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Chile Welcomes Volunteers!


Chile: Concepcion, Osorno, Rural Areas and 4 other cities

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months


You can start most placements when you like


The most important qualification is the willingness to participate wholeheartedly in the placement you choose. Basic Spanish is acceptable for some positions, particularly when working with children. You will learn Spanish quickly as you converse with the kids! For some other positions, you will need intermediate to advanced Spanish to make the most of your experience.

Minimum Education

High School


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

SAC charges USD 700 to arrange a placement of 3 months or more. Room & Board is provided free in some placements in exchange for your time and work. If you choose a homestay placement, that cost varies by location from USD 150 to USD 350 per month.

Cost Includes:

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

Program Fees Include:

Our relatively low placement fee includes personal interview and extensive consulting prior to placement confirmation, to ensure that the placement is the right one for you. In-country evaluations and interviews once a month or as needed. For social service placements, SAC donates 10% of the total fee to a social service fund for distribution to a needy institution once a year.

Other services included in the fee: translation of resume for proposal to host placement, all travel arrangements made (client pays travel costs) from arrival in Santiago airport to departure at the end of the program, arrangements for room & board, ongoing in-country support and close contact by SamConnects with volunteer and host institution during placement.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting

Typical Volunteer

Our volunteers typically are looking for a personalized experience rather than a group program. They are prepared to immerse themselves in Chilean culture for three months, to reach out to the Chileans they meet and find friendship and respect in return. Our volunteers typically work in social service, teaching or environmental placements. They believe that they can make a difference, but are willing to learn as readily as they are to give.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

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

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of up to six

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

One week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad