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Teaching and Education Volunteer Program in Argentina - Cordoba

Teaching and Education Volunteer Program in Argentina - Cordoba

Purpose
Improves access to quality education
Start dates
Programs start every Monday
Duration
Choose from 1-24 weeks
Volunteer hours
Up to 5 hour a day
Age
Volunteers aged 16+ and families
Accommodation
Homestay
Program fees
From AU$557 for 1 week
What's included
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Once you have secured your place, join regular video calls to meet your Program Manager and other volunteers before your trip.

This program is ideal for:

Volunteers with a positive outlook who enjoy working with children or are aspiring teachers. No previous teaching experience is required as you’ll be working alongside qualified local teachers, but you will need to be able to speak and understand Spanish at an intermediate level.

Project details

Eager to teach in Argentina - Córdoba? International Volunteer HQ’s Teaching and Education project is a great way for volunteers to get involved by sharing their culture and invaluable English language skills with local school children. Volunteers gain teaching experience and help improve access to education within the local community which can help children stay in school, continue on to further education and get better paying jobs to support themselves and their families.

What to expect and how you'll make an impact

Because of various social challenges, students in underprivileged areas of Córdoba frequently encounter obstacles preventing them from focusing on their studies or completing their education. Consequently, many are compelled to abandon school prematurely in order to contribute to their families’ financial needs.

As a Teaching and Education volunteer, you will act as a role model to students from a range of backgrounds. Through your guidance and support in their learning journey, you’ll empower them to recognize the profound impact education can have in enhancing their families’ circumstances and overall quality of life.

The daily tasks of a Teaching and Education volunteer can vary, but typically involve:

  • Supporting local teachers
  • Offering one-on-one tutoring in English, math, and science
  • Providing assistance with pronunciation and language skills
  • Participating in various classroom activities
Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education

More than half of all children and teens do not meet minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Quality education provides an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and is key to preventing poverty, securing long-term employment and improving quality of life.

Why do Teaching and Education volunteering in Argentina - Córdoba?

When you join the Teaching and Education project in Argentina - Córdoba, you’ll be giving a hand to the local community while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Improving access to education in Argentina - Córdoba
  • Helping students engage with learning
  • Practicing your Spanish
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining teaching abroad experience
  • Immersing yourself in Argentinian culture
  • Exploring the beautiful Córdoba region

Volunteer requirements

  • Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate in this program
  • Volunteers aged 16 or 17 on their program start date are required to provide IVHQ with parental consent in order to participate on the program, and may be asked to provide additional document to the local team.
  • All volunteers aged 13+ are required to provide a criminal background check to IVHQ prior to departure. Those aged 13-17, if unable to obtain a criminal background check, can provide two character reference letters instead
  • All volunteers are required to have adequate volunteer travel insurance
Are you eligible to volunteer?

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What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Sophia Desai
16 Apr 2024

My confidence grew so much and I have become more aware of how volunteering, even if it is short-term, can have a big impact. If someone was hesitant, I would say that it is definitely worth it. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and if I could go back and spend more time there, I definitely would.

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Macy Geiger
05 Oct 2023

This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, meet new people, and help in the local community! I highly recommend!

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Boyd Long
04 Sep 2023

This program gives you the chance to meet amazing people, in the volunteer house and around the whole city. It is an opportunity to assist those who welcome help and who are grateful, kind hearted and honest. Do it for yourself, to grow to understand the world and the people who are on the other side of it; you never know, they might be just like you.

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Jenny Li
23 Aug 2023

This experience has made me a lot more independent. I've learned a lot about the culture in Argentina, and despite how different it is from the culture at home, I loved it. I met various new people, ranging from the other volunteers to the locals, and they were all very approachable. The people I've met have greatly impacted my life, and I will be forever grateful to them for helping me grow as a person. Advice I would give to someone who is hesitant about joining this program is to not be afraid of trying new things. The host family is very friendly and they will support you in any way they can to ensure that you have a smooth transition into your new environment. It might seem daunting at first, but once you get to know the locals, the volunteers, and the people at your placement, your experience will be absolutely lovely. Another piece of advice is to be open minded about the new culture you're entering. Perhaps it may take a while to get adjusted, but that's all part of the experience!

