South America Inside

Disabled Children Carer

Santiago de Chile, Chile show on map
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founded in 2003
Sergio
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Coordinator | Sergio
Coordinator | Sergio
Disabled people are often excluded from society. Get involved in this project and help handicapped children in Santiago de Chile. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
50+

Highlights

  • Explore Chile, one of the most amazing and diverse countries in the world
  • Improve your Spanish skills while giving back to society
  • Boost your CV adding international volunteer experience
  • Grow as a person by broadening your intercultural skills
  • Visit amazing places throughout a country that is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and beaches

Show social commitment and compassion in a project for people who are often not given the respect they deserve due to their disability. Be an example to others and work to promote the needs of disabled children in Chile.

In this volunteer program in Chile you support charity projects for people with physical and / or mental disabilities. Mainly, the charitable institutions run several homes and creative workshops for young adults and children with disabilities. All facilities are tailored to the physical and mental needs of the individuals.

You help to look after the disabled in the homes and accompany them in their everyday lives. In addition, you will be able to stimulate the individual talents and abilities of the disabled people through workshops.

For this type of volunteer work in Chile, no prior knowledge of working with disabled people is necessary, but you should have a good sense of responsibility, patience and a high level of self-motivation.



Typical day

Your volunteer responsibilities can vary. Tasks may include:

• Supporting the nursing staff
• Helping with therapy sessions
• Caring and supervising the disabled
• Assisting in conducting workshops and seminars
• Organizing PC workshops to teach basic computer skills
• Participating in creative activities such as crafting, painting or knitting courses
• Organizing games and sports activities
• Assisting employees in creating a home-like atmosphere where residents feel at home

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.

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

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
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 09:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by South America Inside.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
South America Inside (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by South America Inside
  1. Single room, Homestay
  2. Escort by a staff member to your project on your first day
  3. Santiago City Map
  4. Santiago City Guide

  5. Consultation from our experienced staff
  6. Translation of application profile
  7. Volunteer work placement
  8. Advice regarding travel insurance
  9. Advice on local travels
  10. Orientation session upon arrival
  11. Orientation kit
  12. Country handbook
  13. Local support
  14. 24/7 Emergency Number
  15. Certificate of Participation

  16. Airport pick-up can be added at an extra cost of 40 USD.
Accommodation

We provide single rooms in local homestays. Food is not included but you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen where you can store and prepare your meals.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,008
5 weeks
$ 1,155
6 weeks
$ 1,302
7 weeks
$ 1,449
8 weeks
$ 1,596
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,948
Average fees
$ 208 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Santiago de Chile/Chile between 4 weeks and 24 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.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Chile.
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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