Voluntario Global

Sustainable Development Assistant

Buenos Aires, Argentina show on map

Non-profit | Voluntario Global

We work toward local development and try to reach sustainability in its three dimensions: environmental, social and economic.

This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Pacheco Community aims to be an open place to exchange ideas, to learn, inspire, and to build the community leadership we need for tomorrow’s world.

The mission: Empower young people from the surrounding area with the skills to be able to have a job, gain confidence and grow surrounded by a communitarian way of living. We believe that by creating more community experiences, we empower people, youth especially, so they can build their own future and have a better life. 

Highlights:

Empower yourself and others working inside a community-based NGO in Buenos Aires.

Learn and practice about agroecology. Enjoy working on gardening, landscaping, community development, international development & NGO management.

 Role of the Volunteer and daily activities

The volunteers that come from different parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and to work alongside the community members create a mutual spirit of solidarity.

·         Learn by helping in practical classes with youth to maintain the garden and grounds.

·         Help watering during 20 minutes in the mornings outside the greenhouse if the weather is too dry.  

·         Help teachers to prepare didactic material for theoretical classes (like diagrams, pictures, boards)

·         Help social coordinators to manage the organization of community space with the armed schedule, lists of participants’ management and administration tasks of space.

·         Help preparing and attending breakfast or afternoon snack (according daily schedule) for youth.

·         Help preparing special monthly workshops: Open day to the community when families and friends share and afternoon with talks, games and relaxing time.

 What can you learn as a volunteer?

Volunteers will be able to learn about many topics and maximize what they learn before by helping us to maintain the garden and grounds. Volunteers with previous specific knowledge can prepare workshops or develop specific tasks. Volunteers will enhance their knowledge in practice, helping in the tasks of daily maintenance of the garden, in the organization of community space with the armed schedule, lists of participants’ management and administration tasks of space.

Why is this program important for the community?

The members of the community we work with are families that work hard every day to better their financial situation. 

Many of the young people from the surrounding neighborhoods have not been able to finish their basic studies and therefore can only dream of going to university. The Pacheco Community Center gives them the opportunity to learn a practical trade, work in a team and be prepare for labor market integration.

We focus on training. We help young people build new capacities. Not only can they learn about gardening, landscaping and begin an immersion in agroecology philosophy, but also the Pacheco Community Center has a greenhouse for the students to plant fruits and vegetables, which they will be able to sell and generate their own income.

Typical day

Typical day begins  with a shared breakfast and work in different volunteer tasks.

Lunch is shared with coordinators and in the afternoon young people arrives to participe in workshops. 

Most gardening activities take place during the morning, and classes are held in the afternoon. Volunteers will participate in the different activities according to their interests and abilities.

Sandays and Mondays are free days for volunteers. 

Details on Arrival

 The Center is open all year round, however, during winter time (July-August) there are less activities based outdoors. Volunteers will work 5 days per week and have 2 days off.

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.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Before your journey

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Fee includes: Placement + Accomodation. 

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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)
$590.00
5 weeks
$640.00
6 weeks
$690.00
7 weeks
$740.00
8 weeks
$790.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$990.00
Average fees
$115.00/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 Voluntario Global 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, Piedras 1178

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