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Volunteer in Argentina - It Will Change You Forever...

  • World's most affordable fees guaranteed
  • Pay your program fees directly to your host families and projects
  • Experienced local staffs to attend to your every need
  • Flexible schedule that leaves evenings and weekends free for fun, travel and exploration

Volunteer in Argentina and immerse yourself into a new culture while you make a positive contribution to people in need. Argentina is the 8th largest country of the world and boasts breathtaking landscapes, colonial architecture, lively cities, historical landmarks, natural wonders and an eclectic culture. The country brings together European and Latin culture into a unique and beautiful harmony. Despite its growing economy, Argentina still suffers from various tribulations such as poverty, inflation, lack of education and poor medical care. Helping Abroad offers volunteer programs allowing you to visit the stunning landscape of Argentina as you take part in meaningful community service and personal and professional growth. Helping Abroad aims to carry out programs to bring positive developments in Argentina by working with local organizations, schools, orphanages, clinics, hospitals, dental clinics, childcare centers and municipalities. Volunteer in Argentina and gain a broader view of the world while discovering its people, sights, smells and tastes. You have the chance to directly participate in local projects, changing futures for the better and providing greater opportunities for Argentineans.

What are you waiting for? Email us now and begin this fascinating, rewarding and life changing experience, both for you and for those you help. We will be happy to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have. Argentina and its beauty await you!

Program Fee

Helping Abroad volunteers Program starts every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

Are you looking for a safe and affordable volunteer abroad experience? Do you want to see the fees you pay, being utilized towards the welfare of the project and host families? Helping abroad, a 501 c 3, offer volunteer programs at unbeatable, low prices. At Helping Abroad, we maintain a level of transparency of funds, especially for volunteers who want to know where and how the fee they pay are being channelized. The volunteer fee is paid directly to the families that host volunteers and the project that volunteers work on. The program fee is divided as registration fee ($299) and weekly fee. The registration fee is used to cover our expenses like advertisement and office expenses. The weekly fee is divided between room/local food (3 times a day, 50-70%) and project donation/ support to local project staff (30-50%) and local coordination fee (10%). The allocation may differ according to location and project type. Therefore, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fees. Please find the breakdown of the cost in a weekly basis below:

Duration Host Family /Half Food Hostel/ No Food Medical(Host Family /Half Food) Medical (Hostel/No Food)
1 Week $510 $468 $454 $504
2 Weeks $650 $566 $538 $638
3 Weeks $790 $664 $622 $772
4 Weeks $930 $762 $706 $906
5 Weeks $1,070 $860 $790 $1,040
6 Weeks $1,220 $948 $874 $1,174
7 Weeks $1,350 $1,056 $958 $1,308
8 Weeks $1,490 $1,154 $1,042 $1,442
9 Weeks $1,630 $1,252 $1,126 $1,576
10 Weeks $1,790 $1,350 $1,210 $1,710
11 Weeks $1,910 $1,448 $1,294 $1,844
12 Weeks $2,050 $1,548 $1,378 $1,978
Additional Fee
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
  • Spanish Lessons (10hrs a week, M-F) $120/Week
Included in Fee
  • Accommodation
  • No food
  • Donation to project
  • In-country office expenses
  • Field support
  • Project coordination
Not Included in Fee
  • International flights
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Immunizations
  • Personal food and beverages
  • Travel costs
  • Entertainment
  • Local transportation
  • Laundry
  • Communication (telephone, internet)

Volunteer Programs

Disadvantaged Children/Children At-risk Project (Cordoba)

Orphanages Children

Many children in Argentina grow up with inadequate nutrition, education, companionship and attention, leaving them in dangerous situations and unhealthy environments. Helping Abroad partners with local communities, municipalities and nonprofit organizations that aim to provide poor children with support, love, attention and education to underprivileged children. Unfortunately, these programs lack resources, staff and proper facilities, thus volunteers are urgently needed to help care for these deprived children. As a volunteer in Argentina working in the Disadvantaged Children/Children At-risk Project, you will help street children from low-income families who cannot afford expensive childcare by engaging children in educational and extracurricular activities. Volunteers help disadvantaged children grow and learn, expanding future opportunities and quality of life. Volunteers act as friends for these children as they provide safe environments, personal attention, and education as the children grow emotionally and physically. By carrying out various educational and extracurricular activities, volunteers can help these children stay off the streets and lead healthy and productive lives. As a volunteer working in the Disadvantaged Children/Children At-risk Project, you will change the lives of poor and at-risk children, immerse yourself into Argentinean culture and have a meaningful and rewarding experience.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

