Voluntariados in Argentina

Este país sudamericano se extiende desde la selva tropical amazónica en el norte, hasta las heladas aguas del Océano Antártico en el sur, y desde el Océano Atlántico Sur en el este hasta las montañas del sur de los Andes en el oeste. Está bendecido con la variedad más fantástica de paisajes naturales y lugares de interés, habitado por algunos de los más ricos de la fauna y la flora en la tierra.

 

Solo para mencionar algunas de las tantas atracciones que "debes ver", podemos comenzar por las cascadas de Iguazú (las cascadas más grandes del mundo) que se encuentran en la frontera con Brasil, y luego saltar al otro extremo de este gran país para encontrar la ciudad más austral del planeta, la encantadora ciudad de Ushuaia. Luego, en el medio de los Andes, encontramos el monte Aconcagua, el segundo en altura solo superado por el  Monte Everest y hogar del cóndor. Es una de las opciones favorita para muchos alpinistas y el centro de la famosa estación de esquí de Las Leñas.

 

En las costas del Atlántico Sur, ballenas, lobos marinos, pingüinos y focas son las estrellas del espectáculo, y al oeste de esa región sureña hay que mencionar los paisajes de cuento de hadas más intactos y encantadores de la Patagonia, con sus milenarios bosques de lenga, enormes glaciares, hermosos lagos y montañas nevadas.

 

Los argentinos son muy diversos, aunque comparten algunos rasgos de personalidad comunes, como su orgullo y amabilidad, y una naturaleza solidaria y hospitalaria.

 

Buenos Aires, la capital del país, es mundialmente famosa por su rica y vibrante actividad cultural y su arquitectura y estilo de vida europeos. Las industrias de entretenimiento, gastronómicas y turísticas de alta calidad de esta gran ciudad son muy reconocidas, y los espectáculos de baile y música de Tango, juegos de fútbol, ​​conciertos de música, obras de teatro y espectáculos de cabaret son solo algunos ejemplos del entretenimiento cultural que puedes disfrutar allí.

 

Los porteños (ciudadanos nacidos en Buenos Aires) son personas orgullosas, amigables, extrovertidas y apasionadas; mientras que los gauchos ( jinetes muy hábiles que se dedican a los trabajos rurales), aunque también orgullosos de una manera más tímida, son muy hospitalarios, sensibles y encantadores.

 

Las personas que viven en las áreas rurales y urbanas de este vasto país tienen sus propios rasgos y encanto. Más parecidos a la gente de otros países de América Latina, son cálidos, amigables, enfocados a la familia, fáciles de entender y profundamente conectados con su entorno natural.

 

San Carlos de Bariloche, una de las principales ciudades patagónicas, se encuentra a orillas del lago Nahuel Huapi, en el medio de la región montañosa de los Andes. Es un importante destino turístico para viajeros aventureros de todo el mundo. Senderismo, montaña, escalada, esquí, canotaje, pesca, cabalgatas, rafting y natación son solo algunas de las muchas actividades disponibles en los parques nacionales de esta región.

 

Visitar Argentina una sola vez, ha demostrado no ser suficiente para la mayoría de los viajeros que tuvieron la oportunidad de ir allí. Entonces, si aún no has tenido esa experiencia, ¡ya es hora de que comiences a planear tu primer viaje a este maravilloso destino!

TRANSPARENCIA ante todo

 

Uno de los pilares de nuestro trabajo es la transparencia. Consideramos fundamental que sepas qué sucede con tu dinero cuando eliges participar en nuestros programas. A continuación,  te contamos el destino de tu aporte:

 

TASA DE REGISTRO: verás que todos los programas tienen una  tasa de registro de USD 279, válida por 12 meses desde el comienzo de tu programa. Muy bien; se trata del ÚNICO ingreso que recibe Voluntarios al Mundo por la organización del mismo. No existen costos ocultos, ni comisiones, ni ninguna clase de ayuda económica que percibamos de otras organizaciones; solo trabajamos duro para mantener nuestros costos al mínimo.

