About IFRE's Argentina Volunteer Program (In General)
Argentina is a developing country where 36% of the population (13.2 million), including 4.5 million children under 14 years old, cannot meet their basic needs (food, housing, health and education). Of these 4.5 million children, 1.3 million do not receive their daily food needs at all.
Argentina has a larger middle class/educated population than most of South and Central American countries. In addition, Argentineans have very little aboriginal (original natives) features (they look like Europeans), unlike most South and Central American people.
Due to safety reasons, IFRE volunteers do not access to the places (and social projects) where the poorest people live. Dire circumstances breed desperate measures and we wish to keep our volunteer travelers safe.
Argentina’s infrastructure within the major cities and various tourism destinations appears to be that of a developed European country for foreign visitors and thus occasionally volunteers may be led to believe that there is no need for their efforts in the volunteer projects. But there is a very dire need and it cannot always be perceived visually.
How long has IFRE been organizing volunteers in Argentina? With whom do volunteers work? Where are the projects located? What are IFRE's programs?
IFRE has been running volunteer projects for 5 years all over Latin America. We work with a number of NGOs, governmental organizations, non-profits and communities. IFRE's volunteer projects in Argentina are located in Córdoba. The city of Córdoba boasts numerous exciting opportunities for volunteers to see a city with a bright future, which maintains echoes of its colonial and culture-rich past. Córdoba's vibrant culture has produced a number of influential writers and its own musical style known as “El Cuarteto” (in addition to classical, jazz, rock, pop and techno). There are also many monuments, lively festivals, pleasant theaters and a pulsing nightlife. Currently, IFRE offers the following projects in Argentina:
Children and Youth Outreach (Córdoba)
Work with an NGO: Community Development (Córdoba)
Day Care Center and public kindergarten (Córdoba)
Volunteer with disabled children and teens (Córdoba)
The mission of IFRE Volunteers is to offer the most affordable as well as the highest quality volunteer and humanitarian abroad experiences - enabling us to make a contribution for all of humanity in its quest to make the world a better place. Through our volunteer and humanitarian trips abroad, we aim to spread love and compassion worldwide while improving the lives of destitute children and less-fortunate communities. We at IFRE also seek sustainable solutions in the fields of education, healthcare, conservation efforts and development issues through international volunteering.