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Medical Volunteer Argentina
Are you pursuing a career in healthcare and want to get hands-on experience working in the field? Have you always dreamed of traveling to Argentina? Then this medical volunteering program in Argentina is just what you’re looking for.
Argentina is a unique and exciting destination in South America. The largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world, this country has both glaciers and jungles, and everything in between.
Though a fascinating tourist destination, Argentina struggles to recover from a turbulent and violent past. Many of its poor citizens lack good access to quality healthcare, and that’s where you and IFRE’s medical volunteer program in Argentina comes in!
You will have the opportunity to shadow local doctors and nurses as they treat patients who are in need of medical care, gaining valuable experience in the process. You will also participate in educating local Argentineans on a variety of health-related topics that will help them improve their quality of life.
At this exciting opportunity you will gain invaluable professional experience working in the medical field which will help prepare you for your future career, while helping people in need at the same time.
Are you interested in enriching your professional medical experience while making a difference for people in need? Then contact IFRE to learn more about medical volunteering in Argentina!
Volunteers’ Responsibilities & Impact
Working as a medical volunteer in Argentina, you can expect to work around 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday. You will participate in a variety of activities. Depending on your individual skills, interests and the needs of the local staff, youractivities may include:
- Planning and carrying out educational workshops
- Teaching personal hygiene
- Teaching locals about nutrition and a healthy diet
- Providing personal care
- Helping with vaccinations
- Working on disease prevention through education
- Observing how Argentina’s healthcare system works
- Participating in training
- Helping with administrative tasks
- Promoting clean environments and communities
At this Argentina volunteer project, you will gain amazing professional experience working in the medical field and become much more prepared for your future career. You’ll feel great knowing you are helping others, and you’ll have the chance to explore a fascinating new culture at the same time!
Skills and Qualifications:
This program is open to students and recent graduates pursuing a career in the medical field, or medical professionals who would like to give back and gain insight into the Argentinian healthcare system.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Intermediate level Spanish is required. If you cannot speak Spanish well, we suggest you enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding – both for you and for the people you help.
Each and every day as a medical volunteer in Argentina will be greatly rewarding as well as present you with fun and exciting new experiences on a daily basis.
Your volunteer placement will vary based on your skills, background, interests and the current needs of the project. Because of this, your schedule will be variable and won’t be exactly what you see here. We’ve provided a general sample schedule just to give you an idea of what to expect.
First Day: On your first day of yourArgentina medical volunteer program, our in-country coordinator will bring you to your volunteer placement and introduce you to the professional medical staff you’ll be working with. You’ll have an informative orientation session in which you’ll learn all about your project, get a rundown on your daily schedule, go over safety measures, and get a briefing on Argentina and its customs and culture.
Weekdays: Your medical work begins on the second day, and atypical volunteer day is as follows:
7.00 to 7.30 AM: Enjoy a nutritious and delicious local breakfast to begin your day.
7.45 AM: You will head out to your placement and get started working with what the doctors and nurses have planned for the day. Your hours and duties will vary, but you can be sure to be immersed in a medical setting learning a lot and helping others.
12.00 PM: Take a break for a delicious Argentinian lunch.
3.00 PM: Around this time, you’ll wrap up your volunteering for the day. You’ll be free to explore the fascinating city of Cordoba, or head back to your accommodations and relax after a hard day’s work.
Medical Volunteer Argentina: 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||Medical (Hostel Shared Room/No meals)||Medical(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
IFRE has you covered when it comes to accommodations for your Argentina medical volunteer project. You’ll have safe, clean and comfortable housing either in a hostel with fellow volunteers, or as a guest in the home of one of our welcoming homestay families, giving you the chance to make new friends or immerse yourself in the local culture. We offer three different plans for meals, and you can pick the one that’s best for you.
Free Time and Weekends Exploration
Whether it’s exploring the culturally rich city of Cordoba or taking weekend trips to beautiful and exciting surrounding areas, you’ll have no shortage of things to do in your free time from volunteering in Argentina. With your evenings and weekends open, you’ll have lots of time to get out and have a great time!
Safety and In Country Support
There’s nothing more important to IFRE than your safety. From meticulous pre-trip planning to comprehensive travel insurance to a stellar in-country staff available to you at all times, IFRE’s got you taken care of. Our facilities, projects and accommodation are carefully vetted and regularly inspected to ensure that our stringent safety standards are upheld.
