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Brilliant 4.7rating (39)

Teaching and Reinforcement Assistant

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4 - 4 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Highlights

  • Create better opportunities for Peruvian children while living in a volunteer house with other fellow volunteers
  • Discover, explore, and put into practice your passion for education with disadvantaged children
  • Make long lasting bonds to the children and youth you will support, and with the entire community you will be staying with
  • Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey.
  • Enjoy some of the interesting and beautiful things Peru has to offer: historic ruins, beautiful landscapes, a very rich and unique culture...

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Help Peruvian children and youth from vulnerable communities get empowered through education and recreation.

This school reinforcement program has as its main objective to help Peruvian children and youth from vulnerable backgrounds, who come to this center in search of better educational opportunities. 

A major problem faced by these children and youth is linguistic discrimination: the languages of ...

About the program

This school reinforcement program has as its main objective to help Peruvian children and youth from vulnerable backgrounds, who come to this center in search of better educational opportunities. 

A major problem faced by these children and youth is linguistic discrimination: the languages of highland and jungle natives are often associated with poverty and lack of education; children who speak these languages face significant difficulties in adapting to the system and feeling comfortable and empowered with their culture. Therefore, this project also seeks to support children and youth who face this discrimination and to empower them.

Our main goal is to create a space where children and youth feel comfortable, where they can develop, learn, acquire new skills and enjoy their childhood.

As a volunteer, you can contribute in four main areas: education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and recreation. Some of the specific tasks you can perform include:
  • Delivering workshops and talks to improve self-esteem.
  • Giving reinforcement classes in subjects such as art, mathematics, Spanish, drawing and English.
  • Supporting our recreational areas with didactic games.
  • Planning visits to museums, trips to parks or swimming pools.
  • Food for children
  • Health days


Typical day

Volunteers work on weekdays (Monday to Friday), from 15:00 to 18:00 or morning 9:00 to 13:00 if they go to school review or in the mornings if they go to schools, women or communities. Weekends are free for volunteers to visit all the beautiful places available to them in Peru.
At the volunteer's ...

Typical day

Volunteers work on weekdays (Monday to Friday), from 15:00 to 18:00 or morning 9:00 to 13:00 if they go to school review or in the mornings if they go to schools, women or communities. Weekends are free for volunteers to visit all the beautiful places available to them in Peru.
At the volunteer's house they can share in all their free time.

Free-time activities

Peru is one of the most diverse countries you could go to: it has everything from jungle to mountains, from historical cities and inca ruins to a bustling modern capital, from sandy beaches to sandy desert oases... Peru has everything you would like to discover as a traveler and far more. Some of ...

Free-time activities

Peru is one of the most diverse countries you could go to: it has everything from jungle to mountains, from historical cities and inca ruins to a bustling modern capital, from sandy beaches to sandy desert oases... Peru has everything you would like to discover as a traveler and far more. Some of the places we would recommend you to visit during your stay here are:
  • Lima: Peru's capital, it's located in its central coast. Here you may find modern buildings and beautiful historical monuments, with warm temperatures all year round. Lima has even been declared a World Heritage Site due to its astonishing concentration of monuments. Some of the monuments we recommend you to visit are the Citadel of Pachacamac, the palace Torre Tagle Plaza de Acho, the House of the Inquisition, the National Museum, and the Alameda de los Descalzos.
  • Cusco: Known as the "Navel of the World" and the city where you will be staying at during your volunteering, it's one of Peru's main tourist spots. Cusco is well known for being a charming and mystical city, filled with unique churches, colonial buildings, picturesque streets, and very friendly people. While in Cusco, you can visit places like the Plaza de Armas, Qurikancha,  and Saqsaywaman. Additionally, from Cusco you can go visit Machu Picchu, one of the archaeological jewels of the world, and a place you can definitely not miss.
  • Manu National Park: A national park right in the Peruvian Amazon, it's the perfect oportunity for you to discover the world's greatest biodiversity, while also getting to know many of the native communities that still live and maintain their traditions in it. It's the perfect place for any person who loves nature, travel, and responsible tourism.
  • Callejón de las Huaylas: A valley of immesurable beauty, with many landscapes, where you can find a large amount of places to visit, such as Inca relics in places like Honcopampa and Tumshucaico, picturesque Andean towns filled with folkore and traditions, 22 hot springs (of which the most well-known are the Chancos Hot Springs and the Monterrey Thermal Baths), lagoons, cascades, and many other places that are part of the charm of this valley.
  • Huacachina: A village built surrounding a desert oases in the South of Peru, it's an excellent place to discover a unique culture, and explore the desert. There are also opportunities to do sand boarding.

