Teaching English in our school

If you speak or teach English, come and help us continue teaching the children.

We recognise that English is very important for an ever globalized and competitive world, 

hence we have developed this project in order to aid learning. 

Speaking English in Peru is very important due to the good job opportunities it can provide to those 

who can communicate effectively in the language. 

However, many people cannot afford to study another language, especially children. Therefore,

 our Teaching English programme is very important, as itworks alongside the the curriculum in local schools

 giving students who would not normally be able to study English, the chance to do so.

The children at the heart of our project com from low income families, with many being the victims of neglect,

 physical and/or mental abuse. Unfortunately, it is the case that they are not currently helped by any other agency

 or private or public institutions. Social welfare provisions in Peru are limited. 

We work with around 1000 children aged between 4 and 12. Children are separated into classes of around 25,

 with sessions taking place during the morning and afternoon.
It is the volunteer´s job to prepare and carry out the English classes for the children across the range of age groups.

During classes, volunteers will always work in pairs and for the first few sessions, 

one of the volunteer coordinators will also be present in the lesson to supervise until all parties are confident in their role.
Basic English is taught to the children. The lessons should be derived from both internet sources and workbooks.
During the summer holidays (which are the months of January and February), the children are taught swimming, 

basketball and yoga with continued English lessons.

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Typical day

Assistant teaching English program:

 We take a dynamic approach to teaching the children and so lessons are activity-based and interactive.

 There are lots of games and songs to keep the children engaged so they can enjoy learning in a fun environment.

 These methods differ greatly from those usually used in Peru and it is extremely rewarding

 to see the children keen to study English and learn more.

Job description:

- Giving english classes to the kids (focusing on grammar and pronunciation)

-  Working hours:  flexible; Monday to Friday, 4 - 5 hours per day, all other time is free.

We offer the chance for university students to have an internship in teaching English to the children .

 For those studying linguistics and/or ESL (or similar categories),

 this would be a great opportunity to use what you have been taught in college or fulfill that internship elective.

 For anybody who would like to have more teaching experience

 (ex. for those who are studying to teach or studying other majors in college),

 this would also be a great opportunity to get teaching experience.

 Teaching English in a foreign country can give you more experience than you can imagine

 (not only in the area of teaching English but also in other areas of life).

 This opportunity can provide invaluable work experience which will help prepare the applicant

 for future jobs in this field or other fields.


 The benefits of volunteering with us:

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering program, Help Trujillo will provide:

- A thorough induction to the organisation, program, department, and specific role

 - Structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members

-  Mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions

- The chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community

- A certificate upon completion of the program.

- Free postries (dessert) lessons.

- Free spanish lessons.

- Free bartender lessons.

- Free gastronomy lessons.

- Accomodation close to the beach ( 25 minutes by taxi)

- Admission to festivals , pubs, clubs, discotec.

-  Admission to rock and reggae concert.

- To be part of other customs ans traditions.

- Discounted yoga lessons, surfing lessons, sandboarding lessons.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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) and Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion for working with children, enthusiasm, creativity, energy, patience, tenacity, maturity.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 12:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Peruvian children are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Activities like: Surf and sandboarding lessons, Spanish classes, Classes of Latin American dance (salsa , merengue, etc), Consultation on travel themes eg. machupichu (Cuzco), lineas de Nazca (Paracas), Mancora (Piura), Selva de Chachapoyas etc, Yoga lessons .

Water Sports


What's included?
Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink is included in the fees.
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 will pick you up at the Trujillo airport or Trujillo bus terminal


Shared room with other volunteers - the room includes sheets for the beds along with blankets. However the volunteers have to bring a towel of their own. Volunteer accomodation has wifi.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Free food from Monday to Friday including: breakfast, lunch and dinner. On weekends you can buy cheap food such as fruit, vegetables and meat at the local market.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Trujillo/Peru between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peruvian children will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Peruvian children during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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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 Trujillo (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.
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