Community Volunteer Buenos Aires

4.8(16 reviews)
Experience
Volunteer
Destination
Argentina
Duration
4 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 85
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Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Argentina’s vibrant lifestyle whilst making a real difference to local communities. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in the bright capital city, assisting local children in your choice of a primary school, extracurricular school, nursery home or orphanage. Picture yourself creating a brighter future for young school children, teaching others about the importance of teamwork, learning new skills, taste-testing delicious Argentinian cuisines and contributing to an important, real-world community project. 

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with exclusive project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to Argentina’s children and youth with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from airport pickup to project transport, volunteer accommodation, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable impact on the lives of children, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on the greater community whilst channelling that quirky Argentinian way of living at the same time.

Inclusions

Volunteer project placement
We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start making a difference to the world. You can choose from one of the following four projects; assisting an English teacher in a primary school, teaching English in an extracurricular school, assisting teachers in kindergarten & working in a nursery school or helping children in orphanages.
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Pre-Departure Guide
Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.
Trip visa guidance
Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.
Personal Travel Concierge
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Comfortable accommodation
Relax in shared hostel accomodation, located a short stroll from the central city and complete with a TV, free WiFi and a recreation lounge.
Covid-19 Medical Insurance
For a limited time only, all our Volunteer trips come with medical insurance for the duration of your trip, which also covers Covid-19, for added peace of mind.
Return airport transfer
To take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Buenos Aires. Return transfer to the airport upon completion of your volunteer placement.
‘Welcome to Argentina’ orientation
Get familiar with Argentina’s customs, your local surroundings, the project and your responsibilities. Plus, you’ll also get to see your project site and plan your extracurricular activities while you’re in the country.
$200 Global Tour Voucher
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
Certificate of completion
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!
Ongoing support from our local team
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.
24/7 Global Emergency Line
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
gWorld access
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
Marketplace deals
Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.
$250 off your next trip
The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?
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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Community Volunteer trip in Buenos Aires is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment, and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement and accommodation to ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

You'll stay and volunteer in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in the heart of Buenos Aires, within a short stroll of the central city. Relax, settle in and meet some of the other volunteers.

Head to your cultural orientation with the other volunteers, loaded with information about Argentina’s customs, your local surroundings, the project and your responsibility as a volunteer. You’ll also get to see your project site and plan your extracurricular activities while you’re in the country. 

Day 2+

7.30am: Rise and shine, it’s time to start your day! Head out for breakfast at one of the local eateries, or visit the local grocery store and prepare something in the hostel’s kitchen facility.

8.30am: Head to your chosen volunteer project for your morning shift.

Teacher’s assistant - Your responsibilities could include helping the teachers prepare the classes and workshops. You could help to theme the workshops as a way of keeping teaching fun and interactive for the children.  

Extracurricular school - You could be planning lessons aligned with the set curriculum, as well as setting and marking homework.

Kindergarten/nursery - You may be helping the teachers cook and serve breakfast and lunch, doing the dishes, cleaning the centre and planning fun activities. 

Orphanage - You could be organising the toys in the play area and helping prepare meals for the children.  

12.00pm: Take a well-deserved break from your volunteer duties and enjoy a packed lunch at your project location.

1.00pm: Spend the afternoon partaking in more important volunteer duties.

Teacher’s assistant - You could be assisting the children to practice pronunciation, reading, writing, listening skills, grammar and vocabulary, as well as helping them revise for international exams. 

Extracurricular school - You may be monitoring the students’ progress through testing, writing reports and preparing the students for upcoming international exams.  

Kindergarten/nursery - You may find yourself interacting with the children through games, songs, drawings and workshops, as well as teaching them numbers and the alphabet. 

Orphanage - You could help wash up and clear the dining room and kitchen after mealtimes. You’ll be showing the children lots of attention and being a responsible adult they can look up to and confide in.

4.00pm: Your volunteer duties are done for the day! Head back to the volunteer accommodation, relax and catch up with the other volunteers. Head to a nearby restaurant for dinner and try a traditional dish, like Paella, or test your culinary skills in the comfort of your accommodation.

Weekends: You’ll have every weekend off, which gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Make the most of your time off and splash in the natural beauty of the Iguazu Waterfalls, head to the vineyards of Mendoza, wander the cobbled streets fringed with trendy cafes or immerse yourself in the bustling nightlife in one of the nightclubs.

Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Reviews

Omeed N
Booked in Aug, 2019
Brilliant 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Yahana G
Booked in Sep, 2018
Absolutely amazing. Everyone I spoke to was so kind and answered my question is the most professional manner and we're super friendly
Jeff L
Booked in Nov, 2017
Great service so far thanks
Natasha A
When I first enquired about volunteering overseas I was still a bit hesitant and unsure about whether it was the right path for me. Lauren was amazing with helping to not only decide where to volunteer but also helped me realise that it was some that afford me with one of the best experiences of a lifetime. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and had exceptional patience when I continued to ask a million questions. Lauren helped make the experience that much better.
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If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

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