Volunteer Abroad in Argentina

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About

Voluntario Global was funded in 2006, as an NGO we help organizations from local communities and neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to improve the work that they are already doing and work towards strengthening local development together. This help may be in the form of different tools, such as volunteers or donations, or helping them to obtain new funding, grants and training.

We define ouselves as community builders.

Our Mission
We want to create a network between volunteers and local organizations where we can all actively participate as community builders and from which we can all learn and grow in different ways.

Our Vision
We aim to connect and empower local organizations in order to take a unified approach to community development.

Volunteer projects:
- Volunteer with Children
- Teaching English
- Healthcare & Medicine
- Community Development
- Sustainable Development
- Media & Communications

Highlights
  • Become a community builder. Volunteers, coordinators and organizations connect and unite to achieve a common goal in local development.
  • Sustainable development, ecologically, economically and socially, is what drives our values system and the way in which we work.
  • Youth: Our main goal is to empower them with the skills to be able to have a job, gain confidence and grow surrounded by a communitarian way of leaving.

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8.12 Rating
based on 17 reviews
  • Impact 8.4
  • Support 8.1
  • Fun 8.1
  • Value 8.4
  • Safety 7.8
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Tess
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Communications volunteering

I had a really great time volunteering in the communications team in this organisation. The project is very flexible so you can make it your own and explore what interests you (in my case it was making films), and I loved getting to see how the organisation worked and visit all the different projects. The team were always very supportive and receptive to our ideas and interests. Overall a great way to understand more of Argentina than just the touristy sites!

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Jiyan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

4 months volunteering with Voluntario Global

My work together with Voluntario Global started when I was searching for a organisation in South America that provides different projects in the area of volunteering. The website of Voluntario Global was well structured and it it was easy for me to understand what their work is about. My last few questions were replied a few hours after I've sent them an e-mail, so I decided to apply for volunteering with VG. Only one day after I received an accaptence. I was very happy and I was ready to start planning my stay in Argentina.
The good part about travelling with an organisation is, that you receive help if you need it. They answer your questions, book your residence, organize a transfer from the airpot and you are able too meet new people instantly. If you are leaving your homeplace the first time for such a long time it is always usefull to have people who receive you on your first days and tell you what will happen in your next weeks. Furthermore you are able too get to know people from Argentina who live there and you get an idea of their kind of lifestyle.
Of course it is not always easy to work in these places. They are not the usual kind of touristiy places that you would visit normally, but in the end this is what volunteering is about. Of course you won't work in the best parts of the city but you will help these people to improve their lives. This is an experience that is worth it too pay maybe more than you would usually pay for a trip to South America. Your not only visiting the city, you are living the city. You truly become a part of the popuation.
I would definitely recommend VG for people who are willing to experience how it is to help people in need, get in touch with people, be involved in new situations and leave their comfort zone. It is a chance to learn more about different cultures, about solidarity and last but not least about yourself!

What would you improve about this program?
There could be organised more reunions where the volunteers are able to talk about their experiences between eachother and with the coordinators. I think talking to eachother about good or bad experiences is always the best way to improve the situations in the projects. It is a fact that the volunteers always have a different point of view on the projects they are working in. Maybe they will have some good ideas to improve the situation of the projects. On the other hand the coordinators can explain why the project works the way it does. Sometimes a limited budget or too little help can limit the opportunities but it is important to get to know the background to understand this.
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Emma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An incredible 3 months that I will never forget

My time volunteering as a communications volunteer for Voluntario Global has been amazing and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity. The close-knit organisation is more like a family and I’ve met the most wonderful people- other volunteers, Voluntario Global’s coordinators and local people from the projects- who I will never forget! As a communications volunteer, I really got to know the organization, how it works and the amazing work that it does with local organizations. I helped Voluntario Global with the websites and social media sites, writing blogs, taking photos of projects and volunteers and interviewing people. I was able to visit loads of different projects which really opened my eyes to how much we take for granted and I learnt so much about the Argentinian culture and language. I would recommend this experience to everyone who has the possibility to take it because of the things I’ve learnt, the people I’ve met, and the way it changed me as a person. An amazing way to fully live the life in Argentina’s amazing capital city and help local, less-fortunate areas to grow and develop.

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Leo
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome time

Being part of Voluntario Global communication's team was or is still great. I was involved in many events, either from Voluntario Global or the city of Buenos Aires. I experienced the culture of Argentina and lived what the people of the country live through; met and talked to people with different social statuses and exchanged experiences and information about life. I was assigned to different roles, either writing for the website, taking photographs and shooting and editing video. It may seemed like a lot, but you can choose if you want to stick to one area. The team is very open, you can do propose ideas to create content. I did all these tasks because I wanted to be more involved in the organization and at the same time I had free time to get out and know the city. Everything was coordinated great.
I acquired experience in areas of a writer, photographer and videographer. Media production overall.

Overall, it was an awesome experience. Sure, there were technical problems, but as a whole, Voluntario Global and the volunteers managed to solved it quickly.

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Valentina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience for my life!

It was amazing to have the opportunity to talk, exchange and sahre with local people. I learnt a lot about thier lives and how they found solutions to their problems. I was not so usefull during fisrt week bout after 2 immersion weeks everything changed and I was able to share my knowledge and improve my skills.
Another Voluntario Global goal, you can share your experience with a lot of volunteers who are assisting to differest projects and then you can feel involver in all th network projects. You can share with other volunteers in debating meetings or social activities.

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Ramon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'll do it again!

I never thought the impact that my work as a volunteer would have, in the community and myself. The experience was so satisfactory in so many ways. The community, the people that work in VG, the places, the friendship, everything. I recommend 100% this experience. Thank you VG.

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Linda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A true learning experience

Personally I got ver positive feedback while I was at the teaching english project, both from the locals and other volunteers working there. I enjoyed the interaction with the students and teachers, and I learned about their lives, interests and aspirations as well as how to teach them. So I felt it was a two way experience.

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Hanna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

best experience!

I spent one month helping in a Community kindergarten. My spanish wasn't the best but everyone there was kind and patient. The tasks there weren't always the same so I enjoyed taking care of the children, playing with them and also helping at the kitchen.
The volunteer's house has a very nice mixture of international flags, volunteer's signatures and also from members of different projects. Kind of a normal hostel but different! and there was always one or two members of Voluntario Global's Staff able to drink some "Mate" share ideas and so on. Also was nice at the end of the day talking with volunteers from other projects and neighbourhoods.