What to expect in Chile

if you are passionate about helping others or want to get involved, then volunteering in Chile is a great opportunity. As a volunteer, regardless of your training, you can actively engage in a project, make a contribution to international understanding and make new friends for life. At the same time, you will expand your Spanish skills and gain unforgettable experiences that will broaden your horizons.

We work with a multitude of social institutions and non-profits and arrange a wide variety of volunteer work in Chile. Whether it be in the far north, down to the deep Patagonia. The assignment takes in your preferences and are in areas such as social issues, the environment, nature, or animals.

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The Chileans – a very warm and open-minded people!
Volunteering gives you the opportunities to come into direct contact with the people of Chile. You will automatically benefit from their hospitality, warmth and openness.

You can find more reasons for working as a volunteer in Chile here: Reasons for volunteering in Chile

 

Reasons to volunteer in Chile

  • Expand your social skills
  • Immerse yourself in a new fascinating culture
  • Make new life long friends
  • Personal development
  • Learn the second most spoken language in the world
  • Give hope to people in need

Most of the volunteer projects are to support people in need in Chile, and  to show them new perspectives and to give them hope again. With your commitment you can take on a role and make an active contribution to these projects. You have the opportunity to help other people and give them a smile again.

But you also benefit from such an activity. During the voluntary service in Chile you will be able to gain a lot of valuable and priceless experiences. You will make new friends and very likely see the world through a different lens. You will get to know the open-minded, way of the Chileans, their carefree way of coping with life.

By the way, you will of course learn Spanish and improve your Spanish skills. With Spanish being the second most spoken language in the world today and is becoming increasingly more important due to the growing economic ties between the industrialized countries and South America, this is particularly valuable, at least from a professional point of view.

ChileVentura supports you in every way during your stay in Chile, whether it be the selection of leisure activities, travel planning or the search for accommodation. We actively advise you and are happy to assist you with questions and problems of any kind, in order to make your stay an unforgettable one.

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Freiwilligenprojekt Chile

Volunteer Projects in Chile

There is a variety of possibly areas for volunteering in Chile. Our projects for our volunteers are spread throughout the country. There are volunteer opportunities working with children, the elderly, the disabled and the homeless.

Social Work

Environment and nature reservation

Animal Care

Agriculture and Farming

General Information to Volunteer in Chile

Area of Work
You can decide where you want to volunteer. Most of the projects are in the areas of social work, environment, nature, animal welfare, infrastructure in rural areas, and ecotourism and agriculture. Many of our projects support people in poverty, street children, or the indigenous population in order to offer them new opportunities in the future.

Work Hours
Work hours are usually 6 to 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday. there is however the option to work only half a day or 3-4 days a week.

Salary

As a general rule, you will not receive compensation for volunteering in Chile. Because the sponsors of the projects are happy about every volunteer and donor and don’t receive much funding, you also will most likely have to pay for accommodation as well.

The low cost of living helps with the unpaid wage though. In addition, the experiences and impressions that you will gain in a volunteer project cannot be bought with money and are worth far more than any salary.

Duration and timing

You determine the length of your say. Due to the adjustment period, it is ideal to not go for less than a month. Half day positions and volunteer work in animal shelters are also possibly for a shorter period (around 2 weeks).

Knowledge of Spanish
Since you are usually in close contact with people in volunteer projects, it is important to have a good knowledge of Spanish. You should be able to understand people and be able to talk to them. You don’t speak Spanish yet or only very little? No problem.

In selected Spanish schools in Chile you will reach the necessary language level in a few weeks before starting your volunteer work. If you do not yet have any knowledge of Spanish, we recommend attending a language course of at least 6 weeks.

FAQ
You can find more questions and answers about volunteering in Chile in our FAQ.

