Volunteer Abroad in Santiago Chile: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering Abroad in Santiago Chile: Santiago, situated in the central valley, on the Mapocho River, is the capital city of Chile. Santiago is an urban metropolis with over 5 million people yet it still retains a small town atmosphere especially downtown. Santiago is graced with a mix of colonial and modern architecture, tree-lined streets, several parks, distinctive neighborhoods, and an ample assortment of restaurants and shops. The city has a modern, secure and efficient metro system which makes traveling around the city easy and worry-free.
Santiago's central location makes it a convenient home base for trips to the north, south, and central coastal regions of Chile. A vibrant and exhilarating city, Santiago is a good place to explore and volunteer; study Spanish and immerse yourself in the Chilean culture.
We offer the following programs in Santiago: (1- 24 week placements with optional start date)
Program Length : 1-24 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Local guesthouse or homestay
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years , Basic Spanish knowledge, an able body and caring spirit.
We have partnerships with local NGO's and private institutions that support the improvement of living conditions of children. Volunteers work at a local children's home which doubles as an orphanage and day care. The children range in age from infancy to 12yrs old, some with mild handicaps. Volunteers assist the local staff with the basic needs such as feeding, bathing and clothing, as well arrange games and day trips with the kids. Basic Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude.
A recently stated goal of the Chilean Ministry of Education is that Chile must become a fully bilingual country. English is taught in all schools from the first to the twelfth grades. English teaching assistants will work closely with Chilean English teachers. We have teaching placements in several small (primary and secondary) schools in Santiago. Volunteers do not need previous teaching experience, although it would be helpful. Basic Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude.
Accommodation at a local Spanish colonial style guesthouse or homestay option. All meals included daily. Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Our local Project Coordinators will provide full day orientation with city tour with lunch, introduction and placement in a volunteer work project. Half day (4hours) Spanish language lessons. *Additional Spanish classes can be arranged for you locally.
The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise.
They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.
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