NG Peru

Teaching Adults

Trujillo, Peru show on map

Non-profit | NG Peru

We are looking for volunteers who can lead our adult evening programs. They include our conversation class for advanced English speakers and our Basic English Class. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Imagine a cool ambiance, students who are laid-back but very willing to learn, a class in which you are the teacher and yet you can still “go with the flow”. This is our Conversation Class Program: adults students that want to learn and have lots of questions and volunteers who not only teach but also learn about their students, themselves, and the culture which hosts them.

Conversation class is held in the evening for adults who do not otherwise have the chance to practice their English skills. An enriching experience for both the local Peruvians who get the chance to practice their English and learn about different cultures and for the volunteers who learn about Peruvian culture and gain new friends in the process.

  • Conversation Class is a space to practice and strengthen the English language among adults.
  • Students have intermediate knowledge of the English language but need to practice it
Basic English Classes are held in the evenings and are aimed at adults who want to learn English.
  • Students are beginners who have a desire to learn English.
  • There is structured study plan to follow.
  • The students are provided materials including a workbook, audios, videos.

Volunteers should be conversationalists who love meeting and talking with new people. They should also be able to guide a conversation and ensure that everyone has a chance to participate. Basic English class leaders should be able to follow a structured lesson plan but also be creative and open to coming up with ideas to respond to student questions/challenge areas.


Typical day

Have the day to yourself to explore Trujillo or join us at the schools. Monday - Thursdays, in the evening you will lead classes - Conversation Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Basic English Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30pm. On Fridays, participate in the volunteer meeting and prepare your lessons for the following week.

Details on Arrival

You can join the program anytime during the year except for December due to Christmas break.

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 are used to fund our programs in the schools and surrounding communities.

The following are some activities that we regularly engage in:

  • Mountain Climbing
  • Downhill biking
  • Island Exploration
  • Sandboarding
  • Camping & Hiking
  • Volleyball
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera

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 (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
-Enthusiastic about teaching adults.
-Can be creative in the classroom.
-Loves traveling and adventures as much as we do.
-Is open to experiencing new cultures.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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.
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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 provide pickup from the local airport or bus station upon your arrival. If you would prefer to take a bus to Trujillo, we can arrange a transfer from the airport in Lima to the bus station for an additional cost.

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.

Bedroom (Double)
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
5 weeks
$ 500
6 weeks
$ 600
7 weeks
$ 700
8 weeks (max. stay)
$ 800
Average fees
$ 100 /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.
  Americas South America Peru  Trujillo, Calle Paraguay 499

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