Music Teacher Assistant

founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Caterina
Coordinator | Caterina
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Immerse yourself in the rich and uniquely different cultures of the Costa, Sierra, and Selva Regions
Enjoy Lima’s fun nightlife
Experience one of the best cuisines in the world
Share precious moments with the Superlearner kids and staff
Express your personality and develop your skills through working in a challenging and inspiring work environment
Organize music classes and performance events. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Superlearner is an Italian NGO operating in Lima (Peru). Founded in 2017, it is a volunteer association that provides informal education. 

In Peru, more than 50% of students do not reach basic-level standards in reading, science, and mathematics. Public schools represent less than half of Peru’s educational institutions and more than half do not have access to three basic services – water, electricity, and sewage.


It can be difficult to feel as though you can rise above such circumstances – these poor conditions seem to tell Peru’s children that they are unworthy, not smart enough, or even that they will not amount to anything. Superlearner aims to empower these kids to achieve their dreams through education. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to grow into whatever they want to be. Our goal is to show them that this is possible.

Our volunteer project is based in Lima (Peru), in the sector of Pamplona Alta belonging to the district of San Juan de Miraflores.

Since the 1950s, this district has been the site of a series of migration waves from remote Peruvian regions. Thousands of poverty-stricken families chose to relocate here and built houses out of wood, cardboard, and plastic tarp. In particular, Pamplona Alta was primarily developed due to families who lost their houses in a large fire in 1963. After this fire, more families migrated from surrounding slums in Lima. Additionally, the Nueva Rinconada neighborhood is located at the height of the hills in Pamplona Alta and was chiefly developed in the 1990s. Nueva Rinconada lacks running water, basic infrastructure, and at times electricity – this makes it one of the poorest areas and difficult to access.

Superlearner does not want to simply bring meaningful education to some of Peru’s most vulnerable children – we want to empower them to build resilience through the confidence that true education provides. We do not want to only “help” communities with short-term projects - we want to collaborate with them to build a long-term, self-sustaining program that fits their needs and continues to benefit local areas long after our volunteers leave. To reach these goals, we need to learn from each other and train local teachers or community leaders who upkeep Superlearner’s work.

We are trying to put together an excellent team to make our pilot project effective, efficient, and successful. Every volunteer can personally contribute through their individual abilities, skills, and availability, becoming part of a large community.

Our curriculum is intended to supplement the education that our children are already receiving (our students all attend their local public schools). While any schooling is meaningful, our kids’ educational paths are substantially behind that of expensive Peruvian private schools. We aim to close this gap by offering reinforcement in subject areas that they are lagging behind in. We believe our students are as naturally talented and worthy as students from wealthier areas and backgrounds. And, in order to realize these talents, they need more individual attention and more comprehensive teaching.

Mission: the volunteer is responsible for organizing and realizing music classes (guitar and cajon) for children and teenagers. The volunteer could also be involved in events that the children and teenagers could perform in. 

General tasks:

  • Organize music classes and performance events
  • Prepare educational material

The volunteer is expected to be able to adapt to a different culture, be a team player, and be punctual for meetings. It is essential to bring a personal device like a laptop or tablet.

We do not ask anyone to pay fees for volunteering with us. The only cost is the subscription fee (10 Euros). We use this to pay for mandatory insurance as we are an NGO registered in Italy. However, as we are a small NGO working on a low budget, we cannot offer free accommodation and food, as all of our funds are used to realize our educational activities. Though, we can help volunteers find a cheap solution (sometimes a free one).

Typical day

Our work is divided into two parts:

  1. Office Work – this involves working individually and/or in teams to work on projects (depending on each person’s tasks) or meeting to share ideas, check work, and find solutions to any problems.
  2. Field Work – this involves the team going on day trips to complete community-oriented work, mostly with the children.

Depending on the volunteer’s team and their individual tasks, they will be working 4-5 days a week. We have a general week schedule for activities with children. Office Work complements this schedule and can be more flexible. If needed, we can arrange a different schedule depending on the volunteer’s availability.

On Field Work days, volunteers will go by bus to a meeting point (in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on the schedule). Volunteers will reach the community in a group and work on the activity (generally lasting 2 hours) inside the communal local. After, volunteers will come back to do Office Work or go to their houses.

Free-time activities

In Lima, there are plenty of activities to do during free time. Located on the Pacific coast, Lima is great for swimming, surfing, and other water sports. And, as the city is huge, there are always activities to do – you could go out at night, go to concerts, go shopping or sightseeing, visit museums or go hiking in the surrounding mountains.

Water Sports


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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
If the volunteer speaks English, knowledge of Spanish is not essential. However, basic Spanish skills are preferred.
The volunteer should also:
- be able to adapt to a different culture and lifestyle (e.g. a different nutritional diet)
- be independent in their daily life
- be able to work effectively in a team
- possess organizational skills and a constructive manner
- be punctual
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 14:30 - 16:30

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 Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. 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

Volunteers can join the project throughout the year - there are no specific arrival days.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5 - 50 weeks

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Music Teacher Assistant

Organize music classes and performance events.

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