2016 Volunteer Applications Are Officially Open!

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On behalf of the Chilean Ministry of Education, the National Volunteer Center is extremely pleased to announce that the Volunteer Service Application process is officially open! Listed below are the Volunteer Services being offered and the deadlines associated with each. We look forward to receiving your application and to another year of providing this exceptional opportunity to Chilean public school students!

Volunteer Service: Start date: End date: Application deadline


(1 semester)

March 21st, 2016 July 31st, 2016 November 29th, 2015


(2 semesters)

April 4th, 2016 November 26th, 2016 December 13th, 2015


(2 semesters)

April 18th, 2016 November 26th, 2016 December 27th, 2015
VS4 (1 semester) August 1st, 2016 November 27th, 2016 April 10th, 2016

The NVC is truly thankful for your interest in the Program and we look forward to reviewing your application. In the meantime, we invite you to join our Mailing List to receive monthly updates about our Program as well as to be the first to get updated 2016 Volunteer Service application information! Click here to see our September, 2015 newsletter!

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Our first Google Hangouts On Air Volunteer Information Session was a success!

If you were unable to tune into the live session, don’t fret! Check out the YouTube recording of the event. In mid November, we will be having our second live information session “A Day in the Life” where we will give you a more in-depth look at the volunteer experience from the perspective of a volunteer. Stay tuned for an update on the specific date and time! In the meantime, check out the YouTube recording of our first event located below. Enjoy!


2016 English Summer Camp Applications are open NOW!!

We have exciting news! The opportunity to participate in the immersive English Summer Camps is now open for applicants! Camp dates have officially been set as the weeks of January 4th-8th and January 11th and 15th. This year’s theme revolves around “Music and Literature”. For more information, please read our Invitation to Apply located here! For access to our online application, please click here. We look forward to receiving your application! 

Every year, English Summer Camps nationwide compete to produce the best English Song Lip Dub. Check out the winning video made by the Punta Arenas Winter Camp in 2015. This is one of many fun activities that you will be able to participate in as an English Camp Counselor!






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The English Opens Doors Program

National Volunteer Center

The English Opens Doors Program, of the Chilean Ministry of Education and supported by the United Nations Development Program, aims to increase the English proficiency of Chilean students and teachers of English as an indispensable skill to aid in Chile’s continued development in our globalizing world.  An exciting and important part of this initiative is to bring native and near-native English speakers, between the ages of 21 and 35 years, into Chilean public schools to develop the listening and speaking skills of young Chileans as well as to encourage cultural exchange.  These native and near-native English speakers are recruited, selected, and trained through the National Volunteer Center to volunteer as English Language Teaching Assistants in the Chilean school system.