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'.
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 local journalists at a community radio station. You can get involved in everything from researching and interviewing to taking photos and attending events.
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.
As part of this Dentistry Elective placement you will be based in a hospital where you will be assigned a supervising dentist. They will be of great benefit in your learning experience.
On a Medical Elective placement you will be based in a hospital in or close to Unquillo. You will benefit from the knowledge of experienced doctors who will be keen to help you.
Volunteer in the dental department of one of the largest government run hospitals in the country. You will observe dental procedures and learn more about general oral health-care.
Volunteer in Argentina and gain experience working in both government hospitals and the smaller dispensarios. You will work in rotation allowing you to experience a variety of departments.
Work with a privately-owned sports club and provide sports lessons to children and teenagers, as well as with two community initiatives that provide free rugby and hockey lessons to children from impoverished families.
Help local children practise and improve their conversational English. You can teach in a primary school, secondary school or language centre.
Gain practical classroom experience while helping students at secondary schools, universities and language institutes to learn French.
Work as a teaching assistant in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in Cordoba, where you'll help students to improve their German language skills.
Animal Care Combined Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care
Work alongside a qualified vet in a clinic for two days a week, assisting with various medical procedures and animal care. Spend the remaining three days a week working at a dogs’ shelter.
Take part in an intensive standalone Spanish language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your regular placement.
High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Argentina
Work with children from the local community and help run fun educational activities, games, and sports to enrich their lives. You will study Spanish and have the opportunity to practice your skills daily with local people.
Help people understand their human rights under the guidance of local social workers and lawyers, and learn how to support victims of human rights abuse or individuals in at-risk communities. It is also an opportunity to learn Spanish or improve your speaking skills.
Experience many aspects of professional medicine interning in hospitals in Cordoba and observing a variety of procedures. You also have the chance to learn and practice Spanish with a qualified language teacher.