Elementary School Assistant

Teaching, taking care of the children and young people, organizing recreational activities

The project

For this volunteer project you will be given the chance to teach at a primary school located in the beautiful surroundings of Huancayo. The rural schools lack teachers, therefore the help of volunteers is very crucial to support the education system. The children you will be teaching are girls and boys between the ages of 6 to 12 years. 

The work of the volunteers it makes it possible to offer the children further education which means more possibilities for them in later life, with courses such a computer, English and art all taught by volunteers. 

Your work 

During this project you will be working as an assistant teacher in a rural school near Huancayo. You will be teaching children in one or two subjects but this depends on your abilities and background. 

Usually volunteers teach basic english and one other subject such as art or computer courses. There is the opportunity to teach other subjects depending on your abilities and interests. You will be responsible for the preparation of your lessons so if you have any new ideas or suggestions feel free to say, a lot of volunteers bring in materials to make the lessons more interesting and interactive. 

On a typical day: you will teach the children the lessons you have chosen, you will also be given time to prepare lessons, you will also play with the children. 

Elementary School Assistant Have fun Participate in activities Help children Teach new skills Teach sports

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

There are many different activities to choose from in your spare time like playing different sports. Many volunteers travel the nearby hill tops to take in the amazing views and culture that Peru has to offer.



What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation home stay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
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.

In this project you will live with a host family in either a single private bedroom or a double bedroom which you share with another volunteer. Staying with a host family allows you to indulge in the culture while it also increases your spanish skills. Some guest families have wifi.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day)

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Huancayo/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside 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

Check out first

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.
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?

The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International (LIM) in Lima. 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.
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.
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Huancayo, Peru, Huancayo, Peru

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