National Volunteer Center

National Volunteer Center

English Opens Doors Program

Volunteer Services & Dates

The English Opens Doors Program and the National Volunteer Center are excited to announce that our 2019 volunteer application process is NOW OPEN!

You will find the 2019 application form and instructions the APPLY NOW! section.

Here are the official 2019 Volunteer Service Dates:

Group: Start date: End date:  Application deadline:
VS1 (1 semester) March 18th   July 21st Application CLOSED
VS2 (2 semesters) April 1st  December 1st Application CLOSED
VS3 (1 semester) July 22nd  November 24th April 8th
VS4 (1 semester) August 5th December 8th April 22nd 


Volunteer Service Information:
“Start Date” means the day that the mandatory volunteer orientation begins in Santiago. We recommend that volunteers arrive to Santiago either one or two days prior, and we will provide airport transfers, meals, and accommodations for those that do. Volunteers cannot arrive on the same day that orientation begins. Volunteers arriving more than two days before the orientation start date will risk complications in the visa registration process. Volunteers will be provided with transportation from Santiago to their placement region at the end of the week-long orientation in Santiago.

“End Date” means the final day that volunteers will receive support from the English Opens Doors Program. The final night of housing provided to volunteers will be the night before the End Date. Starting the night of the end date, volunteers will be responsible for their own accommodations and arrangements.

Please look through our website to learn more about the volunteer role and benefits, placement opportunities, and previous volunteer experiences.

We invite you to explore, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us directly at