No specific skills, qualifications or experiences are required, although Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding—both for you and for the people you help. You should have a passion for teaching and be caring towards children. Volunteers must be hardworking, patient, confident, enthusiastic and good with children. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to your projects.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

As a volunteer working in the Disadvantaged Children/Children At-risk Project in Argentina, you will help to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged children. Depending on individual skills and interests, volunteer roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching basic English
  • Teaching other subjects such as math and science
  • Teaching health and personal hygiene
  • Providing care and companionship to children
  • Cooking and serving food for children
  • Teaching children life skills such as gardening, painting, building, sewing, etc
  • Carrying out extracurricular activities such as games, sports, art, music, dancing, etc
  • Fundraising
  • Helping local organizations with administrative tasks
  • Planning events and field trips
  • Providing low-income families with assistance
  • Helping medical and health staff with child healthcare

Please Note: The activities above are mere examples of volunteers’ daily activities, but this may change due to requests from local staff members and teachers. You will receive your work schedule from local staff. You are only required to work 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week, therefore, you will have ample time to relax and explore Argentina’s natural beauty and culture.

Community Development (Cordoba)

volunteers in community development project

As a volunteer in Argentina in the Community Development Project, you have the opportunity to work with local nonprofit organizations, municipalities and community centers to provide direct benefits to disadvantaged people in rural and urban parts of Argentina. About 18 million people are currently living in poverty and Argentineans face issues such as illiteracy, poor healthcare and lack of education. Although there are number of organizations working on projects for the welfare of local communities, many organizations have limited resources and lack financial support to efficiently carry out their projects to benefit their communities. Helping Abroad invites volunteers from all over the world to use their leaderships skills and knowledge to organize and run training workshops and educational lessons about health, environment, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, economic opportunities, local resources, etc. Volunteers with various experience and backgrounds such as social sciences, social work, education, psychology, sociology, economics, management, marketing and political science are needed to help local organizations promote development. You can gain personal and professional experience as you provide assistance to local organizations and improve the quality of life for Argentineans.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

No specific skills, qualifications or experiences are required, although Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding–both for you and for the people you help. You should have a passion for community development and teaching. Volunteers must be hardworking, patient, confident and enthusiastic. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to local organizations and your projects.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

As a volunteer working in the Community Development Project in Argentina, your tasks and responsibilities can vary depending on your skills and interests and the needs of local organizations and municipalities. Daily activities may include:

  • Teaching English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Planning teaching lessons
  • Creating and leading extracurricular and development enhancing activities such as sports, games, music, art, dancing, competitions, theatre, etc.
  • Working with local supervisors and teachers to improve classroom teaching and school facilities
  • Gardening projects
  • Helping organizations with daily administrative tasks
  • Organizing events, workshops and trainings
  • Cooking in soup kitchens
  • Working in the public library
  • Helping community centers with basic needs
  • Assisting medical staff and healthcare programs
  • Fundraising
  • Working with local government
  • Assisting development organizations with daily tasks and necessities

Please Note: The activities above are mere examples of volunteers’ daily activities, but this may change due to requests from local staff members and organizations. You will receive your work schedule from the local administrations. You are only required to work only 3 to 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday, therefore, you will have ample time to relax and explore Argentina.

Teaching English (Cordoba) in Argentina

volunteer teacher with student

Due to growth of tourism, trade, commerce and globalization, the demand of English is increasing worldwide. Students are eager to learn English and many recognize the importance of the language for international communication and future employment. In Argentina, primary and secondary schools face difficulties in keeping up with the growing need for English. Many schools lack resources, proper facilities and qualified teachers and volunteers are greatly appreciated. Helping Abroad invites you to volunteer in Argentina to teach English to children who will in turn, have greater opportunities and brighter futures. Helping Abroad partners with schools in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. As a volunteer in Argentina teaching English you will have an incredibly rewarding experience as you immerse yourself in a unique culture, play with children, improve educational environments and enjoy the natural beauty of Argentina.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

No specific skills, qualifications or experiences are required, although Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding–both for you and for the people you help. You should have a passion for teaching and caring for children. Volunteers must be hardworking, patient, confident, enthusiastic and good with children. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to your projects.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

