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Caretaker for Children

Take care and supervise children, plan activities with them, do crafts, painting etc. and support the nurses in their daily tasks.

The children project

Help in one of our social projects in Santiago or Valparaiso to give new perspectives to children and their families. We have projects with children or teenagers, in institutiones for children with behavioural issues or disabilities. There is also a project with orphans and street kids.

Social institutions in Chile like Children's homes, day care centers, or similar establishments often complain about a lack of staff and financial resources. They dependent on the help of volunteers to help th already disadvantaged children. The national and international volunteers work with the so-called "tías" to give their best for the children and to fight against all the disadvanteges with which they have to live.

It is really hard to see so many children growing up without parents, because they are deceased, disappeared or in prison, or kids from families where they have been thrown out because the parents are not capable of in their parental duty of care. Without the social projects and institutions these children would not have any glimmer of hope for a better future. 


Your work at the childrens project

You don´t need any special knowledge to work with children. But you should be dedicated and able to take on responsibilities independently. You will be a role model for the children, so be aware of this great responsibility. There are many different tasks to do for the volunteers, depending on the needs of the children and the institution, but normally the following tasks are what is expected from you at the project

  • Supporting the staff in their daily tasks
  • Supervise and take care of children and youth
  • Plan and motivate the children and youth for games, creative craft work, singing, painting and so on
  • Planning a bigger project work like to establish a vegetable garden or repair of playground equipment
  • Help to cook, feed the small kids, wash dishes, etc.
  • Organization of activities or excursions 
  • Assistance and support with homework

Suitable for


Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School 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 from 08:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

There are a lot of free time activities to do in Santiago de Chile and also in Valparaíso.

Water Sports
Winter Sports

Included Services

What's included?
Professional consultation | Translation of your documents and profile | Individual attention | Useful information about Chile | Informative manual about your stay in Chile | City Map and City Guide of Santiago | Informative welcome talk | Escort to your project on your first day (ONLY in Santiago) | Certificate of participation | Application fees
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. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Santiago de Chile/Chile between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. 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.

Get ready to volunteer in Chile

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Chile. Please check the visa regulations for Chile.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Chile and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Chile.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Chile.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Arturo Merino Benitez (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Chile you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Chile.
What can you do in leisure-time in Chile while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Santiago Centro, Santiago de Chile, Chile

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