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Melissa Gonzalez
29 Mar 2023

Don’t miss out on a life changing experience! Go in with a positive, flexible attitude and an open mind. The experience will leave such an impact on you and the friends that you make along the way will be lifelong. Getting to work with the community first hand and really seeing the impact I made in such a short period of time has inspired me to continue volunteering and giving back to communities that need it most. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing their faces light up with so much gratitude just by being there and I’ll never forget those student's tiny smiles and bright eyes, their happiness was so contagious. The local team and host families are also such a warm and loving group and I was made to feel like a member of the family from day one. It’s an experience I’ll cherish always.

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Lisa Krupp
20 Dec 2022

Volunteering with IVHQ is an excellent way to spend time in a new environment, learning about a different culture while also learning about your own strengths.

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Location

Volunteer Abroad in Argentina, Córdoba with IVHQ

Location

In the middle of Argentina, IVHQ’s Córdoba projects are set against the breathtaking backdrop of rolling hills and valleys which surround the city. Córdoba is home to Argentina’s second largest university and hundreds of thousands of students who give it a lively, modern flavour. You’ll find great markets, picturesque parks, pumping nightlife and masses of museums, cathedrals and cultural icons just waiting to be discovered.

Arrival and orientation

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at the Ambrosio Taravella International Airport (COR) in Córdoba. Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee. We recommend that volunteers under the age of 18 travel internationally with a notarized letter of consent from their parents to support their documentation.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and taken to the volunteer accommodation in Córdoba. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are travelling in Argentina prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Córdoba on the day before your program orientation. Orientation is hosted by our Córdoba team and begins on the morning of your chosen start date. It covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Córdoba – an introduction to Argentina, culture and customs, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities, and an introduction to project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socialising.

Volunteer schedule example

First Day

On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays

Volunteers will have a morning or afternoon shift, which will last around 2 to 5 hours. A typical morning schedule is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.
8:00 AM Volunteers travel to their placements to join local placement staff. Start time and daily workload depends on the project that the individual volunteer is participating on.
1:00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to the volunteer accommodation, go sightseeing, or do some shopping. If volunteers are taking Spanish language lessons, they will usually do this in the afternoon (or in the morning if they are volunteering in the afternoon).
8:00 PM Dinner at the volunteer accommodation.

Weekends

Maybe the rhythm of Córdoba’s famous cuarteto music will call to your feet, maybe you’ll forage for a flea market bargain, take a trip to the Che Guevara Museum, adventure in the mountains, try Argentina’s beloved Fernet and Coke or spend your time discovering the Jesuit Block. Maybe you’ll do it all and more, or just relax in a peaceful park and sip a coffee. In any case there’s no shortage of things to see and do during your free time in Córdoba. But if it’s time for a change of scene, Córdoba’s central location means it’s easy to hop on a plane or jump in a car or bus and visit Argentina’s buzzy capital, Buenos Aires, or pay a visit to the Mendoza wine region or the city of Rosario. If the outdoors are your thing, there’s plenty of trekking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, paragliding, and abseiling fun to be had in the Córdoba region and nearby.

Accommodation and WiFi

Experience the coziness of staying in a family homestay in the peaceful neighborhood of Barrio El Refugio, just a short 15 to 20-minute drive from Córdoba airport and a convenient 30-minute commute to the city center. With your hostess doubling as your coordinator, our local team is always at your fingertips, ensuring a seamless and welcoming stay.

This two-story homestay is equipped with fantastic amenities for volunteers, including a barbecue area and a refreshing swimming pool, perfect for soaking up the summer sun. Bedrooms are equipped with both single beds and bunk beds, typically shared with one to three volunteers of the same gender. Bathroom facilities featuring hot showers and western toilets are shared between no more than three volunteers, and bedding and towels are provided.

For those seeking a bit more privacy, you can also opt for a private room (without a private bathroom) for an extra fee of AU$111 per week for a single room or AU$167 per week for a double room. Payment should be made to our local team in Córdoba and arranged before your arrival.

