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Argentina Volunteer Opportunities with Community Development Program
Would you like to donate your valuable skills to help impoverished communities thrive and grow? Is Argentina calling your name? Then IFRE’s Argentina community development volunteer project is perfect for you!
Argentina is an intense and varied destination in South America. From a hot Latin dance scene to stunning vistas of the Andes mountains, this country packs a punch when it comes to exciting places to see and visit while volunteering abroad.
Many communities in Argentina struggle with poverty and other ills, making life difficult for the people who live there. These disadvantaged communities lack an effective infrastructure and need help to develop and grow.
IFRE teams up with local non-profits, schools, and community centers at this exciting Argentina volunteer project to help improve the living conditions in local communities. If you have a valuable skillset, knowledge, or background that will help these communities develop, we want you to share it with eager Argentinians that are ready to lead more successful lives.
By devoting your time to these struggling communities, you will help implement programs which will ensure many social problems can be addressed and inspire and encourage the people you work with to have brighter and more ambitious futures. You can feel great knowing you are making the lives of Argentina’s people better and giving them more opportunities to learn and grow.
Do you want to make a difference for countless people and entire communities in need? Then contact IFRE to get started planning your Argentina volunteer trip today!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
While volunteering in Argentina, you will spend about 4-6 hours a day doing volunteer work. You will work with municipalities, local non-profits, schools, and community centers. Depending on your skills, interests and the needs of the local staff, your daily responsibilities might include:
- Writing grant proposals
- Aiding organizations with web design and information technology
- Project planning
- Building and maintaining databases
- Supporting with organizations' accounting
- Teaching English, health, math, science, nutrition, etc.
- Assisting with administrative tasks
- Organizing events and training courses
- Assisting the public library
- Teaching basic business skills
- Promoting community health and sanitation
- Supporting Schools
- Helping community centers
- Organizing recreational and extracurricular activities
- Aiding institutional development and networking with local governments
Community development volunteer programs in Argentina are big on impact because what you are doing changes as the needs of the community do. You will have the chance to make a real difference in many areas for a lot of different people, and also gain valuable experience doing what you’re good at.
Skills and Qualifications:
We invite volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to volunteer in our community development project. You must be 18 years old, andbasic to intermediate Spanish skills are preferred. If you cannot speak more than basic Spanish, we suggest you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding – both for you and the communities you help.
No additional qualifications are required for this Argentina volunteer program.However, we encourage you to share your specials skills and passions with this project, and if you have worked with non-profits or done community development work before you will be a huge asset. You must be enthusiastic, good at working in teams, and able to organize events and projects.
You must respect locals and host organizations, their rules and their projects. You will be working with a lot of different kinds of people, so you should be sensitive, flexible, adaptive, patient and proactive.
Working as a volunteer with community development is an incredibly varied and exciting experience. Each day will be filled with fun and rewarding experiences as you work closely with the community and become immersed in their daily life.
IFRE works with a variety of organizations on a number of different community development initiatives in Argentina, so your daily schedule is going to vary and depend on the particular project placement you are assigned. Here is a sample daily schedule to give you an idea of what to expect.
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Argentina, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the dedicatedstaff you will be working with. You will have an informative orientation where you learn all about your project, daily schedule, safety measures, and the customs and culture of Argentina.
Weekdays: Your work begins in earnest on the second day, and atypical volunteer day is as follows:
6.00 to 7.30 AM: Eat a delicious Argentinian breakfast. (Depending on your meal plan, this may or may not be included in your volunteer fee).
7.45 AM: You head out to your meaningful community development project. Depending on what you’re doing and where you’re placed, your hours and schedule will vary.
12.00 PM: Break for a delicious Argentinian lunch.
3.00 PM: Your work at the placement usually ends around this time. You are then free to enjoy the rest of your day, spend time with fellow volunteers, and explore Argentina.
WEEKENDS This is your chance to explore all across Argentina and make the most of your time abroad!
Argentina Volunteer Opportunities :Dates and Fees
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fees (US$)
|Weeks||Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals||Host Family Private Room/Half Food|
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
When you join Argentina volunteer opportunities, you will have safe, clean and comfortable accommodations. You will stay either in a hostel or with a welcoming host family. In both cases you will share a room with fellow volunteers of the same gender, making friends from around the world. In our Argentina volunteer programs, we have three meal plans to choose from.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
Our programs are designed to give you plenty of free time to explore the exciting destination of Argentina. All of our projects are in and around Cordoba, a beautiful and historic city with a lot of cultural offerings. The surrounding beautiful landscape of mountains and lakes offers an exciting array of recreational opportunities.