¡Te invitamos a comparar precios! Comprueba por ti mismo que nuestras tarifas no solo son competitivas sino, además, mucho más bajas que las de varias otras organizaciones que ofrecen programas similares.

 

¿CUÁL ES LA FUNCIÓN DE LA TASA DE REGISTRO?

 

La tasa de registro asegura tu lugar en el programa seleccionado e incluye: 

Asistencia antes, durante y después de tu viajeMonitoreo y evaluación constante de las organizaciones con las que trabajamosAcceso a nuestra guía informativaCostos de marketing

 

TASA DE ORGANIZACIÓN:  Es la suma que abonarás directamente a nuestro aliado local. La misma ya cuenta con un descuento especial e incluye los costos de alojamiento, comidas, orientación, transporte y pago del staff encargado de brindarte soporte en tu destino. Un porcentaje de esta tasa será destinado al desarrollo de nuevos programas. Si calculas cuánto podrías llegar a gastar en el caso de alojarte en un hotel y comer diariamente en un restaurante, notarás que su costo es mínimo.

Teniendo en cuenta el especial precio de los programas brindados por Voluntarios al Mundo, puedes tener la certeza de que tu pago se dirigirá directamente al proyecto local que has elegido.

Teaching and Education:

In Argentina, education is not always available to all. There are many children who don’t receive an effective education because their families don’t have the money to pay for it, or because local transport is sufficiently available to be able to get them to school and back. Connecting Worlds works with educational institutions across Argentina which are sometimes severely understaffed and almost always poorly funded. Illiteracy levels in many locations is shockingly high.

Apart from teaching English in Argentina, educational volunteers can join educational institutions and/or groups which educate young argentineans about other very important matters — including sex education, drug abuse, HIV/AIDS and how to protect their health, theatre, art, dance, and more. There are many subjects and educational areas which are mandatory on the curriculum of first world countries, but which are not even close to forming part of standard educational practices in Latin America. Foreign educational volunteers can make a real difference in this area.

 

Community Development

Little or no education, a complete lack of opportunities for the development of new skills, poor housing conditions, areas which reek of poor sanitation, and medical help which is unattainable thanks to high costs or lack of public transport, are just some of the community issues which plague many towns and cities across Argentina. Rural communities are those which on average suffer the most.

Connecting Worlds has connections with a wide variety of local organisations across Argentina. These organisations manage projects which aim to visibly improve the employment, social, and educational conditions experienced by those who live in the local area. As a community volunteer, you’ll be able to connect with locals and the challenges they face on a very profound level. You’ll be able to help them find ways of improving at least one aspect of their lives on a day-to-day basis.

 

Work With Children

There are an endless array of volunteer projects all over Argentina which centre on child development. If you love spending time with youngsters, whatever the age, then you should consider devoting your volunteer time to a project which positively impacts the lives of the younger generation.

Connecting Worlds works with local organisations to offer working with children programs which relate to education, physical activity, creative skills, emotional support, and social development. Whilst young people are entertained by interesting community projects, there’s less time for them to become distracted by other things which will most likely bring them graver problems to deal with in the future. Lots of children in Latin America need the support of adult care, because that support is not available at home.

Volunteers who would be interested in working with children in orphanages should also make inquiries. The number of parent-less children, or abandoned children, across Argentina is staggering.

Wildlife & Nature Projects

If you’re interested in committing to a project related to wildlife, nature, or conservation, then Connecting Worlds can help. 

Participants not only get the chance to help in the fight against climate change, but they also get to experience what it’s like to live in amazing, unique environments across Argentina. Our international visitors spend a great deal of time in the company of locals and environmental experts, turning the experience into an incredibly rich exploration of indigenous wildlife and local culture.

Animal or plant experts are welcome on the programs, but it’s not a prerequisite. The most important thing is the willingness to support and commit the project you sign up to and hang in for the entire course. For more information about the many projects on offer, don’t hesitate in getting in touch.

