Farm Sanctuary Supporter

founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Marion
Coordinator | Marion
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Get interesting cultural insights into rural life in Chile
Gain Spanish fluency by living and working with the locals
Boost your resume with international volunteer experience
Broaden your horizon while immersing yourself into a new culture
Get to know the amazing landscapes of Chile
This wonderful farm sanctuary cares for farm animals and pets in need of help. Animals that have been neglected or abused find a new loving home on 9 hectares of land. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
When hearing about rescuing animals, pets like dogs and cats usually come to our minds. However, there are also an incredible number of farm animals that are victims of violence, abuse or neglect.

This wonderful volunteer project takes place at a farm sanctuary in the Central Region of Chile. The Farm Sanctuary was officially founded back in 2016 and has since then taken care of farm animals and pets in need. The farm gives animals that have been neglected and abused a new loving home on 9 hectares of land. The animals are cared for, treated and pimped up again. They are not available for adoption but are allowed to spend the rest of their life at the farm sanctuary. More than 160 animals (number may change) of 15 different species have already found a safe and caring home at the sanctuary. Via social media, the farm sanctuary also makes a great contribution to educational work in relation to the respectful handling of farm animals and pets as well as a plant-based diet.

Typical day

Help neglected and abused animals "get back on their feet", so that they can live dignified lives. In this volunteer project you can stand up for the voiceless and show your big heart for animals. If you love animals and like to have animals around you all day long, then you will enjoy this volunteer work very much. However, please be aware that work can also be hard and exhausting. The tasks have to be done dutifully and carefully. The welfare of the animals comes first!

Your tasks as a volunteer may include:
  1. Care of the animals
  2. Feeding the animals
  3. Ensure that the animals always have enough water
  4. Keep stables and enclosures clean
  5. Construction of new enclosures and corrals
  6. Improve/maintain existing facilities
  7. Administering medication and/or assisting with vet visits
  8. Assisting in fundraising campaigns
  9. Public relations and educational work
  10. Maintaining the social media channels

Volunteers usually work from 8 am in the morning to 5 pm in the afternoon with a lunch break in between from Monday to Friday. Very motivated volunteers can also take shifts on the weekends to help with the feeding of the animals.

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

Limache is a cozy little town in the central region of the South American Andean country of Chile. It is about 35 kilometers from the famous port city of Valparaíso, which is very popular with tourists. Limache has about 40,000 inhabitants and the landscape is rural. The city is beautifully situated surrounded by mountains, hills and valleys.

The area around Limache is one of the largest tomato growing areas in Chile. Limache is the third largest vegetable producer in Chile with 1023 hectares under cultivation.

From Limache you can also quickly get to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar on the Pacific by public transport. Both cities are definitely worth seeing and invite to weekend trips. Santiago can also be easily reached in about 2 hours by public transport and a short trip to the metropolis offers a great contrast to life in the country.
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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 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 and Thursday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by South America Inside
The Volunteer Work on a Farm Sanctuary in Chile includes:
  • Accommodation in shared room
  • Staple food
  • Professional English-speaking advice
  • Translation of your application documents
  • Volunteer Work Placement in Chile
  • English-speaking in-country support
  • Country handbook Chile
  • Intercultural guideline
  • Insider tips Chile
  • 24/7 Emergency number
  • Information about suitable travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation
You will live in the volunteer house, right on the grounds of the farm sanctuary itself. Since the entire facility is operated in a very sustainable and eco-friendly way, the electricity is generated using solar cells. Water is pumped from their own well. The house has dry toilets. The consumption of alcohol and tobacco is prohibited.

Basic groceries for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. In line with animal welfare, all foods are plant-based. Additional food such as biscuits, sweets, special requests, or non-alcoholic drinks can be bought in the nearest town.

The location of the sanctuary is a bit secluded, in wonderful peace and beautiful nature.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Basic groceries are provided (plant-based). Additional food has to be bought by each volunteer.

Internet Access
Limited 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.
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 project is open year round. No special arrival or departure dates.

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
$151 /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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This wonderful farm sanctuary cares for farm animals and pets in need of help. Animals that have been neglected or abused find a new loving home on 9 hectares of land.


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