Argentina building

Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 25-Aug. 2, 2020: Travel, build and learn with Habitat’s Global Village program!

Community development

Volunteer with a holistic development project that builds decent housing as well as economic growth and communal resources.

9 days

Trip cost: US$2,320

Join this trip to Argentina and build alongside families while exploring a new part of the world and immersing yourself in a different culture!

The housing deficit in Argentina reaches about three million homes, increasing at a rate of approximately 36,000 homes per year. Additionally, a wide gap between those with high income and those with low income has led to an economic and social crisis, deepening the housing issue and leaving thousands living in precarious housing. Habitat for Humanity Argentina’s Seed House and Progressive Home Improvements projects aim to bridge the deepening income gap in Argentina. These projects offer families a fast solution to their current housing needs, followed by the education and support necessary to further build sustainability on their own.

You’ll be staying in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be served. Lunches will be provided on the build site. Work site tasks typically include painting, sanding, digging and filling foundations, digging septic tanks, mixing cement or bending and cutting rebar. Off the build site, you’ll get to explore the city, share stories with the locals as you enjoy the traditional Argentinean tea “mate” or test out your dancing skills with a Tango class and demonstration!

Itinerary

  • Saturday: Welcome.  Arrive at Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport where you’ll be greeted by Habitat’s staff and learn more about our work in the area. Later you’ll get to know your team over dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Sunday: Learn. Continue to learn about Habitat work’s in the region while exploring the city and immersing yourself in the local culture.
  • Monday-Thursday: Build. Spend the day on the build site, breaking for lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. You’ll have free time and activities in the evenings.
  • Friday: Celebrate. Spend the morning working on the build site before enjoying a farewell ceremony with the community celebrating the week’s accomplishments.
  • Saturday: Explore. Explore the area and share a final meal with your team.
  • Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Argentina independently or head home.

Please note that while our itineraries begin with arrival day in country, some locations require additional days for travel.

Leading this team

Emily started volunteering on Global Village trips in 2010 to Anchorage, Alaska. This will be her fifth trip as a team leader and seventh overall. She’s a high school Spanish teacher and loves traveling to Latin America to experience the cultures and languages while also connecting with the communities in which Habitat is invested.

Each trip has been an amazing experience during which she learns about Habitat’s work as well as works on a home with amazing teams and families. Habitat’s vision for everyone to have a decent place to live resonates with Emily because she knows she benefited from growing up in a safe, secure home. One of the most meaningful parts of her life is knowing she has helped make that a reality for other families.

Join this trip

Once you fill out the trip application, a team leader will be in touch to tell you more about this trip and answer any questions you may have.
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