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Environmental Protection on Easter Island

Booking No.

CL-WN105

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Nature Protection

Place

Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile. Approximately a 5 hour flight from Santiago de Chile

Volunteer Responsibilities

Preservation and reforestation of the Easter Island, Assistance with daily tasks, Supervision of tourists, Raising awareness for a sustainable co-existence, etc.

Work Hours

The working hours are flexible. Usually volunteers work 5 days per week

Program Dates

All year round, on any day of the week

Duration

Minimum 2 months, maximum 6 months

Age Requirements

Minimum 20 years, maximum 50 years

Requirements

Besides language requirements, there are no other special skills necessary. If you are interested in reforestation and want to discover the world of plants and trees in more detail, this project is perfect for you!

Language

Basic knowledge of Spanish and English
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Accommodation

The project does not have a volunteer house. Chile Inside will help you with the reservation of an accommodation on the Easter Island.

Food

Not included

Location

The volunteer project is located at the edge of the island's capital, Hanga Roa.

Climate

Subtropical climate (average temperature 21 degrees celsius)

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccination required. Please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet*

Depends on the accommodation but in general there are internet connections available. Additionally, there are internet cafés in Hanga Roa.

In-Country-Support

Volunteer coordinator on site

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Additional Information

The Easter Island is located approximately 3.500 km away from the Chilean mainland and can only be reached by plane from Santiago de Chile.

Packing list

Comfortable work clothes, solid shoes, sandals, insect spray, sun, and rain protection.

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

*We would like to point out that in Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer work projects take place, Internet and/or cellular radio systems do not always work reliably.

Program Info

The Easter Island – it is one of the most remote places in the world located in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. In Spanish it is called “Isla de Pascua” and in the language of the natives “Rapa Nui”. Within five hours on a plane, one can reach the island from either Santiago or Tahiti.

Every year, the Chilean island attracts more tourists from around the world. This is mostly because the island has a mysterious and fascinating cultural history and the Moai – the gigantic stone statues that are spread all over the island. Until today, it remains a mystery how the statues got to their current locations.

The island has around 6000 inhabitants and is part of the UNESCO world heritage.

The volunteer program is located near Hanga Roa, the main town of the island. It is supervised by the national forestry authorities, which are part of the environmental ministry. The goal of the project is the reforestation and reintroduction of endemic plants. These suffered and diminished over the decades due to extreme weather conditions, deforestation and destruction. Today there are only around 30 species of plants left on the island. A laboratory and plantations are part of the project and help to grow new plants so that they can be replanted into their natural habitat at a later point. Researchers work hard on ensuring the consistency of the local plants and try to sensitize the tourists and population about a sustainable interrelation between humans and the flora and fauna of the Easter Island.

Work Tasks

The Easter Island is a unique place with a one-of-a-kind volunteer project. You will have the chance to learn a lot about the island’s rich history, culture, nature and natives as well as contribute to help renew and preserve its natural identity. Possible work tasks can be:

  Collection, treatment and recording of plant seeds
  Work with germs and seedlings
  Preservation of local seeds and plants
  Reforestation
  Supervision and recording of forest and plant stocks
  Support in the environmental education
  Supervision of tourists
  Organization and realization of events about reforestation for students and tourists

Please note: these tasks can vary and depend on the age, knowledges, and skills of the participant

Accommodation

During your time on the island, you will be living in the main town of Hanga Roa. Unfortunately, the project location does not offer any kind of volunteer housing so that you will have to organize an accommodation yourself. We will gladly assist you with your search. The advantage is that you will get a great and authentic glimpse of life on the island and a chance to really get to know the inhabitants. You will discover the amazing local and Chilean cuisine with its amazing seafood. In your free time, you will have plenty of opportunity to explore the different parts of the island and get an insight that most tourists will not be able to within the little amount of time that they are on the island.

Prices

For the participation in this volunteer work program the standard program costs apply. Please see here: Participation costs Volunteering Chile

Sur de Chile 35


Volunteer Work in a National Park in Chile

Booking No.

