Focus: Building Projects, Child development, Community, Education and Sports.
Fundacion AFOS provides volunteer, internship and learn Spanish opportunities and cultural immersion in Argentina. Our programs are extremely affordable (as we are an Argentinian non profit) and provide participants with an unforgettable personal and professional experience.
Projects are diverse, ranging anywhere from helping children in poor settings to assisting in strategic planning and marketing. For each of these projects we combine Fundacion AFOS's experience and resources with the help of foreign and local volunteers and interns who contribute their time, energy and know-how to support our mission. Practically any knowledge, ability, skill, talent or capacity can, somehow, help those who need it.
Costs & Benefits
Our programs are offered year-round and for any length of time (with a four weeks minimum).The only requirements are a minimum age of 18, a desire to make a difference and a reasonable knowledge of Spanish to be able to interact with local people (although we can also arrange intensive language courses for those who need them). Program participants put their knowledge to work helping real people and real programs. At the same time they improve their Spanish and have the opportunity to be deeply immersed in the incredible culture of Argentina's people.
Córdoba is a typical university city, it is a safe and modern city with vibrant youth culture. With 1.3 million inhabitants, it is second in stature only to Buenos Aires, although with a much lower cost of living. Blessed in location at the base of breath-taking Sierras, Cordoba is also one of the major tourist destinations for Argentines. Around 3 million tourists from the rest of Argentina and other countries visit Córdoba every year. Founded in 1573, it was one the first Spanish colonial capitals of the region that is now Argentina.
The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba is the oldest university in South America , founded in 1613 by the Jesuit Order. The city has many historical monuments preserved from the times of Spanish colonialism, when it was the center of arts and learning, a place of scholars and priests.
USD $850 for two months and USD $220 per additional month. Includes: lodging, orientation, assistance and permanent supervision, donation to project and overhead expenses. For stays beyond 3 months you can arrange a discounted.
2 weeks to 1 year commitment with volunteer workload of 20-25 hours per week, Volunteers over 18 years of age and have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish or able to take a 2 week Spanish course before starting their volunteer project.
Location: Córdoba, Argentina
Average cost per day: $16
Focus: Child development, Education, Sports, Building Projects
Skills needed: Work with children, women's empowerment, technology assistance, teaching, photography/documentary, marketing/strategy, fundraising, economic development, construction, business consulting
Volunteer Abroad Positions: Working with children, community development, disabled people, adults in nursing homes, internship,career break professionals.