- Placement Locations:Cordoba
- Length of Trip:From 1 week to 3 months
- Typical Weekend Trip:Take to the hills and visit some historic little villages or take a look around the house previously owned by the famous Argentine socialist revolutionary, Che Guevara
- Prices:from £1545
- Projects Available:Animal Care | Spanish & Community | Medicine & Spanish | Spanish & Human Rights | Medicine & Healthcare | Care and Community
From its vast natural wonders, such as the mighty Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north and the ever advancing Perito Moreno Glacier in the south, to the distinctive blend of Latin American and European cultures, Argentina is a unique country full of beauty and contrasts.
Our group trips in Argentina are open to anyone with an enthusiasm for volunteering together in the developing world; including those at school, in a community group, at university or working together.
A wide variety of projects are on offer for volunteers in Argentina. Groups can get involved in Care/Teaching, Community – including Community Farming, Sports, Language, Medicine & Healthcare – including Medicine and Dentistry, Animal Care – including Equine Therapy, and Law & Human Rights Projects; each with their own unique attractions.
General information on Argentina
Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the eighth largest country in the world, rich in natural, cultural and sporting resources and with a well-educated population. It also boasts ten UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves and seven World Heritage Sites making it a fascinating country for the tourist. As a visitor you'll feel comfortable, inconspicuous and very welcome.
Despite this, Argentina fell on hard economic times on multiple occasions throughout the 20th century causing severe debt problems and slowing the country’s growth. The country is now steadily climbing the hill back from depression, and its economy is finally getting back on track. As volunteers, your group can be a crucial part of this process and help make a difference in the lives of others, whether you are caring for children in day care centres, or helping students develop their language skills in schools.
Where we are based in Argentina
Projects Abroad is based in and around Argentina’s second largest city; Cordoba, in the geographical centre of the country. It’s located between Argentina’s largest saline lake Mar Chiquita (“Little Sea”) to the North East and the Sierra Chicas mountain range to the west.
As a group you will be staying in a hotel so that your project work and free time can be easily arranged and organised amongst yourselves. The other benefit of this is that you will be staying within the city within easy access of all the tourist and cultural hotspots so you’ll never be out of ideas on how to spend your free time.
There is plenty to see and be part of. Cordoba has many historical monuments built during Spanish rule. Its streets and promenades feature colonial architecture next to modern buildings. There is no doubt that Cordoba is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. There are also many festivals and parades held in this picturesque city throughout the year.
Travel and tourism in Argentina
During the evenings and weekends, groups will have free time to spend as they please, whether it’s taking some time out to relax and watch the world go by, getting involved with some of the cultural activities that the different cities have to offer, or getting out into the countryside and exploring some of the natural wonders that Argentina has to offer.
Cordoba is an excellent base. You can easily visit nearby attractions like Che Guevara's house, the Pan de Azucar Mountain, and many national parks and lakes.
At the weekends, groups can integrate trips into their project so that they can really get out and explore more of what this fascinating country has to offer. Argentina has many natural spectacles such as its extensive Atlantic coastline, the glaciers in the Andean mountains, the vast “Pampas” plains or the mighty Iguazú Falls. The country is also the location of ten UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves and seven World Heritage Sites!
As well as providing opportunities for volunteering abroad, Argentina offers numerous excellent locations for trekking, climbing, skiing, and horse-riding. When your placement is over, you can visit Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil, stay on a ranch in the Pampas, or head to Valdes to spot whales, penguins, and sea lions. All kinds of adventures and experiences are available in this diverse country.