Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina – Professional Support
Is Argentina calling your name? Do you want to share your professional skills and talents for a good cause? Combine travel and altruism with IFRE’s professional support volunteer program in Argentina.
Argentina is a fascinating and varied country that has a whole lot to offer the international traveler. Beautiful lakes, volcanoes, Latin dancing, delicious cuisine, mountains, and beaches can all be found in this unique South American destination.
Argentina has a lot going on, but not all of it is good. Recovering from a turbulent and violent past, many communities are suffering and need help to develop and grow. Lack of infrastructure and old, outdated systems that need to be overhauled are real problems facing these communities.
At IFRE’s professional support volunteer program in Argentina, you will share your professional skills, talents, and knowledge to help improve local communities in the areas of communication and administrative work, environmental conservation, education, employment opportunity, human rights, events and sports promotion, art, culture and tourism, family violence prevention, state welfare program, nutrition assistance programs and safe, affordable housing.
By sharing your own particular skillset, you will help local Argentinian communities recover from their dark past and move forward into a more successful and efficient future. You will become immersed in a new culture and learn to see the world in a new way, all while making the world a better place.
Are you interested in using your unique skills and passions to help communities in need? Then contact IFRE today to learn more about volunteering in Argentina!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
You will work about 4-5 hours a day, Monday-Friday, assisting local organizations and government municipalities in activities which will help improve their overall functioning and how well they serve the communities they are designed to serve. Depending on your individual skills, interests, and the needs of the local staff, your daily activities may involve:
- Prepare recreational activities
- Assist the staff on routine tasks
- Propose new ideas to improve the day to day work at the organization
- Promotion and advertising
- Search for financing resources
You will contribute your own professional skills and passions to organizations and government municipalities who need your help and will benefit from your new perspective on the issues they have been struggling with. Have an amazing time enjoying Argentina while giving back to people in need!
Skills and Qualifications:
The great part about this project is you will bring your own professional skills and background to the table to help benefit communities in need. Volunteers from a variety of backgrounds will have something to offer this project, so bring your talent!
Interested individuals must be enthusiastic, resourceful, well rounded, flexible, adaptive, patient and proactive. At all times you must respect locals and host organizations, their rules and their projects.
You must be at least 18 years old in order to participate and basic or 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 organizations you are trying to help.
Working in this project in Argentina will be greatly rewarding and fulfilling as you get to utilize your own unique skills, talents and passions, making each day a fun-filled and exciting adventure.
Your daily schedule is going to depend a lot on what skills you have to offer, what your project placement ends up being, and what kind of work is needed from you when you arrive. To give you a rough idea of what each day will hold, take a look at this sample schedule.
First Day:On your first day of volunteering in Argentina, you’ll connect with your in-country coordinator and they’ll bring you to your placement where you’ll meet the team you’ll be working with. You’ll get trained at an informative orientation session wherewe’ll go over your daily schedule, talk about your service work, brief you on safety protocol, and go over 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: Make sure to fuel up with a delicious breakfast before your day of volunteering.
7.45 AM: Head out to your project placement, most likely located within 25 minutes of your accommodation. Spend the day working hard to help the organization improve and grow with your professional support.
12.00 PM: Take a break for lunch and socialize with fellow volunteers or project staff.
3.00 PM: Around this time, you’ll finish up your work for the day. Take a stroll around Cordoba or relax after a fantastic day volunteering in Argentina.
Volunteer Opportunities in 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||Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals||Host Family Private Room/Half Food|
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Airport Pick up/Transfer
- 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
Volunteers in Argentina will either stay with a welcoming host-family or in a comfortable hostel. Your housing will be safe, clean, and convenient to your project location, and you’ll get plenty of opportunities for cultural exchange and immersion. In addition, you’ll have the choice between three different meal plans.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
Exploring the exciting destination of Argentina has likely played a big role in you selecting where you’ll spend your time volunteering. Getting the chance to travel to a new country is a huge part of what volunteering abroad is all about, so make the most of your time and see and do everything you can! You’ll have every evening and weekend totally free to travel.
Safety and in Country Support
Your safety and security are a huge priority for IFRE, and we will make sure you are well-taken care of while volunteering in Argentina. We make sure you have safe and secure housing, offer pre-trip support and comprehensive travel coverage, and have a great team of dedicated humanitarians working in-country available to you 24/7 to help you have an amazing experience abroad.Read more about our dedication to safety and our professional in-country team.
Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina: FAQs
You probably can’t wait to get to Argentina and start using your professional skills to make a difference! We get it. This is an exciting opportunity to travel and make a difference. Before you head out to Argentina, there are few important details you need to know about.
Arrival and Departure
You will fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport for our Argentina volunteer programs. Be sure to provide our in-country coordinator with your flight itinerary, and they will schedule for our 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 accommodations.
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.
Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina –Visa
Depending on your nationality, you are going to 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 Argentina volunteer programs. 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 need to visit 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, pneumonia, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), influenza, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, shingles, yellow fever, Hepatitis A, rabies, chickenpox, mumps and rubella (MMR), and typhoid are some of the vaccinations needed for a visit to Argentina.
To be part of our volunteer programs in Argentina, you have to get vaccinated for these diseases. Talk to your doctor first and get professional advice beforehand.Check out this link
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Why Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina –[Professional Support] ?
Volunteering in this project is a great way to build and improve your skills in a multitude of fields while making a huge difference in the lives of entire communities.
Work hands-onwith NGO’s to support local development
This unique volunteer program in Argentina lets you actively work with various governmental and local institutions and work hands-on in the overall process of community development planning and implementation.
Help improve the lives of poor families in Argentina
Around 37% of the population in Argentina lives under the poverty line. As a result, low income families often have difficulty raising their children. You can help bring hope and change by joining this project which aims to alleviate poverty through various socio-economic strategies.
Gain professional experience in your field of interest
Not only do you get to help change the lives of countless people but you also get to gain professional experience in your field of interest by joining our volunteer program in Argentina. This project gives you the chance to gain valuable insight into your chosen career field, apply your skills, and work in your chosen field.
Learn new skills and add to your knowledge base
You get to work on a lot of activities with highly experienced professionals during this volunteer program. Doing so will give you the opportunity to learn new skills and add to your knowledge base while also gaining confidence in your own abilities.
Opportunity to practice communication and teamwork skills
There’s a lot of room to grow in our Argentina volunteering opportunity. You’ll work on fields of communications, public relations, and management. This means you get to practice & improve your communication and teamwork skills which will benefit you professionally in the long run as well as giving you a great volunteer experience abroad.
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