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

Work as Volunteer with community feeding in Argentina, where you can help to feed hundreds of people in a social project. While you help in the kitchen to offer a nice meal everyday, you also will get in touch with the needy families.

Rewarding Experience working with the mothers in the kitchen

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.

During the program you help prepare the meals by chopping up ingredients, grating the cheese, peeling potatoes etc. You then serve the meals to the people in the neighbourhood as they walk in the door. After we finished serving, we were always offered a generous meal by the ladies which we loved. – Lucy Thiess, Australia

As a volunteer, you will cook for the 2,500 people in need, because they depend on this project to survive with some dignity. Furthermore, you will serve the meals and have a small talk with the people in need. You are more than welcome to suggest any activity to help all these families. You can imagine, how happy they will be 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

You may visit also some more of our volunteer projects in Buenos Aires, such as football coaching, childcare or child development.

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.


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 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  U$ 149.00 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.



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.



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.


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.



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 ...
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, ...



More opportunities to volunteer in Argentina

Find all the Argentina volunteer programs here. You can work with football coaching with children of a school, or teach English.

Have a look at the community development project in Buenos Aires as well.

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