Like many start-up NGOs, La Puerta Abierta began as a strictly volunteer-run organization with only one paid part-time librarian. With the support of a volunteer staff, La Puerta Abierta began taking small steps to expose children to the joys of reading and creative learning.
More than a decade later, La Puerta Abierta is now a well established library and school in Santiago, operating with a local staff and a team of volunteers who keep the wheels turning.
Volunteers have contributed to the success and daily operations of our programs. La Puerta Abierta is always looking for individuals with a variety of backgrounds to make a difference, locally or from abroad. Ask how you can volunteer or donate today!