Children's English Teacher

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: 

As a children’s English teacher, you form the backbone of HOOP’s program by inspiring the young people of Flora Tristan and helping to create better opportunities for them. Successful candidates will share a passion for our cause and values, have a positive attitude, and be highly motivated. 

If this sounds like you, and you are willing to invest time and effort into the organization and the wider community by actively contributing to the delivery of HOOP`s vision, then we encourage you to apply. 

Job description: 

We are currently seeking Children & Youth English Teachers to join our team in Arequipa, Peru, from April. Preference will be given to candidates who can stay for 3 months or longer (2 months minimum). 

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. 

Volunteer reviews 

We're confident you will have a great time at HOOP. But don’t take our word for it - here are some recent volunteer reviews: 

“What an amazing organization! I'm totally impressed by their work and it's been an awesome time in Peru.” 

“I couldn't have chosen a better organization to work for. Each day I came home with a smile on my face knowing that HOOP has made a difference.” 

"My biggest regret is that I didn’t come for longer!”

Suitable for


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. 


  • 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 

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, reference letter and criminal background check
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

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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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What's included?
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.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
8 weeks (min. stay)
9 weeks
10 weeks
11 weeks
16 weeks
24 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.

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What's next?

The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon (AQP) in Arequipa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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Quinta Gamero B-2, Avenida Ejercito 906, Cayma, Arequipa, Peru