 

ohne Unterkunft

Includes the following services

  • Vermittlung einer Freiwilligenarbeit in Chile
  • Persönliche Beratung und Unterstützung bei allgemeinen Fragen während deines gesamten Aufenthaltes
  • Übersetzung deines Lebenslaufs auf Spanisch
  • Persönlicher deutscher Ansprechpartner vor Ort
  • 24-Stunden Notfallnummer in Chile
  • Programmbestätigung für Visumsantrag (falls ein Visum nötig sein sollte)
  • Teilnahmebestätigung für deine Freiwilligenarbeit
  • Infobroschüre mit den wichtigsten Daten und Fakten zu Chile
  • Nützliche Infos und Tipps zu deinem Aufenthalt

Prices

4 Wochen
210 Euro
5 Wochen
220 Euro
6 Wochen
230 Euro
7 Wochen
240 Euro
8 Wochen
250 Euro
jede weitere Woche
10 Euro

Hinweis: Einmalige Anmeldegebühr 100 Euro. Die angegebenen Kosten sind nur einmalig zu entrichten (nicht monatlich).

mit Unterkunft und Abholung vom Flughafen

Includes the following services

  • Vermittlung einer Freiwilligenarbeit in Chile
  • Unterkunft im Einzelzimmer ohne Verpflegung (Zubuchung Halbpension +70 Euro/Woche)
  • Abholung vom Flughafen in Santiago de Chile
  • Begleitung zu deiner Freiwilligenarbeitsstelle am ersten Tag​ (nur in Santiago möglich)
  • Persönliche Beratung und Unterstützung bei allgemeinen Fragen während deines gesamten Aufenthaltes
  • Übersetzung deines Lebenslaufs auf Spanisch
  • Persönlicher deutscher Ansprechpartner vor Ort
  • 24-Stunden Notfallnummer in Chile
  • Programmbestätigung für Visumsantrag (falls ein Visum nötig sein sollte)
  • Teilnahmebestätigung für deine Freiwilligenarbeit
  • Infobroschüre mit den wichtigsten Daten und Fakten zu Chile
  • Nützliche Infos und Tipps zu deinem Aufenthalt

Prices

4 Wochen
610 Euro
5 Wochen
729 Euro
6 Wochen
848 Euro
7 Wochen
967 Euro
8 Wochen
1086 Euro
jede weitere Woche
119 Euro

Hinweis: Einmalige Anmeldegebühr 100 Euro. Die angegebenen Kosten sind nur einmalig zu entrichten (nicht monatlich).

nur in Kombination mit einem Sprachkurs in Chile

Includes the following services

  • Vermittlung einer Halbtagesstelle mit Sprachkurs in Santiago, Viña del Mar oder Valparaíso
  • Die Freiwilligenarbeit findet an 2 bis 4 Nachmittagen pro Woche statt
  • Persönliche Beratung und Unterstützung bei allgemeinen Fragen während deines gesamten Aufenthaltes
  • Übersetzung deines Lebenslaufs auf Spanisch
  • Persönlicher deutscher Ansprechpartner vor Ort
  • 24-Stunden Notfallnummer in Chile
  • Programmbestätigung für Visumsantrag (falls ein Visum nötig sein sollte)
  • Teilnahmebestätigung für deine Freiwilligenarbeit
  • Infobroschüre mit den wichtigsten Daten und Fakten zu Chile
  • Nützliche Infos und Tipps zu deinem Aufenthalt

Prices

bis 6 Monate
95 Euro

Hinweis: Einmalige Anmeldegebühr 100 Euro. Die angegebenen Kosten sind nur einmalig zu entrichten (nicht monatlich).

Freiwilligenarbeit mit Work and Travel, Ranchstay oder Praktikum kombinieren

Includes the following services

Wenn du einen längeren Aufenthalt planst, dann kannst du z.B. auch 2 Freiwilligenarbeiten á 3 Monate oder 1 Freiwilligenarbeit und 1 Work and Travel Job, ein Au-pair, Ranchstay oder Praktikum an unterschiedlichen Orten in Chile kombinieren. Unsere Programme sind beliebig miteinander kombinierbar. Und das beste ist, wenn du mehrere Programme in Chile miteinander kombinierst, erhältst du nebenstehende Rabatte auf die Programmkosten.

Prices

2 Programme
-50 Euro
3 Programme
-70 Euro
4 Programme
-150 Euro
5 Programme
-200 Euro
6 Programme
-300 Euro