Coordinator of Yachay (Homework Support for Kids)

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Coordinator | Lara
Coordinator | Lara
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In this position, you will accompany, support, and coordinate all activities with our education volunteers. The aim is to strengthen the skills of Intiwawa's students. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

As the Coordinator of our Education project you will be responsible for the direct community work of Intiwawa with the 59 students we currently support.  In this position, you will accompany, support, and coordinate all activities with our education volunteers, whose aim is to strengthen the skills and performance of the students impacted by Intiwawa. You will also be responsible for the documentation and follow up of the efficient and effective running of the project. You will be the main point of contact for the team and contribute with your initiative and creativity on progressing the project.  


● Work onsite in Mollebaya district (located 1:30 - 02:00 hours from the center of Arequipa) in close coordination with the General Director, Project Coordinator, and onsite teacher and follow the guidelines established in the work plan for the timely fulfillment of the objectives 

● Coordinate and supervise homework activities in order to meet the objectives defined by the work plan and organize the volunteer and student schedule

● Coordinate all academic activities with the General Director, Project Coordinator and teacher 

● Ensure compliance with internal rules and procedures 

● Inform the general director and project coordinator about the progress of the students and participate in the  evaluation of volunteers 

● Keep track of incidents onsite, as well as communication with parents 



● Spanish and English - B2 minimum (written and spoken)

● Excellent intercultural communication skills

● Excellent self-management and organization skills

● High level of team-work, creativity and responsibility  

● First experience in Leadership of events/projects/ teams (desirable)

● Experience working with students in at-risk areas (desirable)

● Minimum 6  months commitment  



● The position is voluntary (unpaid) and full-time (around 30 hours/week

● Working hours will be Monday-Friday from 1:30 - 7:30 pm (including transport to and from  the community)

● Work-related expenses are covered 

● Low-cost housing available

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

Typical day

As the Coordinator of Yachay you will be coordinating all the volunteers that support in this project. It takes place 5 days a week in the afternoon. The volunteers in the Tareas Project will be responsible for the direct work with the kids, have lunch with them and later help and support them in doing their homework and 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 at Mollebaya (Casa Intiwawa) where the projects take place
  • 2-3PM: Welcome the Kids, prepare the afternoon, coordinate who does which work, register the kids in the office
  • 3PM-5PM: While the volunteers do the homework support and reinforcement classes with the kids, you need to keep the overview, coordinate their work and help out where the volunteers need your support
  • 5PM-5:30PM: Supervise the kids cleaning their teeth and say good bye to them
  • 5:30-6PM: Clean the house and the yard, have a quick feedback round with your volunteers about the day
  • 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 cities 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 English (intermediate level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, motivation letter and criminal report certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
see Program Description
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

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. 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

Start date for next year is around February/March 2023. The details on the arrival date will be set individually together with the recruitment team and the General Director.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
25 - 50 weeks

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Coordinator of Yachay (Homework Support for Kids)

In this position, you will accompany, support, and coordinate all activities with our education volunteers. The aim is to strengthen the skills of Intiwawa's students.

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