Medical Volunteer Argentina:FAQs
You can rest easy knowing IFRE takes care of all the little details needed to go into making sure you have the most successful volunteer abroad experience possible. Here are some of those details we think you should be aware of.
Arrival and departure
You will fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport for. Be sure to provide your in-country coordinator with your flight itinerary, and they will schedule for your local representative to pick you up from the airport. You’ll find them waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, and they will escort you to your accommodation.
Following the completion of your volunteer project, you’ll need to arrange and pay for your own departure transportation. Our local project staff will be happy to let you know how to book a taxi to the airport.
Medical Volunteer Argentina: Visa
You will need to obtain a tourist visa from the embassy of Argentina prior to your departure from your home country in order to participate in our program. Most single-entry tourist visas last for about 90 days.
However, citizens of countries such as New Zealand, America, the UK, Australia and Canada can enter Argentina without obtaining a tourist visa and can get a visa stamp of 90 days upon arriving at the international airport in Argentina. Do some research ahead of time to learn the requirements for your home country.
You just need to pay a visit to the Immigration Office and fill out a visa extension form in order to extend their visa if they wish to stay on longer than originally planned. You can learn more about Argentina tourist visas here:
Polio, rabies, Hepatitis A, influenza, chickenpox, hepatitis B, pneumonia, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), meningitis, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), typhoid, yellow fever, and shingles are the recommended vaccines for a volunteer trip in Argentina.
Check out this website for more information about these vaccinations.
We recommend meeting with your doctor to discuss your travel before beginning a course of vaccinations.
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Any important information you want to share about this project?
You must be able to read, write, and effectively communicate at an intermediate or advanced level of Spanish to ensure you can interact fully with both the local staff and patients. Interns should also dress professionally, wearing scrubs, for this international medical internship.
Applications must be received at least 6 weeks prior to yourstart date.
According to the Criminal Records Review Act, all volunteers who are enrolled in programs that include a practicum component involving working with children or vulnerable adults will have to undergo a criminal record check before they will be permitted to register for volunteering.
Why Medical Volunteer Argentina?
Working as a medical volunteer in Argentina is greatly rewarding as you get the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience, make a difference for struggling Argentinians and travel in an exciting country all at the same time!
Opportunity to perform medical and healthcare procedures
One of the key benefits of volunteering in this project is that it allows volunteers to get a sense of real-life medical situations where they will be asked to perform certain basic yet important medical procedures to treat sick patients on a daily basis.
Helps expand your professional network
Volunteering at this project means you will get to expand your professional network and build relationships with hospital employees, patients and visitors. This will greatly benefit you in securing a good job position in the medical field, and your volunteer work looks great as a reference on a resume.
Gain valuable work experience in a hospital
If your interests lie in clinical areas, you have to gain some work experience in order to be successful in your professional field. As a medical volunteer in Argentina, you will spend most of your time treating sick patients while assisting medical staff and professionals and learn what it is like to work in a hospital setting.
Educate locals by running educational programs about health issues
This project gives you the opportunity to educate locals on different health topics such as personal hygiene, nutrition, sanitation, disease prevention, basic care and so on. Doing so will greatly improve their quality of life and they will havefewer medical problems to deal with as a result.
Get acquainted with the field of medicine
Participating in Argentina medical volunteer programs helps you explore the exciting field of medicine which you intend on pursuing as a career. You will get hands-on experience and will be able to better determine if this is the field you truly wish to work in.
Explore our other volunteer projects in Argentina!
In addition to our medical project, we also have a variety of other amazing and impactful programs available in Argentina you might be interested in. You can
help with community development 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 Medical Volunteer Programs Worldwide
Access to proper healthcare is something that many disadvantaged people across the globe are lacking. To help bridge this gap, IFRE arranges medical volunteer programs in many different countries, the most popular of which are listed below:
- Cambodia - Health/Medical Project
- India - Medical/Health Project
- Nepal - Work in Health Project
- Sri Lanka - Medical Volunteer
- Thailand (Surin) - Medical Project
- Ghana - Health Projects
- Kenya - Work in Health Project
- South Africa - Health Projects
- Tanzania - Health Projects
- Uganda - Health Projects
- Costa Rica (Cortes) - Healthcare
- Costa rica (San Jose) - Healthcare
- Guatemala (Xela) - Healthcare
- Guatemala (Antigua) - Volunteer in Healthcare
- Peru - Medical/Healthcare Project