Love Volunteers

Animal Rescue Supporter

Buenos Aires, Argentina show on map

This wonderful program’s aim is to simply provide care to animals in need.

The program

This wonderful program’s aim is to simply provide care to animals in need. The Sanctuary was founded in 2010 by a local mother and daughter team, who were driven by the ill treatment of animals in their own country. Over time the shelter has grown from strength to strength and combined with the assistance from international volunteers, they now care for approximately 150 rescued animals, including pigs, goats, rabbits, cows, horses, cats, dogs, ducks, guinea pigs, chickens and parrots. These animals have often been saved from mistreatment or rescued with life-threatening injuries. The team at the sanctuary work to rehabilitate the animals with love and medical care, aiming to give each animal the care and attention it deserves. Volunteers with a compassionate nature who are prepared to do any number of tasks to provide quality care to animals in need are ideal for this program. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide a safe place for mistreated animals
  • Provide medical attention and rehabilitation to animals who have been injured
  • Provide a home for animals without one and who would suffer otherwise
  • Provide an opportunity for cross-cultural exchange between volunteers and locals

How you can help

This project provides essential support to a large number of animals in need of care and attention. To keep the shelter operational, day after day, year-round, is a big task in itself, hence the assistance provided by volunteers forms an integral part of the operational plan. Without volunteer help, the sanctuary would be unable to offer assistance to as many animals as the workload would be too great. Therefore, volunteers not only play a major role in caring for the animals but in keeping the whole operation sustainable and able to continue to care for these wonderful creatures.

Volunteers on this project can expect to participate in a number of tasks, including:

  • Sort and assist with feeding as required
  • Feeding out to the animals and cleaning the animal shelters
  • Working in the organic garden
  • Raking and yard work – keeping all pathways clear and presentable
  • Fixing fences and other infrastructure
  • Brushing, playing with and walking the dogs

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:30am Breakfast at the hostel

Time to relax at the hostel or explore central BA.

11:30pm Bus/Train to project site

12:15pm Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

12:30pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

6:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

6:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

6:30pm Bus/Train back to hostel

Evenings Free time to relax and grab some dinner or explore the sights and sounds of central BA!

Details on Arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Volunteers will have the ability to help animals in need, while being based in the bustling city of Buenos Aires, less than one hour away. It’s the best of both worlds; helping animals and having the opportunity to explore this wonderful city, known as the ‘Paris of South America’, filled with amazing architecture and fun nightlife and many cultural activities. Volunteers without two left feet can learn the tango – the traditional dance this country is famous for! This location offers many amazing volunteering and travel experiences for the international traveler.
Museum/Opera
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
Emergency contact
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Love Volunteers (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food & Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration fee included
Airport Pickup at Ministro Pistarini Airport

Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. They will also provide you with your Welcome Pack, which contains a local sim phone card, local maps and a transport guide. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (aka Ezeiza Airport), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Code: EZE)

Accommodation

Volunteers on this project are accommodated at one of Buenos Aires top youth hostels, which is perfectly located in a great area of central BA and within a short walk from the many attractions of this vibrant city. The hostel is well managed and meticulously clean, and Love Volunteers are usually all placed together.

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! This is a perfect home away from home and a wonderful base for your stay in BA!

Private rooms and home-stay options are available on request (additional costs apply).

Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided with breakfast every day, and a cooked dinner three nights per week (included in program fee - includes main dish + drink). The food is plentiful, tasty and fresh! This gives volunteers to opportunity to use the remaining nights to experience the amazing culture and cuisine that Buenos Aires has to offer. Simply get a few of your fellow hostel mates together and head out to one of the hundreds of local restaurants, bars, cafes or Churrascaria’s (Argentina’s famous BBQ joints – YUM!).
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. We assist you to find cheap flights to Argentina.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Argentina provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Argentina you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Argentina.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$1,056.00
2 weeks
$1,240.00
3 weeks
$1,412.00
4 weeks
$1,585.00
5 weeks
$1,769.00
6 weeks
$1,941.00
7 weeks
$2,125.00
8 weeks
$2,298.00
9 weeks
$2,470.00
10 weeks
$2,654.00
11 weeks
$2,827.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,011.00
Average fees
$653.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Buenos Aires/Argentina between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Argentina.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with {project.name} during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Argentina  Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

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