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When you come to Argentina, you'll be entering a world full of vibrant color, magnificent scenery and gentle people. Nestled between the stunning Andes Mountains and the great Atlantic Ocean, Argentina possesses a lifestyle and flavor similar to those you might encounter in Italy or Spain. Though Argentina is fascinating and undeniably beautiful, still the country's people are struggling to solve many issues related to poverty, poor education, parenting and community improvement in general. IFRE's Argentina volunteer programs allow you to make a huge difference in the lives of children and in their communities during this critical period.
Take a moment now to send us an email indicating your volunteering area of interest and passion. We will gladly inform you about all the amazing opportunities available in Argentina. Volunteer in Argentina, and it will change your life forever!
Start Dates: Our programs start every Monday, although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.IFRE is a 501(c)3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible. IFRE Volunteers is proud to offer an extensive assortment of programs at very reasonable prices (and may rank "best priced and best value" among the many volunteer abroad organizations in the USA/Europe/New Zealand). Our programs are now more affordable than ever. We are proud to focus on the humanitarian aspect of our business, not the profit. We work very hard and smart to keep costs down, especially for you the volunteer, as we know the value of your donated time and efforts. We remain devoted to maintaining both the quality of the program and the safety of all volunteers involved. Below is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE Volunteers offers. IFRE fees comprise of two separate fees. An application fee of $349 USD (covers advertising, staff/office expenses, etc.) and a nominal weekly program fee (covers room/board, insurance, field support, etc).
- Group Spanish language class $120 per week (10 hours per week)
- Food not included - weekly estimated food budget is $50-75.
Additional costs for volunteers: International flights, passport, visa, personal beverage expenses, entertainment, local transportation, laundry, telephone and immunizations.
Are you considering improving your Spanish language skills? Then IFRE's Argentinean Spanish Language Program is the perfect choice.
IFRE currently offers highly affordable Spanish language classes. These classes are exclusive to IFRE volunteers participating in the Argentina volunteer program. In Argentina, IFRE partners with a highly reputable Spanish school. They employ qualified and experienced Spanish teachers and offer the most intensive and effective Spanish courses in Argentina. In this program, volunteers work at their volunteer project and learn Spanish simultaneously. For example, volunteers can take Spanish classes from 9:00-11:00 AM (before lunch) followed by volunteer activities. Alternatively, volunteers may take Spanish classes from 3:00-4:00 PM (after their day's volunteer work). Most of the projects are located close to the Spanish school, so it is possible for volunteers to design a personal schedule. IFRE invites you to improve your Argentinean experience by learning or improving your Spanish.
IFRE manages your living accommodations in Argentina. Your hostel is located in a charming neighborhood in the city of Córdoba. 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, 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. Volunteers reside in accommodations located just minutes from the downtown area. This unique living situation is often conducive to fellow volunteers getting to know each other. A must-do for Argentinean volunteers are the local Tango lessons provided for participants in IFRE's living accommodations. These accommodations also house our local operator's headquarters – ensuring vital and constant contact with our in-country coordinators. Our field staff visits volunteers regularly and always happy to help our volunteers in any way needed.
Throughout the volunteer project, our local staff stays in contact with volunteers either with face-to-face visits or via email/telephone. Volunteers are always welcome at our local offices in Argentina. If project placement is local, we request that volunteers stop by the office once a week to keep us posted on how they are doing with their home stay and project. If project placement is very far, then our local staff members maintain communication by either email and/or phone and try to visit every 2-4 weeks if possible.
Argentina is a vibrant and colorful country. The country boasts multi-faceted and fascinating cultures. Argentina volunteers experience this broad assortment, as well as many common local traditions during their stay. IFRE's volunteer programs in Argentina are located in and around the extraordinary city of Córdoba. In Córdoba, there are many preserved historical buildings from the noteworthy colonial era. Córdoba is a university city with the oldest university in all of Argentina – the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba was founded in 1613. An amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within the city limits. Córdoba is a pristine and admirable example of a developing city maintaining its culture-filled, picturesque past.
For the duration of their project, volunteers have weekends free. There are a number of things to see and do during this time off. While IFRE does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel throughout Argentina. Most volunteers use this time for self-exploration and countrywide travel. Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world offering plentiful opportunities for an amazingly unique experience. Please feel free to use the resources offered by our Argentinean staff members – travel tips, advice and publications about Argentina.