The Volunteer Blog

Visiting an Argentinian Home for Children: A British Person’s Perspective

Visiting an Argentinian Home for Children: A British Person’s Perspective

At 22, working for Voluntario Global is my first ever volunteering experience, and along with it came my first chance to ever visit a home for children. I had no…

Mannequin Challenge

Voluntario Global Takes on the Mannequin Challenge

Today we decided to celebrate International Volunteers Day having some fun at the Volunteer's House! You cannot miss our volunteers' Mannequin Challenge!

Volunteers Gemma and Charlotte helping at Kindergarten

6 Reasons to Volunteer whilst Travelling

As part of our travels we’d always wanted to spend some time volunteering. We found an organisation called Voluntario Global, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and decided to spend two…

Volunteer Howard Teaching English

Howard's Experience Teaching English

Getting the train for the first time in Buenos Aires, I wasn’t sure what to expect. One of the great things about Buenos Aires is that public transport is cheap,…

The Best Thing About Buenos Aires!

The Best Thing About Buenos Aires!

Volunteering with Voluntario Global I’ve had the chance to experience life in Argentina’s vibrant capital, Buenos Aires. There are so many things I love about this city, the most beautiful…

What is a Community Builder?

What is a Community Builder?

Voluntario Global’s mission is to help organizations from local communities and neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires to improve the work that they are already doing, to work towards strengthening local development.

4 Best Things about Living with People from all over the World

4 Best Things about Living with People from all over the World

“How do you say ‘my name is…’ in German?” “What do you call this drink in French?” “In Spanish do you translate the name of this film?”

Mon experience en tant que bénévole en Communication

Mon experience en tant que bénévole en Communication

Durant les deux mois que j’ai passés à Buenos Aires en tant que bénévole au sein del’équipe de communication de Voluntario Global, j’ai eu l’opportunité de visiter de nombreux projets…

Far From Home

Far From Home

I’ll be the first to admit: tending to a garden was never part of my “plan”. Geology was definitely not my favorite class in college either. Finding myself in the…

#NiUnaMenos

#NiUnaMenos

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend one of the biggest (if not the biggest) protests of the year. Ni Una Menos is raising awareness on the number of…

Inside the soup kitchen

Inside the soup kitchen

Volunteering every day at the soup kitchen is a great way to get to know the community and the atmosphere at the neighborhood. Last week I had a couple of…

Just How Much Can You Trust What You Read In The Media?

Just How Much Can You Trust What You Read In The Media?

From protests to mass media, our volunteers gathered once again to discuss the role of mass media in our respective societies. Questions were raised but ultimately, it came down to…

Are You Really Making A Difference?

Are You Really Making A Difference?

What is the correlation between duration of stay and amount of difference made? Does it mean the longer I stay, the more change I see? Would I make any difference…

Tango experience in Buenos Aires

Tango experience in Buenos Aires

Everyone can agree that love is the universal language. However, I would like to argue that dance is too. I don’t just mean solo dancing, I also mean partner dancing.…

First weekend in Buenos Aires: Bingo at the soup kitchen!

First weekend in Buenos Aires: Bingo at the soup kitchen!

For me, having been invited to Saturday's Bingo at the soup kitchen was both a warm welcoming from the cooks and a great way to spend my first weekend at…

Book Club Buenos Aires: El Tunel by Ernesto Sabato

Book Club Buenos Aires: El Tunel by Ernesto Sabato

With only 3 published novels it may seem curious as to why Ernesto Sábato is considered one of the literary greats of Argentina, however his personal life and activities make…

Buenos Aires Book Club

Buenos Aires Book Club

I have always been a fan of literature. In fact, at the last possible moment I switched my major from English Literature to Modern Languages when I had the revelation…

Seeing Both Sides of Buenos Aires

Seeing Both Sides of Buenos Aires

In any new city or country one goes to, the first instinct is always to Google for things to do, places to see or even which restaurants to dine in.…

How to Fully Immerse Yourself in the Buenos Aires Lifestyle

How to Fully Immerse Yourself in the Buenos Aires Lifestyle

When moving to a new city it can be normal to feel detached from the community and lifestyle of those who have been living there for a long time. However,…

Working Among Superwomen

Working Among Superwomen

We walked into the daycare to sixteen babies all under the age of one, crawling over the foam flooring, sucking on eyeless, hard dolls, and falling turtle-back during frequent attempts…

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