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Volunteer work | General Information

You decide yourself where you want to help. Most projects in Chile are in the areas of social services, environment and nature, infrastructure in rural areas as well as medicine and education. Many projects support poor people, street children or the indigenous population in order to offer them new perspectives.

Working hours
Working hours are generally 6 to 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday. However, there is also the possibility to work only part-time or on 3-4 days a week. For some projects flexibility is necessary. It may be that sometimes you have to work on the weekend and have a day off during the week.

You usually get no money for participation in volunteer projects. In most cases you have to pay for your accommodation as well. The majority of the organizations have very little in terms of financial wealth. All the organizations are extremely grateful for every donation and every helper. We are happy to assist you in finding affordable accommodation.
The low cost of living in Chile compensates for the unpaid wages. Moreover, the experiences and impressions that you will collect in a volunteer project, you cannnot buy with money and are far more valuable than any salary.

Duration and time
You can determine the duration and the time of your stay abroad yourself. Due to the familiarization and acclimatization period, it is usually wise to have a minimum duration of 2 months.

Spanish knowledge
Since in volunteer projects you are usually in much contact with people, it is important to have good knowledge of Spanish. You should be able to understand the people and talk to them. You speak no Spanish or very little? No problem. In our chosen Spanish schools you will reach the required level of Spanish knowledge in a few weeks before starting your volunteer work. For beginners, a minimum course duration of 8 weeks is recommended.
We are happy to arrange a language course at a location of your choice. With us, you pay the original price of the respective school. Thus, you will face no extra cost!