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Volunteer in Argentina – Cheap Volunteer Programs in Argentina!

Volunteer projects in Argentina at a glance:

Volunteer in Argentina with many children in our football project
: Matt: Child development in Argentina

Get to know our fascinating projects to volunteer in Argentina. Don’t worry about your budget, we offer highly affordable volunteer programs! You can choose from various volunteer projects in the charming neighborhood of Recoleta, Buenos Aires. As you are staying close to Santa Fe Avenue right in the heart of Buenos Aires, you’ll explore the magnificent city!

While you are volunteering in Buenos Aires, you will stay at a Student Hostel, in a Recoleta Paris Style Townhouse. For the volunteers, there are shared rooms available. However, the rooms offer privacy with individual lights and curtains and very comfortable big size beds. At the hostel, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your Spanish as well, because you can hang out with people  of many cultures

Discover a new Messi as a sports volunteer in Argentina

One of the most popular programs for sports volunteering in Argentina is, of course, football coaching, where you can train a football team of young students in this great footballing nation. However, the standard of football in the neighborhood is ridiculously high. So in some cases, you are being coached yourself!


Childcare Volunteering in Buenos Aires and Social Projects: Feels like Family!

If you enjoy taking care of small children, you can also look after children in an orphanage.

Childcare Volunteer in Argentina
Matt and Dulce with the children in Buenos Aires

As an 18 year old exploring the continent for the first time this was a great way to acclimatise to the friendly South American culture.With a range of children from about 4 months to 13 years it really felt like a family here – which is precisely what those kids need. That and a bit of love and attention of course. I felt a real connection with not just the kids but also the super caring staff. – Matt


Social Volunteering Projects in Buenos Aires

You can also support families in need as a volunteer in social projects. Choose, whether you want to improve infrastructure in a Community Development or serve meals for people in need with Community Feeding project.

Lucy Thiess Community Feeding Buenos Aires
Lucy Thiess: Community Feeding Buenos Aires

I recently volunteered in Buenos Aires with my best friend for their community feeding project. The experience was very rewarding, working with the mothers in the kitchen. Despite us not knowing much Spanish, they were very accomodating and welcoming. – Lucy Thiess, Austrlia

It will be an unforgettable travel experience in this fascinating South American country.

Argentina is a World-class tourism destination, a unique, singular experience within everyone’s reach.

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


A volunteer trip to 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. While volunteering in Argentina, you’ll also have an unforgettable life-changing experience.

During your stay, you will enter a world full of vibrant color, magnificent scenery and people.


The volunteer programs in Argentina 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.

As a volunteer in Argentina, you stay in a Student Hostel, in a Recoleta Paris Style Townhouse. The hostel is close to Santa Fe Avenue, one of the main avenues in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires has become a modern and dynamic city, but also preserves its old traditions and heritage, with its European flavored architecture and culture.

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
Nathan: 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.

Conclusion: Amazing Experience, and much cheaper than other organizations

Amazing experience with some of the greatest people. The local coordinators and the local organization were perfect. We will carry these people and memories with us for the rest of our lives. Everything went smoothly and it was much cheaper than other organizations. –  Nathan Nabatoff, USA

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 our cheap volunteer programs in Argentina for the experience of your lifetime!



Highly Affordable Volunteer Programs in Argentina

Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the local team.
  • All of the programs incur a registration fee of U$ 149 on top of the program fee.

Argentina Fees 01.10.18

What is included in the program fee?

  • 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 Programs in Argentina – Details

Location in Buenos Aires

Our programs to volunteer in Argentina are based in Buenos Aires, a modern-style city. However, the architecture with colonial influences from Europe contributes to Buenos Aires’ unique charm!

Today, more than one-third of the country’s 32 million population lives in 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.


Accommodation for volunteers in Buenos Aires

Recoleta - Buenos Aires
Recoleta – Buenos Aires

As a volunteer in Argentina, you stay 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. So, knowing how to make a good Bolognese is a lifesaver!

The hostel has free Wi-Fi and lockers. As there are always many students from other Spanish speaking countries staying at the hostel, you’ll get to practice your Spanish, too!, After all, it is very enjoyable to hang out with people from other cultures!

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 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 Buenos Aires

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

You can choose to volunteer from 2 to 24 weeks.



Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date.


Requirements for Volunteering 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.

You also 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.



When you volunteer in Argentina you will have 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!

Kauan Muchiutte Rodrigues Brazil helps Feeding Project in buenos Aires

Kauan from Brazil helps the feeding project in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kauan Muchiutte Rodrigues, from Brazil, helping the feeding project in Buenos Aires in order to provide a healthy meal for ...
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Lucy working with community feeding in Argentina

Lucy and Takara preparing Meals for children in Buenos Aires

I recently volunteered in Buenos Aires with my best friend for their community feeding project. The experience was very rewarding, ...
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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

Buenos Aires: No better way to start your travels

Matt from Great Britain had a fantastic time as a childcare volunteer in Argentina. As an 18 year old exploring ...
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