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Volunteer in Argentina – Most affordable volunteer programs in Buenos Aires !!

Volunteer in Argentina at a glance:


Volunteer in Argentina – Overview

Volunteer in Argentina with many children in our football project
Volunteer in Argentina: Football Coaching

If you choose to Volunteer in Argentina with IKPVA, you will have a wide range of highly affordable and exciting volunteer programs to choose from in this fascinating South American country.

Volunteer opportunities in Argentina range from football coaching, caring for children at an orphanate, to community development and community feeding.

While you are volunteering in Argentina, you also will enjoy a unique travel experience in this fascinating and culturally rich country.

It is the eighth-largest country in the World, elongated in the southern part of South America.


A trip to volunteer in Argentina is a beautiful experience all the year round

Argentina is blessed with its natural beauty and singular geography that ranges from the tropical forest in the north, the Andes on the west, the deserts of Patagonia and icy Antarctica in the south, there are year-round tourism possibilities in Argentina.

It is truly an amazing and diverse country with great people that will give you a life-changing experience that you will never forget. During your stay, you will enter a world full of vibrant color, magnificent scenery and people.


The volunteer programs are located in charming Buenos Aires

Simon Yearley Workshop de Artes e Artesanato em Buenos Aires
Simon Yearley teaching Arts and Crafts

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is where our volunteer programs take place. It is one of the world’s biggest cities and also one of the most elegant and active cities in South America.

With a European flavored architecture and culture, modern and dynamic structure, it has managed to preserve old traditions and history.

Visitors feel fascinated because neighborhoods have different personalities, and also because people are warm and there is a wide range of shopping and cultural proposals.


Volunteer in Argentina and contribute to social equality

Community Development in Buenos Aires
Community Development in Buenos Aires

The recent succession of economic crises had significantly reduced the middle class. Today, while one segment of the population remains financially wealthy and enjoys a good life standard, other parts of the population suffer economic hardships or live in poverty.

As a volunteer in Argentina, you’ll have the chance to live with people that you might not meet otherwise, and will contribute to our on-going effort to bridge the cultural, social end economic gap that currently exists in Argentina.


Volunteer Opportunities in Argentina: Choose from five different projects

Volunteers in Buenos Aires have the opportunity to choose one of our five different programs, such as Child DevelopmentSports Development, Childcare & OrphanageCommunity Development, and a special program in which you help to prepare and serve meals to hundreds of needy families: Community Feeding

Join us for the experience of your lifetime!



Highly Affordable Fees to Volunteer in Argentina

Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the local team.
  • 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 to volunteer in Argentina?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Placement & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • Local 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 your trip to volunteer in Argentina more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Argentina programs normally find US$100 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.



Volunteer in Argentina – Program details

Location in Buenos Aires

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.

It is a stunning city full of street life: cafes, restaurants, flowers draping from the windows in the spring and the inhabitants (Porteños) maintaining their traditions, humor, and pride to be Argentinians.



As a volunteer in Argentina, you stay in a Student Hostel, in a student hostel, in a Recoleta Paris Style Townhouse, shared rooms, but with privacy (individual lights and curtains), and very comfortable big size beds.
It is self-catering with cooking facilities and equipment (knowing how to make a good Bolognese is a lifesaver!).

The hostel has free Wi-Fi and lockers. There are always many students from other Spanish speaking countries staying at the hostel, and you will be able to hang out with people from other cultures and to practice your Spanish too!

The hostel is close to Santa Fe Avenue, one of the main avenues in Buenos Aires, to the Shopping center Abasto, to supermarkets, ATMs, and restaurants. Everything

Everything will be at hand! The managers will do their best to make your stay at the Hostel as comfortable as possible.


Start and Duration of the Volunteer Programs in Argentina

Projects in Buenos Aires begin on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. As a volunteer in Argentina, you should arrive on Sundays.

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks.


Orientation for volunteers in Argentina

Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date.


Requirements to Volunteer in Argentina

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.

As a volunteer in Argentina, you must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and you 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 for your experience as a volunteer in Argentina. 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 for volunteers in Argentina

As a volunteer in Argentina, you will have a competent support and advice from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of an 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 as a volunteer in Argentina.



Still in doubt? Read the testimonies of our volunteers in Argentina!

Lucy Thiess e Chakara Kan preparando refeições em Buenos Aires

Lucy and Takara preparing Meals for children in Buenos Aires

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Adam Lese looking for a new Messi

Adam Leese, volunteer from UK, looking for a new Messi in Argentina

Adam is probably about to discover a new Messi in Buenos Aires! While he is coaching young football talents he ...
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Simon Yearley Arts and Crafts

Arts & Crafts Workshop in Buenos Aires: Creating “Monster Bookmarks” with the Children

Simon Yearley, from the UK, developing an Arts & Crafts workshop with children in Buenos Aires, one of the outcomes ...
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Nathan working on community development in Argentina

Amazing experience – Community Development in Argentina

Amazing experience with some of the greatest people. The local coordinators and the local organization were perfect. We will carry ...
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Valeria and Orlando volunteering in Argentina for Christmas

There is no better way to spend Christmas – Valerie and Orlando in Argentina

Valerie and Dad Orlando are spending the holidays in Argentina this year, together with Valeries mom and brother. They are ...
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Volunteer in Argentina - Football Coaching

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