Nature Protection Supporter

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High­lights

Explore Chile, one of the most amazing and diverse countries in the world
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Grow as a person by improving your intercultural skills
Improve your Spanish skills by practicing on a daily basis
Visit amazing places throughout a country that is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, mountains and beaches
Help me to maintain and to reforest the largest inner-city park in Latin America. The city needs its green lung to fight the smog problem! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Especially in the winter months, Santiago de Chile is struggling with a big smog problem. This makes it all the more important that the huge hills, also known as the largest inner city park of Latin America, is maintained and reforested. Santiago needs its green lung!

The huge inner-city park is located in the heart of Santiago de Chile and extends over several hills. The park was founded in 1917 and has since served as an important retreat in the green for the residents of Santiago de Chile. The park is also one of the main tourist attractions due to its wide range of leisure activities and magnificent viewpoints overlooking the city of Santiago de Chile.

The park streches over 700 hectares and in the extensive hilly green areas and forests, visitors will not only find rich nature and environmental education, but also recreation, cultural offers and plenty of sports facilities, always in constant contact with nature. In addition to the Chilean National Zoo are other tourist attractions, such as fantastic platforms offering breathtaking views on the city and mountains, a gondola and rack railway as well as countless hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, etc.

Typical day

The volunteers are assigned to the different "work teams" and used in different areas. In such a large park there is really a lot to do in oder to maintain, water, reforest, etc. The work areas can roughly be classified as follows:

1. Working outdoors: Maintaining the park, cutting back trees and plants, watering, and the like.
2. Environmental Education: educate children and young people on environmental issues through practical examples and workshops.
3. Environmental protection and reforestation: protection and restoration of biodiversity in the park, assistance in the greenhouse and maintenance work.
4. Visitor Center: Participate in the Visitor Center at the entrance of the park, inform visitors and give instructions on how to use the park (in different languages).
5. Standalone projects: Dedicated volunteers and those with appropriate (technical) knowledge or ideas will be encouraged to develop independent projects to improve the park and / or environmental education and / or environmental issues.

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

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (basic level)
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

Services by South America Inside
  1. Single room in local homestay
  2. Escort to the volunteer project on the first day of your volunteer work

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

    Airport pick-up can be added for an extra fee.
Accommodation
We provide single rooms in local homestays.
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. 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)
$ 1,018
5 weeks
$ 1,165
6 weeks
$ 1,312
7 weeks
$ 1,459
8 weeks
$ 1,606
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,958
Average fees
$ 210 /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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Nature Protection Supporter

Help me to maintain and to reforest the largest inner-city park in Latin America. The city needs its green lung to fight the smog problem!

$210/week

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