Volunteer Work in Environmental Protection
in Santiago de Chile
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South America's largest park
Santiago de Chile
- Working outdoors: maintenance work, cutting back trees and plants, watering, etc.
- Environmental education: educate children and young people on environmental issues through practical examples and workshops.
- Environmental protection and reforestation: protection and restoration of biodiversity in the park, assisting in the greenhouse, etc.
- Visitor Center: Participating in the Visitor Center at the entrance of the park, informing visitors and giving instructions on how to use the park (in different languages).
- Independent projects: Dedicated volunteers and those who have the appropriate (technical) knowledge or ideas are encouraged to independently develop projects to improve the park and / or environmental education and / or environmental protection measures.
(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.)
Between 30 and 40 hours / week.
Year round, start and end dates are flexible
Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 6 months
The accommodation takes place in a homestay. This means you will live in a private household where one or more rooms are rented. Accommodation hosts are individual persons (e.g. señoras, young professionals), couples, families or students. You will have a single room with access to the common areas. Internet is included. All our accommodations are in safe neighborhoods with good connection to local transportation. Half-board can also be booked.
(Note: Only valid for Volunteer Work Premium, which includes the accommodation.)
Our homestays are equipped with internet connection (wifi).
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.
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.
- Individual project placement
- No application deadlines
- Flexible start and end dates
- Participation possible even without prior knowledge
- English-speaking support through our office in Santiago de Chile
- Escort to the volunteer project on the first day (only in Santiago)
- Orientation session in our office in Santiago de Chile
This project combines the beautiful experience of working in the midst of nature with the advantages of a modern metropolis: volunteers will be part of the largest urban park in South America, the green lung of Santiago de Chile! In your spare time gastronomy, culture, sports and many other offers await you right around the block - and of course lots of interesting people.
With the enormous size of 700 hectares, there is something to be done in every corner, so much so that even the several hundred permanent employees of our state partner organization can hardly keep up. With numerous hiking trails, playgrounds, two swimming pools, mountain bike trails, a zoo, several themed gardens, a cable car and a funicular, picnic and barbecue areas and large areas of forest and bush, the park is an important retreat in the green for the residents of Santiago de Chile.
The viewing platforms on the top offer a great view over the city and the Andes. Above all, the cable car and funicular are often used by tourists, some of whom do not speak Spanish. Here, volunteers who have fun dealing with people from around the world in different languages are very welcome.
The park is also of enormous importance for the general well-being of Santiago, as it improves the air quality of the city, which is heavily plagued by smog, especially during the winter months. Maintaining trails, pruning, reforesting, watering and planting plants are the tasks of the "nature squad" to keep the green lung intact.
In recent years, environmental awareness has developed strongly in Chile. The park, in partnership with schools, provides environmental education for children and adolescents to teach the basics, to be responsible with the environment, and to achieve a better quality of life in Santiago in the long term. This is where children-loving volunteers and (prospective) educators can get involved.
Depending on your interests, you can work in one or more areas, of course taking into account the needs of the park, the workload and the number of volunteers.
Volunteer Work Basic includes:
- Competent English-speaking advice
- Translation of the application documents and your CV in Spanish
- Organization of your volunteer work in Chile
- Program confirmation for the visa application (if necessary)
- English-speaking in-country support
- Useful information about your stay in Chile
- Handbook Chile
- Our collection of "Insider Tips" for your stay in Chile
- Informative welcome talk in our office in Santiago
- You will be accompanied to your volunteer place on the first day (only possible in Santiago)
- Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
- 24/7 emergency number
minimum stay 4 weeks
Each additional week
Volunteer Work Premium includes additionally:
minimum stay 4 weeks
each additional week
As add-on you can book:
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