In this particular gap year volunteer in Chile programme, you will work alongside local farmers and help them with their daily work. Your tasks might include planting and watering the crops, cleaning the farm or picking fruits and vegetables – it all depends on what’s needed at the time.
Many farms have a wide variety of crops and, because of this, several projects on the go at the one time. In Coihueco, for example, they grow fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, plums and apples, as well as tomatoes, lettuce and cabbage. They also grow potatoes, corn and flowers.
Most villagers in Chile have devoted their lives to farming. It’s a practice which has been passed down from generation to generation and villagers tend to eat what they have grown.
The day will start with a good breakfast then you’ll be working on the farm until lunch. You’ll then return to the farm and work through until dinner. After this your time will be your own to socialise, relax or investigate your surroundings etc.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***