CL-WN102

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Nature Protection

Place

National Park Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Chile

Volunteer Responsibilities

Work at the visitors' center, reforestation, maintenance of trails, environmental education, support campaigns and scientific studies, ecological restoration, Marketing, biological monitoring of species

Work Hours

8 hours/day for 11 days and then 4 days off

Program Dates

During September and April on the 1st or 16th of each month

Duration

30 days

Age Requirements

18-55 years

Requirements

Good physical fitness

Language

Basic knowledge of Spanish and English
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Accommodation

Shared dormitories in volunteer house

Food

Full board (3 meals/day)

Location

Torres del Paine National Park is located on the north end of the Magallanes region, in the very south of Chile

Climate

Influenced by the cold Antarctica in the south, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Campo de Hielo Sur in the north the weather changes quickly and is often very windy. The average temperature during the summer is between 12° C (54° F), and 23° C (73° F).

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccination required. Please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet*

Available, but not 24 hours a day

In-Country-Support

Volunteer coordinator on site

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Packing list

Comfortable work clothes (warm and waterproof), sturdy shoes (possibly trekking shoes), work gloves, warm sleeping clothes, sun hat, sunglasses, towels, torch, little back for hiking, sun protection (minimum SPF 15), sleeping bag, camping mad, plate, cup, cutlery, refillable bottle

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

*We would like to point out that in Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer work projects take place, Internet and/or cellular radio systems do not always work reliably.

Program Info

The very south of Chile is home to beautiful Patagonia with its famous national park Torres del Paine. It is what Chile is known for in the world and one of the most popular natural places to visit in the world.

The volunteer project’s goals are the protection and preservation of the national park as well as the natural and cultural resources in the region. On around 4400 hectares, at the starting point of the famous W-Trek and day hike to the three towers, the team around the project works hard to downsize the human footprint left in nature by the many tourists as much as possible.

Furthermore, the project is responsible for the widespread and nature-conservative infrastructure that can be found throughout the park and offers seminars, events and informational measures regarding the topics environmental education and protection.

Work Tasks

In the Torres del Paine National park, there is always something to do. The volunteer project offers a big variety of work tasks that the volunteers can be a part of, for example:

  Maintenance of hiking trails
  Assistance in the visitor center and with environmental education
  Reforestation
  Marketing and Sales
  Assistance with campaigns and scientific research

Please note: these tasks can vary

If you like working in a team, love being outside and know how to work hard, this project is for you! You will have an unforgettable time, working in a unique work environment with an international team.

Accommodation

During your time in the National Park Torres del Paine, you will be accommodated in a volunteer house with up to ten other volunteers of the project. The house is located right by a public campground of the park. You will sleep in a shared dormitory and will also share the sanitary facilities and common rooms. The house has a heater, electricity and an internet connection (very weak). On your workdays, you will receive full board and a snack. A vegetarian diet is possible after consulting your volunteer coordinator. Normally, the volunteers work eleven days back to back and get four days off afterwards. Many use this possibility to discover Patagonia or travel to nearby Argentina.

Prices

The prices are related to the duration of the program and only have to be maid once. The payment is due when booking the program.


Our Standard-Package for a Volunteer Work in Chile includes:
  Professional consultations prior to your travel to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Elaboration of the volunteer work offer
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Delivery of necessary documents for visa application (if required)
  Individual attention from your contact person in Chile
  Useful information about Chile
  Informative manual about your stay in Chile
  City Map of Santiago
  Santiago City Guide (130 pages)
  Informative welcome talk with the staff in our office
  Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
  Certificate of participation from the volunteer institution
  24 hour emergency contact telephone number


Our Prices:

Program
Costs

30
days

extra
week

 

1,670 USD

not available

Additionally, an application fee of USD 100 is required.

Optional:

Travel Health
Insurance

from 1,55 €/day

 

What's not included:

  Flight
  Travel Health Insurance
  Local Travels

 

4


Community Work in Eco-Tourism Project 

Booking No.

CL-WN108

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Nature and Eco-Tourism, Agriculture

Place

Valle del Rio Puelo, Region of Cochamó, Patagonia

Volunteer Responsibilities

Depends on season: Assistance with the organization of events for the locals of the region, support the development effort of sustainable tourism in the region, maintain and expand trails, work with the local farmers (sowing, harvesting, collect and prepare firewood, store food for the animals for the winter season, repair fences, etc.)

Work Hours

8 hours a day, 5 days a week

Program Dates

Between September and April

Duration

Min. 4weeks, max. 6 months

Age Requirements

18 years

Requirements

Knowledge about culture and environment of your home country. A deep love for outdoor activities.

Language

Communicational level of Spanish and English
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Accommodation

Single room in homestay with local families or shared room in a guest house. During the summer months, volunteers even might be asked to sleep in a tent.

