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.
ABOUT BUENOS AIRES
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.
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 the culture. Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
"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 Assistance volunteers in Argentina work alongside members of the community to care for, educate and empower underprivileged children. Minimum duration of 4 weeks.
World Endeavors Community Development volunteers in Argentina work to strengthen their host community by addressing some of its most pressing needs and sharing their skills and compassion with the people they meet.
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. One project is with an NGO dedicated to providing a balance between human life and nature on Earth. This placement is ideal for people interested in environmental conservation and raising awareness about the effects of climate change. Volunteers assist the office administration team, and work together with the staff on various ongoing projects.
Participants should have advanced Spanish language skills.
World Endeavors volunteers in health education help to increase public knowledge about diseases and their prevention.
World Endeavors Healthcare volunteers in Argentina donate their energy and knowledge to improve the quality and availability of healthcare in local communities.
Volunteers help teachers in the classroom and work with students one-on-one, doing individual tutoring and helping students with class assignments.
World Endeavors Teaching volunteers in Argentina work to support local students and teachers by assisting in the classroom or leading extra-curricular activities
World Endeavors volunteers live in a single room in a shared apartment. Apartments have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, and volunteers can purchase groceries and prepare meals at home. Student dorm and home stay accommodations may be available, please contact World Endeavors for more information.
The World Endeavors Volunteer in Argentina program is flexible in duration, and can be tailored to last between 2 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||$1,790||$300|
- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Visa guidance and support
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel Protection with 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Re-entry Support
- Airport reception
- Shared apartment accommodations
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Argentina
- 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. We can accommodate applications received 4 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. If your intended start date is less than 4 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.