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Altos de Cantillana

Nature Reserve Conservation

We invite people to discover and help to conservate Altos de Cantillana Nature Reserve through volunteering.

Key duties and responsibilities: 

1. Protect cultural and natural resources as well as infrastructure and facilities through the development and execution of operative programs and technical reports. 

2. Help park ranger labour such as patrolling, vigilance and supervision of control points. 

3. Attend and maintain guesthouse and shelters in the park.

4. Execute and support monitoring program in the field such as supervise the advance of erosion in certain areas, keep control of invasive species, reforestation, develop census of different nature and supervise the recycling program.

5. Support nursery plant maintenance.

6. Develop labours related to construction and maintenance of infrastructure as installation of signage elements or fixing fences.

7. Support activities to link the park with the local community.

8. Coordinate and execute activities related to diffuse the cultural and natural heritage 

9. Operate communication equipment and minor machinery. 

10. Participate and support the development of basic research studies regarding to conservation of natural heritage, archaeology and social and cultural elements. 

11. Support the formulation and execution of projects to rise funding of protected natural areas. 

12. Maintenance of common areas and guesthouse (bathrooms, kitchen) 

Suitable for


Typical day

Your typical day may vary from receiving tourists at the reception, work in the nursery plant, maintain trails, patrolling, plant native species or assist environmental education programs.

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) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
Resume and cover letter and certificates
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
1. Work experience in activities and / or projects related to conservation of natural and cultural resources
2. Experience in emergency management, Standard First Aid Level C and / or WAFA
3. Management GPS, geo-referencing and / or digital mapping systems.
4. Knowledge of other languages
5. Driver's License
6. Knowledge of plant and animals
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Altos de Cantillana are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

This is an opportunity to enjoy nature and adventure only 60 minutes from Santiago, Capital Region.
You can discover the majesty of Central Chile’s environment, one of the top-25 biodiversity HOT SPOT on the planet. Starting from the Aculeo Valley by horseback or hiking, you’ll be charmed by the native sclerophyll (“hard-leaved”) shrubs and woods, which have a great wildlife diversity of endemic species, to finally reach the high peaks where an oak forest grows that is one of the last that we can found so far north in the country.
On the other hand, the “Aculeo Valley” gives refuge to important culturales locales and productive manifestations, product of oral transmission of the intangible heritage, like a song to the divine and to the human as well as to the fruit of the hardworking country farmer’s labor.
Be astounded by an astonishing BALCONY over the Santiago valley, the Andes, and the Aculeo valley, among others.

Water Sports

Included Services

Airport Pickup at Arturo Merino Benitez

A member of the Corporation will pick you up at the airport and drop you off at the Reserve


There is a house for volunteers at the Main entrance, equipped with kitchen, 5 shared bedrooms and living room.
There is a Cabin 15 km away from the main entrance, equipped with kitchen, 3 shared bedrooms,dry toilet and living room.
There is a Shelter at 1.000 m.a.s.l, 9 Km away from the Main entrance, equipped with kitchen 1 shared bedroom and dry toilet.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

We mostly provide non-perishable food due to remoteness conditions and you should be willing to cook your own meals

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.

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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 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
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