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Work Places

Animal Shelters

Volunteer Responsibilities

Care for street dogs and cats (bathing, combing, taking dogs for walks), clean cages, public relations and educational work

Working Hours

Between 30 and 45 hours a week. Part time work available.


Santiago, Viña del Mar, other cities upon request


At any time during the year


2 weeks up to 6 months


17+ years

Previous Experiences

Not necessary


Spanish skills required (book your Spanish course with us!)


Single room with a host family or flat-share


Half-board available when living with a host family

24/7 Emergency Number

Yes! A Chile Inside representative will always be available in case of an emergency.


Detailed CV, photo, completed registration form

Special Details

Please indicate if you have previous knowledge that is relevant for the program

Application Time

No deadlines. We recommend sending the application as early as possible, at least 4 weeks before the program start date. Short-notice registration is possible upon special request.

Health Insurance

Participant must show proof of health insurance coverage for Chile

Program Information

If you have been to Chile, you probably noted the amount of stray dogs and cats in the city's streets. It is sad that their owners abandon many of these animals and people even abuse them. Nobody cares about their sterilization so that every day little puppies and kittens are born, facing a life in terrible conditions and often not making it to adult age. Help these poor animals finding a new home and getting the love that they never had the chance to enjoy. They are grateful for every friendly attention, every caress and walking. In the animal shelter, you can help nursing them back to health, feeding, bathing, walking, training them and giving them medicine. The maintenance of the shelter and the enclosures is also part of your work. Another of your assignments is helping with the campaigns for sterilization, educating people about street cats and dogs and finding a new home for the animals.

You do not need any kind of previous experience. If you have a kind heart for animals and if you are reliable and responsible, let the adventure begin! Choose for yourself if you prefer to work with cats or dogs or both.

Tasks may be:

  Caring for the animals (feeding, bathing, combing, walking dogs)
  Feeding weak and young animals (puppies and kittens) with a bottle
  Cleaning of cages and equipment
  Drug administration and support in sterilization procedures
  Rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street
  Distribution of food for animals that live on the street
  Public relations, educational work and maintenance of the websites
  Support in the adoption process
  Help at events to raise funds for the organization

Accommodation and board

During your volunteer work you can live in a carefully selected host family or in a shared apartment, always equipped with Wifi. If you prefer to book half board, practice your Spanish and live an authentic Chilean experience, choose the family. If you would rather live with peers and be independent, the shared flat is the right choice for you.


Our prices are divided into two categories distinguished by the included services. The basic option is the Standard Package and the inclusive option is the VIP Package.
The prices are related to the duration of the program. The payment is due when booking the program (for example: 4 months VIP package, one-time payment of 470 USD).

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Prices are subject to change. Application fee 100 USD.

Our Standard-Package includes:
  Professional consultations prior to your travel to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Elaboration of the volunteer work offer
  Individual attention from your contact person in Chile
  Help with the necessary documents for the visa application (if required)
  Country Handbook Chile
  Informative manual about your stay in Chile
  Santiago City Map (copyright by Chile Inside)
  Santiago City Guide (130 pages, copyright by Chile Inside)
  Informative welcome meeting with the staff in our office
  Escort by a Chile Inside staff member to your volunteer work on your first day (ONLY in Santiago)
  Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
  Certificate of participation from the volunteer institution
  24 hour emergency telephone number

The VIP-Package includes the following services in addition to all services mentioned above:
  Organization of your accommodations (single room) in Chile
   [The monthly rent for the accommodation is not included and has to be paid on a monthly basis directly to the
   landlord in Chile (monthly rental price ranges from 340 to 400 USD)]
  Airport transfer to your accommodations in Santiago


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