Assistant of Psychology in Health Center

Program Description

Public Health centers work in relation to area hospitals of high complexity and provide basic health care and prevention of certain aerial action. To be public in Argentina means every citizen has free access to these health services. The Health Center (CESAC) is located in the neighborhood of La Boca, Buenos Aires. It has has several specialties (dermatologists, orthopedists, gynecologists, dentists, etc) but give special importance to the work of prevention and health promotion in the neighborhood, so doctors focus in working with the community and have a multidisciplinary team that walks the neighborhood and visits patients in their homes. The area of psychology has a wide range of activities that do not involve sessions with patients but prevention campaigns, admissions, training, workshops opened for the general public. As team members, volunteers also participate in the group meeting with the psychologists of the center.

Volunteer's Tasks

  • Participate in the training for professionals at the health center (examples of themes: Public Health, Clinical Psychoanalytic Clinic of Children) 
  • Participate in talks opened to the community (examples: Attention for Pregnant Woman) 
  • Participate in meetings of the mental health team. 
  • Collaborate in the realization of Admissions. 
  • Participate in meetings and outings to the neighborhood of the interdisciplinary team. 
  • If the volunteer is interested, they can collaborate in the play and Reading room.


Volunteering hours will be evaluated by each volunteer and coordinator (no more than 20 hours per week). Project available between April and November.

Local Coordination

Alcira is the local coordinator in the Psychology area of the Health Center. She and our Volunteer Coordinator welcome volunteers and follow them during their experience. They will provide the volunteer with all the information and schedule on their first visit to the center.

Spanish Level Required

Advanced (C1- C2)

Minimum Stay

8 weeks

Key Information

The academic level of the volunteer must belong to the areas of psychology or social work, as well as an advanced level of Spanish. Preferably with experience in the area to discuss relevant issues.

Location and first day at work

The health centre is located in La Boca, about 30 minutes in public transport from the Volunteer’s House. On your first day, you visit the Institution accompanied by the volunteers’ coordinator so you learn how to get there and be aware of the facilities and staff. Then you have a meeting with the director in order to arrange a precise schedule and activities.

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