Assistant for After-School Activities

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founded in 2009
Peru Volunteer and Travel
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Coordinator | Jimmy
Coordinator | Jimmy
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Helping children with their homework can bring the satisfaction of making children future a little brighter. You will also have the opportunity to teach English. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
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Families
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50+

Helping children with their homework can bring the satisfaction of making children future a little brighter. You will also have the opportunity to teach English.

Help street kids get a better life!

THE PROJECT

Our after-school program is located at the heart of the city of Arequipa, a few blocks away from the main square and close to most bus stations and where many woman work selling handcrafts, food, and helping in restaurants/hotels. The project is a secure place for their kids to stay in the afternoons while they are working. The project is run by the Catholic Church, but all kids from any religion are accepted and welcome. They accommodate about 40 kids from 6 to 12 years old.

The kids come from very poor areas and stay every afternoon from 14:00hs to 18:00hs, where they have lunch (for most is their only meal) and start doing their homework. The kids are separated by age and school grade, and each classroom they have a teacher guiding and helping them with Math, Geography, Spanish and History.

Volunteer tasks may include:

Volunteers are welcome to teach English, sports, art and help teacher with their daily tasks. Lesson plans are generally not provided to you by the projects. Peru Volunteer and Travel provides materials, books and lesson ideas to help you with your classes.

Please expect that your project may feel disorganized, understaffed and underfunded. It is for these reasons that volunteers are so desperately needed. Volunteers will have all the support needed from Peru Volunteer and Travel!


Typical day

Upon arrival in Arequipa, we will be waiting for you at Arequipa’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will be given a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Monday morning, we will meet and you will be given a briefing about your project. Then we will take the public bus to the project, where you will be introduced to the director and can start working.

Monday to Friday:

7:30 AM - Breakfast with host family
8:00 AM – Free time
1:00 PM - Lunch (free time)
2:00 PM - Volunteer leaves to the project
6:00 PM – End of project
7-7:30PM - Dinner with the host family

**The volunteers on afternoons are free to visit and explore the city, or can chose to take Spanish classes which can be arrange at our office.


Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon or Lake Titicaca.

At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be proactive, team leader and creative.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel
  • Volunteer placement
  • Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  •  Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at Host Family
  • 2 meals per day ( breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Volunteer certificate 
  • Recommendation Letter
  • 1 free Spanish class
  • Free city walking tour
  • Transport to volunteer project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
  • **Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

    Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other. We highly recommend staying with a family; that way you will also learn the Peruvian way of life, meet local people, eat typical food, speak the language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions.

Volunteers will be sharing bathroom and common areas with other volunteers and members of the family.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

2 meals are included (breakfast and dinner). Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Once you arrive in Arequipa, please pick up your bags and then step out of the airport. Our PEVolunteer representative will be waiting for you there with a sign that has your name written on it.

The first day of volunteer’s program (normally Sunday) is upon arrival in Arequipa, Volunteer will be pickup from the airport and then transfer to host family. Here volunteers will have the day to rest and acclimatize.

FLIGHT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SENT TO US PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PERÚ.

First day! Your Introduction

Volunteers orientation will begin on Monday at around 9:00 am and will be conducted by our staff. It will cover everything you need to know for your volunteer placement in the city including an introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, Spanish classes, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Peru, and an introduction to your project and placement. Once our orientation is complete, volunteers will be transported to their projects, usually by public bus, with some exception of some walking distance projects. Upon arrival, Volunteer will be introduced to projects Directors and can start working at the same day.

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens November 2020. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$597
5 weeks
$746
6 weeks
$874
7 weeks
$995
8 weeks (max. stay)
$1,128
Average fees
$145 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Assistant for After-School Activities

Helping children with their homework can bring the satisfaction of making children future a little brighter. You will also have the opportunity to teach English.

$145/week

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