About the Volunteer Program

We require a one time donation fee of $600 US dollars. This fee is used to cover the costs associated with running the volunteer program (support services to volunteers, including orientation, training, and local assistance) and it helps maintaining the educational work carried out by our Network of organizations.Before applying, make sure you have read our Terms & Conditions.Once you submit your application, our team will review it and get back to you as soon as possible for an online interview.
If you are accepted into the program, we will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your trip.

Important information

  • We accept volunteers of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.
  • Volunteers must be willing to commit to a minimum of two weeks.
  • We offer a range of volunteer projects, including community development, education, health, and the environment.
  • We ask that volunteers contribute a small fee to help cover the costs of coordination, administration and supervision of their volunteer experience.
  • We provide support and guidance throughout your volunteer experience to ensure that you have a safe and fulfilling time in Buenos Aires.
  • Accommodation is optional. We recommend Milhouse Buenos Aires and El viajero Hostel for accommodation in Downtown Buenos Aires, but you can also find your own or ask our Ambassadors for recommendations.
  • Programs start on Mondays. You can arrive earlier if you wish but you will need to wait until the following Monday to start.
  • A medical insurance that covers COVID expenses is required. Make sure you have one before arriving in Argentina.
  • If you have any questions or concerns before completing the application, please send an email to Milena: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A few tips

  • All programs start on Monday with an introductory talk given by our Volunteer's Coordinator.
  • It important you consider that most educational projects remain closed during our Summer Break, which goes from mid December till March. However, we will advise you on availability in case you choose these dates.
  • It is always useful to visit our Facebook Page so you get a better idea of what volunteers do at our projects.

How is my donation used?

After the bank, taxes and admin discounts (around 20%), we receive an amount in argentine peso which is used as shown below. Once you arrive in Argentina, you can ask your coordinator if you have more questions about how this is spent.

  • 50% Goes to the projects: 15% is assigned to the project you work for and 35% is saved and used according to major needs of the Network (Social Savings Fund), including the youth development center Comunidad MILPA.
  • 20% Goes to pay all coordinators for their work with volunteers and organizations.
  • 20% Is used to legally administrate and sustain the The Voluntario Global Network of Projects: this includes lawyers, paperwork, certifications, meetings, and to cover any urgent needs the projects might have.
  • 10% Used for Website maintenance.

Thanks to the volunteer's donations, we have been able to begin operating a Social Savings Fund. This has allowed to finance computers, books, and many necessary supplies to go on and grow our Network. In addition, we have also financed a home construction loan for a family that lives in Villa Soldati, the construction of a kindergarten in Barracas, in 2010, the opening of the Laundry Project in 2008, and the Comunidad MILPA Project, in 2014.

We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join our team of volunteers!

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