Community and Religion

Community and Religion, a Close Relationship in Argentine Neighborhoods

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. 

Laundry Cooperative Argentina

The laundry cooperative – A functioning social economy

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.

Community and Religion

Curas Villeros: the Social Leaders inside the villas of Argentina

Many of Voluntario Global’s projects are in the villas —deprived neighborhoods in the outskirts of Buenos Aires— and inside them the social and political activism is completely merged with religion.

Centro Cultural Kirchner

Centro Cultural Kirchner: The CCK, the largest cultural centre in Latin America

The Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK) is a cultural centre located in the San Nicolas neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the largest cultural centre in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world.

ESMA Argentina

ESMA Museum in Argentina

Before coming to Argentina my knowledge of the so called ‘dirty wars’ was very limited. Of course, I had heard of the ‘desaparecidos’ and the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, however...

Recovering Memory, Truth and Justice after 40 Years of Political Repression

Recovering Memory, Truth and Justice after 40 Years of Political Repression

 Two weeks ago Voluntario Global had its traditional volunteers meeting, a space where everyone can meet each other and share something about their culture.

Ambassador for USA

Volunteer Ambassador Ryan Long

Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, I worked for a software start up in Los Angeles and recently moved back to the MidWest to be closer to family and friends.

Art as a Social Practice

Art as a Social Practice

Neighborhoods are full of popular artists who, self-taught or with some possibility of learning in the community, enjoy and make enjoy with their voices, their music, their murals, their expressiveness.

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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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