Care for the homeless, register and data work, first contact on the streets, serving meals, health care
Santiago is known as one of the most modern cities in South America, even though some of the population in Chile have extreme wealth, a significant portion is still considered in poverty or as homeless which is still a problem in Chile. This organization aims to improve people suffering in poverty or homeless with big and small contributions each day.
In this volunteer program you will be supporting a Chilean organization which is dedicated to helping out people who live on the streets of Chile. The charity was founded in 1977 it runs a total of five projects which all try to combat poverty in the area. In the homeless project nearly 100 people are cared for, many of these have been homeless for a number of years without a roof over their head.
To work on this project there are no special skills required you should be a dedicated individual who is able to take responsibilities and to work independently. You will be in contact with people with extreme life situations in circumstances you can not imagine.
On a day to day basis your tasks may include: Creating and updating the register for the homeless, accompany workers on daily walks, make contact with homeless people and collect their history.
The city of Santiago has a wide range of activities for our volunteers to enjoy such as a variety of different shopping malls with international and national chains, there are also many mountain ranges where you can go hiking.