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​Volunteer Work in Ecotourism in Patagonia

  • Quick facts
  • ​Program details
  • ​​costs and services
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​Booking Number


​Program Place

​​Cultural and tourist center


​​Valle del Rio Puelo, Cochamó, Patagonia.
The Cochamó region is located more than 1,000 km south of Santiago de Chile and is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in Chile.


  • ​Extending and maintaining hiking trails
  • Assisting in the sale of handicrafts
  • Event planning / creating ideas for the development of sustainable tourism
  • Working in agriculture
  • Cutting/preparing firewood
  • Repairing and installing fences
  • Storing food for the animals

​(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

​​About 30 – 40 hours / week

​Start Date

​​All year round, start and end dates are flexible. In the winter months between May and the end of September, the weather is very cold and rainy, therefore there are almost no tourists on site. For non-weather-resistant participants, the best time to participate is between the beginning of October and the end of April.


​Minimum 4 weeks, máximum 6 months

​Minimum Age

​18 years


​​Intermediate Spanish (book your language course in Chile with us!)


​Single or shared room with local host family or shared room in guest house. Accommodation in the tent may be required during the summer months (January - March).
(Important: Please bring your sleeping back!)




​Internet is only available via the mobile phone. The reception is not stable everywhere.

​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 12 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. ​Volunteering in untouched nature
  2. Cultural exchange with local people
  3. Experience life in Patagonia first-hand
  4. No application deadlines
  5. Flexible start and end dates
  6. Participation possible even without prior knowledge
  7. English-speaking in-country support through our office in Santiago de Chile

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