Volunteer in Argentina
Volunteers in Argentina have been contributing to constructive and sustainable projects for several years with Projects Abroad. Our volunteer work in Argentina supports numerous worthwhile placements which, while they may be challenging, give volunteers in Argentina the opportunity to learn about the real world and themselves while making a useful and positive contribution to a worthy community setting.
- Placement location: Cordoba
- Project lengths: From two weeks
- Accommodation: Host families, dorm style rooms at Primate Rehabilitation project
- Languages spoken: Spanish
- Local greetings Hello: Hola
- Prices: From
- Top places to travel: Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires, Patagonia
Overseas volunteers in Argentina are given the chance to get involved in a wide range of educational projects and internships. These include working with children on a care, teaching or community sports project, assisting with agriculture on an organic vegetable farm, getting involved with an ongoing human rights project and medicine and healthcare projects, including dentistry and veterinary medicine.
Where we are Based in Argentina
Our projects are based in and around Cordoba, Argentina's second largest city and the capital of Cordoba Province.
You'll be living with a local host family in or around Cordoba which will give you a good insight into Argentinean life and culture. Cordoba is a vibrant city set in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountain range.
There's plenty to see and be part of; Cordoba has many historical monuments built during Spanish rule. Its streets and promenades feature colonial architecture next to modern buildings. There is no doubt that Cordoba is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. There are also many festivals and parades held in this picturesque city throughout the year.
General Information on Argentina
Argentina combines South American traditions with strong European influences. It's an elegant country that is rich in natural, cultural and sporting resources and has a well-educated population. Unfortunately, in the late 20th century Argentina suffered high inflation rates and severe debt problems.
However, the country is steadily climbing the hill back from depression, and its economy is finally getting back on track.
With ten UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves and seven World Heritage Sites, Argentina is an fascinating country for the tourist. As a visitor you'll feel comfortable, inconspicuous and very welcome.
Travel and Tourism in Argentina
Cordoba is an excellent base. You can easily visit nearby attractions like Che Guevara's house, the Pan de Azucar Mountain and many national parks and lakes.
As well as providing opportunities for volunteering abroad, Argentina offers numerous excellent locations for trekking, climbing, skiing and horse-riding.
When your placement is over, why not visit the Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil, stay on a ranch in the Pampas, or head to Valdes to spot whales, penguins and sea lions? All kinds of adventures and experiences are available in this diverse country.
Projects available in Argentina
Volunteers are needed in children’s homes and special-needs centres. You may be asked to help with a wide range of activities, from assisting the staff with basic care duties to playing with the children.
Help both adults and children rehabilitate from emotional and physical problems through a therapy programme which involves working with horses.
Work alongside qualified lawyers on worthwhile projects at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in Cordoba. You will get involved at a grass roots level, raising awareness of human rights.
Help local children practise and improve their conversational English. You can teach in a primary school, secondary school or language centre.