Food

Full board (three meals a day)

Location

In the region of Cochamo at the river Peulo, close to the village Llanada Grande.

Climate

Influenced by deep Patagonia in the south, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Southern Ice Field in the north, the weather alternates often. The average temperature in the summer is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (59 – 77 Fahrenheit).

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccination required. Please ask your doctor for additional advice. advice.

Internet*

Not available at the project site

In-Country-Support

Volunteer coordinator on site

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Additional Information

The volunteer program is new and still developing. Participants are requested to be flexible and adaptable. On the other side, this is your chance to bring a meaningful effort in benefit of the local people since volunteers help to further develop the regional tourim.

Packing list

Comfortable work clothes, trekking shoes, rain boots, work and water-resistant clothes, camping utensils

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form) 

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

*We would like to point out that in Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer work projects take place, Internet and/or cellular radio systems do not always work reliably.

Program Info

Located in the region around the river Puelo in the north of Patagonia, this volunteer project aims for environmental protection and sustainable eco-tourism as well as environmental education. The whole community in the region is part of this project. Tourism stakeholders as well as farmers come together and offer touristic activities on a sustainable basis as well as organic food through ecological agricultural.

Work Tasks

Especially in agriculture, the project relies on every helping hand it can get and is happy about every volunteer that decides to join the team for a little while. These are then appointed to all kinds of different working areas.

In order to be a volunteer in this project, it is important that you are flexible and adaptable as well as not hesitant to work hard. Working tasks may include:

  Processing of firewood (chopping, stacking, collecting shavings)
  Storage forage for the winter
  Maintenance and construction of fences
  Expanding and maintaining hiking trails
  Assist with doing craftwork
  Organizing local events
  Assisting the farmers in the area

Please note: these tasks can vary

Accommodation

During your volunteering, you will have the possibility to live with a local host family. If this is not possible due to no capacity, you will live in a guesthouse with other volunteers or sleep in a tent. In any case, you will receive full board containing of typical Chilean cuisine.

The project will do their best to place you at the location of your personal interest but unfortunately, these preferences cannot be guaranteed.

Prices

The prices are related to the duration of the program and only have to be maid once. The payment is due when booking the program.


Our Standard-Package for a Volunteer Work in Chile includes:
  Professional consultations prior to your travel to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Elaboration of the volunteer work offer
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Delivery of necessary documents for visa application (if required)
  Individual attention from your contact person in Chile
  Useful information about Chile
  Informative manual about your stay in Chile
  City Map of Santiago
  Santiago City Guide (130 pages)
  Informative welcome talk with the staff in our office in Santiago de Chile
  Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
  Certificate of participation from the volunteer institution
  24 hour emergency contact telephone number


Our Prices:

Program
Costs

4
weeks

5
weeks

6
weeks

Extra-
week

 

USD 355

USD 385

USD 415

USD 30

Additionally, an application fee of USD 100 is required.

Optional:

Travel Health
Insurance

from 1,55 €/day

 

What's not included:

  Flight
  Travel Health Insurance
  Local Travels

Please note:
  One week corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights.

16


Eco-Tourism and Environmental Protection

Booking No.

CL-WN101

Program Type

Volunteer Work, environment protection, animal protection

Place

Neltume, Region de Los Ríos, Chile

Volunteer Responsibilities

Depend on weather conditions; work in the breeding station of Huemuls (Inca deer), forest protection and reforestation, work in bio-gardens, assistance with excursions, help in the local cafeteria, assisting the park administration, maintainance of the park and surroundings of the Eco-lodge

Work Hours

Will be specified on-site with your volunteer coordinator. Usually 6-8 hours per day. At least one day off per week.

Program Dates

On any day of the week

Duration

Depending on your working interests minimum 1 month; Maximum 6 months

Age Requirements

18 years

Requirements

No special skills required, but you should definitively feel responsible for animal/environment protection, be flexible and tolerant and have a general good attitude and fun at work

Language

Basic knowledge of Spanish and English
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Accommodation

Shared dormitories in volunteer house

Food

Full board (3 meals/day)

Location

The closest village Neltume is about 1 km away and has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. There you can find small restaurants and little shops. Panguipulli, the next bigger city, is 60 km away (travel time is about 45 minutes).

Climate

The weather during the Chilean summer months is very comfortable. Not cold and not too hot with regular rainfall. During the winter season (May-August) it can get quite cold, rainy and windy.

