South America Inside

Support Elementary Schools

Huancayo, Peru show on map
founded in 2003
Coordinator | Sergio
Coordinator | Sergio
Help teach at a school in Peru and take care of the children. Gain valuable experience by planning your own lessons and fun activities! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

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. 

Free-time activities

There are many different activities to choose from in your spare time like doing different sports, cultural activities, sightseeing and day excursions to explore the amazing surrounds and historic sites. Many volunteers travel the nearby hill tops to take in the amazing views and culture that Peru has to offer.


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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
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

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
South America Inside (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by South America Inside
  1. Single room with host family
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation

  14. An airport pick-up package from the airport in Lima can be booked for an extra cost.


It is important for us that you feel comfortable during your volunteer work project in Peru, and that you can experience the culture of the Andean civilization. For this to be achieved, it is essential that you have a nice, safe living environment.You will live with a local host family, in a single room. The host family will provide you with 3 meals per day, which is usually authentic Peruvian food.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Full-board is provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Internet Access
Limited 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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International Airport (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.
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)
$ 1,150
5 weeks
$ 1,350
6 weeks
$ 1,550
7 weeks
$ 1,750
8 weeks
$ 1,950
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 5,150
Average fees
$ 251 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Huancayo/Peru between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Peru  Huancayo, Huancayo, Peru

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