This volunteering project provides an enjoyable opportunity for gap year volunteers to help and assist disadvantaged young children living in the Sacred Valley.
Peru is a developing country facing many social and economic issues and children often do not receive the education and care that they need. This project involves teaching English to children of all ages and keeping them in school rather than being sent to work on the streets. This programme also provides you with the opportunity to learn or improve your own Spanish speaking skills.
Your gap year experience:
In your first week you will take part in our orientation week. During this time you will be immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the Sacred Valley, and introduced to the country staff and your Spanish teachers. You will also take part in Spanish lessons to make sure you have everything you need for the most incredible, complete Peruvian experience!
After your orientation and Spanish week, you begin your volunteer placement. The programme aims at improving the conversational English skills of Peruvian children and running fun and engaging extracurricular activities to provide the children with a place to spend time in the afternoons. While teaching experience is useful to have, all you need are your unique skills, enthusiasm and personality to ensure this rewarding project makes a real difference to the social mobility of children in the Sacred Valley. This is also the most incredible opportunity to develop your own Spanish speaking skills while working with the local staff.
In addition to the satisfaction of making a difference to the lives of less privileged children, many volunteers feel they gain enormously themselves from their placements. You will witness the full beauty of Peru and develop your Spanish speaking skills on this incredibly rewarding project.
Gap year volunteer role:
This project aims to provide Peruvian children with a safe and happy environment where they are able to learn English and develop key skills for social mobility in the future.
Working with children always means that you need bundles of energy! You will be teaching in a school of mixed ages and abilities and you will work alongside local teachers as a teaching assistant, helping the children to learn conversational English, take part in extracurricular activities and developing your own Spanish speaking skills.