Get involved in a community-life experience helping with a free English language school in Monte Patria, Chile

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Chile

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  2021 

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  • Description

    Description

    Volunteers of the world, come and give us a hand!


    Our main goal is to create and to bring access for people that live on isolated cities to an English learning initiative based on ALTERNATIVE schooling systems focusing on cultural exchange with English speaking volunteers. 


    Founded in 2013, the school is a privately run, independent, nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that teaches English to the people in Monte Patria (Located in Limary Valley)


    We carefully select volunteers who are able to offer extensive range of experiences and knowledge in fields such as arts, sports, agriculture, communication and languages from all corners of the world alongside many more skills they can offer. You can impact the lives of numerous children and people by donating your time and energy volunteering. Your help in our school will provide children, workers (man and women), young workers and peoplein general an opportunity to share their experiences, style of life and the most important practice their English.


    Due to COVID-19 we put on halt a new project we were working on, and we had to convert our system in to a virtual lessons scenario supported by online platforms, for most of our students. Nonetheless 2021 will bring us the opportunity for cultural exchange through online platforms. We have partnered with a strong ally this year that will support and collaborate on our joint project to amplify and bring to life our schooling program. 


    We deeply encourage all volunteers to apply for this amazing community-volunteer experience we will build together, and we can assure you won't forget!



    "ENGLISH IS A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE"

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come and see by yourself!!!

  • Help

    Help

    Becoming a volunteer in our School of English is both; easy and rewarding. You can contribute on a wide range of the volunteer’s interests, talents, skills, and knowledge. There are opportunities for our volunteers to work in every and any aspect of the school; whether it is teaching children and helping them with their homework, playing a game, sharing and enjoying some meals, by simply sharing your time, experiences and knowledge with them you are making a difference in their lives.

    We need your help at:

    • Teaching English
    • Creating activities for kids
    • To improve student’s English Skills, sharing experiences
    • To publicize our school and city as a place for volunteering


    The voracious need this School of English has to seek and learn about English – is both awe-inspiring and humbling. Volunteering with this school will give you an intimate insight into a new and exciting world. A world where people from our different schools are a privilege and a gift, where we will do the best for looking after you as a volunteer, and where you can change the lives of people and children just by being with us/them.

    Join the adventure of a lifetime for a chance to effect some real social change and expand your perspective in ways you never dreamed possible. Build your confidence. Find your sense of adventure.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our 3 main objectives in our school and life are: Language, language and language. It's the main tool and skill we work with our students and volunteers, since it's the bridge that will connect our community with your life experiences and background.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Location Background

    The volunteer is based in Monte Patria, in the middle of our beautiful Chile, about 87 kilometers from La Serena which is located on the Coquimbo's Region, about 5 hours from the capital, Santiago. The most common way of life in Monte Patria is horticulture, and it islocated in the beautiful Limarí Valley with extense rivers and hills. The closest city (medium size city) is Ovalle. During the day, it can be very hot, but during the night and in the morning it gets really cold, even more in winter.
    Classess will take place at the downtown facilities. Main methods of transportation are small buses or bike.

    All the volunteers will stay in a basic house with all they need:

    - A share bedroom with another volunteer
    - Breakfast & Lunch, from Monday to Friday (Except holidays and weekends)
    - Living room
    - Kitchen
    - Hot water
    - Some other services (as Internet) are not confirmed yet, but we are working on it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a small project and we provide for FREE to all our volunteers, accommodation and also breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday.
    No fees apply to the volunteers.

    The only thing we ask for volunteers it's a minimum of four weeks (1 month) staying with us.


    SOMETIMES (Depend of the case) we provide bus ticket, from the closest city.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 2 days off

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