ISLA Voluntourism Opportunity: Project Chile 2012

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by olin patterson 3 Comments

Lifeguard Claudio in Chile

ISLA and the Servicios Especiales Acuaticos Ltda (SEAL) will be conducting a lifeguard exchange in Valparaiso, Chile for four days during the New Year’s 2013 Holiday. ISLA will be sending volunteers to Chile, as well as basic lifeguard equipment to the Salvaviads SEAL Organization of Chile.

ISLA is excited to conduct this Project that has been in development for over a year. The purpose of the lifeguard exchange will be to volunteer alongside the SEAL Rescuers during the peak holiday season while sharing vital lifesaving techniques, information, and experiences.

Chile is a highly developed country, and the SEAL Organization is one of the most advanced lifeguarding agencies in the world. Claudio Pradenas, ISLA Ambassador and founder of SEAL; has been a professional ocean lifeguard in four countries; Mexico, Brazil, the United States, and Chile.

Project Dates: December 29th – January 1st, 2013.

Project Costs: Airfare to Santiago Chile, and a $50 donation for transportation and covering the equipment that will be donated. All housing will be covered while working.

*There is still space for two more adventurous lifeguards to be a part of this amazing voluntourism opportunity; Spanish is preferred is but not required. Email william.koon@islasurf.org ASAP if you are interested!

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3 Comments

  1. soy socorrista voluntario de cruz roja nicaragüense con 15 años de servicio como guardavida ,participe en la capacitación mar abierto básico y me gustaría enriqueser mi experiencia a través de intercambio de salvavidas en Chile. gracias

  2. Tiffany Lund says:

    I always find these exchanges an important challenge for the lifeguards at ISLA. Their organization is a competitive one who always strives to be the best at everything they do. That is why they accept ant challenge that will come their way.

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