Volunteer in Argentina – Most affordable volunteering with IKPVA!!
Volunteer in Argentina at San Izidro, close to Buenos Aires. Work as a volunteer on sports development, eventually helping to coach a soccer team of young students at school in this great footbal nation. As a volunteerin Argentina, you also can care for children at an orphanage, work with child development, teaching English and community development.
All Programs to Volunteer in Argentina at a glance:
Location: San Izidro, 15 minutes to Buenos Aires
Available all year round
Start dates of the programs to volunteer in Argentina: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
5 different projects to choose from:
Special Project: Community Feeding
Accommodation in a comfortable house in Martínez, a nice neighborhood in the North of Buenos Aires.
Program fee includes: airport pickup, orientation, accommodation (breakfast), placement, and 24×7 emergency support
Program fees starting at only $450 for 2 weeks
No transfer fees on top
Wide range of volunteer programs to match your skills & interests:
Volunteer in Argentina – Overview
If you choose to Volunteer in Argentina with IKPVA, you will have a wide range of highly affordable and exciting volunteer programs at your disposal in this fascinating South American country.
As IKPVA offers several different volunteer placements in Argentina, you may choose from childcare at an orphanage close to Buenos Aires, teaching English or even football coaching and sports development for boys and girls.
Since Argentina offers a unique, singular experience within everyone’s reach, it has become a world-class tourism destination. 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
Since Argentina is blessed with it’s natural beauty and singular geography that ranges from the tropical forest in the north, the Andes on the west, the deserts of Patagonia and the icy Antarctica in the south, there are year-round tourism possibilities in Argentina.
Argentina is truly an amazing and diverse country with great people that will give you a life changing experience 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
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 neighbourhoods have different personalities, and also because people are warm and there is a wide range of shopping and cultural proposals.
As a volunteer in Argentina you can contribute to social equality
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 with IKPVA, 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.
Choose from five different volunteer programs
Volunteers in Buenos Aires have the opportunity to choose one of our five different programs, such as: Child Development; Childcare (Orphanage); Sports; Community Development; a Special Project: Community Feeding Program in which you help to prepare meals and serve to hundreds of needy families.
Join us for the experience of your lifetime!
Argentina Volunteer Programs
Volunteer Work with Community Development
Work as volunteer in Argentina in our community projects.
During the year you will be part of different campaigns according to the need of the community at that time.
As a volunteer in Argentina on Community development, you must be willing to participate in various activities that will arise – for example: sorting clothes, food, books, toys, etc, that come as a donation and distribute them; participating in children, youths and families inclusion projects; helping plan events for schools and communities, etc.
Amazing Experience as a volunteer in Argentina
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. I would highly recommend this program! – Nathan, Washington DC
Your week will never be boring as there is a lot for you to do. Get ready for a lot of different experiences. We are sure you will love it.
Sports Volunteer in Argentina: Football Coaching
Volunteer in Argentina in our football project, you may help us discover the new Messi!!
This project offers sport activities (soccer, hockey, handball) to 400 children (boys and girls) from La Cava, a very poor neighbourhood in San Isidro, Buenos Aires.
The idea is to keep them away from the danger of drug through sports.
Everyday the coordinators highlight the importance of the respect for rules, teamwork and perseverance to become a better person physically, intellectually and socially.
Moreover, as a sports volunteer in Argentina you may help also in all the other sports activities, or even organize their own workshop. For instance, if you like to teach English, you may organize an English class on your own. You might get tired but it will be well worth it!
Child Development Volunteer in Argentina
This is a project that requires a lot of dedication and enthusiasm. Everyday you will be dealing with 60 children between the ages 2 and 14.
They all sleep at the project and will be very excited for you to play with them, teach English or another language, help them with school work or just show them something they have never seen before!
They need a lot of affection and we promise you will fall in love with them too.
Volunteer in Argentina with Childcare at an Orphanage
This is an orphanage in a poor village located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Around 20 children aged 4 to 18 live there while waiting for adoption or returning to their families. It is a humble house, but surrounded by a large field.
As a volunteer in Argentina, be creative and organize all types of activities for the children, they will highly appreciate! You can teach them arts & crafts, English, plan outdoors activities, organize a theater play or dance workshop, etc.
They are more than open to anything you want to offer as a childcare volunteer in Argentina. Most importantly, they need care and affection.
With the right effort and ideas, you can really help them change their live paths. Are you up for it? Come and join to leave your mark!
Special Project to Volunteer in Argentina: Community Feeding
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.
As a volunteer in Argentina with the community feeding project, you will to cook, serve the meals 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
Highly Affordable Fees to Volunteer 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.
What is included in the program fee to volunteer in Argentina?
- Airport Pickup
- Accommodation for all projects
- 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 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$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.
Volunteer in Argentina – Project details
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.
Accommodation & Meals
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. As a volunteer in Argentina, 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.
Start and Duration of the Programs to Volunteer in Argentina
Projects in Buenos Aires start 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 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 or with a parental consent.
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.
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.
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 as a volunteer in Argentina.