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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"
Help with Eco Projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Come and see by yourself!!!
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.
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.
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
- Hot water
- Some other services (as Internet) are not confirmed yet, but we are working on it.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 2 days off
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