The National Volunteer Center would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who applied and who showed interest in the English Opens Doors Program this application cycle. We are blown away by the volume of applications we have received and the passion shown in the essays written. This year was our most diverse in program history as we received applications from a huge variety of nationalities, educational backgrounds, and professions. The level of interest in dedicating one or two semesters to support the development of the public education system in Chile means more than what we can express in words.
At this point in time, we are no longer accepting applications, but please don’t be discouraged! We plan to re-open applications for 2017 in September of this year (2016), as we continue in our mission to provide Chilean public school students and teacher with the opportunity to work with native English speakers. Please check back for updates and sign up for our mailing list for those updates to arrive straight to your inbox!
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Thank you for your interest in the English Opens Doors Program with the Chilean Ministry of Education and the United Nations Development Programme-Chile.
While this is a volunteer opportunity, we would like to emphasize that a volunteer position with the English Opens Doors Program requires a high level of dedication and a minimum commitment of 35 hours per week. Becoming a volunteer through our program means committing to a partnership focused on improving and expanding English language opportunities for Chilean public school students from 10-18 years old.
With this responsibility, volunteers will also benefit from their experience both personally and professionally. Although volunteers will inevitably learn Spanish while living with host families, travel on holidays, and travel after the program, volunteers should first and foremost be focused on their work in their schools. We encourage volunteers to fully explore our website and research the opportunity before applying.
English Opens Doors Program Volunteers have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of their students, motivating them to improve their English, participate in cross cultural exchange, and succeed in an increasingly globalized world. Therefore, given the enormous task at hand, all applicants must keep in mind these fundamental responsibilities as they begin the application process for the English Opens Doors Program.
We look forward to reviewing your application.
The National Volunteer Center Team.