I haven't volunteered abroad before but I want to try and teach english as a foreign language in south america for 3 weeks (specifically Chile or Argentina). I have done the usual google search for a company that would facilitate this for me, so far I have found despite me volunteering the companies charge quite a lot for their packages and don't include flights. Ordinarily I wouldn't mind but considering these aren't charities I feel like I am being taken for a bit of a ride. So my question is as follows: 1. For UK residents are there charity boards/lists that offer this type of excursion in Chile or Argentina? 2. Where do I find out what a good cost band is? Are there any popular bloggers in this space?
So far quotes have been £1200 - £1800 for 2 - 3 week programs. Any help, advice or shared experience would be appreciated.