Teaching English Assitant

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founded in 2009
Peru Volunteer and Travel
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Coordinator | Jimmy
Coordinator | Jimmy
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High­lights

Speaking English in Peru is very important due to the good job opportunities it provides to locals.
Provides personal growth and development for young Peruvians!
Share your traditions with your new community.
Inspire a love of the wider world for Peruvians students.
The people at these projects come from low income families.
Helping at the school can give the opportunity for teaches and children to learn other cultures, skills and personal development. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Highlights

  • Help the future for Peruvian in need.
  • Experience the Peruvian way of life and enjoy the culture
  • Share with your host family!
  • Meet great people!
  • Enjoy teaching to children

Speaking English in Peru is very important due to the good job opportunities it provides to locals. However, many students cannot afford to study another language, especially children. Therefore, our Teaching English program is very important because it gives those who would not normally be able to study English the chance to learn the language.

Volunteer will be placed in projects including primary or secondary public schools. This is a school for children from 6 to 16 years old from poor neighborhood. They do not get a lot of help from the government, so all support is appreciated. The kids at the schools come from low income families.

Your tasks:

Please note you may be teaching individually or you may be an assistant teacher in an English class that has a large amount of students. Volunteer may be required to help teaching other classes (such as Math or Spanish) to complete their volunteer day.

Volunteer can organize extra activities like:

  • Recreational activities (yoga sports, arts, crafts)
  • Helping children with homework
  • Playing, dancing, painting, and singing with the children
  • Helping with day-to-day tasks at an institution
  • Building up the self-esteem and confidence of the children

Lesson plans are generally not provided to you by the school. PV Travel provides materials, books and lesson ideas to help you with your classes.

Please expect that your Teaching English project may feel disorganized, understaffed and underfunded. It is for these reasons that volunteers are so desperately needed. Also, volunteers may not necessarily teach in front of large classes or in formal classroom settings; teaching can be done in small groups or in a one-on-one format.

**Volunteers must have enthusiasm, creativity and leadership to work with children

Typical day

Upon arrival in Arequipa, we will be waiting for you at Arequipa’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will be given a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Monday morning, we will meet and you will be given a briefing about your project. Then we will take the public bus to the project, where you will be introduced to the director and can start working.

Monday to Friday:

7:30 AM - Breakfast with host family
8:00 AM - Volunteer leaves to the project
8:30 AM - Arrival at the project, beginning of Volunteering
1:00 PM - End of project
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Lunch (free time)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free time
7-7:30PM - Dinner with the host family

**The volunteers on afternoons are free to visit and explore the city, or can chose to take Spanish classes which can be arrange at our office.

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon or Lake Titicaca.

At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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 (fluently) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
teaching at High School/University level
Required Documents
CV and copy of passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must have enthusiasm, creativity and leadership to work with children
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel
  • Volunteer placement
  • Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
  • Program and Safety orientation
  • Pre-departure support
  •  Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at Host Family
  • 2 meals per day ( breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Volunteer certificate 
  • Recommendation Letter
  • 1 free Spanish class
  • Free city walking tour
  • Transport to volunteer project the first day
  • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
  • **Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

    Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

Airport Pickup at Rodriguez Ballon International Airport

We pick volunteers up from Arequipa airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.

Accommodation

Most volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other. We highly recommend staying with a family; that way you will also learn the Peruvian way of life, meet local people, eat typical food, speak the language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions.

Volunteers will be sharing bathroom and common areas with other volunteers and members of the family.

 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

2 meals are included (breakfast  and dinner). Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

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 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.
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

Once you arrive in Arequipa, please pick up your bags and then step out of the airport. Our PEVolunteer representative will be waiting for you there with a sign that has your name written on it.

The first day of volunteer’s program (normally Sunday) is upon arrival in Arequipa, Volunteer will be pickup from the airport and then transfer to host family. Here volunteers will have the day to rest and acclimatize.

FLIGHT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SENT TO US PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PERÚ.

First day! Your Introduction

Volunteers orientation will begin on Monday at around 9:00 am  and will be conducted by our staff. It will cover everything you need to know for your volunteer placement in the city including an introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, Spanish classes, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Peru, and an introduction to your project and placement. Once our orientation is complete, volunteers will be transported to their projects, usually by public bus, with some exception of some walking distance projects. Upon arrival, Volunteer will be introduced to projects Directors and can start working at the same day.

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens November 2020. Apply Now!

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$597
5 weeks
$746
6 weeks
$874
7 weeks
$995
8 weeks (max. stay)
$1,128
Average fees
$145 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Peru Volunteer and Travel 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 Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching English Assitant

Helping at the school can give the opportunity for teaches and children to learn other cultures, skills and personal development.

$145/week

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