National Volunteer Center

National Volunteer Center

English Opens Doors Program

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The 2018 Application Process is now closed.

We would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering with the English Opens Doors Program! The application process for all of our 2018 volunteer services is now closed. Dates and information pertaining our 2019 volunteer services will be available on our website this September. Please check back at that time!

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If you are interested in applying for 2019, here is some useful information:

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a native or near-native English speaker
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by the program start date
  • Be between 21 and 35 years old (applicants over 35 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • Be mentally and physically capable of teaching children
  • Be willing to dedicate their energy and time to teaching, and making students their priority
  • Have experience living or travelling in another country
  • Have an interest in Chilean culture and living in a developing country
  • Be highly committed, responsible, and flexible
  • Have access to sufficient funds in order to cover personal expenditures throughout the duration of the program
  • Assume the associated costs (transportation to consulate, cost of obtaining documents) of obtaining a Temporary Residence Visa before arriving in Chile (direct visa fees from the consulate will be waived)
  • Assume the cost of international transportation to Santiago according to the program start date


To learn more about the volunteer role and benefits, we invite you to visit our “Volunteer Roles and Benefits” page, linked here.


The English Opens Doors Program Application Process:

  1. Candidate fills out and submits application form. Candidate will also download the recommendation form (located here) and send it to their reference person for completion.
  2. Candidate is contacted by the NVC and asked to submit supporting documents.
  3. Candidate schedules and carries out an interview with a member of the National Volunteer Center team.
  4. Candidate will hear from the National Volunteer Center regarding their applicant status approximately 2 weeks after the interview.