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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 (basic level)

Education Requirements

at level

Criminal Background Check

required

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

We expect volunteers to be dynamic, adaptable to new situations (poverty, cold, exposure to other languages like Quechua), collaborative, empathic, and overall passionate about helping youth and children.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

Your rates cover:
  • Welcome at the airport 
  • Accommodation during your volunteering.
  • 24/7 support from the local and international Adventure Volunteers team.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteer program
  • Volunteer insurance during your volunteering
  • Liability for your activity
  • Receipt from the NGO for the program fee
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Volunteers will be collected on the 1st and 3rd saturday of each month, after that it will cost around 10 euros.

Accommodation

You will stay at a volunteer house with only another volunteers in Cusco that includes things like a bed in a shared room, , hot water , Wifi, laundry, and the use of common areas such as the living room and the kitchen.

Food & Beverages

3, meals, breakfast with toast and coffee , local dinner and lunch

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round, except for national holidays, which are from December 22nd to February 10th. 
Volunteers must arrive on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks 630€
Average fees 158€/week

Program fees

158€ per week 4 - 4 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 4 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Adventure Volunteer

Brilliant 4.7 rating (39 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2017

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Sergio

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

About the project

Support in the cooperation and creation of social and environmental projects in communities at risk of social exclusion, through international volunteering.

Meet your organization


ADVENTURE VOLUNTEER is a non-profit organization, established in 2017. We collaborate in the social and environmental field through projects of conservation and protection of the environment and animals, as well as in the social part through projects of empowerment of women, community development, functional diversity, medical or teaching.


Our team of collaborators has a deep experience in international volunteer programs.  We know all the realities of the areas where we are working, collaborating and where we have a presence. 


Our projects offer volunteers the opportunity to meet, share and participate in social and environmental projects. These projects demand educational and recreational activities that benefit communities of different cultures and customs, communities with economic difficulties and different degrees of social exclusion.


39 reviews · rating4.7

Being part of the Montessori teaching project in Peru with Adventure Volunteer was an educational and exciting journey. The Montessori methodology opens doors to unique learning, and sharing that with the Peruvian children was a gift. Thank you to Adventure Volunteer for creating a space where every ...
Sara Quintana rating4.8

2022 at Teaching and Reinforcement Assistant

My stay in Panama has been one of the best experiences of my life so far. I was able to get to know different projects in Panama, especially in Chame and Parara Puru. Both are social projects where I was able to learn about their culture and participate in the school reinforcement of the children. ..
vienna timmers rating4.6

2024 at Animal care and conservation

De beschrijving op de website klopt niet helemaal dus het was niet wat ik had verwacht. Er waren geen andere vrijwilligers dus het was veel alleen zijn (wat ik niet erg vond). De mensen op de farm waren super aardig en het was heel chill met weinig druk. Het huis/kamer was prima maar ik had geen ...
Contributing to sustainable development and sharing with local people allowed me to understand the importance of human connection. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to immerse themselves in the authenticity of Panama while creating a positive ...
I experienced magical moments while releasing hatchlings into the ocean. I thank Adventure Volunteer for opening the doors to this corner of Panama full of life and ...
Working with local students, exchanging knowledge and learning about their culture was a unique experience. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the educational growth of the Panamanian ...

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