Voluntario Global

Communications Assistant at NGO

Buenos Aires, Argentina show on map

Volunteer will work together with communications coordinator in the planning and execution of marketing and promotion strategies.

Volunteer´s role

Volunteers will participate in the planning, the development and strategic marketing analysis and promotion of the volunteer programs. They will not only help the organization but also be able to learn and be part of the internal processes. 

You will work together with our communications coordinator in the planning and execution of marketing and promotion strategies:

  • Participate in profile analysis and consumer behavior to establish means of promotion.
  • Development of the promotion of volunteerism for market segmentation. 
  • Updating ads in major reference sites and searching for new publications. 
  • Find and promote tourist attractions in accordance with the season. 
  • Search for references and partnerships with websites of interest. 
  • Support organizing campaigns of alternative publicity and fundraising. 

Responsibilities

There is a huge variety of tasks available to communications volunteers depending on the volunteers’ interests, experience and the activities going on within Voluntario Global at the time. Some of these tasks include:

  • Creating content and updating the social media sites
  • Writing blogs for the Voluntario Global website
  • Interviewing 
  • Filming and edit videos 
  • Taking pictures 

 What do you expect from the volunteers? 

 Volunteers have to see themselves as agents of change and promote community change through their communication. All their work should represent the organization’s main goals and values and will be a testimony and a way to promote the volunteer work.

We are hoping that all volunteers commit to our ethical photography and video campaign.

 Do the volunteers have to bring special equipment?

It is necessary to bring a camera or computer according the volunteers skills.

 Location and first day at work

The Communications Team will coordinate and run their main tasks in the office located Buenos Aires city. Weekly tasks are organized in two meetings each week, one on Mondays and one on Fridays to discuss what volunteers will be doing during the week and to share ideas and proposals.

The meeting is always leading by the Communication coordinator but all the team can share ideas and they plan together.

Volunteers will be leaving and working in Buenos Aires. Going around the social projects on order to take testimonies about activities and people felling’s and actions.

Volunteers will be working their coordinators and the rest of the volunteers from the communication team. They always go to make interview to take pictures or make videos in couple.

Availability 

Monday through Saturday afternoons. This project is available all year round.

 Requirements

1. Valid Passport & Visa: Most travelers do not need a visa to enter Argentina. Volunteers enter the country as tourists and can stay for up to 90 days. Extensions on visas are possible; our coordinators will advise you on this process.

2. Medical Insurance: Voluntario Global requires the volunteer to have adequate medical insurance for the duration of the program and must be provided with details of such insurance coverage at the time of confirming their placement.

3. Spanish Level Required: Spanish is not required, however, we recommend volunteers to work on basic spanish skills in order to communicate with the community at the Project.

4. Minimum Stay: 2 weeks

Typical day

Typical day: The communications team visit different projects during the morning looking for testimonies and making interviews. In the afternoon, they work together in the Voluntario Global office, in Buenos Aires city downtown where the edit and work with the material. Then, they work sharing on social media or to other volunteers.

Details on Arrival

Availability

This program is available all year round. For communications volunteers, there are no fixed hours per week. The hours are flexible and adaptable, they will often depend on the needs of the organization each week and the availability of the volunteer.



 

Free-time activities

Volunteer can enjoy the city during the weekend. Buenos Aires offers a wide range of cultural activities: theaters, museums, concerts, etc.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

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 Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
Application Form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Be good on taking pictures, writing, making and editing videos, translating or interviewing. Each volunteer can have different skills and for this reason they work in team.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Voluntario Global (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.
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On-site services

Services by Voluntario Global

Fee includes: Placement + Accommodation. Pre departure information. In country coordination. Tutoring and Exchange Volunteer Meetings.

APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY BUILDER GRANT: The scholarship COVERS 40% of the program + accommodation (without meals).

Therefore, you will need to pay for the remaining 60%. Our volunteer opportunities provide pre-departure support, program orientation upon arrival, weekly follow-up, accommodation, and 24/7 support. Scholarship applications close on November 1 2018

What are the requirements to apply? A minimum participation of 8 weeks. Valid Passport and visa (if needed). Health Insurance.

For applying, please send us your intention letter and CV


Accommodation
Feel at home in Buenos Aires

Voluntario Global works with three different accommodations in central Buenos Aires. Depending on availability and closeness to the project assigned, you will be booked in either if them. Meals are not included here, however, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals everyday. Our coordinators in Buenos Aires always make sure the accommodations are clean, confortable and respectful of our volunteers. You will be sharing a room with other volunteers and travellers from all over the world. You will also have free computers and wifi access to use. Bedsheets and towels will also be provided.

What we offer

  • Excellent location: The Residence is located, literally, in the heart of Buenos Aires.

  • Easy access: three blocks away main avenues, all very close to the Obelisco.

  • Everything you need: Located in areas plenty of transportation, shops, bars and restaurants.

  • Comfort in all rooms, single or shared.

  • Full-equipped kitchen and living room, TV, Internet.

  • Breakfast room, computers, luggage storage, tourist information.

  • Free WiFi Access in all Common Areas.

  • Laundry service (at extra cost).

Dorm Room
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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$999.00
6 weeks
$1,390.00
8 weeks
$1,690.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,290.00
Average fees
$220.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Buenos Aires/Argentina between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Voluntario Global 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.
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