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Education Assistant

If you are in the field of education, you can volunteer to organise educational workshops in diverse subjects for children and adults.

TECHO has been creating an educational network with the different families to increase access to primary education and give them professional apprenticeships. Adapted to the inhabitants’ needs, they organise workshops to improve education level, alphabetisation, technical skills and to promote culture.  

TECHO is working in close cooperation with the elected directors of the camps. Collectively, they organize monthly meetings with all the inhabitants to discuss the most urgent needs that have to be addressed. The NGO then finds the funds, volunteers and experts required to put concrete projects and processes into place. In Villa Constancia, the camp Share A Dream worked with, TECHO is additionally fulfulling an important role to act as mediator between the Chileans and all the other nationalities living in this camp. Together they have constructed 20 houses and installed electricity and water in all of them. They also collaborate to organise weekly educational workshops for the camp’s children and adults.  

Depending on your background and interest:

  • You are working or studying in the field of education and want to volunteer in order to help TECHO organise educational workshops in diverse subjects for families and especially children of these camps.

  • You are working or studying in the field of professional education or similar fields and could volunteer to help organise training workshops in different fields such as entrepreneurship, law & employment or other technical skills.

During a project, you would first visit the camps to analyse the current situation and then together with your 
colleagues and depending on your experience, design workshops and classes for the children and adults in these camps. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have an idea of how to help us, the possibilities are infinite!

This project was covered by SHARE A DREAM

For any additional information on TECHO - Antofagasta and to discover how you can contribute this project by helping from home as an expert or by donating, please visit their website. To apply for a volunteer position at TECHO -Antofagasta, please start your application on Volunteer World.

Suitable for


Typical day

The offices of TECHO are in the center of Antofagasta and we are about 5-8 full-time employees that work there. You would get a workspace in our offices and participate in the daily activities of our NGO. You would assist meetings and have interesting discussions about all the other projects happening through TECHO. You would be assigned to one or more camps and visit them regularly with other TECHO volunteers to get to know the social context and analyse the current living conditions and education structure. Depending on the project you are working on, you would thus typically come to the office every week day and work with your colleagues on the project, visiting the camps (15 min drive) when needed for the courses and workshops. 

Education Assistant Portrait Landscape Techo Camp Drone View

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 (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Education, Social at University 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

Any questions? Just ask. We at TECHO are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Antofagasta is a beautiful city, situated right next to the ocean and very close to the mountain range and the desert. This exceptional location makes it a great place to do different outdoor activities such as: Surfing, Climbing, Rafting, Treks and many more.

Water Sports

Included Services

Airport Pickup

A person from TECHO can pick you up at the airport.

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. 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.

Get ready to volunteer in Chile

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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 Cerro Moreno (ANF) in Antofagasta. 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.
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14 de febrero, 2929, Antofagasta, 1240000 Antofagasta, Chile

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