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Volunteer Tierheim

Work Place

Animal Shelters

Volunteer Responsibilities

Caring for street dogs and cats (bathing, combing, taking dogs for walks), cleaning cages, public relations, and educational campaigns

Work Hours

Between 30 and 45 hours per week. Part-time work available.


Santiago, Viña del Mar, other cities upon request

Program Start

Anytime during the year


Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months

Mimimum Age

17 years

Previous Experience

Not necessary


Spanish at basic level. Bbook your Spanish lessons in Chile with us.


Homestay, single room


Half-board or self-catering

24/7 Emergency Number

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


Detailed CV, photo, completed registration form


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

Application Time

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

Health Insurance

Participant must show proof of health insurance coverage for Chile

Program Information

If you’ve been to Chile, you’ve probably noted the large number of stray dogs and cats wandering the city's streets. Unfortunately, many of these animals have been abandoned, and even abused. Due to the fact the animals are not sterilized, puppies and kittens are born every day into harsh conditions and often don’t make it to adult age. By volunteering through an animal project, you can help these poor animals find a new home and feel the love that they have never had a chance to enjoy. They are grateful for any friendly attention they receive, and love to be pet and taken on walks. In the animal shelters, you can help nurse the animals back to health by feeding, bathing, walking, and training them in addition to giving them medicine. Your responsibilities also include maintenance tasks in the shelter and of the enclosures. Furthermore, you will also help out with campaigns that educate the public on street animals and the importance of sterilization while also trying to find a new home for the animals.

No previous experience for this project is required. If you have a heart for animals and are a reliable and responsible person, then this project is just right for you! You have the option to choose whether to work with cats, dogs, or both.

Tasks may include:

  Caring for the animals (feeding, bathing, brushing, walking dogs)
  Feeding weak and young animals (puppies and kittens) with a bottle
  Cleaning 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 website
  Support in the adoption process
  Help at events to raise funds for the organization

Accommodation and Board

During your volunteer work with animals you will live in one of our carefully selected Chilean homestays. You will have a single room and you can use common areas of the home. Bathrooms are usually shared with others. Homestays are available with half-board or self-catering. In any case you have access to the kitchen where you can store and prepare meals. Internet access is available at all of our homestays.


Our prices are divided into two categories, distinguished by the services each includes. The basic option is the Standard Package, and the inclusive option is the VIP Package.
The prices are also related to the duration of the program. Payment is due when booking the program (for example: 3 months VIP package, one-time payment of 400 USD).


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Application fee 120 USD to be added.

Our Standard-Package includes:
  Professional consultation prior to your trip to Chile
  Translation of your application documents and elaboration of your profile
  Organization of your volunteer program in Chile
  Elaboration of the volunteer placement
  Local support from your contact person at Chile Inside
  Help with the necessary documents for visa application (if required)
  Chile Country Handbook
  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 location 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 is not included. It has to be paid on a monthly basis directly to your accommodation host in Chile. Monthly rental range from 340 to 400 USD]
  Airport transfer to your accommodation in Santiago

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