Volunteers have access to WiFi at the homestay. Additionally, you can buy a local SIM card with data for your unlocked mobile phone to ensure you’re always in touch, no matter where you are.

Meals

Breakfast and dinner are served every weekday at the volunteer accommodation. On the weekend you will only be provided with breakfast, however, you will be provided with supplies so that you can prepare your own dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. Remember that you should be flexible and open to trying new foods and we will do our best to see that you are well taken care of.

Pricing

  • USD

Spots are limited. For a Registration Fee of just US$329 (approximately AU$523) you secure your spot and unlock all our preparation and training tools.

You don't need to worry about paying your Program Fee until you get closer to your start date.

Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
  • USD
1 week $350 Equivalent to $50/day
2 weeks $565 Equivalent to $40/day
3 weeks $750 Equivalent to $36/day
4 weeks $935 Equivalent to $33/day
5 weeks $1,120 Equivalent to $32/day
6 weeks $1,300 Equivalent to $31/day
8 weeks $1,650 Equivalent to $29/day
10 weeks $1,990 Equivalent to $28/day
12 weeks $2,290 Equivalent to $27/day
16 weeks $2,890 Equivalent to $26/day
20 weeks $3,490 Equivalent to $25/day
24 weeks $4,050 Equivalent to $24/day
  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of US$329 (approximately AU$523) in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Cordoba generally find US$120 to be sufficient for weekly expenses, including in-country tours and optional Spanish lessons.
  • Breakfast and dinner are served every weekday
  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Personalised preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Discounts on travel and tour add-ons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • Lunch and then dinner on the weekend
  • Transport to and from your placement each day
  • Return to the airport when your program finishes
  • Flights
  • Visa (if required), travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
  • Personal spending money for snacks, laundry, public transportation, drinks and leisure activities during your free time.

Free-time experiences & tours in Cordoba

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Cordoba! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Cordoba program.

Buenos Aires Overnight Tour
Buenos Aires Overnight Tour

Experience a 2-day round trip tour to Buenos Aires.

AU$248
Cordoba Mountain Tour (Full Day)
Cordoba Mountain Tour (Full Day)

Enjoy a captivating 10 hour guided tour to any of the six different valleys and towns that you have to choose from.

AU$85
Cordoba Mountain Tour (Half Day)
Cordoba Mountain Tour (Half Day)

Enjoy a 4 hour guided tour to any of the six different valleys and towns that you have to choose from.

AU$57

Spanish language lessons

Fluency in Spanish is not a prerequisite for the IVHQ Argentina - Córdoba program, however on certain projects volunteer work will be restricted with limited language ability. IVHQ, therefore, strongly recommends that volunteers take advantage of the very affordable language lessons offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers. Past volunteers feel that taking these lessons help immensely with day-to-day volunteer work and communicating with local people. Taught by professional Spanish teachers and tailored to each person’s specific needs, the classes run for one hour a day, Monday through Friday. The lessons are arranged with your IVHQ Program Manager prior to departure.

  • 1 hour, private lessons (5 hours per week): AU$124 per week

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Safety and support

Safety and support with IVHQ

Safety and support

IVHQ follows best practice and industry-leading health and safety procedures, which are regularly reviewed and optimized as part of the B Corporation recertification.

  • All volunteers encouraged to complete our interactive pre-departure training.
  • All local teams trained on best practice volunteer management & First Aid.
  • All IVHQ programs are required to adhere to IVHQ's Risk Management Policy.
  • All volunteers have access to 24/7 in-country support from our local team.
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Essential country information

Essential country information

Capital Buenos Aires
Population 45.1 million
Languages Spanish
Currency Argentine Peso
Time zone UTC-03:00

Weather and climate

Like its topography, Argentina’s climate varies greatly. The climate ranges from subtropical in the north, to humid in the central regions, to sub-Antarctic in the south. Winter, from June to August, is the driest period of the year. The coldest months are June and July and the warmest month is January. Average annual temperatures in Buenos Aires range from 51°F to 83°F (11°C to 28°C).

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