Volunteer in Argentina with Projects Abroad
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, the second largest country in South America and a place of extremes. You'll be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and great diversity in its landscapes. There's much to explore, ranging from its extensive Atlantic coastline through to glaciers, Andean mountains, and the vast 'Pampas'.
- 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
Projects Abroad has many opportunities for volunteering abroad in Argentina. Placements include Agriculture & Farming, Teaching, Care, Medicine, Dentistry, Journalism, Equine Therapy and Spanish.
Our projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world; whether you are on a gap year, a summer placement, or a career break.
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.