The Helping Abroad volunteer teaching English in Argentina project offers an array of formal and informal educational programs for children. The primary responsibility for volunteers is teaching conversational English while making the language fun and interactive, but volunteer activities in Argentina will also include:

  • Working with local teachers to plan lessons
  • Planning and leading extracurricular activities such as dancing, games, music, sports, art, etc.
  • Helping children successfully finish their homework
  • Providing assistance to school administrations to help with operational tasks and curriculum development
  • Assist the school administration with fundraising and other operational tasks

Please Note: The activities above are mere examples of volunteers’ daily activities, but this may change due to requests from local staff members and teachers. You will receive your work schedule from the school administration. In addition, you will work with a school supervisor that will provide guidance and assist you develop your teaching lessons. You are only required to work only 3 to 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday, therefore, you will have ample time to relax and explore Argentina.

Healthcare and Medical Project (Cordoba)

volunteer in healthcare project

Volunteer in Argentina in the Healthcare and Medical Project and you will have the opportunity to gain professional medical experience, explore Argentina’s rich culture and most importantly, improve the healthcare in Argentina. This is the perfect program to combine career interests in the health field with community service and international travel. Helping Abroad partners with many local organizations, hospitals and health clinics that desperately need your support. Each volunteer in Argentina working in the Healthcare and Medical Project works to train locals about health issues and concerns such as nutrition, personal hygiene, sanitation, disease prevention, basic care, family planning, etc. As a medical volunteer in Argentina working in healthcare, you will forever change the lives of Argentineans and provide people with the education and vital knowledge to live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

To be a medical volunteer in Argentina and work in clinics and hospitals, you must submit proof of a medical certification such as a medical ID, EMT, paramedic, nursing, etc. Due to liabilities, volunteers must be healthcare professionals and those who lack medical credentials may not participate in this project. Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding–both for you and for the people you help. You must be flexible when dealing with organizations, doctors, curses and patients. For this project volunteers must be open minded, patient, enthusiastic, hardworking, resourceful, and willing to learn. Helping Abroad will require a copy of volunteer’s credentials, resume and qualifications. Depending on your host organization, additional application materials may be required.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

As a medical and healthcare volunteer in Argentina, you will act as an assistant to local doctors and nurses. Volunteers will mainly promote health education in local communities about general health, sanitation, personal hygiene and disease prevention. Volunteers may also help with basic care, give medications and deliver injections/immunizations. Volunteer duties may include:

  • Promoting disease prevention through education
  • Planning and leading educational workshops
  • Teaching personal hygiene and sanitation
  • Teaching locals about clean water, food, nutrition and a healthy diet
  • Planning and leading trainings
  • Helping clinics and hospitals with administrative tasks
  • Assisting with vaccinations and basic care
  • Observing basic functions of clinics and hospitals

Please Note: The above examples of activities may vary depending on individual skills and interests and the needs of the hospital and/or clinic. You will be provided with a very flexible schedule from local teachers, doctors or nurses so that you can adjust in the new environment. Along with Helping Abroad in-country staff, these counterparts will support you throughout your project. You will normally work for 3-4 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. All other time you are free to relax and explore the beautiful country of Argentina.

Dental Project/Internship (Cordoba)

volunteer helping in dental checkup

If you are interested in dentistry, volunteer/intern in the dental project in Argentina! You will gain professional and hands on experience while exploring a beautiful country and contributing to the world community. Helping Abroad collaborates with a rewarding and laid back program for college students and college graduates with the goal of attending dental school. Each Helping Abroad volunteer in the dentistry project will have the amazing opportunity to shadow a local dentist and learn from them while helping with patient care, diagnosis and treatment as well as the under-workings of a dental office. Every volunteer in the program will work alongside a mentor in order to learn as much as possible while assisting. Volunteers will have the chance to work directly with patients and experience a variety of dental aspects such as orthodontics, endodontic, periodontics, oral surgery and implants. In addition to working in a dental office, volunteers will also engage in the community by teaching local children about oral hygiene and the importance of dental health.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

As a volunteer/intern in the dental program in Argentina, you must be a college student studying subjects pertaining to dentistry or be a graduate planning to go to dentistry school. Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding–both for you and the patients you work with. For this project, volunteers need to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least 8 weeks.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

As a volunteer working in the dentistry program in Argentina, you will help to enhance the quality of life for poor Argentineans. Depending on individual skills and interests, volunteer roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing for procedures
  • Working with patients and creating relationships
  • Assisting dentists and hygienists
  • Learning as much as possible about dentistry
  • Analyzing case presentations
  • Cleaning dental work areas
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Working with lab results
  • Reading radiographs
  • Learning types of numbering/notation for teeth
  • Practicing terms related to dentistry such as instrument names, tooth names, tooth surfaces, etc.
  • Explaining dental health and procedures to patients
  • Carrying out administrative tasks
  • Supporting office maintenance

Please Note: The activities above are mere examples of volunteers’ daily activities, but this may change due to requests from local staff members and dentists. You will receive your work schedule from your mentors. You are only required to work 20 hours per week, therefore, you will have ample time to relax and explore Argentina’s natural beauty and culture.