 

Health and Medical Care

Healthcare volunteers have the opportunity to work in hospitals, rural-based clinics, and nutrition and/or health education centres. The projects available would particularly suit a medical student, a recent graduate, or perhaps even a medical professional looking to take a career break and dedicate his or her time to the medical needs of an Argentinean community.

Medical experience or qualifications are not a prerequisite by any means, however it is important to make sure you’re thoroughly prepared for a volunteer project of this nature. The reality of what you might come into contact with — surrounded by people suffering from medical conditions and without the means to get access to the kind of healthcare they really need — can be difficult for some people to bear. On the positive side, healthcare volunteers are able to make a huge impact on individual lives and circumstances.

Lack of manpower is a real issue for many medical institutions in Argentina. In most cases, just an extra pair of hands can be enough to change conditions and lift spirits.

 

Basic Facts

 

• Spanish is Argentina’s official national language 
• The Argentine peso is the official currency in Argentina
• The capital city is Buenos Aires
• The country is home to approximately 41,09 million people
• Argentina is famous for its contribution to the world of football, with a large proportion of its players heading success all over the world

• Argentina is one of the few countries in which two people of the same sex can be married by law
• Argentina spans across 2,766,890 square kilometers and is the second largest nation in South America, coming in only behind Brazil.

Reasons to visit Argentina

 

• To eat lots and lots of very tasty meat.


• To stare out across the pampas region for as far as the eyes can see.


• To ski or hike up incredible mountain landscapes in the country’s Patagonia region.

 

For more information about Argentina please visit this LINK

Program Fees

 

BUENOS AIRES:

 

Weeks Homestay (no meals)* Hostel (Daily Buffet Breakfast + 3 dinners a week)**
2 635 538
3 760 658
4 885 778
5 1010 898
6 1135 1018
7 1260 1138
8 1385 1258
9 1510 1378
10 1635 1498
11 1760 1618
12 1885 1738
Additional week 125 120

Hostel option: Volunteers are provided with Buffet breakfast every day, and a cooked dinner three nights per week (included in program fee - includes main dish + drink). This gives volunteers to opportunity to use the remaining nights to experience the amazing culture and cuisine that Buenos Aires has to offer. All standard amenities are available in the hostel, including hot showers and modern bathrooms, laundry room with washing machine, air conditioning, microwave and there is even free Wi-Fi and computers! Easy!

Homestay: Meals are not included. A damage deposit is required for all host families and shared apartments. It must be paid at check-in and will be refunded at check-out if there is no damage. Money will be taken out of the deposit to pay for any damages done by the participant. 

**A damage deposit is required for all host families and shared apartments. It must be paid at check-in and will be refunded at check-out if there is no damage. Money will be taken out of the deposit to pay for any damages done by the participant. 

 

BARILOCHE:

 

Social Projects:

 

Weeks Homestay (no meals) ** Hostel (Daily  Breakfast )*
2 835 605
3 1087 742
4 1339 879
5 1591 1016
6 1843 1153
7 2095 1290
8 2347 1427
9 2599 1564
10 2851 1701
11 3103 1838
12 3355 1975
Additional week 252 137

 

*Volunteers are provided with Buffet breakfast every day, and a cooked dinner three nights per week (included in program fee - includes main dish + drink). This gives volunteers to opportunity to use the remaining nights to experience the amazing culture and cuisine that Buenos Aires has to offer. All standard amenities are available in the hostel, including hot showers and modern bathrooms, laundry room with washing machine, air conditioning, microwave and there is even free Wi-Fi and computers! Easy!

 

 

What do my fees pay for?

 

REGISTRATION FEE:  Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, staff salary, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.

 

Program Fee Buenos Aires:  Accommodation with a host family or at a Hostel (Daily breakfast and 3 x dinners included), airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

  

What’s no included: Meals (homestay option), Air tickets,Vaccinations,Transportation to and from project, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses, International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Argentina generally find USD 80 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.