South America Inside

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

About the Project

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.!

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!

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.

  Reliability and Certified Quality
Since our foundation in 2003, we are a member of the German-Chilean Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Santiago de Chile, where our office is located. This membership stands for reliability, professionalism and consistency. You are kindly invited to request references about us at the Chamber ( Additionally, we are a member of the WYSE Travel Association and its sector association WYSE Work Abroad. This membership represents trusted organizations that specialize in work abroad, volunteer programs, and student travel. It is also dedicated to enhancing youth mobility and supporting reliable sending-and-receiving organizations worldwide. All members, including us, have to agree to their Constitution and Code of Conduct, which means competent, fair, and trustworthy business practices.

  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.

Social Impact

Besides being an intercultural agency that organizes study and volunteer programs, South America Inside is also committed to conserving our planet Earth, as well as helping people in need. South America Inside's mission is to encourage a new generation of ecological aware individuals with the skills and motivation to make environmentally and socially conscious decisions on a local, national, and global scale.

Foundation Year
Contact Person
Monika Zimmermann
Where can you volunteer?
What can you do?
Work with animals Bath dogs Walk dogs Feed animals Train Animals Have fun Make a difference Teach Children Play games Teach arts Teach arts and crafts Have fun working Activites with children Teach children Teach english Looking after children Playing outdoors Helping Children Teaching Children Teach arts and crafts Care for animals Look after monkeys Take care of wild felines Have fun Meet new people work as a team Volunteer clear paths Hike trials Explore nature Help injured animals Look after wild animals Prepare animals for the wild Maintain cages Educate visitors Create new environments Help sick animals explore feed animals Help animals Educate tourists Make friends Help in the kitchen Search for monkeys Explore beaches Look after Children Organize and play games Fun activities Arts and Crafts Help in school Support teachers Help children Help the school Play with childrean Have fun Teach Children Recreational time with the children Volunteer with children Painting the school Teaching arts in Costa Rica Volunteer work at an elementary school Volunteer at a school Teach at an elementary school Help people Have fun Play games Teach Do activities Join in activities Learn new skills Work at small centres Help with medication Help small children explore the area Patrol beaches Study Sea turtles Protect sea turtles Work with the community Going back to the sea Fittings at the project Observation of sea turtles Lunchtime at the sea turtle project Dorm at the sea turtle project Staff of the sea turtle project Living room of the sea turtle project Shop at the village Sunset on the beach Volunteer house at the sea turtle project Relaxing on the beach Impressions from the sea turtle project Save species Help turtles Explore beaches Meet new people Help the breeding program Assist in lessons Help families Make friends Have fun Take care of patients Analyse animals Educate locals Explore nature Build a better center Help animals Observing the rainforest Discover the rainforest Reforestation Observation of flora and fauna Tree climing in the rainforest Maintenance of paths and trails Excursion into the rainforest Take care of children Volunteer with children Painting with children Teaching children Volunteer with children Sing with children Playing with children Conservation project in Peru The project site near Cusco Conservation project in Peru Conservation project in Peru Conservation project in Peru Environmental conservation in Peru Assist teachers Have fun Explore Teach english Play games Look after birds Create toys Prepare Food Research Parrots Explore the beaches Explore jungles Protect Wildlife Educate visitors Meet new people Discover beaches Help local wildlife Explore Costa Rica Reforestation Maintain trails Work together Enjoy the views Build facilities Helping underprivileged children Volunteering with children Helping underprivileged youth Volunteer work with kids Volunteering with children and youth Help the underprivileged youth Save eggs Make friends Explore beaches Measure Turtles Help the ecosystem Explore the reserve Help sea turtles Indulge in new cultures Research Explore Meet new people Have fun Organise activities Help with homework Help the community Teach english Make trails Meet new  people Help the community Live in the rainforest Have fun Learn how to hunt Help the community Help the lodge Explore Teach English Have fun Teach new skills Educate Create a safe enviroment Become a role model Help children Look after stables Help with lessons Feed the animals Teach children Help children Have fun Play games Help with mobility Help workers Meet new people Learn new skills Work in hospitals Make friends Make a difference Meet new people Assist in tours Help the Ecosystem Have fun Explore the island Help protect nature Explore the centre Research plants Research wildlife Discover new places Maintain grounds Help children Make a difference Have fun Care for horses Create trails Discover amazing views Have fun Maintain the center Grow fruits Make Green areas Meet new people Educate children Explore Play games Maintain the forest Explore Have fun Preserve nature Make friends Have fun Participate in activities Help children Teach new skills Teach sports Go on hikes Assist nurses Explore the city Help elderly people Organize activities Educate children Help with physiotherapy Play games Help children Stimulate minds meet new people Discover Chile Work at the centre Help nurses Explore Chile Make a difference Feed children Create games Assist in classrooms Have fun Teach Create activities Have fun Explore the city Educate Teach children Feed Children Create games Play games Create a safe environment go on hikes Help locals harvest crops Have fun Work in plantations Help with life stock Learn new skills Help farming Teach in schools Live with the locals Help childre Assist teachers Teach children Work with locals Meet new people Arts and Crafts Fun learning enviroment Helping children Outdoor Activities Fun activites Have fun Play games Feed Children Help children Teach children Live with the locals Feed children Have fun Supervise children Assist in classrooms Make a difference Teach people how to cook Have fun Teach basic skills Teach music Teach children Work in a daycare Play games Teach manners Help children Have fun Help kittens Take care of cats Help get new owners Organize events Jane Goodall at the rescue center Volunteer diner Monkey at animal rescue center Landscape arround the rescue center Ozelot at animal rescue center Volunteers at animal rescue center Child care project in Cusco Cooking together Yoga lessons with the children Free-time activities with children Child care project Visit new places Assist workers Go on walks Explore the city Travel Chile Work as a team Make a difference Help the community Learn new Skills Build houses Activities with patients Help Children Assist nurses Learn new skills Assist doctos Feed animals Monitor animal behaivour Help endangoured species collect food Help sick animals Take tours Living area Help animals Collect Fruits Rehabilitate animals play with animals Discover beaches Help Animals explore the wild Build toys Work together View from the project site Construction work Little monkey eating Lunchtime with the volunteers Feeding parrots Elmo eating his lunch Monkey at the project Weighing of the baby monkey Taking care of monkeys Parrot eating banana Alessi whats to know whats up Living room Volunteer room Rescue of turtles Bath turtles Feed animals Have fun Clean enclosures Protect the wildlife Feeding parrot at the rescue center Taking a bath at the waterfall Sunset at the rescue center in the amazon Taking care of exotic animals Take care of monkeys Coatis at the animal rescue center Parrots and other exotic animal Work at the animal rescue center in the amazon Volunteer group of the animal rescue center Feeding the monkey at the rescue center Working at the animal rescue center Mama monkey with her baby at the resuce center Volunteer at the Rescue Center Ozelot at the Rescue Center Stunning view from the top of the hill Have fun Save cats Help puppies Bathe animals Go for waks Rescue dogs Have fun Find new homes Feed animals Play

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