Event / Project details

Project start
18 Aug 2013
Event / Project end

Event / Project duration
This project is ongoing

Event / Project ID

Event / Project Name
Community Development
Event / Project City
Event / Project Country
Preferred skills

Number of volunteers

Minimum age

Event / Project types
Community development

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Brief overview

 The Community Development project in Argentina includes a variety of tasks which offer volunteers to share their talents and skills with a local community in Córdoba. At this project volunteers assist a local library with their cultural and educational activities for the local community. Volunteers are encouraged to use their skills and interests to develop workshops in music and dance, and arts & crafts for example. The library also offers training for professional skills, such as computer and internet education, English courses for children and adults, book binding courses for librarians, etc.

Experience Life in Argentina

Our projects are located in and around Córdoba, a city in central Argentina.  Volunteers in this program will live in either a home stay situation in an Argentinean home, a student residence or a shared apartment. All housing options have electricity, hot and running water, and a western-style toilet. Please expect the accommodation to be simple, as you will be staying in typical middle-class Argentinean homes and apartments. The 'Córdobeses' are known to be very friendly, so you will soon feel at homeGVN makes it easy for you

 We take care of just about everything. You get yourself here, and we'll take care of the rest. We are excited to get your placement under way where you will:

  • Discover a new culture, work with people in need and explore new places.
  • Have the 24/7 support of a non profit with 10 years experience in placing 17890 volunteers that will provide you with an affordable and rewarding placement.
  • Volunteer with a world-class organization which is recommended by Bill Gates and CNN
  • Be a part of progressive non profit that has raised over $1.8 million to help women and children in need.
  • Have the comfort of knowing that GVN staff have collectively flown over 1 million miles to ensure you get a quality placement.
  • Make a long-term impact in your community of choice - it's not just a vacation.

How it works...

If your application is successful you will accepted and we will then get to work organizing your placement. You don't have to pay us anything at this stage. (We are the only volunteer organization which begins preparation for your placement before any funds are paid). It is an honour for us to do this as you have chosen GVN and the communities we serve for your volunteer work and after you have chosen to "Join Us" we will send further detail on your placement with information on how to prepare for your trip abroad, including:

  • Your Argentina Program Guide: your online resource guide that covers topics such as country information, details on your placement, travel links, visa application process and much more!
  • Your Fundraising Guide and Software: which provides you with proven fundraising strategies, letter generating software and other resources to help you raise up to 100% of the cost of your trip.
  • Video - Preparing for your Trip: join Mike in his volunteer journey, taking you step by step through the preparation process and how to make the most of your experience.
  • Access to Your Own Online Journal: which help you to communicate effectively and easily with your family and friends back home.
  • Opportunities for Preferred Pricing and Personalized Service when booking Airfares: through our travel partner AirTreks who go the extra mile to support GVN volunteers.

 Program Package – from US $45 a day* ($300 Early Bird discount available)

  • 2 weeks: US $1597
  • 3 weeks: US $1797
  • 4 weeks: US $1997
  • 6 weeks: US $2247
  • 8 weeks: US $2497

*Placements longer than 8 weeks are available, please contact us or apply online for details.

*Based on an 8 week placement

 What's included:

  • Accommodation: Home stay, student residence or shared apartment.
  • Meals: 3 meals daily.
  • Airport pickup: On arrival date.
  • Training: In-country orientation and training.
  • Supervision: In-country staff supervision.
  • Support: Pre-departure personal support from your volunteer coordinator, 24/7 in-country support from partner, and 24hr emergency line.
  • Extras included: Spanish lessons (one week), Fast Integration Program where you will quickly get to know Argentinean and international students which will help you make friends and get to know the city.

 Additional Benefits:

  • A Quality Volunteer Placement
  • Argentina Program Guide
  • Fundraising guide
  • Personal online journal
  • Access to a non-profit


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