Volunteer with Disabled Children and Teens (Cordoba)

volunteer with differently abled child

Helping Abroad invites you to volunteer in Argentina with disabled children and teens and work alongside professionals such as psychiatrists, physical education trainers and educational psychologists to provide children and teens and with companionship, education, rehabilitation, occupational training and extracurricular opportunities. Volunteers work with local staff to help provide healthy and educational environments for children with special needs to live happier and productive lives. While this project can be emotionally challenging for volunteers, it is extremely rewarding and gives volunteers a chance to grow personally and professionally. Volunteers change futures for disabled children, providing them with the care, love and attention they deserve while at the same time, exploring Argentinean culture, history and natural beauty.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

No specific skills, qualifications or experiences are required, although Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding–both for you and for the people you help. You should have a passion for the disabled and caring for children. Volunteers must be hardworking, patient, confident, enthusiastic and good with children. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to the childcare center and your projects. Volunteers must always be sensitive towards the children and teens. This can be an emotionally challenging project.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

As a Helping Abroad volunteer in Argentina working with disabled children and teens, you will offer an array of formal and informal educational and therapeutic programs. Volunteer activities in Argentina may include:

  • Working with local teachers and caregivers to plan lessons
  • Teaching life skills such as getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, gardening, sewing, painting, building, etc.
  • Spending time with children, making them smile
  • Helping children with rehabilitation and/or therapeutic activities
  • Playing with the children
  • Helping staff asses mental and physical health and necessities
  • Teaching classes and workshops
  • Planning and leading extracurricular activities such as dancing, games, music, sports, art, etc.
  • Helping children successfully finish their homework
  • Providing assistance to administrations and local organizations to help with operational tasks
  • Assist the administrations with fundraising and other operational tasks
  • Maintaining facilities
  • Fundraising
  • Supporting program development

Please Note: The activities above are mere examples of volunteers’ daily activities, but this may change due to requests from local staff members. You will receive your work schedule from the local administration. You are only required to work only 3 to 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday, therefore, you will have ample time to relax and explore Argentina. This projectis not available from December 1st to March 1st and 20 days in July, but Helping Abroad will happily place you in a similar project if you would like to volunteer during this time.

Professional Support Program (Cordoba)

volunteers and professional development

Helping Abroad invites you to volunteer in the Professional Support Program in Argentina and gain professional experience by using your education and knowledge to participate in a variety of professional projects. Helping Abroad partners with multiple nonprofit organizations and local municipalities to assist with institutional organization, the lack of human resources and project planning for community development. As a volunteer in the professional support program in Argentina, you can work in a variety of sectors such as communications, management, administration, human resources, public relations, events, promotions, sports, art, culture, tourism, etc. Volunteers have the unique and valuable chance to work with an organization that utilizes specific skills, providing an outlet for relevant professional experience and growth. Immerse yourself in Argentinean culture, assist organizations, aid communities, practice Spanish, and explore the beauty of Argentina all at one time. By helping local organizations and municipalities, you can change the lives of others while have a life changing experience yourself.

Educational Requirements and Project Skills

No specific skills, qualifications or experiences are required, although Spanish skills are desirable to communicate effectively. If your Spanish skills are poor, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding–both for you and for the people you help. You should have a passion for community development and teaching. Volunteers must be hardworking, patient, confident and enthusiastic. You should bring energy and enthusiasm to local organizations and your projects.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer

As a volunteer working in the Professional Support Project in Argentina, your tasks and responsibilities can vary depending on your skills and interests and the needs of local organizations and municipalities. Daily activities may include:

  • Creating and leading extracurricular and development enhancing activities such as sports, games, music, art, dancing, competitions, theatre, etc.
  • Working with local organizations to improve daily management
  • Helping organizations with daily administrative tasks
  • Organizing events, workshops and trainings
  • Fundraising
  • Working with local governments
  • Promotions and advertising

Please Note: The activities above are mere examples of volunteers’ daily activities, but this may change due to requests from local staff members and organizations. You will receive your work schedule from the local administrations. You are only required to work 3 to 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday, therefore, you will have ample time to relax and explore Argentina.

