NYU Buenos Aires offers up to 15 placements for volunteer work. You will be required to fill out a survey as well as upload your CV at the following link. Complete the application as soon as possible but no later than December 9. 2013. We will then select those students who best meet the qualifications for volunteering and contact them about 3 weeks prior to arrival.
To supplement in-class learning, NYU Buenos Aires encourages students to conduct volunteer work in their areas of interest. Volunteering is a great way to connect to the local community and to put classroom theory into practice. Many students donate their time to nonprofits, hospitals, schools and other meaningful organizations. Most recently, students have found opportunities with well-established NGOs specializing in public policy, environmental and social issues.
NYU Buenos Aires offers a variety of ongoing and event-based volunteer opportunities for students to devote their good will and energy to.
For those with little available time, we offer one-day activities that give students the chance to volunteer for a day or just a few hours. Students can paint classrooms in an impoverished neighborhood, help on a communal farm, or play with underprivileged children.
For students who have more time, NYU Buenos Aires offers the chance to work in a variety of NGOs and charities and discover the “real” life of the city’s inhabitants.
Students can choose to work in different areas, including the environment, the arts, education, microfinance, social work, civil rights, and transparency. Whether working cancer patients or abandoned children, or interning at a civil association, volunteering offers students the chance to make new contacts while improving their Spanish language abilities.
Students are placed in community service based on their level of Spanish, their schedule, and their interests. There are many service options, from opportunities where Spanish is the primary spoken language, to opportunities in which the use of English predominates. Most volunteer opportunities require a commitment of 5 to 10 hours per week.
Students who wish to volunteer on a long-term basis will be required to have a short interview with the Office of Student Life and/or the NGO at the beginning of the semester.