Volunteer Work in Environmental Protection
on Easter Island
- Quick facts
- Program details
- Costs and Services
Rapa Nui National Park
The Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.
Rapa Nui, as Easter Island is called from the indigenous, is about 5 hours flight from Santiago de Chile.
- Collecting and logging plant seeds
- Recording seedling on the plantation
- Preserving native seeds and plants
- Reforestation work
- Monitoring and logging forest and plant stocks
- Assisting in environmental education
- Giving assistance to visitors of the National Park
- Assisting in the organization of reforestation events for students, students and tourists
(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 - 40 hours / week
Year round, start and end dates are flexible.
The accommodation takes place in a single room in a guesthouse.
(Note: Only Volunteer Work Premium includes the accommodation placement. The rental cost must be paid on-site directly to the accommodation host.)
Internet (WIFI) is included in most of the accommodations.
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.
- Volunteering on the famous Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific
- Unique insights into the mysterious culture of Rapa Nui
- Unique and legendary place on earth
- No application deadlines
- Flexible start and end dates
- Participation possible even without prior knowledge
- English-speaking in-country support through our office in Santiago de Chile
- Intercultural Orientation in our office in Santiago de Chile
Easter Island, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is the world's farthest away from another inhabited place. The island is of volcanic origin and therefore not only culturally, but also geologically very interesting. For example, there is no river on the island, all fresh water comes from the rain!
In Spanish it is called "Isla de Pascua" and in the native language "Rapa Nui". Within a five-hour flight, you can reach the almost 160 km² island either from Santiago or Tahiti. The island has around 6000 inhabitants and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Every year, more and more tourists visit the island belonging to Chile. This is mainly due to the mysterious and exciting cultural history around the Moai - the huge stone statues scattered all over the island. To this day, it has not been conclusively clarified how they actually got there and what their exact meaning is.
Our volunteer project is located near the main town of Hanga Roa and is managed by the National Forestry Agency, which is part of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment. The project aims to reforest the island and reintroduce endemic plants. These have been greatly reduced by decades of deforestation, destruction and extreme weather conditions.
Today there are only 30 different plant species on the island. A laboratory and plantations are used to grow the plants and later replant them in affected areas, as well as to investigate the difficulties of germination and reproduction of the native plants and to ensure their survival.
In addition, the project seeks to protect wildlife and raise local awareness of sustainable coexistence. Easter Island is a unique place and so is our volunteer project. Volunteering in this project will give you the chance to learn about the history and nature of Easter Island and immerse yourself in their interesting culture. At the same time, you are helping to restore and maintain the island's fragile ecosystem.
Voluntary 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
- Certificate of participation from Chile Inside
- 24/7 emergency number
each additional week
Voluntary Work Premium includes additionally:
each additional week
As add-on you can book:
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