Volunteer in Chile

3 volunteering Projects in chile

Volunteer in Program in Chile with GapXperience. We have 3 volunteer programs available including English teaching, farming experience, renovation & construction projects and the Culture Week. You can join from a short term 1 week program up to 8 weeks. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs!

3 Volunteer Programs in Chile

Volunteer in Program in Chile with GapXperience. We have 3 volunteer programs available including English teaching, farming experience, renovation & construction projects and the Culture Week. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs! Join us in Chile from only £435, US$535, AU$750 or €485!

Fast Facts

Location: Coihueco, Chile
Start Dates 2019 : 7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December
Arrival and Departure: Airport on Sunday at Conception Carriel Sur Airport at 10.00 or at 14.00
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Age: Join from 18 years old

about the program in chile

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

We see volunteering and meaningful travel as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills. We aim to provide life changing volunteer & travel experiences for individuals looking to take part in placements during a volunteer abroad experience, gap year, career break or a meaning trip abroad.

The volunteer program in Chile starts every Monday. You will arrive on Sundays and transferred to your accommodation. You can choose to start your program with the Culture Week but this is not compulsory. This week is designed to ease participants into the lifestyle of Chili and to meet up with other volunteers.

Choose from 4 meaningful project in Chile. You can combine different volunteer projects without extra costs from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 12 weeks.

Holidays in Chile

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate
You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program
Participants need to be in good health
As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions
All participants must have a clean criminal background check and present it to the coordinator upon arrival

SUPPORT

Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.

LOCATION

You will be located in the outskirts of Coihueco, an interesting town 400 km South of Chile’s capital, Santiago Bangkok. Coihueco is both a Chilean commune, and a city, in Ñuble Province, Biobío Region. The commune borders Argentina on the east and the provincial capital, Chillán, on  the west.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

You will stay in a single gender shared room together with other participants.

There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.

* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays

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projects in chile

You can choose to start your program with the Culture Week but this is not compulsory. Please find below the projects that are available in Chile. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer program in the Chile.
Culture Week
Learn about Chile & immerse yourself in the area and culture. This is your kick start into a new country and way of life. This week will take you around to important locations related to Chile’s history and culture. Through cooking and language lessons, visits to memorial sites and places of interests, handcraft lessons and more, all which will help you easily integrate into the local culture and give you everything you need to settle into this special place!

For full details click here

Teaching
Teach English at various schools in Chile in secondary and high schools in the area. English is hard for the local students and this is where your help is needed. This program is a great way to improve the English knowledge in the area.

For full details click here

Construction
Assist the locals with construction projects by getting your hands dirty and give something back the community. This project asks you to get your hands dirty doing construction work, repairs and renovations for the local community.

For full details click here

Farming Experience

Work with local farmers in Coihueco with planting, picking, cleaning and harvesting on their farm. This project is a perfect way to get fully immersed in the rural Chilean lifestyle. There’s fruit, vegetable, animal and flower farms. There’s big and small farms, and you will be helping where the help is needed to give you the best experience.

For full details click here

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

prices of the program in chile

Prices in Pounds
435 Pounds per week

Prices in US$
595 US$ per week

Prices in Euro
495 Euro per week

There is an extra cost of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35 for construction project

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest and Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

Combine Countries

Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location.

Returning Customers

Many of our returning customers get a discount on their program of £30/US$40/AU$50/€35.

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.