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Volunteer Work at a Montessori School

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Program Place

Montessori School


Curacaví, central region of Chile.
Curacaví is a small town nestled between hills and valleys in the province of Melipilla. It is about the same distance to the beautiful Pacific coast as to the metropolis of Santiago de Chile. Curacaví is approximately 90 minutes from Chile's capital. The climate is Mediterranean with a prolonged dry season and high summer temperatures from October to March. In winter, temperatures drop and there is occasional rain.


Your tasks are all about shaping and enriching the children's everyday school life. The intercultural exchange with teachers, children and families is very important. As a volunteer, you should be proactively involved in school and community life.

The areas of responsibility include:

  • Assisting the English teacher
  • Tutoring for children in English
  • Support in the daily teaching program
  • Project assignments during school hours
  • Participation in permaculture, which is an important part of the school's philosophy
  • Supervising and participating in children's free play
  • Supervising and participating during mealtimes
  • Playing with the children, making music, dancing, painting and handicrafts
  • Welcoming and saying goodbye to children at school
  • Helping with homework help
  • Outdoor activities (permaculture, games)
  • Promoting the development of children with meaningful activities

You are expected to show a great deal of responsibility and conscientiousness when volunteering at a school in Chile. Be aware of your important role as a role model for the children and always take your volunteer work seriously.

(We would like to point out that the tasks may vary and depend on factors such as the number of volunteers, weather, season, current needs of the project, and self-motivation. Volunteers may not be fully involved in all the tasks mentioned above.)

Working Hours

The working schedule is approximately 35 hours per week from Monday to Thursday (Friday to Sunday is free).

Start Date

Flexible start and end dates between beginning of March and end of November


Minimum 6 weeks

Minimum age

20 years


Spanish at communication level (book your Spanish course in Chile with us!)


Single room in a local homestay




All our homestays have Internet access (Wifi) available.

In-Country Support

Our English-speaking team in the Chile Inside office in Santiago de Chile is always there for you.

24/7 Emergency Number

With the booking confirmation you will receive our 24-hour emergency number, under which you can reach us 24/7 in case of emergency.


Please send us your detailed CV with photo and the completed registration form. For more information on the registration process, please see the instructions on the first page of the registration form or contact one of our experienced staff members.

Application Deadline

There are no application deadlines. We recommend submitting the documents as early as possible, at least 6 weeks before the desired start of the program, so that there is sufficient time to assure a smooth placement process. For short-term applications please contact us.


You need to have a travel health insurance for Chile. You can buy your travel insurance, tailored to the needs of our participants, online with us, at convenient rates. See: Travel health insurance

Program Highlights

  1. Individual project placement
  2. No application deadlines
  3. Flexible start and end dates
  4. Participation possible even without prior knowledge
  5. English-speaking in-country support
  6. Beautiful project location in a rural area
  7. Intensive intercultural exchange

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