National Volunteer Center

National Volunteer Center

English Opens Doors Program

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the volunteer initiative?

Thank you for your interest in the National Volunteer Center of the English Opens Doors Program of the Ministry of Education of Chile. 

In light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education of Chile has made the decision to suspend all 1st semester volunteer services of 2020 (VS1 and VS2 groups), without any exceptions. This decision was made considering the well-being of all volunteers, school communities, host families, and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of this initiative. 

At this point in time, we are still planning on implementing the volunteer initiative during the second semester of the 2020 school year, and are proceeding with the selection and confirmation processes of our VS3 and VS4 applicants. That said, there is a possibility that the second semester could also be impacted by the ongoing public health situation. As such, for those who are confirmed VS3 and VS4 volunteers, as communicated with you previously, we recommend not yet arranging your travel to Chile until we inform you to do so. We will keep you updated on our website regarding the second semester and any other important information regarding the initiative. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding during this time of uncertainty, and we wish everyone the very best of health!