from 1,093€

Perfect 4.6rating (113)

Equine Therapy Supporter

location
4 - 24 weeks  ·  Age 17 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Good response rate

Highlights

  • Explore Chile, one of the most amazing and diverse countries in the world
  • Give back to society by supporting this child care project
  • Boost your CV adding international volunteer experience
  • Improve your Spanish skills by practicing on a daily basis
  • Make new friends with volunteers from around the world

Especially suitable

Age 17+
Singles
Couples
50+

About the program

Support this horse therapy center, to help children with disabilities. Combine your passion for horses with your comittment to help poeple in need.

In this volunteer program in Chile you combine your passion for horses with charitable work. You work with humans and animals and you will be are plenty in the fresh air. You gain a valuable insight into horse therapy, a unique way to treat people with disabilities. Horse therapy is a method that ...

About the program

In this volunteer program in Chile you combine your passion for horses with charitable work. You work with humans and animals and you will be are plenty in the fresh air. You gain a valuable insight into horse therapy, a unique way to treat people with disabilities. Horse therapy is a method that addresses the patient's senses at various levels, allowing for rapid therapy advances. The goal is to train the patient's coordination, orientation and sense of balance. On the horse's back, physical tension can be resolved and treatment can be tracked efficiently.

The Horse Therapy Center in Santiago de Chile mainly treats younger patients with Down Syndrome, autism and other developmental disorders. The therapy gives impulses for movement and thus helps them to develop a new feeling for their body.




Typical day

As a volunteer, you will help look after the disabled (especially children) participating in the therapy sessions on horseback. You help guide the horses and keep the children on the horse during the therapy sessions so they do not fall off.

No prior knowledge of working with disabled people is ...

Typical day

As a volunteer, you will help look after the disabled (especially children) participating in the therapy sessions on horseback. You help guide the horses and keep the children on the horse during the therapy sessions so they do not fall off.

No prior knowledge of working with disabled people is necessary for this volunteer work in Chile, but you should be calm and patience and a have a great deal of sense of responsibility. Likewise, it is of great advantage, if you know about dealing with horses.

Your activities as a volunteer may vary. Tasks may include:

• Assist the therapist in the therapy sessions
• Therapeutic guidance of the horses (kinesiology - muscle therapy)
• Playing with the little patients
• Maintenance and cleaning of stables and facilities
• Keep children on horseback during the therapy sessions


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 ...

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


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 17 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.

Language Skills

You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)

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

What's Included

Services by South America Inside

  • Single Room, Homstay
  • Internet access at homestay
  • Airport pick-up
  • Advice from our experienced staff
  • On-going support via WhatsApp, phone or mail
  • Elaboration of your application profile in Spanish
  • Your placement in the volunteer project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Packing list
  • Country handbook
  • Intercultural guide
  • On-site volunteer coordinator
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Advice on travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation

                          Airport Pickup at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport

                          Upon your arrival to Santiago de Chile you will be picked-up at the airport and brought to your homestay.

                          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. You can also add a half-board suplement with daily breakfast & dinner.

                          Internet Access

                          Good access at the project site

                          What's NOT included?

                          What's NOT included?

                          Food & Beverages

                          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. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

                          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. GET A QUOTE

                          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. VACCINE CHECKER

                          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

                          Program fees

                          4 weeks (min. stay) 1,093€
                          5 weeks 1,259€
                          6 weeks 1,426€
                          7 weeks 1,592€
                          8 weeks 1,759€
                          9 weeks 1,926€
                          10 weeks 2,092€
                          11 weeks 2,259€
                          12 weeks 2,426€
                          24 weeks (max. stay) 4,425€
                          Average fees 228€/week

                          Program fees

                          228€ per week 4 - 24 weeks Age 17 - 50+

                          Payment methods

                          Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

                          NO CREDIT CARD FEES


                          Duration

                          4 - 24 weeks

                          Deposit

                          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

                          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.


                          Meet your organization

                          South America Inside

                          Perfect 4.6 rating (113 reviews)

                          Agency - founded in 2003

                          Verified by Volunteer World

                            Good response rate

                          Coordinated by

                          Marion

                          Spoken languages: Spanish, German, English

                          About the project

                          South America Inside promotes intercultural, linguistic and educational exchanges. Its volunteer programs are addressed to students, professionals and retirees.

                          Meet your organization

                          South America Inside is an intercultural management agency, founded back in 2003, which specializes in the promotion of programs abroad, language travel and educational programs throughout Latin America.

                          Since 2007, to enrich the experience of our global-minded clients and to provide them with even more possibilities, South America Inside has been expanding their program offerings throughout South and Central America.

                          Working together with some of the best language schools in Latin America, South America Inside provides high quality language courses in almost every Latin American country.

                          Thanks to a professional team of motivated and friendly staff, South America Inside has been very successful over the past several years and have been able to establish an outstanding network of what we call "Insider Contacts." To enrich the experience of their clients and to provide them with more possibilities, South America Inside has been expanding our program offerings throughout Central and South America, in addition to our well-established Chilean programs.

                          Volunteer Work

                          Do you dream of staying abroad while doing something positive? Are you looking for a unique experience that will leave a mark on your life? Then a Volunteer Work program in South America or Central America is perfect for you!

