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This project aims to provide Peruvian children with a safe and happy environment where they are able to learn English and develop key skills for social mobility in the future.
Working with children always means that you need bundles of energy! You will be teaching in a school of mixed ages and abilities and you will work alongside local teachers, helping the children to learn conversational English, take part in extracurricular activities and developing your own Spanish speaking skills.
In your first week you will have an orientation where you will be immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of Cusco; introduced to the country staff and your Spanish teachers. You will also take part in Spanish lessons to make sure you have everything you need for the most incredible, complete Peruvian experience!
After your orientation, you begin your volunteer placement. The program aims at improving the conversational English skills of Peruvian children and running fun and engaging extracurricular activities to provide the children with a place to spend time in the afternoons. While teaching experience is useful to have, all you need are your unique skills, enthusiasm and personality to ensure this rewarding project makes a real difference to the social mobility of children in the Sacred Valley. This is also the most incredible opportunity to develop your own Spanish speaking skills while working with the local staff.
In addition to the satisfaction of making a difference to the lives of less privileged children, many volunteers feel they gain enormously themselves from their placements. You will witness the full beauty of Peru and develop your Spanish speaking skills on this incredibly rewarding project.
Peru is the iconically intriguing land of the Incas and one of the most enchanting places on earth; from the astonishing and ancient city of Machu Picchu to the Amazon rainforest; from the Colca canyons to the man-made reed islands of Lake Titicaca: floating homes for an ancient culture that has remained much the same.
This program is located within the Sacred Valley in the Peruvian Andes. Working in a small town is the perfect setting to volunteer abroad in Peru. You’ll also be only 45 minutes from Cusco – a mix of ancient, old and new. The vibrant historic centre provides endless hours of exploring and the surrounding areas are perfect for those looking for adventure.
Cusco is the ideal destination to base yourself during your gap year in South America. From the city you can visit indigenous markets and Incan ruins as well as mountain biking, horse back riding and white water rafting in the Sacred Valley. Travelling further afield to the beautiful city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca on the border of Bolivia is also easy to do. Large coaches are used for long-distance travel between cities. The buses vary in level of comfort and price but most tourist class buses have reclining seats, videos, refreshments, and bathrooms.
Volunteers can fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco and will be met at the airport and transferred to their accommodation.
This volunteer project can last three or four weeks.
You can book this volunteer program online by clicking on ‘Book Now’. After filling in our online booking form you will be asked to pay a sign-up fee of $250 via PayPal, which will confirm your place on the project.
The $250 sign-up fee is not an additional cost and is taken from your total project cost. Your place is not confirmed until we receive this payment. Payments can be made online via PayPal or by bank transfer. If you have any queries regarding the booking process please get in touch by sending us a message.
If you’re not ready to book, but want to find out more about any of our volunteer opportunities, click on ‘Enquire about this trip’ and submit our online enquiry form, or send us an e-mail at [email protected] Our volunteer coordinators will be happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you on what project best suits you.
Once we have confirmed your booking we will talk you through the application process and be in regular contact as we help you plan your trip of a lifetime!