Spanish Language Program

Are you looking to learn Spanish or improve your skills while volunteering in Argentina? Helping Abroad offers exclusive Spanish lessons for its volunteers in Argentina and collaborates with a respectable Spanish school. Volunteers will learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer intensive and valuable classes. Volunteers will work in their project and simultaneously take classes, allowing you to practice what they learn in class with project staff, new friends and host families. Volunteers will either take classes in the morning and volunteer in the afternoon or visa versa, volunteer in the morning and take classes in the afternoon. Volunteers can work with their project staff to create their own schedule. As you improve your Spanish skills, your experience will be more beneficial, both for you and for those you help.

Major FAQ's

  • Who will meet me in airport? What should I do if I am delayed or miss my flight? When should I arrive?
  • Please book your flight to arrive at either Ingeniero Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport – Cordoba (also known as Pajas Blancas). The Helping Abroad country coordinator will be waiting for you at the “Arrival” gate. Please look for a person with both the Helping Abroad’s company logo and your name on a sign card. In case your contact person is not there, please contact the Helping Abroad office and we will immediately follow up on your contact person’s whereabouts. Coordinators’ contact details are available on the pre-departure handbook. If your flight is delayed, immediately contact Helping Abroad so we can make adjustments to your program. Helping Abroad will be responsible for creating the necessary changes in your program.

    The program fee covers expenses from the first day of the program to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, you will be responsible for these expenses.

  • What are the visa requirements to volunteer in Argentina?
  • It is the volunteer’s responsibility to acquire a tourist Visa. Please contact either our office or the local Argentinean embassy to learn more about the process for obtaining a visa, timelines, visa fees and visa extensions.

  • What do I need to know about health and safety in Argentina?
  • Volunteers should be aware of all health and safety information before traveling to Argentina. You can read about health and safety in Argentina on the website below:

  • What immunizations/vaccinations are recommended before arriving to Argentina?
  • We strongly recommended that volunteers obtain vaccinations before arriving in Argentina. You can speak with your health-care provider to determine which vaccinations you will need. Please read CDC recommendations about vaccinations and preventive medicine:
    http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/Argentina.htm

  • What is the local currency and exchange rate?
  • Argentina's local currency is the Argentina Peso (ARS) (locally known as "Pesos Argentino"s). ATM cards are the best way to get money and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted at airports, large stores and large hotels. ATM’s are widely available in Buenos Aires and Cordoba. It is a good idea to carry a credit card for large purchases and emergencies. Make sure you notify your bank that you will be out of the country and give them your expected arrival/departure dates. This will prevent your account from being locked and you will be advised about any fraudulent charges. In Argentina, please always be aware of your situation and keep all valuables and money concealed at all times. It is always best to go to the ATM machine in groups.

    Please visit XE, a privately held online foreign exchange tool for rates. XE.com

  • How can I communicate with my family/friends while I am abroad? Is there internet access?
  • If you have an unlocked cell phone that contains a SIM card, we recommend that you bring it because you can buy a SIM card upon arrival in Argentina. Phones are important to have for safety and communication with family and Helping Abroad staff. Internet cafes are widely available in Argentina.

  • How is the climate in Argentina?
  • Argentina climate is quite diverse and is usually temperate in the central regions.
    For accurate weather please visit ACCU Weather (http://www.accuweather.com)

  • What should I bring?
  • You can purchase basic necessities in Argentina at reasonable prices, but we suggest bringing the following:

    • An unlocked mobile phone (you can use it after buying a sim card)
    • Camera
    • Sleeping bag
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Books about Argentina
    • Map of Argentina
    • Toiletries
    • First aid kit
    • Flash light
    • Electricity adapter/converter
    • Sun glasses
    • Good shoes (for work and travel)
    • Towel
  • Should I bring gifts for my host family?
  • You are not required to bring a gift but it is common courtesy as a token of appreciation for hosting you. If you are working in orphanages or schools, you can bring items such as school supplies and games. Remember that many children will desire what you bring, so you may want to bring a large amount of one item (pencils, pens, notebooks, games, art supplies, etc).

NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Helping Abroad staff or travel advisors to verify this information