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Peru Vivential

English Class Teacher

Trujillo, Peru

Help teaching English to local children and get involved in the peruan culture.

About the Program

Because public education in Peru significantly lacks funding, and the majority of the community cannot afford private schooling, the members of our community have very few opportunities for education. Thus, children are born into poverty and few are ever able to rise up and become empowered. 

Recognizing that many members of La Esperanza are born into this type of poverty and have few job opportunities, our organization's founders decided to broaden the horizons of our friends and neighbors through providing education. There is no greater freedom than knowledge. This belief defines the philosophy at our organization which offers English classes completely free of charge to people of all ages in the hopes of creating an equal opportunity for everyone to receive a quality education.

We believe that education is one of the best ways to help a person out of poverty, and by providing free English, computer, music, football, art and more classes, this allows the children and adults in Trujillo to acquire an important skill which could lead to better job opportunities. Volunteers share unique skills and knowledge with the students. 

At Peru Vivencial, we work in partnership with a local elementary school and also teach in our private classroom in our program called “After Classes” where children from different schools can join and take free English clases, in the Peru Vivntial School house. At the public schools, class sizes are 30 students, ages from 5 to 13 years old. At Peru Vivential School, classes are more flexible and structured in a fun way with around 12 students per class. 

Also with the help of our volunteers we have created the Adults Program where volunteers share the languages they know with students from univesities or people who work and need to improve their English or other language. 

We provide our volunteers with a rewarding experience learning about Peruvian culture while living with volunteers from around the world. we transcend cultural barriers by promoting an appreciation of other cultures, respect for different norms, long-lasting friendships and appreciation for different ways of living all of which create an improved learning environment.

We are a group of volunteers hoping to help make a difference here in Trujillo. Come join our family and bring hope to the people of Trujillo! Thank you for your interest in our organization. We hope to hear from you soon!

Typical day

Volunteer Roles/ Working Hours 

Your role will consist of leading the English classes, where possible this will be done together with another volunteer. At present, the general level of English of our learners across all schools and settings is basic, and it is important that volunteers are prepared to be teaching students or learners who will more than likely be at a beginner level. Each volunteer is provided with a weekly personal schedule with both the volunteering work and prepared group activities! The class teacher will usually be there in the classroom with you but normally not participating. Depending on which class you teach the assistance you will receive from the teacher will vary.

Volunteering with English students is done from Monday to Friday; from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the morning and in the afternoon from 3 pm to 6 pm.

The public schools classes are for children between 6 to 14 years old. Adult Program classes are from 7 pm to 9 pm three days per week. 

The minimum work for each volunteer is 3 days per week between 3 or 4 hours per day, though these hours are scheduled flexibly. The length of lessons is usually around an hour, but can sometimes be shortened or extended depending on other activities of schools and settings. 

Specific tasks include a combination of the activities listed below:

  • Giving English lessons to children (sometimes there is also a demand for Arts or Sports classes).
  • Bringing new ideas to improve the HELP English project.
  • Preparing lesson plans or even a syllabus or study programme for your subject, considering what's been done in the past and what can be improved now.
  • Guaranteeing that all the materials used during each session are stored and put back into place afterwards. 

The school is open most of the year (from January to December). Volunteers can get there from Monday to Friday - in the morning (8:30 am until 12:00 am and 3 pm until 6 pm). However, it might vary according to the subject(s) you will be teaching. Do not forget you'll need some time for planning activities and staff meetings!

Free-time activities

We organize numerous events like football, volleyball, basketball and others, in addition to parties and meetings, trekkings around the beach in Huanchaco or the mountains around the city which we agree on together because we considered as a big family.

Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Desired Qualities:
Can speak English fluently.
Is enthusiastic about teaching children.
Can be creative in the classroom.
Loves traveling and adventures as much as we do.
Can commit to volunteering for at least one month.
be open to experiencing a new culture.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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

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All program fees are charged directly by Peru Vivential.
Services by Peru Vivential

We provide the following for all our volunteers, to ensure you have a great time and learn about the history and culture of Peru:

  • Accommodation
  • Two hour-long, one to one Spanish Classes
  • Weekly Salsa and Bachata Classes
  • Tours and Tourist activities around the City
  • Campings, Trekings, hikings and more
  • SandboardingPractice
  • Surf Lessons
  • Trips and Visits to other cities in Peru
  • Certificate as an International Volunteer
  • Parties and entrances to the clubs in the cities

Accommodation

We have a volunteer apartment on the outskirts of Trujillo. The area is safe and we are close to a modern shopping mall, and other shops, restaurants etc.

We have three bedrooms, which are shared (maximum 4 people to a room), two bathrooms, hot water and very reliable wifi. There is an equipped kitchen which you are very welcome to use to prepare and store your own food. 
Whilst you are here, this will be your home, and we would ask that you treat it as such, in helping to maintain a clean and happy environment for everyone 

Dorm Room
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Trujillo Airport (TRU) in Trujillo. 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$250.00
8 weeks
$450.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$600.00
Average fees
$56.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Trujillo/Peru between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Vivential will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
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 Vivential during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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