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccination required. Please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet*

Available, but the connection is not always very stable.

Additional Information

Drinking alcohol and inviting people who are not related to the project is strictly prohibited. Night’s rest is scheduled at 11pm. Work at the breeding station of Huemuls is just possible for male participants who stay at least 2 month.

In-Country-Support

Volunteer coordinator on site

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Packing list

Comfortable work clothes (warm and rain proof), sturdy shoes (possibly trekking shoes), sleeping back, towels, enough cash (next ATM is in Panguipulli)

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory.

*We would like to point out that in Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer work projects take place, Internet and/or cellular radio systems do not always work reliably.

Program Info

This non-profit organization was established in 2004 and has since been working hard to introduce eco-tourism as well as a functioning environmental protection program to its region. In this process they include the local communities so that they learn to treat the ressources responsibly. Their long-term goal is an improvement in life quality for the people and the animals. Through the project, many locals have gotten access to a stable job and income.

The Huemul, a local and very scarce deer species plays a big role in the project. A couple of decades ago, it was still widely spread across Chile but almost became extinct as there were only two deer left a couple of years ago. The organization introduced a Huemul protection program which specializes in resettlement and reproduction of the animals. Today they have managed to increase the number of Huemuls to 20. Another animal, that the project invests a lot of time and protection in, is the Guanaco, a kind of llama.

The other big part of the project is the sustainable eco-tourism. There is a fairytale-like boutique hotel, some guest houses and a campground. All of these are an important source of income for the project.

By now, the project has reached a worldwide achnowledged status and won the first price in National Geographics contest in the field of "Conserving the Natural World". Here, it could stand up to all the other 150 projects from 56 countries.

As you can see, this volunteer project is a great chance to get an insight into a sustainable and succesful environmental organization. Here you will learn many life lessons from which you will benefit for the rest of your life.

Work Tasks

In order to be a volunteer in this project, you do not need any special prior skills. Nevertheless you should be flexible and a good team-worker. An advantage of this project is definitely the incredible location as well as the broad choice of working tasks. Some of these can be:

  Assitane in the boutique hotel
  Supervision of guests
  Assistance in the protection program for Huemul and Guanacos
  Help in the organic garden and the orchards
  Help with other agricultural work tasks
  Maintenance of the facilities
  Assistance in the cafeteria and with the guests
  Organization of guest excursions into nature
  Administrative tasks such as marketing and international relations

Please note: these tasks can vary

Accommodation

During your time in the volunteer project, you will be living in a volunteer house in the village of Neltume. There you will share a dormitorio, kitchen and bathroom with other volunteers and workers or the project. You receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and have access to the WiFi (weak).

Prices

The prices are related to the duration of the program and only have to be maid once. The payment is due when booking the program.


Our Standard-Package for a Volunteer Work in Chile includes:
  Professional consultations prior to your travel to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Elaboration of the volunteer work offer
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Delivery of necessary documents for visa application (if required)
  Individual attention from your contact person in Chile
  Useful information about Chile
  Informative manual about your stay in Chile
  City Map of Santiago
  Santiago City Guide (130 pages)
  Informative welcome talk with the staff in our office
  Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
  Certificate of participation from the volunteer institution
  24 hour emergency contact telephone number


Our Prices:

Program
Costs

4
weeks

5
weeks

6
weeks

additional
week

 

440 USD

490 USD

540 USD

50 USD

Application fee 100 USD.
(Note: For participation in 2019 there will be a surcharge of 30 USD/week).

Optional:

Travel Health
Insurance

from 1,55 €/day

 

What's not included:

  Flight
  Travel Health Insurance
  Local Travels

 

Pferdetherapie 2

 
Equine Therapy in Chile

 

Booking No.

CL-VOL104

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Child Care, Health, Horses 

Place

Santiago de Chile

Volunteer Responsibilities

Support in therapy sessions, help in the therapeutic program, entertaining young patients, grooming, feeding, and care of horses, stall cleaning, preparation of horses for therapy sessions etc.

Work Hours

15-20 hours/ week 

Program Start Date

Year round, on any day

Duration

Minimum 4 weeks, max. 6 months

Minimum Age

18 years 

Requirements

No special skills required but experience with horses is beneficial 

Language

Spanish (intermediate skills) 
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Accommodation

Single room with home stay or in shared apartment

Food

Self-catering or half-board (only home stay) 

Climate

Mediterranean climate. Warm and dry summers from October to March with about 30° C (86° F) day temperature. Winter from May to August with rainfall and day temperatures between 10 and 25° C (50-77° F)

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccinations required; please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet

Internet available in your accommodation

Additional Information

Before starting your volunteer work, you receive an orientation from our local staff. One of our team members will accompany you to your volunteer placement the first day (Santiago only).

