Volunteer or intern with an NGO that strives to end poverty and gain insight into all aspects of management and structure.
About the Program
You will work with an NGO Argentina that seeks to bring basic resources to children from socially vulnerable populations. The organization provides homeless children with shelter, food, schooling, and recreational activities in various children’s homes that are open 24/7. As a volunteer you will be able to choose from a variety of different projects and activities both in the field as in the administration of the NGO. This job’s flexibility and wide range of tasks is ideal for an volunteer with multiple skills they’d like to share in order create better lives for vulnerable children.
You will help the NGO to manage their programs and be part of many different activities. Be a part of the organizational and support system of this institution that works with over 100 youth.
Participants can gain Spanish skills through this immersive volunteering experience as they use the language everyday conversing with children and in their free time activities.You can also gain extra Spanish practice with Mente Argentina's intensive short-term Spanish course during the first part of your volunteer experience.
Program coordinators from Mente Argentina provide pickup from the airport and 24 hour assistance to make sure your stay in Buenos Aires runs smoothly without any problems. We pay close attention to put interns in positions that match their abilities and interests, and give them support through the process of applying. The weekly outings and societal activities we offer help participants become familiar with and understand the Argentine lifestyle and really feel like a part of the community. You will heighten your global familiarity and get a better idea of the culture of Latin America through cross-cultural understanding. And last but not least, you get to know and cooperate with people from all over the world to achieve a collective goal and make friends for a lifetime.
A typical day for a volunteer includes some hours of volunteering paired with free Mente activities in order to get to know Buenos Aires and socialize with other participants.
As a volunteer in the NGO management program, you either work at the office supporting the staff or follow the other volunteers and work in the field. If you work in the neighborhood, you usually meet up with the other volunteers and start around 9AM to plan the different activities. After traveling home to their apartments or host families, the volunteers can enjoy their free time and join the free Mente Argentina activities such as city tours, happy hours and meet ups.
Activities included in the program fee (at no extra charge):
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Tigre and Delta Tour
- La Boca, San Telmo & Puerto Madero Tour
- Tango Lessons
- La Bomba Percussion show
- Buenos Aires Pub Crawl
- Buenos Aires Graffiti
- Mente Argentina Nights & Many more...
Our driver will pick up the volunteer at one of the two local airports, EZE or AEP. The driver will be informed about the arrival time and flight number and double check the arrival time. He will wait for the volunteer in the arrival area right customs with a sign with the volunteer's name. The driver will bring the volunteer to his accommodation and will be in contact with the local coordinators who will meet the volunteer upon arrival.
All of our accommodation options are located in the most exclusive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires such as Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta, close to public transportation, so that you can safely and easily navigate the city during your stay.
Student Residence/ Shared Apartment/ Homestay/ Private Apartment
4 Weeks USD 1.340 USD 1.440 USD 1.490 USD 1.840
8 Weeks USD 2.190 USD 2.390 USD 2.490 USD 3.080
12 Weeks USD 2.990 USD 3.290 USD 3.440 USD 4.320
16 Weeks USD 3.790 USD 4.140 USD 4.340 USD 5.490
*Please feel free to ask us about special discounts for groups or longer stays
With the student residence housing option and the host family option there is an optional meal plan available.
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