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