Care For The Homeless

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founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Sergio
Coordinator | Sergio

Highlights

Explore Chile, one of the most amazing and diverse countries in the world
Improve your Spanish skills while giving back to society
Boost your CV adding international volunteer experience
Grow as a person by broadening your intercultural skills
Visit amazing places throughout a country that is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, mountains and beaches
Homeless people often lead a miserable life, excluded from society. Support people who have to live on the street in Chile. Reach out to those who need it most! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+
Although Santiago de Chile is one of the most modern cities in South America, general progress has by no means reached all inhabitants. Sadly, the social class of the socially weak with low income and poor living conditions is still very large. Poverty and homelessness are also a problem in Chile.

Get involved in this volunteer programd and reach out to the homeless in Chile. Give these people assistance, new perspectives and improve their precarious living conditions.

In this volunteer work, you are helping a Chilean organization to support people living on the street. Founded in 1977, the charitable organization has a total of five projects fighting against poverty. Nearly 100 people in need of assistance are cared for in the homeless project. Many of them lived for years without a roof over their heads.

Typical day

Special knowledge of this type of volunteering in Chile is not required. However, you should be able to take on responsibilities and work independently. Do not be afraid of extreme situations, because you will surely meet people who live in circumstances that you find hard to imagine.

Your volunteer activities in Chile can vary. Tasks may include:

• Updating the database to record the current living conditions of the homeless
• Accompanying social workers on tours
• Making first contact with the homeless
• Helping with the delivery of meals
• Assisting in health care programs
• Registering people in need, together with their background to host them within the project

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

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Program Requirements

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)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
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

Included Services

Services by South America Inside
  1. Homestay, single room
  2. Santiago City Map
  3. Santiago City Guide

  4. Consultation from our experienced staff
  5. Translation of application profile
  6. Volunteer work placement
  7. Advice regarding travel insurance
  8. Advice on local travels
  9. Orientation session upon arrival
  10. Orientation kit
  11. Country handbook
  12. Local support
  13. 24/7 Emergency Number
  14. Certificate of Participation

  15. Airport pick-up can be added at an extra cost of USD 40.
Accommodation

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.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. 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.
Vaccines
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

NO CREDIT CARD 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.

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,008
5 weeks
$ 1,155
6 weeks
$ 1,302
7 weeks
$ 1,449
8 weeks
$ 1,596
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,948
Average fees
$ 208 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 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.

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