In-Country-Support

Program Coordinator at project site and additionally in Santiao de Chile

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

Program Info

You love horses and you have a way with people as well? You would like to participate in a volunteer project for a little while? In this case, volunteering for an equine therapy center in Santiago de Chile is the perfect match for you. You will get a great insight into the work and therapy methods and you will grow in your own personality.

Equine Therapy is a great therapy method for patients that suffer from different medical conditions and disabilities. It enhances the coordination and the sense of direction and orientation for the children and adults. Through the striking distance to the horse, sitting on its back, body tension can be released and patients receive velocity impulses through which they can increase their cenesthesia.

Most patients of the equine therapy center in Santiago are children and teenagers with autism, Down syndrome or other developmental disorders.

Work Tasks

During your time in the therapy center, you support the team during the therapy sessions and care for the horses. Special skills are not required but you should be responsible and patient and have a way with children and horses. In general, a little bit of experience with horses is beneficial.

As a volunteer in the therapy center, you will have different responsibilities that may include:

  Assistance during the therapy sessions
  Playing with the little patients
  Preparation of the horses prior to the therapy sessions
  Cleaning of the horses and facilities

As soon as we place you successfully within a project and before you book and pay for the program, we will send you all the detailed program and work descriptions for your exact placement. Thus, you will have all the necessary information, about where you will work and live, prior to your departure.

Accommodation and Board

During your Volunteer Work, you can choose your accommodation. Either you can live with a Chilean homestay family with the possibility to book half-board or you can stay in a shared apartment with other foreigners or people from Chile. In this case, you would have to self-cater. In one way or the other, you will have a single room to yourself.

Prices

For the participation in this volunteer work program the standard program costs apply. Please see here: Participation costs Volunteering Chile

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Environmental Education with Children

Booking No.

CL-VOL111

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Environmental Protection, Education, Children 

Place

Pisco Elqui, Region of Coquimbo, Chile 

Volunteer Responsibilities

Support of the different activities within the program (sport activities, educational workshops, excursions, work in the organic garden, etc.) 

Work Hours

Monday – Friday from 9 am - 1 pm, and 3 pm - 6 pm 

Program Start Date

All year round

Duration

Minimum 4 weeks, max. 6 months

Minimum Age

18 years 

Requirements

Enjoy working with kids, exemplary behavior towards the kids, environmental consciousness 

Language

Spanish skills on communication level 
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Accommodation

Single room with local home stay

Food

Full board 

Location

Pisco Elqui is located in the Coquimbo region about 400 kilometer north of Santiago de Chile. La Serena is the main city in this region.

Climate

Desert climate with very little rain. Sunshine guarantee year-round.

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccinations required; please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet

Limited availability

In-Country-Support

Program Coordinator at project site

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Packing list

Comfortable work clothes, stable footwear (trekking shoes), warm and water-resistant clothes in the winter, light clothes for summertime.

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

Program Info

Since 2011, this cultural and environmental organization works to enhance the environmental consciousness of children in the region Pisco Elqui. They want to be a part of a good development of these children and teenagers to make sure they grow up being ecological and socially responsible.

The children that regularly visit this project that are between three and 18 years old, learn about different techniques and basics that they can easily adapt into their family lives at home. 

Three projects that the organization uses successfully are:

  1. The TINI-method – in this project, every child receives a piece of soil to take care of and to plant on. They watch the growth of their cultivation and learn to take responsibility for something.
  2. The Water-Education-Academy: these workshops were implemented to teach the children and teenagers a responsible handling of water resources.
  3. Tiva-Excursions – in order to enhance physical activity and teach children and teenagers about nature at the same time: the project does a lot of excursions into nature such as small hiking trips

The UNESCO has acknowledged these methods to be sustainable developmental methods that have since been implemented in other countries around the world.

