La Serena Orphanage Program

Overall rating: 9.7 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Volunteer at a large children’s center/orphanage in La Serena and help to provide kindergarten and nursery services. There are around 140 children who live in this center full time and many of them are orphans. This project requires a lot of enthusiasm since we have over 40 toddlers and babies and other children aged 2 to 4. We incorporate the community and families into this project, though many of the parents are very poor and so are unable to provide healthcare or adequate food. This is a support center, kindergarten, and day care.

Your duties include assisting staff with daily needs such as changing diapers, putting the children down to nap, clothing, bathing, and feeding.

*This program requires only female volunteers.

Highlights

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Qualifications

Project length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
Arrival airport: La Serena (LSC)
Accommodation: Local host family
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Airlines: Lan Chile, American, United, Delta, Iberia, Avianca
Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Accommodation: Host Family
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Program Locations

La Serena, Chile

Overall rating 
9.7
Experience
10
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
10
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Chile: La Serena
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, Spanish
Participants:
American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
1 Week: US$895 - 2 Week: US$995 - 3-4 Weeks: US$1195 - 5-6 Weeks: US$1395 - 7-8 Weeks US$1640

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    I enjoyed a lot my two months here. My host family was great and made me feel as if I was at home. When I worked at the orphanage, it was the summer vacation so the older kids (5-9 years old) were there too and I spent a lot of time playing with them. The rest of the time I would help feed the babies and toddlers and help watch the younger kids when they played outside.
    Teaching English at the school was also a great experience. I helped the students with their activities, especially those who were struggling to understand. For example, I would re-explain the grammar rules to them and give them examples in Spanish. I would also help the professor check the students' pronunciation. Everyone at the school was really nice to me, both professors and students. I really enjoyed the fact that the school has students from kindergarten up to high school and that you get to work with every level.
    Otherwise, La Serena is a nice, quiet city. I enjoyed going to the beach on my free time and exploring the region on the weekend.
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    La Serena Orphanage

    Review by: Agathe , On: 05 Apr 2016, Changed On: 05 Apr 2016 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I enjoyed a lot my two months here. My host family was great and made me feel as if I was at home. When I worked at the orphanage, it was the summer vacation so the older kids (5-9 years old) were there too and I spent a lot of time playing with them. The rest of the time I would help feed the babies and toddlers and help watch the younger kids when they played outside.
    Teaching English at the school was also a great experience. I helped the students with their activities, especially those who were struggling to understand. For example, I would re-explain the grammar rules to them and give them examples in Spanish. I would also help the professor check the students' pronunciation. Everyone at the school was really nice to me, both professors and students. I really enjoyed the fact that the school has students from kindergarten up to high school and that you get to work with every level.
    Otherwise, La Serena is a nice, quiet city. I enjoyed going to the beach on my free time and exploring the region on the weekend.
    Overall rating 
    9.7
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10

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