Become a part of Wekimün Chilkatuwe.

As the Wekimün project moves forward, many volunteer opportunities will become available. Though different opportunities will arise for different skill-sets, all potential volunteers should:


  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Have strong command of Spanish, both spoken and written.
  • Be available to stay in Chiloé for up to three consecutive months.
  • Exercise cultural sensitivity.
  • Strong sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Have a keen interest in culture, education, and community development.


Interested? You can send your CV along with a cover letter to our Project Manager Debbie McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Rhyanne Beatty | Voluntaria proyecto Wekimün 2014 




January 2013.- “I left Charlottetown for Chiloé, Chile to embark on an adventure as volunteer with the Wekimün project—leaving the winter behind and heading toward the summer.

I spent 8 hours in Santiago before I got on the bus to Castro in Chiloé. When I arrived to the bus station, Manuel, the Co-director of the Wekimün school, was waiting for me.

I started working in Natri Bajo, where I had the pleasure of working under the direction of Alfonso—a local carpenter who quickly became my friend.

Alfonso taught me a lot about the way people from Chiloé work and I showed him a few tricks we Canadian carpenters use. Once Alfonso and I finished renovating the old part of the site, we were joined by a team of local carpenters who helped us finish the newer parts of the site.

I stayed as a volunteer in Chiloé for 3 months and a half. During that time I had the chance to cultivate friendships with other members of the team. Before I left the project to travel around Chile, I wished everyone a wonderful year and the best of luck. I also promised them that I would try my best to come back soon.”

“Wekimün School could become an important initiative to avoid the disappearance of indigenous communities”.