Homework / Educational Support Yachay

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Coordinator | Lara
Coordinator | Lara
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Have a lot of fun with the kids while supporting them with their homework.
Get to know new people from all over the world and share your daily life with them.
Gain spanish skills while interacting with the kids and the other volunteers.
Make experiences you will never forget on some travelling trips with your friends.
Get to know a new culture, a new city and a new country.
As a volunteer you help in our main project called Yachay which is homework support and reinforcement classes for the kids. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

You will be responsible for direct work in the Intiwawa community in the field. You will be working directly with the children and parents in the communities and assist with projects in the field of education, psychology or social work:

  • Education: Homework support & planning and teaching English, Math and Communication classes to primary or secondary school students (10-12 students per class). You will also be responsible for planning lessons, materials and organization of your class. You will receive teacher training, monitoring and evaluation from our teacher trainer. 

  • Health: Workshops on different health & nutrition topics for children and parents.

  • Strengthening of socio-cultural values: Planning & delivering extra-curricular workshops with a group of children on Saturdays. 

  • Parent Empowerment: Parent School, Madres Luchadoras project (women empowerment project).

Why Intiwawa?

  • No costs : A volunteer or internship with Intiwawa is free. 

  • Motivated international team: At Intiwawa, international and Peruvian volunteers work hand in hand.

  • Professional experiences: Specialize in an area of your choice and live valuable experiences for your career.

  • Creativity and responsibility: Do you have an idea for a project or an event? At Intiwawa everyone can take responsibility and show initiative. 

  • Life in Peru: Live unforgettable memories in Arequipa, your future second home!


  • Conversational Spanish level minimum. 

  • Minimum  18 years old 

  • First experience working in an NGO is a plus.

  • Intercultural awareness and communication skills

  • Independence, creativity and responsibility

  • Minimum 3 months commitment


  • The position is full time (35 hours per week).

  • Monday-Friday from 1pm-6pm and 2 Saturdays per month onsite, planning time for lessons, and regular team meetings and group activities.

  • Low-cost accommodation available. 

  • International contacts in the Intiwawa community.

  • A letter of reference and certificate will be provided at the end of the term.  

  • And, of course, the greatest reward: The happy faces of our children!

Typical day

As a volunteer you will be mainly working in our homework support project called "Yachay". This project takes place 5 days a week in the afternoon. You will be responsable for the direct work with the kids,  have lunch with them and later help and support them in doing their homeowrk. Apart of homework support, you will also have some reinforcement classes with the kids in different subjects. 

12- 12:30AM: Gather with the other volunteers to take the bus to Mollebaya.

2PM: Arrival in  Mollebaya (Casa Intiwawa) where the projects take place

2-3PM: Play with the kids, prepare the afternoon and have lunch with the kids

3PM-5PM: Homework support and reinforcement classes in maths, english and communication with the kids

5PM-5:30PM: Supervise the kids cleaning their teeth and say good bye to them

5:30-6PM: Clean and orden the house and the yard

6PM: Take the bus back to the center of the city

The volunteers always work together in team and can also support each other. The return journey by bus is also done together. 

Free-time activities

Arequipa is one of the most largest citys of Peru and provides a wide range of possibilities for your free time activities! Sports, as well as cultural events and sightseeing are only some examples. You can also use your free time to travel and get to know the country a little better. 



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 Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, motivation letter and criminal report
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
● First experience in community work is a plus
● Intercultural awareness and communication skills
● Independence, creativity and responsibility
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:00 - 18:30

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Rodriguez Ballon International Airport
If desired, one of our Peruvian team or the volunteer coordinator onsite can pick you up from the airport. 
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. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
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

Details on arrival

It is always possible to start volunteering with Intiwawa. An important requirement is the minimum stay of 3 months. 

The volunteer coordinator in Peru can pick our volunteers up from the airport if this is desired. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12 - 50 weeks

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Homework / Educational Support Yachay

As a volunteer you help in our main project called Yachay which is homework support and reinforcement classes for the kids.

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