Safety and in Country Support
When it comes to safety and security, IFRE has you covered. We’re there on the ground with you in Argentina, providing you with support and helping you further your cause and have a well-managed, successful international volunteer experience.
Argentina Volunteer Opportunities : FAQs
Pretty soon you’ll be boarding a plane to Argentina, your dreams of helping others taking flight. Before you get there, there are a few things you should know when traveling with IFRE.
Arrival and departure
For our community development volunteer program in Argentina, you will fly into the Pajas Blancas International Airport(Aeropuerto Internacional Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella) in Cordoba city one day before the start date of your volunteer project.
Make sure to provide correct flight details to our in-country coordinator before leaving your home country so we can pick you up at the correct time.
We do not offer airport drop off services, so you’ll just need to ask someone at your accommodations how to set up a taxi to the airport when you’re done volunteering, and they’ll be happy to help.
Argentina Volunteer Opportunities: Visa
Visas are a necessary step in international travel, and you will need a tourist visa for your volunteer trip in Argentina. You can visit the official embassy of Argentina in your home country and apply for a tourist visa. The visa process takes time, so you should apply for a visa a few weeks before your flight.
You can also get a visa on arrival at the airport, depending on your nationality. On-arrival-visas will last for exactly 90 days and citizens from countries such as the USA, UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia don’t need a visa to visit Argentina. However, diplomatic or official passport holders must get visas prior to arrival. Having a passport with a validity of 6 months is enough but you shouldcheck the requirements for your home country prior to travel.
Volunteers who want to stay longer and continue working in our volunteer work projects in Argentina can extend their tourist visas for an additional 90 days by visiting the office Dirección Nacional de Migraciones.
Check out this website to get more information about Argentina’s tourist visa.
Make sure to visit your doctor and discuss your upcoming travel and get up to date on any necessary vaccinations.
Vaccinations for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), polio, mumps and rubella (MMR), rabies, hepatitis B, typhoid, meningitis, yellow fever, measles, shingles, influenza, Hepatitis A, chickenpox, and pneumonia is a must for those joining our Argentina volunteer work projects.
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Why volunteer in Community Development Program in Argentina?
Volunteering in a community development project in Argentina is a greatly rewarding experience that allows you to make a huge difference in the lives of countless people while experiencing one of the most fascinating travel destinations in the world.
Help make a big difference in these rural and poverty-stricken areas.
There are communities all over Argentina lacking proper resources and manpower to get out of poverty. You can change that by working on this Argentina volunteer opportunities! You will get to utilize your skills and help make that part of the world a better place.
Provide support to poor children and families
The local government in Argentina has thus far been unable to help struggling families in these communities, but your work as a volunteer can help make the difference. Every day in Argentina there are impoverished children and families and struggling non-profits that need your help.
Help locals develop skills to improve their quality of life.
Use your passion! Volunteers participating in this Argentina volunteer opportunities can share their knowledge, skills and expertise in any field of study to help locals develop necessary skills which can later on improve their quality of life. You will positively change their lives by sharing your passion.
Work together with local NGO’s on solving various issues.
You will get to collaborate with local NGO’s and help them tackle various social and economic issues affecting the rural regions of Argentina. You can develop plans and programs that will focus on eradicating such issues and improve the quality of life for local Argentineans.
Promote community development and social awareness in the local region.
Volunteer in Argentina and help rural communities rise above the poverty and stagnation which have held them back up until now. Other social ills will begin to diminish as a result, as productive and successful communities raise productive and successful citizens that do good things in the world. Your actions will be the catalyst for positive change.
Explore our other Argentina volunteer opportunities!
In addition to our professional support project, we also have a variety of other amazing and impactful programs available in Argentina you might be interested in. You can
help with youth outreach and much more.
If you are traveling with a group, we offer a variety of group programs for high school and college students and families.
Other Community Development Projects Worldwide
There are communities in dire need of assistance all around the world. IFRE arranges projects in many different countries to help provide this assistance, and some of our most popular community projects are listed below: