Volunteering in Argentina!
Would you like to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Argentina? Are you interested in using your skills and compassion to help others? Consider joining our Argentina volunteer opportunities for an unforgettable life experience.
Find breathtaking, varied landscapes: UNESCO world-heritage site Glaciers National Park, beautiful beaches, mountains, and deserts, all within one country. During the trip, you can Ski in Bariloche, work on an estancia (farm), visit exceptional wineries, and try world-class foods.
Buenos Aires and Cordoba have a unique European flare mixed with classic Latin vibrancy.
Unfortunately, at least 25-percent of the Argentine population live in poverty. Those living in rural, mountainous regions and city slums are the most affected, especially women, teens, and children. Deep problems caused by the economic collapse in the late 1980s and early 1990s persist today, and inflation remains one of the significant causes of poverty in the country. 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 improve 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!
Volunteerong In Argentina-: Programs
Global Crossroad has a variety of volunteer opportunities for you to explore. You can be a source of positive change in the world in a way that fits you best. You can choose the program that first you best.
Argentina has a booming tourism industry, offering new and better economic opportunities for those people with the necessary language skills. With proper English skills in Argentina, the doors are open for leading a better life. However, at present, a large part of the population is unable to access these opportunities due to a shortage of resources for learning English.
This is especially true for children from underprivileged families who have limited access to proper learning facilities. The schools in which they typically study are either underfunded, or lack experienced teachers. Global Crossroad’s English program aims to offset this imbalance by assisting children looking for the opportunity to learn.
While working in Argentina volunteer program, you will assist the local teachers particularly in English language classes. You will plan lessons to improve grammar and conversational skills as a priority. You will be actively involved with them in various extracurricular activities, such as music, dance arts and sports.
Despite Argentina’s rapid growth in recent years, a majority of its population continues to live below the poverty line. Children from disadvantaged families are often seen as the most vulnerable, and are often considered worthless by the society, and sometimes by their families as well. Global Crossroad’s disadvantaged children program teams up with various local centers to provide better educational and social support to these vulnerable children.
By joining our volunteer with children program in Argentina, you will teach these children basic English language skills. At times you will involve them in various activities, such as art, games, and songs, and assist local staff in generating new ideas to enhance their learning interests.
Although Argentina is one of the most developed countries in South America, the situation for rural communities lags far behind. The quality of life for people in rural areas is far below the national standard. Often they are unaware of recent developments in their society, and continue to live with unhealthy conditions.
By participating in this community development volunteer opportunity in Argentina, you will be collaborating with existing NGO's and other authorities to promote the development of rural communities. You will be responsible for writing grant proposals, involved in project planning, surveying, and assisting with administrative tasks. Basic fluency in Spanish is required. This is a life changing experience that will not only broaden your views about the people but help them to lead better lives.
Medical volunteer program in Argentina will be an eye-opening experience for you. When you join, you will work alongside the local doctors and medical professionals. In the process, you will gain invaluable international medical experience.
You will be placed in rural clinics and hospitals. Your role will be to carry out health related projects effectively. You will be asked to help organize health workshops and create health awareness. You will teach them about hygiene, healthy eating, and vaccinations. As a medical volunteer you will need to have professional medical credentials, or be enrolled as a medical student in a recognized medical school. A basic to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred.
By volunteering in this dental care Argentina volunteer program, you will work under the supervision of an experienced dental supervisor. Here you will familiarize yourself with differential diagnosis, radiographic interpretations, and treatment planning.
You will be cleaning and disinfecting treatment rooms, sterilization of instruments, confirm patient appointments, patient follow-up, and perform diagnosis. This is a good opportunity for anyone entering the field of dentistry, and looking for hands-on experience. For taking part in this program basic knowledge of Spanish is preferred.
In addition to the above projects, we also offer family Volunteering, alternative spring break, high school volunteering, college/university volunteering and many other programs. Contact Global Crossroad for further information.
Volunteerong in Argentina-: 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.
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.
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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.
Accommodations and Meals
During your volunteering trip, Global Crossroad's weekly fees include management of volunteers' meal plans and accommodations throughout project. Our volunteers will stay either with a host family or in our volunteer house.
