Volunteer Teaching English Argentina
Do you want to share your passion for the English language with kids in need? Would you like to travel to the exotic destination of Argentina?
Argentina is growing in appeal with travelers all over the world. With a stunning variety of breathtaking landscapes, a vibrant Latin culture, and a huge range of recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone.
Though an amazing place to visit, Argentina is recovering from a dark past and over a
third of its people live in poverty. Children lack access to a quality education, particularly those living in rural areas.
IFRE teams up with international volunteers in Argentina to teach English to kids in rural schools outside of Cordoba and Buenos Aires. You will teach conversational English, engage children in fun recreational activities, and offer support to the rural school you are working at.
English is a valuable skill which will help these kids grow up to get well-paying jobs in the lucrative tourism industry, allowing them to finally break the cycle of poverty their families are currently stuck in. You’ll get experience teaching in an international classroom while helping children in need and making a huge positive impact in their lives!
Create a better future for disadvantaged kids and gain valuable teaching experience while on the adventure of a lifetime.Contact IFRE today to get started volunteering in Argentina!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
You will spend about 4-5 hours a day during the week volunteering your time in rural schools teaching English and supporting the kids and school in different ways. Your daily activities may include:
- Teaching basic English and other subjects such as math and science
- Teaching health and personal hygiene
- Planning and leading extracurricular activities such as dance, games, sports, arts, music, etc
- Helping children with their homework
- Providing assistance to schools with administration, curriculum development and fundraising
Your time spent volunteering teaching project in Argentina will benefit young children and open up the world of the English language to them. They will not only have brighter futures in lucrative career industries, they will have a whole new country to learn about and a group of people they can connect with. You will gain valuable teaching experience and feel great knowing you are helping rural children in need.
Skills and Qualifications:
Anyone with a solid grasp of the English language can help out at this project! You don’t need prior experience teaching in a classroom setting, but it can help.
You must be enthusiastic, resourceful, well rounded, flexible, adaptable, patient and proactive. Volunteers must respect locals and host organizations, their rules and their projects and above all must love working with kids!
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 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 students you help.
Your time as an English teacher in Argentina will be greatly rewarding and fulfilling, with each day presenting you with lots of fun and new exciting experiences.
Your daily schedule is going to vary based on your project placement and the current needs of the project. Since you’re volunteering in local schools, you can expect your days to follow the school schedule.
First Day: On your first day of volunteering English teaching in Argentina, your in-country coordinator will bring you to the school you are volunteering atand introduce you to the amazing students and teachers you’ll be working with. You’ll have an informative training session where you’ll learn all about your project, your daily schedule, safety protocol, and the customs and culture of Argentina.
Weekdays: You begin your work in earnest on the second day, and atypical volunteer day is as follows:
6.00 to 7.30 AM: Have a hearty breakfast to get ready for an exciting day of volunteering.
7.45 AM: You’ll head out to the school and get ready for a full day of working with the local teacher and teaching kids English, as well as helping out in other ways that you are needed.
12.00 PM: Take a break for lunch and connect with fellow volunteers, students, or teachers.
3.00 PM: After you are done volunteering for the afternoon, you are free to have some fun! Get out and explore Argentina in your downtime!
Volunteer Teaching English 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|
Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day »
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 teaching English volunteer program in Argentina, IFRE makes sure you have safe, comfortable and clean housing. You’ll be at a nice hostel rooming with fellow like-minded volunteers or immersed in the Argentinian culture in one our rewarding homestays. You can choose from three meal plans.
Learn more about your Argentina accommodations and meal options.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
After all that hard work you’ll be doing at your service project, you deserve a break! You’ll have evenings and weekends free to travel and explore, and Argentina is a dream destination to travel in!
Safety and in Country Support
Your safety is our number one priority. We have carefully vetted every single little detail of your trip, and we keep on top of your security through the watchful eyes of our dedicated and professional in-country staff who are available to you 24/7.
Volunteer Teaching English Argentina:FAQs
You can count on IFRE to take care of all those necessary details that go into planning the perfect trip. We’ve got you covered, and here are some details you should know about it before you travel with us.
Arrival and departure
When you join volunteer English teaching program in Argentina, you will fly into Pajas Blancas International Airport. 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.
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. Citizens from these countries 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:
Vaccinations for chickenpox, shingles, polio, yellow fever, pneumonia, rabies, Hepatitis A, typhoid, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), influenza, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), meningitis, hepatitis B are necessary for a volunteer trip to Argentina.
You can check out this website to learn more about these vaccinations.
Be sure to meet with your doctor beforehand to discuss your plans for travel.
For further readings:
Safety tips for your volunteer abroad trip
Is there any additional information I need to know as a volunteer?
Applications must be received 2-4 weeks prior to the start date of yourteaching volunteer project in Argentina.
You must be able to read, write and communicate in Spanish at an intermediate or advanced level.
You’ll need to undergo a criminal record check in order to qualify for this program. 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 volunteer teaching English in Argentina?
Volunteering as an English teacher in Argentina is a chance to fulfill your passion for teaching and working with kids while on an amazing adventure in a fascinating country.
Gain valuable work experience teaching overseas
Joining volunteer teaching program in Argentina, benefits not only the children you are helping teach, but you as well. It helps you gain valuable work experience teaching in a foreign country which can come handy in your future career in the educationfield.
Share your love of the English language and work alongside fellow educators
Volunteering in this project allows you to actively teach in rural schools in Córdoba and Buenos Aires where you are completely free to share your love of the English language while collaborating with local educators, who may have unique perspectives on education to share with you.
Elevate the level of education in rural areas of Argentina
People in rural areas of Argentina face a lot of hardships educating themselves and learning the English language. By participating in IFRE’steach English in Argentina volunteer project, you’ll be able to provide easy access to theEnglish language from a native speaker and elevate the overall level of education in the rural communities you are volunteering to help.
Work with underprivileged children who attend government schools
The kids who attend the schools you will be volunteering in have few opportunities and struggle from the hardships of being raised in low-income families. Offer them brighter futures and a new way of looking at the world.
Explore our other volunteer projects in Argentina!
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 community development,
participate in youth outreach,
work in the medical field or dental field,
work with special needs kids, 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. Reach out to IFRE today to learn more!
Other Volunteer English Teaching Projects Worldwide
English is a much sought-after skill all over the world. To help open doors for disadvantaged children IFRE arranges teaching volunteer programs in many different countries. For some of our most popular teaching projects, check out the list below:
- Bali - Teaching English
- Cambodia - Teach in Schools
- China - Volunteer English Teaching
- India - Teaching English
- India - Teaching in Slum
- Nepal - Teaching English
- Sri Lanka - Teach English
- Thailand Surin - Teaching English Project
- Thailand Ayyutthaya - Teaching English Project
- Ghana - Teaching English in Rural Schools
- Kenya - Teaching English
- South Africa - Teach english in School
- Tanzania - Teaching english
- Uganda - Teach english in School
- Brazil - Teaching Project
- Costa Rica Cortes - Teaching English
- Costa Rica Sanjose - Teaching English
- Ecuador - Teaching English in rural and urban schools
- Guatemala, Xela - Teaching English
- Guatemala, Antigua - Teaching English
- Peru - Teaching in Rural School