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Get involved in climate protection on Easter Island
Learn more about this amazing Island and its mystic history
Boost your resume with international volunteer experience
Visit amazing places and beaches on Easter Island
Open your horizon while making a life changing experience
Be a volunteer on the amazing Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and get involved in climate and nature protection. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
This volunteer project takes place on the amzing Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This is a unique location to get involved in climate and environmental protection while learning about the local culture and the mystic history that surrounds this island.

Our volunteer project is overseen by the National Forestry Agency, which is part of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment. Their responsibilities include the protection and control of Easter Island's natural resources through a variety of programs. The most important are forest fire prevention and control, erosion control, natural resource monitoring, the conservation of native flora and environmental education - among others. Recently, the project is setting up a climate protection program to prepare the local population for the consequences of climate change.

The aim of the project is, among other things, the reforestation of the island and the reintroduction of endemic plants. These have been greatly reduced by decades of deforestation, destruction and extreme weather conditions. A laboratory and plantations serve to breed the plants and later replant them in affected areas as well as to fathom the difficulties of germination and reproduction of the native plants and to ensure their continued existence.

Typical day

The tasks in our volunteer project on Easter Island are diverse and address both volunteers who like to work with people, as well as those who prefer to research and conserve nature. There are workspaces where you work more in the office and others where you mainly have to do outdoors.

The working hours are set with the Volunteer Coordinator. Usually, the volunteers work about 6-8 hours a day from Monday to Friday. However, volunteers can also work on a half-day schedule if they want to have more time to explore the Island. It is important that the agreed working hours are adhered to.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaboration in the climate protection program
  • Collaboration in projects with the island community
  • Collaboration in the administrative office or in the field of research and data processing
  • Collection and logging of plant seeds
  • Control of seed settlement on the plantation
  • Conservation of native seeds and plants
  • Reforestation work
  • Monitoring and logging of forest and plant populations
  • Assistance in environmental education
  • Supervision of visitors to the National Park
  • Organisation and implementation of events for students and tourists on the subject of environmental and climate protection
  • Volunteers can also contribute their skills and experience in translation, design, photography, video, communication, planning, etc.

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

Easter Island is a truly fascinating place. Easter Island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and is the most distant place in the world from another inhabited place. The island is of volcanic origin and therefore not only culturally but also geologically very interesting. 
Every year, many tourists come to the island belonging to Chile. This is mainly due to the mysterious and exciting cultural history around the Moai - the famous huge stone statues that are scattered all over the island.

There are many historical places of worship around the Moai to visit on the island. There are also plenty of cultural activities and last but not least, the Island invites you with beautiful beaches.

In their free time, volunteers can go on excursions, sporting activities such as biking, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, hiking and much more.
Water 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 English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
CV, Motivation letter (English or Spanish) 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 from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by South America Inside
Our volunteer project on the Easter Island includes:

  1. Volunteer Work Placement on the Easter Island
  2. Single or shared room in Guest House (depending on availability)
  3. Airport pick-up and drop-off
  4. Professional English-speaking advice
  5. Translation of your application document
  6. English-speaking in-country support
  7. Country handbook Chile
  8. Intercultural guideline
  9. Insider tips Chile
  10. 24/7 Emergency number
  11. Information about suitable travel insurance
  12. Certificate of participation
Airport Pickup at Mataveri International Airport

Airport pick-up and drop-off are provided.

Accommodation is in a single or shared room (subject to availability) in local Guest houses in Hanga Roa.

There is kitchen access for self-catering. Internet is mostly included.
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 Mataveri International Airport (IPC) in Easter Island. 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 project is available year round and can be started on any day.

Airport pick-up on the Easter Island at the airport of Hanga Roa is included as well as the airport drop-off on the day of your departure.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$477 /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.

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