Spanish & Volunteer
Expanish has partnered with NGOs and volunteer programs in Buenos Aires that are looking for passionate volunteers who are ready to make a difference in the Argentine community. Working with these organizations provides a unique way to experience the city while practicing your Spanish in real-life situations.
How Argentina Could Use Your Help
Why Volunteer in Buenos Aires? Following the economic crisis of 2001 and the devaluation of the Argentine peso, Argentina has been enduring systemic challenges like increased poverty and a lack of funding for public services. Many organizations have stepped up to try to improve the quality of life of those in need. However, many of these groups are under-staffed and underfunded, requiring the help of committed volunteers.
Despite the hardships, Buenos Aires remains a beautiful capital city rich in both Latin American and European cultural influences. From the lively streets of La Boca to the chic waterside district of Puerto Madero to the tango-inspired and bohemian San Telmo neighbourhood, Buenos Aires offers an ideal environment for your unique Spanish and volunteer experience in Argentina.
Spanish & Volunteer Examples
- Sample Site: High School
Help to invest in someone’s future by teaching English at a local high school. Help with lesson planning, lead English conversation classes, and assist local teachers with lessons. Spanish Level Required: Beginner (can be achieved with 2 weeks of required classes)
Working with Children
- Sample Site: After School Program
Be a part of building a better future for underprivileged youth by offering time and support at an afterschool program at a community center. Organize games and sports, do arts and crafts, and lead after-school activities.
- Sample Site: Children’s Home
Assist with the day-to- day work at a home where children have been removed from their families by the court system. Help prepare meals, participate in activities and be a positive role model for children in a precarious situation. Spanish Level Required: Beginner (can be achieved with 2 weeks of required classes)
- Sample Site: Environmental Education Non-Profit
Assist with a local non-profit with environmental workshops at schools and other organizations to educate the local population about recycling and the environment. Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Volunteer with Senior Citizens
- Sample Site: Center for the Elderly
Support organizations that provide shelter and care to senior citizens in need. Lead reading programs for senior citizens, participate in activities and workshops, and prepare meals/snacks. Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Tutoring & Academic Support
- Sample Sites: Community Center
Work with organizations that support people with physical or mental disabilities. Assist with educational workshops and orchestrate/supervise games and recreational activities. Spanish Level Required: Advanced