The World Endeavors Volunteer in Argentina program takes place in and around the city of Buenos Aires. Argentina’s beautiful geography, colorful history, and welcoming people make this country a top destination for international volunteers. Home to several globally recognized geographic wonders—from Patagonia to Iguazu Falls—Argentina is sure to provide adventure to all its visitors. Yet its landscape pales in comparison with Argentina’s rich culture; here, Amerindian traditions meld with European influence to create a truly unique atmosphere with passionate and engaged citizens.
Yet even with its natural beauty and amazing people, Argentina faces problems affecting many Latin American countries. The fluctuating economy has left many Argentines in poverty, while the delicate, diverse landscapes are persistently battling the effects of climate change. World Endeavors volunteers in Argentina have the opportunity to work directly with these issues while also experiencing all that the culture has to offer.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions to this age requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in Argentinian culture.
In the far corner of South America rests Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This city is known as the most European city in South America, but is dancing with Latin flair. Although the city was shaped by European immigrants centuries ago, the culture of the city has taken a shape of its own. Artists cover drab walls with splashes of bright pastels, which are particularly prominent in the La Boca neighborhood. Even the presidential palace, aptly named la Casa Rosada, boasts a bright rose color from top to bottom.
"Argentina is such a fascinating, beautiful, confusing, and diverse country, and being able to witness it firsthand was one of the highlights of my college career. Living and learning in another country was so rewarding, and the experience gave me a whole new excitement for life. Now I always look for opportunities to practice my Spanish and the other skills I learned there. I'm so glad I made the leap to study in Argentina!"
-Molly, Program Advisement Intern
Volunteers in Argentina live and work in Buenos Aires. This coastal city is the largest city in Argentina and hosts a wide range of volunteer opportunities and projects.
World Endeavors volunteers in Argentina choose from projects in the following areas:
World Endeavors Childcare & Orphanage Assistance volunteers in Argentina work alongside members of the community at local orphanages, day care centers, and group homes.
World Endeavors Eldercare volunteers in Argentina gain a unique perspective on Latin American and Argentine culture through their work among Buenos Aires’ elderly community.
Volunteers work with nonprofit organizations on a variety of initiatives that focus on conservation and sustainable development.
World Endeavors volunteers in Argentina stay with local host families, where they share space, build relationships, practice Spanish, and learn about traditional culture, food, home rituals and customs. Host families are selected to ensure a hospitable, safe and positive environment for volunteers. Volunteers stay in an individual room within the home stay accommodations, which are typically modest in terms of space and amenities, but are safe, clean and welcoming. Two meals per day are provided.
The World Endeavors Volunteer in Argentina program is flexible in duration, and can be tailored to last between 4 to 12 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and World Endeavors volunteers can choose when they would like to start their program. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.
When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Argentina, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.
Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.
|Program Name||First Week||Each Additional Week|
|Volunteer In Argentina||$1,690||$325|
- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Volunteer program placement: individualized for your goals and experience
- Flexible durations from 4 to 12 weeks with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
- Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
- Spanish language instruction: 20 hours included
- Airport reception and welcome
- Home stay accommodations with 2 meals per day included
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Cell phone rental
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
- Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Argentina
- Additional meals
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. We can accommodate applications received 12 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. If your intended start date is less than 12 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.