25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.
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In this program, you will work alongside local farmers and help them with their daily routine. Your tasks might include planting and watering the crops, cleaning the farm, picking fruits and vegetables depending on what is needed at the time. Many farms have a wide variety crops, and several projects ongoing at any time, so be ready and willing to get your hands dirty!
In Coihueco, for example, they grow fruits like strawberries, raspberries, plums, apples, and vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce and cabbage. Others may focus on crops like potatoes, corn or flowers. Most villagers in this region of Chile have devoted their lives to farming, as it is a practice which has been passed down from generation to generation. Local villagers have learned to sustain themselves and even thrive, by living off the land, eating from what they have grown and supplementing with other basic items.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
You will be located in the outskirts of Coihueco, an interesting town 400 km South of Chile’s capital, Santiago. Coihueco is both a Chilean commune, and a city, in Ñuble Province, Biobío Region. The commune borders Argentina on the east and the provincial capital, Chillán, on the west.
Coihueco is known for their wood carvings and loom weaving, as well as their Festival of Creole Roots, which revives many folkloric traditions!
Breakfast Working on the farm Lunch Working on the farm Dinner
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Buses depart close by every 1-2 hours to Concepción bus station. Change here for bus to the Airport - Total 3.5 hours with the earliest flight departures on Saturday evening.
All the meals served inside the accommodation will be typically Chilean, including rice dishes, potatoes, beans, meat, sandwiches and vegetables. Water, coffee and tea are available all day long.