Work Tasks

As a team member of this project, you will get involved in the following areas:

  Work in the organic garden or greenhouse
  Assistance in the area of “Food and a healthy lifestyle” (yoga, sport activities, excursions, etc.)
  Assistance in the area of “Environmental Awareness” (waste management, recycling, reuse of materials)
  Preservation of the regional biodiversity
  Ecotourism
  Art (dance, music, theater, painting)
  Teach English
  Brainstorming and drafting new projects for the foundation

Accommodation and Board

During your volunteer program you will have the possibility to live with a Chilean host family in the region. There, you will be staying in a single room and will receive full board. The region Pisco Elqui is a village in the Elqui Valley in the region of Coquimbo north of the capital Santiago and about 100 kilometer away from the city La Serena.

The Elqui valley is known for its sunny climate and the close location to the Andes. Furthermore, the area has an incredibly clear sky, which is why many internationally known observatories are located in the region.

Prices

The prices are related to the duration of the program and only have to be made once. The payment is due when booking the program (for example: 4 weeks package, one-time payment of 720 USD).


Our Standard-Package for a Volunteer Work in Chile includes:
  Professional consultations prior to your travel to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Elaboration of the volunteer work offer
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Delivery of necessary documents for visa application (if required)
  Individual attention from your contact person in Chile
  Useful information about Chile
  Informative manual about your stay in Chile
  City Map of Santiago
  Santiago City Guide (130 pages)
  Informative welcome talk with the staff in our office in Santiago de Chile
  Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
  Certificate of participation from the volunteer institution
  24 hour emergency contact telephone number


Our Prices:

Program
Costs

4
weeks

5
weeks

6
weeks

7
weeks

8
weeks

Extra
week

 

720 USD

840 USD

960 USD

1,080 USD

1,200 USD

120 USD

Additionally, an application fee of USD 100 is required.

Optional:

Airport Pick-up
(in Santiago)

35 USD

Travel Health
Insurance

from 1,55 €/day


Please note:
  One week corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights

What's not included:

  Flight
  Travel Health Insurance
  Local Travels

 

6


Volunteer Work in a Dog Shelter

Booking No.

CL-VOL110

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Animal Welfare 

Place

Casablanca 

Volunteer Responsibilities

Care of dogs in rehabilitation center, walk the dogs, play with the dogs, feed the dogs, help with adoption procedures, support of different tasks around the dog, administrative work 

Work Hours

Full- day on 5 days a week. Work shift on the weekend may be required with free days during the week instead. 

Program Start Date

All year round

Duration

Minimum 4 weeks, max. 6 months

Minimum Age

18 years 

Requirements

No special skills required. You should be a dog lover! Experience with dogs is beneficial but not a must. 

Language

Spanish skills on communication level 
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Accommodation

Single room in a homestay with a local family or single room in a residence in Casablanca.

Food

Food included at homestay. Self-catering at residence. 

Location

Casablanca is located between the capital Santiago de Chile and Valparaíso at the Pacific Coast. Santiago can be reached by car within 1 hour.

Climate

Mediterranean climate. Warm and dry summer from October until March with up to 30°C daytime temperature (86 Fahrenheit). The winters from May to August bring a lot of rainfall and daytime temperatures between 10 and 25°C (50 – 77 Fahrenheit).

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccinations required; please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet

Limited availability

In-Country-Support

Volunteers are supervised by the director and volunteer coordinator of the dog shelter, as well as by the local staff.

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Packing list

Comfortable work clothes, stable footwear (trekking shoes), warm and water-resistant clothes in the winter, light clothes for summertime.

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

Program Info

If you love dogs, this is the place for you. The founder who rescued many dogs out of the destroyed regions after the earthquake of 2010, and brought them to the city of Casablanca, founded the rehabilitation center for dogs.

The 120 dogs living in the shelter that are often saved from the streets and in bad conditions are being trained and rehabilitated. They receive medical treatment in the clinic that belongs to the center. The main goal of the shelter is the emotional and physical protection of the animals and finally a successful adoption of the dogs by responsible people.

The foundation wants to spread awareness about the street dogs of Chile and wants to improve the relationship between dogs and humans. Furthermore, they follow the social mission to treat dogs owned by people of the less-privileged classes that might not have the financial means to get their dogs sterilized, vaccinated or treated. This is why the clinic tries to provide these services for less or even free, prioritizing the animal’s health.

Work Tasks

In order to work at the dog shelter in Casablanca, you do not need any special skills. You should love dogs and should not be afraid of them as well as work with a lot of sense for responsibility and patience.

