NG Peru

Teach English Abroad

Trujillo, Peru show on map

Non-profit | NG Peru

Be a part of providing free English language classes to over 1,100 primary students annually in schools in which students would, otherwise, be unable to afford them.

It is estimated that 1.5 billion people in the world speak English. With knowledge of English there, often, comes opportunity. The opportunity to, potentially, continue studies abroad, to access jobs that provide socio-economic improvements, to communicate with people around the world, and more.

It is for this reason that we work to provide free English language classes to over 1,100 primary students annually in schools in which students would, otherwise, be unable to afford them. By learning a new language, our students have the opportunity to have a mind-opening experience; learning how to think in a different language and, most importantly, learning about different cultures.

What is the volunteer's role?

Our volunteers play a vital role in our English School Program as they serve as teachers and role models to our kids. Having both international and local volunteers has been the greatest asset for the kids, the organization, and for the sustainability of our work. Through our international volunteers our kids gain cultural awareness and our local volunteers serve as a source of inspiration, showing that mastery of a second language is possible.

Volunteers teach English, Monday through Thursday, in the mornings at three different schools that we work with during the regular school day. On Fridays, we have a team meeting in which we discuss how the week went, decide what we will be focusing our lessons on for the following week, and prepare lesson materials.

What are the surroundings like?

Most of our volunteers live at the Casa which is a short walk from Trujillo’s main plaza. Some live in homestays, many of which are located not far from the city center and the Casa.

We work within three schools that are on the outskirts of the city. Each day that we teach in the schools, we commute via local transportation to the worksite, which generally takes about 40 minutes. The areas that we work within are safe and we are always working at the schools during the day, generally in teams made up of international and local volunteers.

Who do volunteers work with?

Typically, we pair our international volunteers with local volunteers to help ease cultural differences and language barriers in the classroom. Volunteers also work closely with our local and international staff members, who are there to provide support and answer any questions that may arise during the volunteer experience.

What do we expect from volunteers?

We are looking for volunteers who have a passion for teaching, a knack for creativity in the classroom, enjoy working on a team, and who love to travel and are open to experiencing new cultures. Sometimes, we may have a need for materials for our English School Program (i.e. materials, books, etc.) however will let volunteers know well in advance if there is anything they can do or bring to aid us in our efforts.

What can volunteers expect from us?

We provide volunteers with the methodology and teaching resources that we utilize, which have been tested and refined over years of experience. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to add their own personal touch to the methodology that we have in place, drawing from their own experiences. Further, we have staff members in-country who are happy to help with any difficulties that may arise and can answer questions that volunteers have. We regularly plan fun, social events to partake in that allow our volunteers to have an even more all-encompassing experience as they have the opportunity to socialize with locals, and fellow volunteers within our organization and other organizations.




Typical day

As we had the meeting on Friday, you know exactly what you are going to do. Monday through Thursday you take the public transportation with other volunteers to the school. Together with the other, Peruvian volunteer you conduct a class of 15 to 20 students. First, you start with a warm-up activity then proceed with the development of the class. Typically, you teach 2 to 3, 90 minute classes each day, Monday through Thursday.

Details on Arrival

Upon your arrival to Peru, we will give an induction in which you learn more about our programs, activities, and the work that you will be doing. Our English School Program runs during the regular school year in Peru, March through December. You are welcome to arrive on any day.

Free-time activities

In Peru, the magical Andes, the endless Amazon, and the vast Pacific Ocean blend to give us a plethora of reasons to venture, explore, and go further. In our Social Interaction Program, we plan activities that allow us to explore the marvelous and generous country that is Peru from a local perspective. Further, the money raised from these activities is used to fund our programs in the schools and surrounding communities.

The following are some activities that we regularly engage in:

  • Mountain Climbing 
  • Island Exploration
  • Sandboarding 
  • Camping & Hiking 
  • Downhill Bike Riding 
  • Volleyball & Bonfires
Sightseeing
Climbing
Hiking
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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic 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
We are looking for volunteers who:
-Are enthusiastic about working with a team
-Are passionate about teaching children & adults.
-Can be creative in the classroom.
-Love traveling and adventures as much as we do.
-Are open to experiencing new cultures.

Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 12:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
NG Peru (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 NG Peru
Airport pickup and accommodation are included in the fees.
Airport Pickup at Trujillo Airport
We can arrange pickup from the airport to your homestay or the volunteer house. If you are volunteering in Trujillo, we can also arrange pickup from the local bus station and an airport transfer service to the bus station upon your arrival to Lima if you are interested in taking the bus to Trujillo.
Accommodation

Most volunteers stay at our Volunteer House (the Casa) in Trujillo which is a 10 minute walk from the city center.  The house has hot water (a commodity in Peru), internet access, and kitchen facilities. Señora Carmen, the landlady, will help you practice your Spanish.  We have found that having our volunteers live together makes for an enjoyable and cohesive experience.

We also offer the option of living in a homestay for the duration of your time volunteering with us. Most homestays will have internet access, kitchen facilities, lukewarm water and are located close to the city center. The price listed goes directly to the homestay.


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. 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)
$400.00
5 weeks
$500.00
6 weeks
$600.00
7 weeks
$700.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$800.00
Average fees
$100.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Trujillo/Peru between 4 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. NG Peru 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 NG Peru during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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