Love Volunteers

Supply Essential Medical Treatment

Buenos Aires, Argentina show on map

Offer a teaching and overseas medical experience for medical professionals while also supplying a much-needed volunteer labor force.

The program

This important program was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment in Buenos Aires. Volunteers and interns who join this project will be able to work closely with a supervising physician, and are paired with a full-time doctor or nurse who they will shadow on daily rounds. Intern responsibilities vary according to their own qualifications, experience and/or comfort level. Participants with a full medical degree will often enjoy far more access when it comes to administering care and interacting with patients, but it is important to note that most interns only observe or help out with more minor tasks. While every aspect of the internship is carefully monitored by the supervising staff, this program provides far greater opportunity to get this far behind the scenes in a hospital at home – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for medical students.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide quality healthcare to the people of Buenos Aires
  • Offer a teaching and overseas medical experience for medical professionals while also supplying a much-needed volunteer labor force
  • Improve the health and long term wellbeing of Buenos Aires
  • Provide an opportunity for cross cultural exchange

How you can help

This volunteer program provides an amazing experience for medical professionals who wish to gain international experience. This program provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for medical students to monitor, observe and help where appropriate, gaining a great deal of experience and observation time. For experienced medical professionals the program offers the extremely rewarding opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with another culture.

Depending on current needs, interns may be able to choose which department they work in and in most cases it’s possible to spend supplemental time in a second department as well. These are just a few of the main healthcare departments in the hospitals: Pharmacology, Family Medicine, Community Medicine, Orthopedics, Emergency Room, Paediatrics (OPD/Ward), Nursing (follow the nurses most of the time), Rehabilitation and Surgery. Depending upon the working schedule of the paired doctor and area of the hospital an intern is placed, the times and days of work may fluctuate. As with all medical placements, patience and flexibility with work schedules is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers contribute in a number of ways on the program and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Work in a renown public hospital and supply medical assistance to those who need it most
  • Network with local medical and local project staff
  • Supply medical services to the people of Buenos Aires
  • Help with medical care as appropriate to the volunteer’s skills and training

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:

7:00am Breakfast at the hostel

7:30am Walk or bus to project site

8:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

8:15am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

2:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

2:30pm Walk or bus 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. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Medical Interns on this program will have the wonderful opportunity to stay in vibrant Buenos Aires, meet with amazing people and experience the exciting Latin American culture, while having the opportunity to explore this wonderful city. Known as the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires is filled with amazing architecture, fun nightlife and many cultural activities. Volunteers without two left feet can learn the tango – the traditional dance this country is famous for! This program offers many amazing volunteering and travel experiences for the international traveler.
Swimming
Concert/Music
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) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Medicine at High School/University level
Required Documents
Emergency contact, Resume and References
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
It is open to those with experience and/or education in the field of medicine, as well as med-school and pre-med students. Volunteers on this project will need at least an intermediate understanding of Spanish in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process - including all necessary payments. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to our:
Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Love Volunteers cancels your trip
Resolution Support
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Love Volunteers.

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)
Prepare yourself and become a confident and well informed traveler. Global Travel Academy takes you on a journey before you leave home, helping you to become one of the world's greatest travelers. Our trusted partner for online learning offers courses in "International Volunteering", "Travel Health & Safety" and "Travel Safety Abroad".

On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
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 commute from the project site and 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

We can arrange private rooms for couples, families, or those who simply prefer to have their own space while still enjoying all the benefits of staying at a world-class hostel. 

As private rooms are limited, there is a surcharge of US$20 per day, which is in addition to the listed program fees above. 

If you would like to upgrade to private room at the hostel, simply let us know!

Prefer to stay with a Host Family?

For those volunteers who prefer to be more immersed in the local culture, staying with one of our wonderful local host families in Buenos Aires is an excellent way to 'live like the locals do' and get first hand experience of local culture and customs. 

As meals (breakfast and dinner) are included each day when staying with a host family, there is a surcharge of US$30 per day, which is in addition to the listed program fees above. 

If you would like to upgrade to Host Family accommodation, simply let us know!

Dorm Room 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.

You might be also interested in

Childcare Development Supporter Kampala, Uganda Love Volunteers Agency | Love Volunteers
Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope.
Childcare & Development Assistant San Ramon , Costa Rica Love Volunteers Agency | Love Volunteers
Provide childcare to vulnerable children in San Ramon
Indigenous Wildlife Rescue Supporter San José, Costa Rica Love Volunteers Agency | Love Volunteers
Research the animals of Costa Rica to learn more about their lives and ultimately, how to protect them.
Childcare Development & Education Supporter Rwamagana, Rwanda Love Volunteers Agency | Love Volunteers
Establish a wonderful new early childhood education program for disadvantaged children.
Education & Travel Kathmandu, Nepal Love Volunteers Agency | Love Volunteers
Help out with education and child care in local communities while traveling to the finest sights all over Nepal
Primary School Teaching Supporter Quito, Ecuador Love Volunteers Agency | Love Volunteers
Support the primary schools in the poorest communities on Quito, organize the recreation time and teach English, which unlocks a new world of possibilities.
Reservation

The social project site is open in Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Why am I seeing this?

You requested a page that doesn't exist on this site any more. This could be caused by a link you followed that was out of date, by a typing in the wrong address in the address bar, or simply because the post has been deleted.

Take Me Home