Possible tasks can be:

  Taking care of the dogs (Grooming, Cleaning, etc.)
  Feeding the dogs
  Play with the dogs
  Walk the dogs
  Support during training and rehabilitation sessions
  Help during adoption process
  Cleaning of the facilities
  Other tasks regarding the dog

Accommodation and Board

During your time in Casablanca, you will be staying in a single room either at a guesthouse or in at a homestay including full board. You can let us know your preference but we cannot guarantee your final accommodation placement because it depends on availability.

From Casablanca, you are able to easily reach the capital of Santiago in your free time using public transportation. Furthermore, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, two beautiful cities right by the Pacific Ocean are very close by and invite for a day by the water.

Prices

For the participation in this volunteer work program the standard program costs apply. Please see here: Participation costs Volunteering Chile
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Shelter for Street Cats

 

Booking No.

CL-VOL107

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Animal Welfare  

Place

Santiago de Chile

Volunteer Responsibilities

Feed and give fresh water to the cats, play with the cats, maintain and improve the shelter’s infrastructure, cleaning their cages, fundraising, campaigning for responsible pet care, providing support veterinary care, administering basic treatments, among some other activities.

Work Hours

4 hours/ day, 5 days a week  

Program Start Date

Year round, on any day

Duration

Minimum 2 weeks, max. 6 months

Minimum Age

18 years 

Requirements

No special skills required but you should definitively be a cat lover. Additional veterinary knowledge or experience working with cats or other domestic animals is a bonus! 

Language

Spanish (Basic Spanish Skills) 
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Accommodation

Single room with a local host family or in a shared apartment

Food

Half-board (2 meals per day) or self-catering 

Climate

Characterized by marked summer (November to April) and winter (April to November) seasons. The summer daily average temperature is 27° Celsius (81° F), with a low of 12° Celsius (54° F). Winter daily average temperature is 15° C (59° F), with a low of 4° C (39° F).

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccinations required; please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet

Internet available in your accommodation

In-Country-Support

Volunteer coordinator in Santiago de Chile

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

Program Info

If you arrive as a foreigner to Chile and especially to the capital of Santiago, you will quickly observe a sad reality about the country: Many, many dogs and cats live on the streets. This is because in Chile, not a lot of value is placed on the animals and there are not many animal shelters.

Nevertheless, a few shelters try their best to improve the situation in the country. One of them is the shelter for street cats that was established in 2010 in Santiago and gives their best to coddle the cats with love and attention and to provide them with medical treatments. The goal is to care for, feed and treat the cats so that at a later point loving families can adopt them.

In the shelter, they receive primary care, such as food, vaccinations, medical treatments and socializing programs. The organization relies on donations and welcomes every volunteer with open arms.

Work Tasks

In order to volunteer at the cat shelter, you do not need any prior knowledge. It is important that you love cats and that you are motivated to help improve their lives. During your time at the program, you will support the team in the following tasks:

  Feeding the cats
  Cleaning and Maintenance of the facilities
  Take the cats to medical treatments
  Administrative tasks
  Social Media Marketing
  Help with the adoption process
  Planning of animal protection campaigns
  Help with fundraising events

Accommodation and Board

During your volunteer program, you have the possibility to live with a local host family in order to improve your intercultural competences and language skills and to get a deeper insight into the Chilean culture.

You will have a private room and share the bathroom with other family members. You usually receive half board, which means that you will eat breakfast and dinner at your home stay.

If this is not an option for you, you can also live in a shared apartment. Here, you will also have a private room and share the bathroom, kitchen and common areas with your flat mates. This accommodation option requires self-catering.

Prices

For the participation in this volunteer work program the standard program costs apply. Please see here: Participation costs Volunteering Chile

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Nature Conservation in Patagonia

Booking No.

CL-WN107

Program Type

Volunteer Work, Nature and Eco-Tourism 

Place

Between Puelo and Llanada Grande at the lake Tagua Tagua

Volunteer Responsibilities

Trail maintenance, keep the mountain refuges clean and tidy, help with sustainable construction work, collect and prepare firewood, inform tourist about the park, support excursions, help with other work in the park, assist in the running of the eco-lodge (kitchen, room-service, bar/restaurant, organic gardens, etc.)

Work Hours

Due to the characteristics of work in the nature there are no set working hours. Those depend on the workload and the climate. There are days where the volunteers and the staff works from the very morning till late at night, and days where the work schedule is much more easygoing and relaxed.

