Care for Children

founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Marion
Coordinator | Marion
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.


Explore Chile, one of the most amazing and diverse countries in the world
Give back to society by supporting this child care project
Grow as a person by broadening your intercultural skills
Improve your Spanish skills by practicing on a daily basis
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Make a child smile! Give back to society by supporting a Child Care Project in Chile. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Take on responsibility and support child care projects in Chile. Help children from poor and underprevileged families. If you decide to volunteer with children or teenagers, you can choose between different projects and institutions.

• Children or teenagers in day care centers or kindergarten
• Children with special needs / Teenagers with criminal backgrounds
• Children with disabilities
• Children's homes

Often public institutions in Chile lack financial resources. Children's homes, day care centers or similar institutions deals with too little staff or funds and are dependent on the help of volunteers. Especially sad is the number of children who have to grow up without parents because the families have rejected them, their parents have died, disappeared, or are in jail or simply do not fulfill their parental duties of care. If the homes did not exist, these children would stay unattended or end up in the streets.

Typical day

Special knowledge in working with children is not required. However, you should be able to take on responsibilities and work independently. Do not forget that you have a role model and you need to be aware of your responsibilities.

Volunteer activities vary depending on the choice of facility and the needs of the children. Below are examples of possible tasks:

• Supporting nursing staff in their daily tasks
• Supervising the children and adolescents
• Giving instructions for playing together, singing, creative crafts, painting, etc.
• Planning special project work (creating a vegetable garden, improving play equipment etc.)
• Help in the home household (cooking, feeding the little ones, rinsing, etc.)
• Organizing leisure activities
• Tutoring and homework assistance

Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, weather, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Free-time activities

Chile is a country that unites many different climates and landscapes. Due to its remarkable length of 4,300 kilometers you can discover extremes such as deserts, salt lakes, volcanoes, temperate rainforest, mountains over 6,000 meters high and eternal ice fjords. With its indescribably large variety of landscape, vegetation and climate, Chile is a popular destination all year round.

The capital of Santiago de Chile never sleeps and in recent decades has developed into a very popular and modern metropolis. There are activities that your heart desires! There is something for everyne; for art lovers, nature fans, culture enthusiasts and party people. Santiago’s location is just perfect since within about an hour can either be in the mountains or at the beach. You can find outdoor adventure sports, like hiking, rafting, climbing, horseback riding, and so on, or just relax at the beach during the weekend.

In Santiago you can:
- Hiking/walking in the hills and parks
- Sightseeing
- Visiting museums and art galleries
- Exploring beautiful neigborhoods
- Strolling through local markets
- Shopping
- Enjoying restaurants and bars / nightlife
- Meeting up with other volunteers
- Doing sports
- Going on day excursions to the amazing surroundings

Water Sports
Winter Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Volunteer Questionnaire
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by South America Inside

    1. Homestay, Single Room
    2. Airport pick-up
    3. Consultation from our experienced staff
    4. Translation of application profile
    5. Volunteer work placement
    6. Advice regarding travel insurance
    7. Advice on local travels
    8. Orientation session upon arrival
    9. Orientation kit
    10. Country handbook
    11. Local support
    12. 24/7 Emergency Number
    13. Certificate of Participation

    Airport Pickup at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport


    We provide single rooms in local homestays. Food is not included but you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen where you can store and prepare your meals.

    Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
    Internet Access
    Good access at the project site
    What's NOT included?
    Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
    Flight Tickets
    The nearest airport is Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) in Santiago. We assist you to find cheap flights to Chile.
    Travel Insurance
    Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Chile provides security and is a plus to have.
    If you are intending to volunteer in Chile you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Chile.

    Dates & Fees


    Details on arrival

    The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    4 - 24 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    4 weeks (min. stay)
    5 weeks
    6 weeks
    7 weeks
    8 weeks
    24 weeks (max. stay)
    Average fees
    $218 /week

    Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
    Deposit (15%)
    The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
    Final Payment (85%)
    Your final payment will be agreed with South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

    Why book with Volunteer World

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    We refund your fees if South America Inside cancels your trip
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    All program fees are charged directly by South America Inside.

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