Year-long Volunteer Teaching Positions in Chile

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Chile: Concepcion, Rural Areas and 2 other cities

Length of Position: 9 months


WorldTeach Chile volunteers will teach English at public schools through a partnership with Fundacion Educacional Oportunidad. For Chile, mastery of the English language is vital in order to meet the challenges that the country faces in sustaining its development as an emerging economy in an increasingly globalized world.

As a volunteer, you will be teaching English to public school students at one or more schools. Volunteers will have the opportunity to teach, co-teach, as well as help teachers in English classrooms. For example, a volunteer might agree with the teacher to teach second graders a unit about colors, co-teach in fourth grade, and help the teacher & students from other grades during the rest of the day. Most placements will involve teaching students in elementary and middle school, though it is possible that some volunteers may teach older students as well. English language skills will greatly increase their opportunities for success in their future careers. While participating in the life of your community and teaching site, you will gain insight into Chile’s culture, economy, and history.


Volunteers will be living in Paihuano, a city in the Elqui Valley in Chile's 4th region. Volunteers will live either with host families selected by Fundación Educacional Oportunidad or in shared housing relatively near their school campuses. Volunteers will take buses to school each day.

Volunteers are eligible to receive WorldTeach TEFL certification through our accredited certification program.

Program Duration

7-12 Month, 1-2 Year


Departs mid-March, 9-month duration


Volunteers in the Chile program must be native-level English speakers, hold a Bachelor's degree by the time of the program's departure, be between the ages of 21 and 74, and be highly flexible, mature, and have a genuine interest in teaching.

Minimum Education



  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 3,590

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • International travel
  • Language instruction
  • Living stipend
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

The USD 3,590 volunteer commitment for the program covers pre-departure information and materials, round-trip international airfare from a designated U.S. departure city to Santiago, supplemental in-country orientation training, supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance, supplemental in-country WorldTeach field staff support, and after-service support and networking. In addition, volunteers have the option of completing additional assignments during the course of their service to receive TEFL certification.


Stipends are provided during the months of teaching, with room and board provided throughout your term of service. The stipend is not a salary, and is intended to help volunteers meet basic daily living costs at the local standard of living.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Academic Reinforcement
  • Adult Education
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Development
  • Culture
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Literacy
  • Primary Education
  • Public Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Teaching
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

Volunteers must be native English speakers and have a bachelor's degree. Successful volunteers will be flexible, mature, and have a genuine interest in both teaching and cross-cultural experiences.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Letters of Reference

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad