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HOOP Peru

Children's English Teacher

NGO | HOOP Peru
Education Language Teaching

As a children’s English teacher, you form the backbone of HOOP’s program by inspiring young people & helping to create better opportunities for them.

Children’s English Teacher: 

Whether you’re taking a gap year, planning a career break, or thinking about a retirement adventure, volunteering abroad is a great way to see the world while making a meaningful contribution to the community.

Join the HOOP team as a Children’s English Teacher in Arequipa, Peru and get the chance to experience a different culture, develop your professional skills, learn a new language and give something back to society. Minimum stay is 3 months, but preference will be given to those who can stay longer.

Apply now to join our August and September volunteer classes!

Desired skills:

  • Fluent in English
  • Basic to intermediate Spanish skills preferred, or a willingness to learn
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience living or working abroad preferred

Successful candidates will be: 

  • Organized and reliable, with good time management 
  • Creative and resourceful to be able to work in a development environment and make best use of HOOP’s limited resources 
  • Flexible and responsive to the frequently changing needs of the organization and community 
  • Approachable and personable to build effective relationships with the HOOP team, students and local people 

What we offer

  • Teacher training at the start of your placement 
  • The opportunity to further your practical teaching experience in a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment 
  • The opportunity to contribute to the improvement and development of our other program areas, including health, nutrition, hygiene and business classes 
  • A reference upon successful completion of the placement 
  • The chance to live in Peru as part of a team of fun, friendly and like-minded volunteers 
  • The chance to improve your overall understanding of the international development field 

HOOP is committed to providing a high-quality experience for our volunteers, and we continually aim to improve our program in response to volunteer feedback. 


Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

The teacher will teach one hour of English per day to one of our six classes from Monday to Friday. After the English class the teacher will supervise the children with homework help or on the playground for one hour. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver five English classes per week 
  • Record lesson plans and update relevant documents 
  • Monitor student progress and update student records 
  • Participate in weekly volunteer meetings, and deliver on your teaching responsibilities 
  • Supervise homework help or in the playground for one hour after English class 
  • Build relationships with the parents 
  • Update teaching materials and notify the Volunteer Coordinator of any additional resources required 
  • Take part in the organization of occasional HOOP fundraising activities 

Details on Arrival

We accept volunteers all throughout the year, but are currently in need of English teachers for August and September. 

Program 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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, reference letter and criminal background check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience working with children.
Experience teaching preferred
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 14:00 - 18:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at HOOP Peru are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Arequipa is a beautiful city of about 1 million people. It is known as "The White City", because of the distinct white volcanic rock called sillar that was used to build Arequipa’s historical town. The city is very beautiful and is surrounded by Misti, Piccu Piccu and Chanchani volcanoes. The weather is very sunny and pleasant all year-round. The altitude is high, over 2,328 metres. The climate is dry and there are 300 days of sunshine per year. Arequipa is a touristy city so the the nightlife is very active and lively. There are many markets, bars, restaurants and cultural sights to explore. People from Arequipa are known for being friendly and it's a great place to learn or practice Spanish.

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Contact & Reservation
$18
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$18
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age
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Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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We refund your fees if HOOP Peru cancels your trip
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Services by HOOP Peru

We are committed to providing a high-quality experience for volunteers, and we continually aim to improve our program in response to volunteer feedback. We provide teacher training at the beginning of your placement, and support throughout your time here. We have a dedicated volunteer coordinator to help with any issues you may have while living in Arequipa. We ask for a one-off fee of $250 to help cover some of the costs associated with supporting volunteers.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
8 weeks (min. stay)
$250.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$250.00
Average fees
$18.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Arequipa/Peru between 8 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. HOOP Peru 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 HOOP Peru during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Peru

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
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Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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