Who we are

Who we are

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.

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What we do

What we do

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.

 

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Our Projects

Our Projects

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.

 

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

All coordinators play a vital part in the running of Voluntario Global. Our core of coordinators is small and each has a specific role in order to keep the organization moving forward.

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How to Apply

How to Apply

As we want to know our volunteers a little before arriving in the city, we ask them to fill in our Application Form. This only takes 2 minutes and dates can also be approximate, as we may suggest a change. If you have questions, you can always write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before completing the form.

 

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Volunteer Reviews

Volunteer Reviews

All volunteers want to share their experience so others like them learn what it feels like to volunteer with our organization. So here are the latest reviews from our past volunteers.

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Community Builder Grant

Community Builder Grant

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! 

 

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The Volunteer Blog

Navigating the Pandemic: Liliana's Testimony

Navigating the Pandemic: Liliana's Testimony

We keep in touch with the organizations in the network to know how they are holding up, how the community is doing, and what challenges they see ahead.

Navigating the Pandemic: Silvia's Testimony

Navigating the Pandemic: Silvia's Testimony

Social isolation keeps us apart, but the network is still active. We are talking with all the local coordinators to see how they are doing and how they see their community nowadays. Listening to the different voices in the network is part of thinking together.

Is online volunteering here to stay?

Is online volunteering here to stay?

 With problems and solutions, virtuality has accelerated with the pandemic and lockdowns around the world. Within volunteering, we have worked virtually mainly in communications and teaching English. Today we want to reflect on and share this experience. 

How can community actions contribute to mental health?

How can community actions contribute to mental health?

In times of pandemic, what about mental health? Can community action do something about it?

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Non Profit in Argentina

Non Profit in Argentina

We continue to share the achievements of Comunidad Pacheco. Community work in the garden bearing fruit with nature: This week the first cauliflowers were harvested and we started with the maintenance of the garden on a weekly basis with distributed tasks. ⠀ ⠀ But of course also in the political action: last week they started their first column in the FM RIACHUELO, community radio of which many volunteers have been part.⠀ It is a space to continue sharing the diversity of knowledge learned based on practice and exchange, with concepts such as agro-ecology, healthy eating, sovereignty, and food security. Thus adding our contribution to strengthen community reflection.⠀ You can listen to it here: https://bit.ly/3kTZhhz

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Non Profit in Argentina

Welcome, Julia! She is from the USA and will be teaching English online until December 💪 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #Onlinevolunteering #volunteerabroad #COVID #Volunteerlatinamerica #teachingenglish

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Non Profit in Argentina

Non Profit in Argentina

Social isolation keeps us apart, but the network is still active. We are talking with the local coordinators to see how they are doing and how they see their community nowadays. Listening to the different voices in the network is part of thinking together. Today we share some of Silvia's thoughts: she is the founder of one of the English institutes. ⠀ ⠀ Silvia is a person who always goes forward no matter what, with an optimistic vision, teamwork, and a lot of effort. Silvia highlighted the presence of the State as financial aid in times of pandemic and the positive impact it had to sustain families and their projects. At the same time, she spoke about the emergence of community micro-businesses facilitated by this economic aid as a way to face the reality in which we live. ⠀ ⠀ "Regarding the families, although we have those who are in a dependent working relationship, many have had their hours shortened, there were no labor negotiations for the majority, but it was very much equated with the help of the government. All workers receive help from the government, so the reality I see in the families is that they have used the money to keep up with school, to start their own businesses in the houses, they have their small businesses, they buy clothes to resell. They are doing a good job fighting it, they told me: "We don't have a full-time job or labor negotiations, but we have government help," and it shows. I have a family, for example, he's a painter, she works in cleaning, and with the help of the government, the five of them were able to study: the father, the mother, and the three children. That's a positive thing because the government is present in the families, I'm talking about a sector of working people where there is a majority of independent workers."⠀ ⠀ She also talked about working in the virtual world, how children adapt, and the new dynamic with parents. ⠀ ⠀ "As for us, it's not the same as being present, we try to be positive and transmit it to the kids. Trying to set up a study place, the parents try to set up their space so they can study there. We keep trying to keep the routine as if they were in the classroom... ⠀ ⠀ https://bit.ly/366g6lA

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Non Profit in Argentina

Non Profit in Argentina

#TBT to the soup kitchen before the pandemic 🤗⠀ Besides new habits and protocols, the happiness of the women at the community kitchen remains, we can feel it through the face masks. In the photo is Lidia representing the feeling of welcome that one feels when entering the community center. I don't think anyone who knows her would disagree with this. In times like these, where we talk about protocols and duties, it is important to rescue the human value and what each person gives for their community. ⠀ 👇What's your favorite moment in the soup kitchen?

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VOLUNTARIO GLOBAL

Voluntario Global helps local communities by being available to discuss anything that local organizations need, and offering ideas for further change and development.
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CONTACT

Location: General Pacheco. Buenos Aires. Argentina
Email: jfranco@voluntarioglobal.org

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