Our host families are chosen carefully and are esteemed community members, who have experience in the realm of hosting international travelers. Volunteers usually have a single bedroom, but may occasionally share a room with another volunteer of the same gender.
Our hostel is situated in a beautiful area of Cordoba. There are several bedrooms 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.
Free Time Options
Argentina is a country full of beautiful places and things to see. Volunteers with Global Crossroad always have sufficient time to see and do plenty! Work days are typically 4-6 hours long, after which your time is yours for exploring, not to mention weekends. We want you to enjoy your adventure in every way.
Our Argentina volunteering 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.
Volunteering in Argentina-: FAQs
If you still have some questions for us, that’s great. Please take your time looking through our FAQ section for answers to the most common volunteering abroad questions.
Which airport do I need to fly in to join volunteer opportunity in Argentina?
You will be flying in to Aeropuerto Córdoba in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. If in case you are placed in other cities than cordoba, you may need to fly to that particular location. It is always advisable to book your travel once your placement is fixed.
What happens if I missed flight or arrived late?
In case if you miss your flight, it will be considered and alternate arrangements will be made. In such event, you should contact your in-country coordinator as soon as possible. Once information is received, he/she will reschedule your arrival date for smoother transition.
If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive? If I want to arrive earlier than then my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations? Does it cost me extra?
If your assignment begins on Monday, you can always arrive a day earlier than the scheduled date of your volunteering program in Argentina. This allows you to familiarize yourself in advance with the country, get a good rest, and mentally prepare for the program. However if you arrive before your scheduled date, you will have to manage any additional expenses related to accommodation and meals.
Where are the projects located?
Our volunteer projects in Argentina are located in the cities of Cordoba. This city is a classic example of modernized influences, alongside architectural boasting. The other attractions here are its colorful murals painted by artists the city's vibrant street-art scene. Not to forget its night life, with loads of restaurants, discotheques, and pubs that remains open till 4 AM in the mornings.
Will I have enough time to travel after work and in weekend?
Yes, you will always have enough time to travel after work and also in the weekend.
Who will guide or support me in the project?
While you are enrolled in our Argentina volunteering opportunities, you will be under the guidance and supervision of our in-country coordinator, whose responsibility it is to make sure that your experience is safe and satisfying. This person will check-in with you, and you will be able to contact them anytime you need assistance.
Can I change project if I do not like?
Yes, you can change your Argentina volunteering project for whatever reason. Most of our volunteers report being satisfied with their respective projects. Regardless, if you want to change the project you need to talk to your in in-country coordinator, and if available, a new position will found for you.
What age ranges take part in these projects?
To take part in these volunteer overseas Argentina project, you need to be minimum 18 years of age or above. If you are a minor your parent’s approval is required. Also you have the choice of joining the volunteer project directly with your parents as well.
Who manages the volunteer work in Argentina?
Our in-country coordinator manages the entire volunteer in Argentina programs. He/she is assisted by project related staff, who will also be available to help you.
Will I receive training before the start of the project?
Yes, training is always provided to you before you begin your Argentina volunteer overseas opportunities. The training is given by our in country coordinator. This training helps you to understand, the nature of a project and its requirements, along with the cultural beliefs, traditions, language, and sentiments of the people that should be followed during your entire volunteering journey.
Is there dress code in the project?
While in Argentina, you are required to dress conservatively while on assignment. Jeans and a t-shirt are acceptable, but no short-shorts and tank tops. You should always consider the regional religious sentiments of the Argentinians. Revealing clothing is unacceptable.
Why pay to volunteer abroad?
The payment you make helps us to run the office, maintaining the various administrative tasks, maintaining office space, computer, internet, salary of the staff and other necessary supplies too. Global Crossroads relies on these volunteer funds to keep running.
Can I get help to raise fund?
Yes you will get all the necessary support to raise funds for volunteering in Argentina programs. You will be incorporated in our various ongoing volunteering campaigns. Also we have a good networking with local organizations that are involved in raising funds.
