We define ouselves as community builders. A community builder is someone who, instead of offering provisional help, gets to know a community and its people, its weaknesses and strengths. In this way, we build a strong relationship with each community. A relationship that lasts a life time.
Our mission is to empower and connect local organizations to promote improvement for the whole community and take a unified approach to community development. We also aim to create a network between volunteers and local organizations in order to foster an exchange of culture and ideas which can help both to grow in different ways.
The organizations and communities where we work are the main pillars of Voluntario Global. Together with local organizations, we determine our objectives and the type of volunteer we need. Put simply, Voluntario Global could not exist without the organizations, as we work together for their development and growth.
If you're planning to volunteer abroad in Buenos Aires this year, here's your chance! Apply for a Community Builder Grant with Voluntario Global and get a USD500 credit to use in one of our long term programs. Applications are now open to volunteer with us in 2018!
In times of recession, when the economy is not creating sufficient jobs to sustain the entire population, the social economy often plays a significant role in ensuring workers can still find decent employment opportunities.
In Argentina the interaction between political activism and religiousness has an interesting exchange. Inside the villas, many people gather to discuss what’s happening in their community and they do it in a specific place that could be surprising from someone outside the country: churches.
Argentinian Independence is celebrated on July 9th every year, or 9 de Julio as it is called through Argentina.
Two weeks ago Voluntario Global had its traditional volunteers meeting, a space where everyone can meet each other and share something about their culture.