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Volunteer in Argentina – Most affordable volunteer opportunities in Buenos Aires with IKPVA!!

Get to know our fascinating projects to volunteer in Argentina! Choose from from some of the best and most affordable volunteer opportunities in San Izidro, very close to Buenos Aires. One of the most popular programs for volunteering in Argentina is of course football coaching, where you can train a football team of young students in this great footballing nation. If you enjoy taking care of small children, you can also look after children in an orphanage in Buenos Aires. You can also teach English or volunteer for development projects in a community.

All Argentina Volunteer Programs at a glance:

 Wide range of volunteer programs to match your skills & interests:

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 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

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

With your volunteer work 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.

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 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

Amazing experience in Argentina
Nathan Nabatoff and Lindsey Willis

Working in one of our community projects in Buenos Aires, is one of the most fascinating volunteer opportunities in Argentina.

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

Sports Volunteer in Argentina
Thomas Sloan from Ireland with his young team

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

Volunteer in Argentina Children playing in a child development projectVolunteer in Argentina helping us to develop our children.

This is a project that requires a lot of dedication and enthusiasm. You will be helping 60 children from two years old to 14 day-to-day by creating and learning.

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! Children love to sing, paint and dance! They will greatly appreciate the recreational and extracurricular activities you offer. Moreover you will educate them on important issues like sanitation.

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

Volunteer in Argentina playing with babies in a childcare program in ArgentinaVolunteer in Argentina at an orphanage in Buenos Aires.

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.

The most important role you will have as a volunteer here is to make the children feel that they are with someone who truly cares about them. Simply by playing and having fun with them, being honest and present, you will have a really positive impact on their daily life. The key objective of this project is offering mental, intellectual, physical and social improvement to these deprived children.

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 us as a volunteer in Argentina to leave your mark!


Special Volunteer Project in Argentina: Community Feeding

Volunteer in Argentina helping to feed hundreds of people per day. The feeding project will bring you in direct contact with needy families, who will be thankful for you to offer them every day.

During your time as a volunteer in Argentina with the community feeding project, you will have 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 additional activity to help all these families, since 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

Please Note:

  • 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.

Volunteer in Argentina - table of program Fees


What is included in the program fee to volunteer in Argentina?

  • 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 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.


Argentina Volunteer Programs – 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. 

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 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.

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

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