Equine Therapy Supporter

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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
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
Support this unique therapy form that involves the help of horses. Combine your passion for horses with your desire to help poeple with disabilities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
50+

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 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

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
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Program Requirements

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
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. Single Room, Homstay
  2. Escort by a Chile Inside staff member on your first day to your volunteer place
  3. Santiago City Map
  4. Santiago City Guide

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

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