UPDATE! New Volunteer Service (VS5) added in August!


Volunteer service dates for 2015 have been modified. Please visit the “Volunteer Services and Dates” section of our website, linked below, for more information. Additionally, the Ministry of External Relations has modified the criminal background check requirement for US citizens. US citizens now must obtain a state or local criminal background check (depending on their consulate), but an FBI criminal background check is no longer required.


Volunteer Service Initiative

Application Deadline (All Applicants)

Start Date

End Date

Volunteer Service 1 (VS1)



April 6, 2015

July 26, 2015

Volunteer Service 2 (VS2)



April 20, 2015

November 28, 2015

Volunteer Service 4 (VS4)


April 27, 2015

August 3, 2015

November 29, 2015


Volunteer Service 5 (VS5)


May 11, 2015

August 17, 2015

November 29, 2015


Please be sure to review all relevant information about the program thoroughly before applying.

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Click here for more information about volunteer services and dates.



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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 and subsidized 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.