Program Dates

Due to climate only available between September and April

Duration

Minimum 3 weeks, max. 2 months

Age Requirements

19-35 years

Requirements

Medical proof about good health condition, very good physical fitness, studies/ knowledge in the fields of tourism, agriculture, forestry, nature preservation, geography, veterinarian, or similar...

Language

Spanish skills on communication level 
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Accommodation

Shared room at the mountain refuges (shared with co-workers or tourists)

Food

Full board (3 meals a day + snacks)

Location

The next bigger town to the volunteer project is Cochamó located in the south of Chile, in Patagonia. The volunteer work takes place at the lake Tagua Tagua close to the village Llanada Grande.

Climate

Influenced by deep Patagonia in the south, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Southern Ice Field in the north, the weather alternates often. The average temperature in the summer is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (59 – 77 Fahrenheit).

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccinations required; please ask your doctor for additional advice.

Internet*

Only available with limited connection at the administration of the park.

Additional Information

Since the lodge works with sustainable sanitary facilities, there is no running hot water.

In-Country-Support

Program Coordinator at project site

24/7 Emergency-No.

Yes! With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.

Packing list

Sleeping bag, hiking boots, warm and water-resistant clothes

Application

Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks' notice (download registration form

Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Chile is mandatory. 

*We would like to point out that in Latin America, especially in remote areas where many of our volunteer work projects take place, Internet and/or cellular radio systems do not always work reliably.

Program Info

Over 3000 hectares spreads this beautiful natural park in the Patagonian rainforest. It offers picture-perfect mountain landscapes, ancient trees and quaint mountain lakes. Even waterfalls can be found in the park that opened its gates to the public in 2012. The family business dedicates itself primarily to environmental protection and research as well as sustainable tourism.

They have the mission to educate society about a sustainable cultivation of the rich natural ecosystems and they installed an Eco-Lodge that operates sustainably. Especially tourists, that like to spend their vacation in the midst of nature, love to stay here. There are also countless options for excursions to spend an unforgettable time.

The park is located at the east shore of the lake Tagua Tagua in the region of Chochamó surrounded by seemingly untouched nature. If you decide to volunteer for this project, you will be working and living with people from all around the world. You will have the possibility to learn a lot about ecological-scientific research and the Patagonian nature, which you can independently explore in your free time.

Work Tasks

The Work Tasks in the park depend highly on the weather conditions. If the sun is out and the lodge is booked up, there is lots of work to be done while on more cloudy and rainy days the life in the park is a little quieter.

In general, you will be working in the park and the lodge doing different kind of tasks, some of them being:

  Cleaning of accommodation, sanitary facilities, trails, etc.
  Wood work (chopping and drying)
  Supervision of visitors
  Waste management
  Sustainable construction
  Help in the restaurant and bar
  Support of research team
  & many more

In order to be a volunteer in the natural park, you should be interested in, and have a basic knowledge about environmental protection. It is important that you are flexible, responsible and hard working as well as a good team player. It is also important that you have a good physical fitness.

Accommodation and Board

During your time in the park, you will be staying in one of the two mountain refuges with the other local staff and some hikers that will stop there from time to time. There are no showers in the refuges but you can use the ones at the Eco-Lodge. Life is a littler simpler at the park which fits the seemingly untouched nature perfectly. The region ranks among the most beautiful places in Chile and yearly attracts many tourists from all around the world.

Prices

The prices are related to the duration of the program and only have to be maid once. The payment is due when booking the program (for example: 4 weeks package, one-time payment of 465 USD).


Our Standard-Package for a Volunteer Work in Chile includes:
  Professional consultations prior to your travel to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Elaboration of the volunteer work offer
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Delivery of necessary documents for visa application (if required)
  Individual attention from your contact person in Chile
  Useful information about Chile
  Informative manual about your stay in Chile
  City Map of Santiago
  Santiago City Guide (130 pages)
  Informative welcome talk with the staff in our office
  Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
  Certificate of participation from the volunteer institution
  24 hour emergency contact telephone number


Our Prices:

Program
Costs

3
weeks

4
weeks

5
weeks

6
weeks

extra
week

 

410 USD

465 USD

520 USD

575 USD

55 USD

Additionally, an application fee of USD 100 is required.

Optional:

Travel Health
Insurance

from 1,55 €/day


Please note:
  One week corresponds to 7 days and 6 nights

What's not included:

  Flight
  Travel Health Insurance
  Local Travels

 

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