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!
May 25 is the day argentinas celebrate the Día de la Revolución de Mayo, or "May Revolution Day." Buenos Aires' famous Plaza de Mayo, today known for protests by family members of those who "disappeared" during Argentina's military regime (1976-1983), is named for this turbulent week in 1810.
Thanks to all the support and donations received, we were finally able to help the Kindergarten stay open!
After about six weeks in Buenos Aires, I decided to take a break from the big city and head down south to Patagonia before it gets too cold...