supplies is very common among street vendors. Therefore, we do not suggest buying food from street vendors.
Use hotel lobby toilets; these are everywhere and are tend to be clean. Still, they may not always have toilet paper.
- 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?
Credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Master and Visa are accepted at the local large hotels or tourist stores. You also can withdraw cash from most international banks from ATM machines, but $2-4 USD surcharges apply for each transaction.
Ensure that you notify your home bank of your intent to travel to Argentina. This will help alleviate any confusion at your home bank regarding international transactions, which can result in a cautionary freeze on your account in some cases.
Argentina's local currency is the Argentina Peso (ARS), locally known as Pesos Argentino. You can find the current exchange rate at currency websites like www.xe.com, or by looking in a newspaper like the Wall Street Journal.
There are banks in Cordoba and in several other major cities that will allow you to withdraw cash from ATM or credit cards. You may be charged a service fee, depending on your bank. There are many ATMs in the cities that are open 24 hours a day. Be sure to keep all currency exchange and ATM receipts, as they are required at the airport bank to convert back to your original currency. If you don't have them, they will refuse to convert your currency.
Visa is the most widely accepted credit card, but all major international credit cards, including Diners Club and MasterCard, are accepted in the large establishments, although facilities may be limited outside major cities.
Traveler's checks are a good travel option, but will be very difficult to exchange in small towns and villages. Travelers are advised to have cash on hand. You may exchange currencies at the airport or at a bank.
Global Crossroad manages accommodations for our volunteers throughout the assignment, however we do not provide meals. Volunteers should budget funds for groceries and meals. Additionally, if you plan to take part in activities outside of our organization or buy some souvenirs, you will need to bring extra money.
On a side note, you must also remember the fee for visas, which can range from US $50-100 depending on the length of stay. There may also be an airport tax that you pay upon your departure from Argentina. You will want to determine the amount of extra money you bring based on these factors.
Carrying cash is not always safe; therefore, do not carry a large surplus of cash with you.
Important Reminder: Retain your receipts whenever you exchange any currency or traveler's checks. You may be asked to show proof of the exchange. Without receipts, you will not be able to exchange your currency back to any other currency upon your departure.
- 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?
The contact details of our Argentina in-country Coordinator will be given in final placement sheet. You can contact him by email or telephone; we suggest all volunteers talk with country coordinator before they arrive.
International Direct Dialing from Argentina is available in cities. Phone cards are widely available and calls can be made from post offices, hotels and phone booths on the streets. In hotels, local calls are generally charged at a nominal fee. Internet cafes are available in most towns, although they can sometimes be noisy as they are a popular spot for the youth to play online games. You can use any type of communication to call back home.
Communication options depend on where you are placed. Most placements will have access to a post office, so mail and postcards are an option. If you are in a city placement, there are many places to make international phone calls or access the internet. These details will be provided prior to your departure to Argentina, so you can share communication options with your family and friends before you depart.
Yes, but it may or may not work. You will want to contact your mobile phone provider to make sure that your phone will work while you are in Argentina, but remember that roaming will apply and those charges can be very, very expensive. To avoid them, you may be able to buy a local SIM card to use in your phone. Research and confirm this information before traveling.
CULTURE & CUSTOMS
- 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?
Volunteers should dress conservatively when at their assignments. Jeans and a t-shirt are acceptable. No short-shorts and tank tops please. Remember to consider the regional religious beliefs within Argentina, which may be extremely conservative. Revealing clothing is unacceptable. Shorts and skirts must be at least knee-length and no one should show their shoulders.
Argentina respects different cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs and moral concepts. A majority of the population of Argentina is Christian and, according to Wikipedia, about 76.5% of Argentines are Roman Catholic, You may practice on your own accord, yet remember to be respectful of Argentinean customs and traditions while traveling.
Be inclusive and show respect of their culture.
Argentina's culture is rich in customs and traditions. People of Argentina enjoy sharing their customs and traditions with foreigners so feel free to take part with them. You can go with your hosts on outings if they ask you to or invite them along with you to go on an outing. Simply helping your family do household chores will be another bonding experience that you can enjoy.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARGENTINA
- What is weather like in Argentina?
- Average Temperature
- Official Holidays in Argentina
- Jan 1 2012: New Year's Day
- Mar/Apr*: Good Friday/Holy week
- Apr 2*: Veterans Day
- May 1: Labor Day
- May 25: Revolution Day (First Patriot Government)
- Jun 20*: National Flag Day
- Jul 9: Independence Day
- Aug 17*: San Martin' Day
- Oct 12*: America's Discovery Day
- Dec 8: Virgin's Day
- Dec 25: Christmas Day
- (*) Mobile days (to closer Monday)
- What about tipping in Argentina?
- Materials to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
- 2 pairs of pants (lightweight)
- 2 T-shirts
- 3 short-sleeved shirts
- 2 long-sleeved shirt
- 3 pairs of shorts and bathing suit
- Lightweight jacket or rain jacket, depending on season
- Layer for warmth, evenings may be cool regardless of season
- Hat or cap
- Towel and personal bath kit
- SPF/sun protection, sunglasses
- Bedding (if noted in placement document)
Like many other countries in the world Argentina schools also observes three sets of holidays: school, official and traditional holidays.
Tipping is not obligatory, but it is expected with most services in Argentina and you should tip at least 10% in restaurants.
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.
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.
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.