Can I get a tax deduction for my volunteer program in Argentina?
Yes, Global crossroads does provide tax receipts for all of its Volunteering in Argentina programs. You can get a tax deduction for any of our volunteer programs as we are an American non-profit 501©3 volunteer organization which collaborates with many local orphanages, schools, hospitals and NGOs all across the globe
Is it safe to travel to Argentina?
Yes, Argentina is a safe country for traveling, but always takes precautions and use common sense while traveling. It is always wise to consult your advisory board back home for recent warnings and advisories for a given destination. For participating in Volunteer Argentina program please make use of the helpful links provided below:_
For us your safety is of paramount concern, and we ascertain that your volunteering journey goes safely till you complete your entire volunteering in Argentina program.
What are safety measures you take for the volunteers?
We adopt a very systematic safety procedure for volunteering. When you arrive you will be picked up safely from the airport and brought to our office. When in the office, you will be given a brief orientation about the volunteering journey, provided by our in country coordinator, giving all the necessary information about safety, as well as about the program.
Orientation: This brief orientation is extremely important for your Argentina volunteer programs. This orientation gives you a good idea about the Argentinean culture, traditional beliefs, do’s and don’ts, and social practices and norms. This will help you to feel confident and allow you to take up the volunteering project with comparative ease.
Why must I get travel insurance before beginning my volunteer trip?
It is compulsory for you to purchase travel insurance before joining our volunteering projects. You should get your travel insurance before beginning your volunteer trip. We believe that safety and peace of mind are vital when volunteering, and adequate insurance is a necessary part.
What Vaccination Do I need to take?
For participating in Argentina volunteer programs, you should follow the center for disease controls traveler's health recommendations Here is the list of recommended vaccinations by CDC for Argentina, Chikungunya. Dengue, DTP, Hepatitis A, Malaria, Rabies, Yellow Fever and Zika virus.
What are the principle health risks in Argentina?
Our Argentina volunteers need to worry about the water they are drinking as most of water from taps are not good for consumption. You need to be very vigilant and eat at places where you think it is clean and germ free. You should highly avoid buying or using illegal drugs in Argentina To avoid other potential dangers, you should always stay aware of your environment during your volunteer trip.
What kind of visa do I need to work as a volunteer?
For taking part in Argentina volunteer opportunities, you need to apply for a tourist visa. This tourist visa can be obtained from the Argentinean embassy. Understanding the visa regulations always helps before joining your volunteering journey.
How do I apply for the visa?
You can apply for an Argentinean tourist visa by visiting the Embassy of Argentina located at your home country. Citizens of some country can even apply for the visa on arrival at the airport.
How can I apply to join Argentina volunteering opportunity?
You can either apply online or download the application from our website. You also need to completely fill in the application form, and send $269 as an application fee to our office.
What happens once I submit my documents and application?
Once you submit your documents, they are thoroughly checked for completeness, and then forwarded to the in-country coordinator for your region. They then carefully processes each application, and assign volunteers, depending on your set of skills and qualifications. Finally it is forwarded back to you with details for your program.
What documents do I need to submit with my application?
You only need to fill the application form for taking part in Argentina volunteer opportunities, this is the only document required. You can easily download this application form online by using the following link
Once done with it, you can submt it online or download it from the website.
Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer programs?
You must be 18 years of age or above to volunteer. Apart from this you need to be passionate for helping the needy with a sound physical and mental fitness.
How do I contact with Global Crossroad Volunteers local coordinator?
You can contact your Global Crossroads Volunteers in-country coordinator via email or on the telephone. These details are included in your information package you will receive when you are admitted to a program.
Slip on shoes, a water bottle, Bug spray, Sunscreen, Rain gear (jacket, rain fly, dry sacs), a sweater or sweatshirt, Warm weather clothing, Bathing suit, Sturdy Daypack, Quick Dry Towel, Hiking Shoes, passport, first aid medical kit, toiletries, a camera, phone and chargers (for all your electric devices) are some of the essential things which you must bring for your volunteer project.
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations overseas change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information
Page updated: 14th October, 2019