Special Project – Community Feeding in Argentina

Lucy Thiess Chakara Kan Australia serving Meals for children in Buenos Aires
Lucy Thiess Chakara Kan preparing meals for children and adults in Buenos Aires

Volunteer in Argentina helping to feed hundreds of people per day. Through this project you will be in direct contact with needy families by offering them a nice meal every day.

Volunteers are needed to cook, serve and talk to the 2,500 people that daily depend on this project to survive with some dignity. You are more than welcome to suggest any activity to help all these families, they will be very happy about it.

“The day hunger is eradicated from Earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the World has never known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the World”!

– Frederico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet

 

 

 

Start Dates & Duration

Projects in Buenos Aires start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. You should arrive on Sundays.

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks.

Location

Our programs to volunteer in Argentina are based in Buenos Aires, a modern-style city, completed by colonial influences from Europe, giving it a unique characteristic. More than one third of the country’s 32 million population lives Buenos Aires.

Orientation

Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date.

Fees for Volunteers in Argentina

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Argentina Fees 01.10.18

What is included in the program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Breakfast
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Argentina.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Argentina programs normally find US$200 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

Accommodation

As a volunteer in Argentina you stay in a comfortable house in Martínez, a nice neighbourhood in the North of Buenos Aires.

The house is a classical antique house, on a big avenue close to the train station. You stay in shared rooms shared by six. The house has three complete bathrooms, lounge area, dinning area, a fully equipped kitchen and two fridges. It has free Wi-Fi, lockers, terrace and a nice garden.

Requirements

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Argentina or during orientation. 

Language Requirements

Knowledge of basic Spanish is desired but not a pre-requisite. If you do not know any Spanish, we recommend that you take advantage of a very affordable Spanish course that our local team can arrange for you.

Safety

You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

More opportunities to volunteer in Argentina

Find all the Argentina volunteer programs here.