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Animal Rescue Programs in Chile

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month


Throughout the year


throughout the year


Participants should have at least an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency and be ready to work in a 100% Spanish speaking environment.

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Education
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Cost varies. Please inquire for details

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Santiago and provided with transportation to their host family or apartment

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Chile. Spanish classes are also provided.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Chile coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Chile. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants can choose between staying with a local host family or in an apartment. Participants staying with a host family are provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, participants will learn about the day to day rhythms of Chilean life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants.

Participants who choose to stay in an apartment have the flexibility of preparing meals at home and the opportunity to sample the many restaurants in Viña. This housing option is perfect for participants needing more independence.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Veterinary Science

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and older

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Written Application