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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Renovation and Construction in Chile

Explore the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park
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    Overview

    Many of the villagers here in Coihueco need help with renovation and light construction. The situation extends to communal areas such as schools, churches, clinics, healthcare and community centers as well.

    Through renovation and light construction work from people such as yourself, we can assist the community while allowing you to engage with the local people and environment, as you learn more about the local culture.

    Work can include housing renovation and light construction such as painting. Typical tasks could be repairing chairs, tables, toilets, building walls, repairing roofs, tiling or even gardening. Tasks will depend on local conditions and what is needed at the time. You can expect to be working 4-5 hours a day.

    Objectives

    • Support and redevelop local villages with an organized workforce
    • Create cultural exchange opportunities through our efforts with the locals
    • Gain some practical experience in light renovation work
    • Develop teamwork and skills through hands on activity

    Impact

    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.

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    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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    Location

    Coihueco, Chile

    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!

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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival
      Arrive on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
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      Monday to Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Working on-site
      • Lunch
      • Working on-site
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Buses depart close by every 1-2 hours to Concepción bus station. Change here for bus to the Airport.
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    None

    Food

    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.

    Accommodation

    Your new home will be in a dormitory at a local school in Coihueco, central Chile. The accommodation has a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants and use the free Wifi. During the school holidays December - March) and (Jun - Jul), the school dormitory will be closed so your new accommodation will be at a nearby home having access to the same amenities and food arrangements.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Renovation and Construction

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$470/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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