Teaching and Reinforcement Assistant

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founded in 2017
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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...
Help Peruvian children and youth from vulnerable communities get empowered through education and recreation. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
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 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 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.
Water Sports
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at level
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

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 Friday 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

Only breakfast with toast and coffee.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. 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

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
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$378
3 weeks
$566
4 weeks
$754
5 weeks
$942
6 weeks
$1,130
7 weeks
$1,319
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,132
Average fees
$183 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer 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 Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching and Reinforcement Assistant

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

$176/week

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