                          With South America Inside you can combine an adventure abroad with social commitment, and create lasting memories in Latin America. Support the protection of endangered species; help a local community construct new homes; give new hope to impoverished children.

                          The possibilities to lend a hand are diverse, as there are the many places where help is needed. We have classified our volunteer projects in different areas so you can easily find the one (or more!) projects that best match your needs and interests.

                          Why with us

                          There are many persuasive reasons that speak in favor of South America Inside when it comes to selecting your perfect provider of language, study and volunteer travel abroad. Following, we have prepared a short summary so that you can get us to know a little better.

                          Our Insider benefits at a glance:

                            Regional Experience
                          Over one decade (established in 2003) of dedication to language, work and study travel programs in Latin America. Thanks to our long standing work and life experience in the South American continent, we know this region really well. Therefore, we can help and inform you in a professional and competent way.

                            Multifaceted Offers
                          Over time we have developed new programs to offer a wide array of work abroad opportunities to our clients. We have been pioneers in launching new exchange programs, as we have been the first in offering Work & Travel/Working Holiday and Farm Stays in Chile and successfully introduced these programs into the market back in 2005. Since 2012, we are the only agency to offer this type of program in Costa Rica.

                            Insider Advice
                          Despite living in the modern era of the internet, we know that reliable and competent advice is still an important criterion for most of us. At South America Inside, you will find the benefits of an internet provider and an independent travel agency. We will be glad to pass on our extensive knowledge and regional experience.!

                            Location
                          It is difficult to run programs when there is nobody “on the ground” to evaluate existing options and search for new opportunities. So, we are located in Chile, on location, and we know everything that is going on first hand. We know what it is like to live as a foreigner in South America and will be happy to assist you in making your stay unforgettable!

                            Independence
                          South America Inside is an independent provider of language courses, internships, volunteer work, Farm Stays and Work & Travel programs in Latin America. We neither depend financially nor structurally on any other company, language school, association or organization. Therefore, we are able to give personalized information in accordance to your needs and availability.

                          •  Multilingual Team

                          Our team is multilingual and international! We speak fluent English, Spanish and German, as well as some French and Portuguese. With our customers, we can communicate in their native language and we avoid misunderstandings with local partners by communicating in Spanish with them. You can be sure that there will be an English-speaking contact person for you before, during, and after your stay.

                            Customer Service
                          Excellent customer service is one of the most important goals for South America Inside, and this is evident with the positive feedback we regularly receive from our many happy clients. Emails are answered within 48 business hours and every client is treated with the same friendliness and expertise.

                            Gapless and Accurate Information flow
                          With South America Inside you will have one and the same contact person before, during and after your trip. With that said, we guarantee a gapless and accurate information flow and you will always be very well informed.

                            Approved Program Places
                          Many of our program places, especially in the area of internships and volunteer work, are designed in the way that they will be recognized by most universities, colleges or academies.

                          113 reviews · rating4.6

                          Melanie F. rating5

                          2024 at Equine Therapy Supporter

                          Meine Freiwilligenarbeit ist zu Ende und ich habe nun folgenden Bericht verfasst. Das Hippotherapie Projekt sitzt in der Haupstadt Santiago de Chile, in dem schönen Stadtteil La Reina. Bei diesem Projekt hilft man körperlich und geistig beeinträchtigten Kindern bei der Hippotherapie. Die ...
                          Alina rating5

                          2022 at Equine Therapy Supporter

                          *****English below***** Liebe Melanie, liebe Marion, mein Mann und ich möchten uns sehr herzlich bei allen bedanken, die den Aufenthalt von Alina zu einer wunderbaren Zeit gemacht haben. Zuerst Danke euch beiden für die tolle Organisation, die beruhigenden Gespräche und die professionelle ...
                          Glynn rating5

                          2019 at Equine Therapy Supporter

                          I retired from my career in real estate three years ago, and I have been traveling and doing volunteer work abroad in Spain, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. My work with Chile Inside was the best experience to date. They were fast and professional in placing me. They communicated effectively both ...
                          Roswitha M. rating5

                          2024 at Assistant in Childcare

                          Es ist alles perfecto und ich bin total zufrieden!! Sympathische Gastgeberin mit vorzüglichen Kochfähigkeiten und 5 lebhaften Hunden im Haus. Bei der Gelegenheit den Tipp, diejenigen Freiwilligen, für die diese Unterkunft vorgesehen ist, evtl. über die Anwesnheit von Hunden zu informieren, im ...
                          Nathalie K. rating5

                          2024 at Local Wildlife Helper

                          Everything is alright. The family host in San José is very kind. I visited San José yesterday. This morning I arrived at the rescue center and it's amazing! It beautifull, the animals are so cute. And the volonteers are very friendly. Thanks for everything and have a good ...
                          Mir gefällt es total gut auf den Osterinseln. Die Gastfreundschaft ist sehr groß und die Leute sind total nett. Auch in meinen zwei Nächten in Santiago habe ich Ähnliches schon erlebt. Mein Host, Francesco, ist sehr hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Mit einem Zimmer und der restlichen Ausstattung ...

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                          Americas > South America > Chile > Santiago de Chile

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