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Overview of Volunteer Programs in Argentina

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.

WHY VOLUNTEER IN ARGENTINA

Volunteering in Argentina provides a unique avenue to engage with the country’s rich culture, contribute to local communities, and embrace personal growth. By participating in a range of volunteer programs, you can directly impact various causes such as education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and social empowerment. Whether you’re assisting in community projects, working with underprivileged youth, or supporting environmental initiatives, your efforts will make a tangible and lasting difference.

Argentina’s diverse landscapes, from the bustling streets of Buenos Aires to the breathtaking Andes mountains, offer a backdrop of beauty and inspiration for your volunteer journey. Beyond meaningful work, volunteering allows you to forge connections with local Argentinians, sharing experiences and cultural insights that can broaden your global perspective. The combination of impactful volunteer projects and cultural immersion makes Argentina a rewarding destination for those seeking to contribute to meaningful change while experiencing the warmth and vibrancy of Argentine society.

HIGHLIGHTS OF VOLUNTEERING IN ARGENTINA

Here are just a few of the best things about volunteer work in Argentina:

  • Immersing yourself in the country’s passionate culture, from tango music and dance to the vibrant arts scene and flavorful cuisine, and engaging with locals through volunteering enables you to develop a deep understanding of Argentine life and traditions.
  • Argentina offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, allowing you to contribute to various areas such as education, healthcare, social welfare, and environmental conservation.
  • From the bustling urban energy of Buenos Aires to the stunning landscapes of Patagonia and the Andes mountains, Argentina’s diverse geography offers a breathtaking backdrop for your volunteer experience
  • Volunteering in Argentina fosters connections with local communities and fellow volunteers, enabling you to forge lasting relationships and gain insights into the Argentine way of life.

Our Argentina Volunteer Projects

Browse all of our volunteer projects in Argentina below. If you can’t find a suitable volunteer program, check out our main program finder to continue your search for volunteering beyond Argentina.

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Teaching Volunteer in Argentina

In Argentina, volunteers frequently contribute to English classes, aiding children in acquiring language skills that will prove invaluable in their future endeavors.

Teaching Volunteer in Argentina

In Argentina, volunteers frequently contribute to English classes, aiding children in acquiring language skills that will prove invaluable in their future endeavors. Additionally, volunteers lend support to teachers by assisting in the classroom or overseeing extra-curricular activities.

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Special Education Volunteer in Argentina

Argentine volunteers provide classroom assistance to teachers and engage in one-on-one student support, offering individual tutoring and aiding with class assignments.

Special Education Volunteer in Argentina

Argentine volunteers provide classroom assistance to teachers and engage in one-on-one student support, offering individual tutoring and aiding with class assignments.

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Healthcare Volunteer in Argentina

Volunteers in Argentina donate their energy and knowledge to improve the quality and availability of healthcare in local communities.

Healthcare Volunteer in Argentina

Volunteers in Argentina donate their energy and knowledge to improve the quality and availability of healthcare in local communities.

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Environmental Conservation Volunteer in Argentina

Dedicated volunteers collaborate with nonprofit organizations in Argentina, actively engaging in initiatives that prioritize conservation and sustainable development.

Environmental Conservation Volunteer in Argentina

Dedicated volunteers collaborate with nonprofit organizations in Argentina, actively engaging in initiatives that prioritize conservation and sustainable development.

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Childcare Volunteer in Argentina

Collaborate with local community members in Argentina to care for, educate, and empower underprivileged children.

Childcare Volunteer in Argentina

Collaborate with local community members in Argentina to care for, educate, and empower underprivileged children.

Location

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.

Dates & costs

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.

First Week: $3,390 | Each Additional Week: $1,490

Eligibility

  • 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.

Housing

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.

Every World Endeavors Volunteer Project Includes

Our carefully designed international volunteer programs encompass everything necessary for your success and well-being while abroad.

YOUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

  • Volunteer project customized to match your interests and goals and meet community needs
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 12 weeks

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

ACCOMMODATION

  • Host family or shared volunteer house, depending on destination
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind
  • 2 to 3 meals per day included

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Volunteer project supervisor

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN ARGENTINA

Whether you prefer cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, or leisurely pursuits, there’s something for everyone. Here are some ideas for what to do in your spare time in Argentina:

  • Tango Dancing: Embrace the passionate dance of tango, which originated in Argentina. Take tango lessons or watch performances in Buenos Aires, the tango capital of the world.
  • Explore Buenos Aires: Discover the vibrant city life of Buenos Aires by visiting iconic landmarks like the Casa Rosada, Recoleta Cemetery, Teatro Colón, and the colorful La Boca neighborhood.
  • Visit Iguazu Falls: Witness the awe-inspiring natural wonder of Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the border between Argentina and Brazil.
  • Gastronomic Delights: Savor Argentina’s delicious cuisine, including traditional dishes like empanadas, asado (Argentine barbecue), and mate, a popular herbal tea.

How to choose the best volunteer program

Choosing your volunteer program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

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Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Recent Testimonials

Nadia JVolunteer in Argentina

I did a volunteer program in Argentina and I had a wonderful time! I loved the organization that I was placed with and I received great support from start to finish by the World Endeavors team. The program has such great flexibility when it comes to start/finish dates, location options and volunteer opportunities; it's gave me the ability to truly make the experience my own. I'd highly recommend it and will definitly be doing it again.

Liam JIntern in Argentina

The city was amazing. The people in the program were amazing. Plus, my internship completely exceeded all expectations. I learned so much about business and entrepreneurship.

Stephen AIntern in Argentina

Everything about the application process has been very straightforward and the team is very accommodating and attentive to individual concerns. There have not been any surprises along the way as the World Endeavors team clearly communicates well internally. Our experience in Buenos Aires is pretty much what we wanted and expected when we signed up for the program and we are having a great time.

Nidhish LVolunteer in Argentina

I loved the country and the culture, learned a lot of the language, had a great internship experience, and would like to go back someday.

Argentina FAQs

Is Argentina Safe?

Argentina is generally safe and varies from region to region. As with travel to any country, it asks tourists to take extra precautions when traveling through areas with high poverty levels and to be vigilant, especially at night.

What Language do they speak in Argentina?

Argentinians primarily speak Spanish, although there is also a diverse influence of many who speak other languages such as English, German, Italian, and French.

Is Argentina Expensive?

Some aspects of life in Argentina are relatively affordable, such as food and public transportation. The country has a rich culinary culture, and dining out or buying groceries can often be more budget-friendly than other countries.

However, certain goods and services, mainly imported items and electronics, can be more expensive due to taxes and import restrictions. Inflation can affect prices, making it essential to remember that the cost of living might vary depending on the economic conditions at any given time.

What is Argentina Known For?

Argentina is known for its rich and passionate culture, famed for tango dancing and music, and its world-renowned beef and wine production. The country boasts diverse landscapes, including the stunning Andes mountains, vibrant cities like Buenos Aires with its European-style architecture, and expansive grasslands known as the Pampas. Argentina has a strong soccer tradition and has produced some of the sport’s greatest players. Complex political and economic dynamics mark the nation’s history, and its people sincerely appreciate art, literature, and intellectual pursuits.

What is the Population of Argentina?

The population of Argentina is approximately 45 million people. As one of the largest countries in South America, Argentina is home to a diverse population that includes a mixture of different ethnicities, including descendants of Europeans, Indigenous peoples, and immigrants from various parts of the world. The population of Argentina has been steadily growing over the years, contributing to the country’s cultural and economic development.

Is Argentina in South America?

Yes, Argentina is located in South America. It is a large country situated in the southern part of the continent. It shares borders with several other South American countries, including Chile to the west, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, and Uruguay to the east.

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How to apply for a Volunteer Abroad Program

You’ve decided to volunteer abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!