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Learn Spanish and Design a Volunteer Program in Chile


Chile: Concepcion, Copiapo, Iquique and 2 other cities

Program Duration

9-12 Week


To apply for a volunteer experience in Chile you must:
* Be mature, flexible, have common sense and enthusiasm, be reliable, sensitive and adaptable
* Be between 18 to 40 years old
* Have the ability to work under strenuous conditions which may arise during your volunteer program
* Be able to communicate in Spanish at an intermediate level
* Have an excellent and positive attitude
* If applying to work with minors or others with special needs, professional certifications and/or background record checks may also be required.


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

USD 2,625

Program Fees Include:

*Application processing, interview, pre-departure information
* Pick up service from airport (arrival and departure)
* Guided comprehensive cultural orientation upon arrival
* 2 week home-stay accommodation with half board in Santiago city
* 36-hour Intensive theoretical and practical Spanish Course during stay in Santiago city
* 1 excursion during stay in Santiago
* 10 week home-stay accommodation with half board during your volunteer project
* Free Internet access at EIL Chile office during stay in Santiago city
* Placement in a volunteer work project
* Constant support from EIL office and local volunteer reps.
* Support and problem solving from a mentor within the project
* Round trip tickets from orientation site to volunteer work project site
* Contribution/donation to volunteer project
* Money contribution for part of local transportation expenses during volunteer project

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Human Rights
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

Your host community will benefit most from your sincere commitment and open-minded curiosity about local culture and individual lives. At your host project, your success will depend on teamwork, creative problem solving, patience and openness to other points of view. Your co-workers will expect you to be a dependable, resourceful, motivated contributor who works well with others. Your contributions will be much appreciated, even as you learn further from the skills and life experience of your new family. As you listen and adapt to circumstances, your friendship with local people will grow. They will welcome you and the goodwill you bring.

Age Range

18-40 (except US citizens 19-40)

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

Application Process Involves

  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Written Application
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network