Teaching English Assistant

Volunteers will be volunteering for about 3-5 hours a day. At a school for primary and secondary students from low economic resources.

Speaking English in Peru is very important due to the good job opportunities it provides to locals. However, many students cannot afford to study another language, especially children. Therefore, our Teaching English program is very important because it gives those who would not normally be able to study English the chance to learn the language.

Our Volunteers will be volunteering at one of our Teaching English projects for about 3-5 hours a day. These projects include schools, community centers, orphanages, and shelters. The people at these projects come from low income families. Please note you may be teaching individually or you may be an assistant teacher in an English class that has a large amount of students.

This program includes assistance in teaching English on the day of your orientation to help to prepare you. Lesson plans are generally not provided to you by the projects. PV Travel provides materials, books and lesson ideas to help you with your classes.

Please expect that your Teaching English project may feel disorganized, understaffed and under funded. It is for these reasons that volunteers are so desperately needed. Also, volunteers may not necessarily teach in front of large classes or in formal classroom settings; teaching can be done in small groups or in a one-on-one format.

Suitable for


Typical day

While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast with the host family
8:00 AM Volunteer leaves home and takes public transport (or in some cases walks) to the project with other volunteers and program staff. You will be given a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break. Work and hours are dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.
2:00 PM-5:00 PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to visit and explore the city. When you first arrive you will also have the city tour in the afternoon and the night tour during the evening. You may also want to spend additional time with the children at your project up until the late afternoon.
7-7:30 PM Dinner with the host family.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Other Skills
The Volunteer must be proactive, team leader and creative.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 13:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Peru? Volunteer World directly connects you with Peru Volunteer and Travel

Teaching English Assistant Volunteer in Action Children at the school Children learning English group picture with our volunteer Volunteer in Action

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu. At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!



What's included?
Volunteer placement
• Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
• Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays (Family Stay, Shared Apartment or Hostel)
• 3 meals per day (Family Stay only)
• City tour
• Nightlife tour
• Airport pick-up
• Volunteer certificate
• Transport to volunteer project the first day
• 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
• Free coffee and tea
• Access to computers with High Speed Internet
• Wi-Fi access
• Volunteer discounts on tours throughout Peru
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.
Airport Pickup

We pick volunteers up from the Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.


Volunteers stay in Host families in order to enhance their volunteers experience, where they will also be able to practice Spanish and go on family trips with the family. Accommodations are based on shared occupancy. (Other options are also available upon request.)

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

All 3 meals included

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (20%)
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 (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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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 Velazco Astete (CUZ) in Cuzco. 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.
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