Patagonia Volunteer is a program developed by Mapu Association as a community, social and environmental development tool.
The volunteer work organized by Patagonia Volunteer and Mapu Association is completely independent of any government influence, religious creed, political doctrine, or economic link. Our work, as well as that of our volunteers, is motivated by the desire to contribute our energy and convictions to local development and welfare.
There are countless ways in which you can take action in the South American region of Patagonia. At Patagonia Volunteer we are constantly looking for new volunteer placement options and we keep a continuous cooperation relationship with the local host organizations. Also, you can join any of the different projects developed by MAPU Association. Patagonia, South America, offers countless volunteering experiences.
Environment care in Patagonia: You can join projects related to the protection of the environment, to the sustainable use of natural resources and to the use of renewable energies.
Culture and education volunteer work: You can cooperate in training and education actions, projects, workshops and programs directed both to children and adults, along with promoting different cultural activities.
Natives of the Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia: You can get involved in activities aimed at promoting the Mapuche language and culture, and at supporting the communities in their land struggles.
Regional development in Patagonia: You can help with projects related to regional development, economic solidarity, micro enterprises, cooperatives and fair trade in rural and urban communities, Mapuche and non-Mapuche, in Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia.
International Cooperation with Patagonia: You can help organize the Patagonia Volunteer & MAPU Association international on-site and virtual volunteer work projects, a very important tool for local development and for promoting information about the local issues in Patagonia.
Human rights of the Patagonia communities: You can take action by providing support, information and contacts, and by spreading information in cases in which the human rights and self determination of the local communities are affected.