Immersion on a refuge farm in Chile

  • Sanctuary farm
  • Limache, Central Region, Chile
  • Language: English and/or Spanish
  • Minimum 2 weeks, all year round
  • From age 18
  • 525 € 2 weeks (booking fee + program)

Would you like to do something for the welfare of farm and domestic animals? Especially if you enjoy their company? Then this ecovolunteering program is for you. All volunteering programs here

A sanctuary farm for badly treated animals

It's not just dogs and cats that are victims of abuse and neglect. A significant number of farm animals are also abused and starved. This wonderful volunteer project takes place at an agricultural sanctuary that has been caring for farm animals and pets in need since 2016. On nine hectares of land, neglected and abused animals are given a new home.

160 animals of 15 different species

The animals receive attention, treatment and a safe place to live. They are allowed to live the rest of their lives in the farm sanctuary and are not available for adoption. The sanctuary has already welcomed over 160 animals of 15 different species. The farm that takes in pets plays a significant role in educating people about the welfare of farm animals and pets through social networks.

If animal welfare and the importance of developing responsible animal husbandry practices are close to your heart, this eco-volunteering trip is ideal for you. You can help protect farm and domestic animals by getting involved in this project for animals in need. It's all about helping neglected and abused animals "get back on their feet", regain their trust in people and lead honorable lives. You'll enjoy this voluntary work if you like being around animals all day. However, the work involved can be difficult and demanding. Tasks must be carried out conscientiously and with care. The animals' well-being is our top priority!

As a volunteer, you will be responsible for... :

  • Taking care of animals
  • Feeding animals
  • Make sure animals always have enough water
  • Keep stables and paddocks clean
  • Building new pens and corrals
  • Upgrade/maintain existing facilities
  • Administer medication and/or participate in veterinary visits
  • Participate in fundraising campaigns
  • Public relations and education work
  • Social network updates

Nota Bene: Tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as the number of volunteers, time, season, current project needs and personal motivation. Not all volunteers can be fully involved in all tasks.

Dates and prices

  • Application fee: €150
  • Program fee: €375 (for a minimum 2-week stay)
  • Additional week: €55
Included in price
  • Shared room in the volunteer house
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner (herbal)
  • Professional advice in English
  • Translation of your application documents
  • Volunteer internship in Chile
  • English-speaking support in the country
  • Chile manual
  • Intercultural guide
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Information on suitable travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation
Not included in price
  • Airline tickets 
  • Travel insurance


Volunteers are housed in the volunteer house on the sanctuary farm property. The sanctuary is somewhat isolated, but set in beautiful natural surroundings. Solar cells are used to generate electricity, as the whole facility is run in a very sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. Their own well is used to pump water. Hot water is available in the houses.


The program includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In keeping with the mission of the sanctuary farm, food is plant-based. If you wish, you can purchase additional products in the nearby town.
Smoking and alcohol are not permitted.


Limache is a charming little town in Chile's central region. The well-known cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, on the Pacific coast, are both around 35 kilometers away. With a population of around 40,000, Limache enjoys a rural setting and a relaxed lifestyle. With its mountains, hills and valleys, the town is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Limache's public transport system provides quick access to Valparaiso and Via del Mar. Both cities are well worth a visit, and are ideal for weekend excursions. Santiago is also easily accessible by public transport and takes around two hours to reach. A trip to the city offers a fascinating contrast to life in the countryside.

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Partner agency

Le partenaire is an intercultural agency founded in 2003 by Marion, a German living in Chile. Marion specializes in organizing solidarity and participatory trips, ecovolunteer programs, language stays and educational programs throughout Latin America. This agency offers missions in Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador... Whether you're a student, professional or retired, its trips are designed for those who want to experience Latin America in a different way from that of a simple tourist. All stays with South America Inside