If you have ever thought about volunteer programs in South America, Expanish offers a number of volunteering opportunities to add to your Spanish program in Argentina.

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

Teaching English

  • 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)

Environmental Volunteering

  • 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

Sample Week Chart

 
Morning
Afternoon
Monday
Writing Prompts
City Walking Tour
Tuesday
Multimedia Visuals
Tango Class
Wednesday
Mock Interactions
Argentina Cooking Class
Thursday
Verbs + Vocabulary
Phonetics Workshop
Friday
Presentations
Wine Tasting
Weekend
Estancia Day
Polo Game

What’s Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Spanish Course Book
  • A selection of immersion activities
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Academic activities
  • Benefit card
  • Orientation
  • City Center Tour
  • WiFi and Computers with Internet Access

Quick Facts

  • Program: Spanish Courses in the morning and Volunteering in the Afternoon
  • Start dates: Every Monday
  • Spanish level: Contingent upon volunteer organization, range from beginner to advanced
  • Duration: Minimum 4 Weeks (2 Weeks of Spanish Classes + 2 Weeks of Volunteering)
  • Average group size: 6 people
  • Schedule: Morning or afternoon
Interested in this course? Contact us
Jane | Australia

Excellent Exciting Extraordinary Expanish!!!

I'm the academic manager at Discover English, a high quality English language school in Melbourne, Australia, so I feel pretty well qualified to provide an assessment of Expanish. And I absolutely loved my experience there! The school has a great atmosphere due to the lovely, genuine, helpful staff. Reception is always ready with a smile to assist you in whichever way you need, the admin staff make the enrolment process a piece of cake and give an awesome orientation, both to Expanish and BA. The teachers go to every effort to make the classes interesting, motivating, easy to understand and will always give you extra help in the breaks and after class. Gabriel, the academic manager, makes it his business to know every student who is attending and ensures they are happy and getting the most out of their study experience. The school fosters a holistic Spanish-learning experience by providing a range of excellent extra curricula activities lead by the teachers, such as excursions to places in BA eg La Boca, tango lessons, mate drinking, nights out and much more. These activities are a great way to practise your Spanish in a less structured environment, to make friends with students from other classes and to get exposure to the culture of BA. The school is in a great central location and facilities themselves are excellent. It has well-sized classrooms filled with natural light, a lovely big colourful common area, computers to use and nice clean bathrooms and tearoom. There is lots of information on the notice boards about things to do in BA as well as the school's own activities, and coffee, snacks and water available. The learning materials provided in class are comprehensive and extremely useful. The school also generously provides extra classes the day after a public holiday. May is a wise time to visit as it's low season and classes are very small, meaning you get to know your classmates very well, have lots of opportunity to speak in class and get a great deal of attention from your teachers. Last but not least, the people you meet at Expanish are terrific. They are all genuinely there to learn Spanish and have a good time. And there is a nice age range so older learners like me don't feel awkward. I had such a fantastic time Expanish...I couldn't recommend it more highly!!