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
Work on a farming plot in a nature reserve, helping with maintenance and taking part in different gardening activities such as planting and composting.
Promote early childhood development, provide emotional support and work to improve literacy and numeracy skills of children at Care placements in Argentina.
Work with trained dogs and assist in conducting therapy sessions for children, while learning about speech therapy, kinesiology & neuro-rehabilitation.
Help both adults and children rehabilitate emotionally and physically 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 this Medical Elective placement you will be based in a hospital, where you will benefit from the knowledge of experienced doctors who will be eager to help, and work with 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 dispensaries. You will work in rotation allowing you to experience a variety of departments.
Take part in a community sports initiative, teaching hockey and football to underprivileged youth and nurturing the sporting talent of the next generation.
Help local children practise and improve their conversational English. You can teach in a secondary school, university or language institute.
Animal Care Combined Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care
Work alongside a qualified vet in a clinic and spend time working at a dogs shelter, assisting with various medical procedures and animal care.
Take part in an intensive stand-alone Spanish language course or sign up for language tuition alongside your regular volunteer placement. Learning a language is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture.
High School Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Argentina
Improve the lives of dogs at a dog shelter and help them find a home. Volunteer on the Animal Care High School Special Project in Argentina to help staff try alleviate the stray dog problem in Cordoba.
Work with children from the local community and help run educational activities, games, and sports to enrich their lives. You will also study Spanish and practise your skills with local people.
Help people understand their human rights under the guidance of local social workers and lawyers. It is also an opportunity to learn Spanish and improve your language skills.