Peru Vivential

Trujillo, Peru, South America
We are a non-profit organization based in Peru providing free English education to disadvantaged children and adults in the local community Our main goal is to support children from public schools with English Classes.

Volunteering Activities


What We Need

Teaching English:

Because public education in Peru significantly lacks funding, and the majority of the community cannot afford private schooling, the members of our community have very few opportunities for education. Thus, children are born into poverty and few are ever able to rise up and become empowered. Recognizing that many members of La Esperanza are born into this type of poverty and have few job opportunities, our organization's founders decided to broaden the horizons of our friends and neighbors through providing education. There is no greater freedom than knowledge. This belief defines the philosophy at our organization which offers English classes completely free of charge to people of all ages in the hopes of creating an equal opportunity for everyone to receive a quality education.
We believe that education is one of the best ways to help a person out of poverty, and by providing free English, computer, music, football, art and more classes, this allows the children and adults in Trujillo to acquire an important skill which could lead to better job opportunities. Volunteers share unique skills and knowledge with the students. At Peru Vivencial, we work in partnership with a local elementary school and also teach in our private classroom in our program called “After Classes” where children fron different schools can join and take free English clases, in the Peru Vivntial School house. At the public schools, class sizes are 30 students, ages from 5 to 13 years old. Also with the help of our volunteers we have created the Adults Program where volunteers share the languages they know with students from univesities or people who work and need to improve their English or other language. We provide our volunteers with a rewarding experience learning about Peruvian culture while living with volunteers from around the world. we transcend cultural barriers by promoting an appreciation of other cultures, respect for different norms, long-lasting friendships and appreciation for different ways of living all of which create an improved learning environment.
We are a group of volunteers hoping to help make a difference here in Trujillo. Come join our family and bring hope to the people of Trujillo! Thank you for your interest in our organization. We hope to hear from you soon!
Volunteer Roles/ Working Hours

Your role will consist of leading and asist the English classes, where possible this will be done together with more volunteers and you will be guided by the coordinator all the time. At present, the general level of English of our learners across all schools and settings is basic. Generally, volunteers will work with classes 3 times a week between 3 hours per day its flexible, and the length of lessons is usually around an hour, but can sometimes be shortened or extended depending on other activities of schools and settings.The class teacher will usually be there in the classroom with you but normally not participating. Depending on which class you teach the assistance you will receive from the teacher will vary. Specific tasks include a combination of the activities listed below:
• Giving English lessons to children
• Bringing new ideas to improve the HELP English project.
• Preparing lesson plans or even a syllabus or study programme for your subject, considering what's been done in the past and what can be improved now.
• Guaranteeing that all the materials used during each session are stored and put back into place afterwards. The school is open most of the year (from January to December). Volunteers can get there from Monday to thursfday - in the morning (9:00 am until 11:30 am). However, it might vary according to the subject(s) you will be teaching.
• Age 16+ onarrival.
• Basic to Intermediate Spanish level when you start working - we can arrange Spanish courses for you to start on arrival, which can boost your Spanish before you start volunteering.
• Minimum commitment: normally 4 weeks – could be less in exceptional circumstances or for exceptional candidate.
• Empathetic, responsible, pro-active and strong enough personality to deal with unexpected situations and ask for help when necessary.
• Some experience teaching or working with children in some way.
• Empathetic, responsible, pro-active and strong enough personality to deal with unexpected situations and ask for help when necessary.
• Good team player.
• Ability and/or confidence to deal with streetwise children.

When & Who

All year-round
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Month
The longer, the better.

What we Provide

Types: Homestay, Volunteer House

Most of our volunteers choose to stay in our volunteer house which is located very close to the historic center and 15 minutes from the beach by bus. Rooms are shared and there is a kitchen.

In addition, the volunteers have the opportunity to stay with a host family, where you will have a calmer environment.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water

Our Fees

$10 daily

We do have to charge a small fee, paid on arrival, to contribute towards the costs of accommodation.

One month: $300
Two months: $550
Three months: $750

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Social Activities


We offer our volunteers a rewarding and exciting volunteering experience. When they aren't working they will participate in activities such as salsa classes, Spanish classes, bachata and other dance classes, surf lessons, camping, sandboarding practice, parties, meetings, and sporting activities such as frisbee, football, volleyball, basketball, etc. There will be tours and touristic activities such as visiting the historic center, Chanchan, ruins around the city, Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Huaca Esmeralda, Huanchaco beach, and other cities. We also provide all the information you need know to go to Machu Picchu or any place in Peru.

Contact Person

avenida metropolitana manzana B prima lote 6, Trujillo, Peru.
86% response rate , 28 hour(s) response time.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

All of our volunteers have the opportunity to live a rewarding, exciting and fun experience in our program. Daily life here is orientated to combine the volunteer experience (depending on which project each volunteer has chosen) with entertaining activities, prepared by the organization for the volunteers' free time. Volunteering with English students is done from Monday to Thursday; from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the morning (this could change depending on the season).

The public schools classes are for children between 6 to 13 years old. Adult Program classes are from 7 pm to 9 pm three days per week (we just have adults classes depending on the season).
The minimum work for each volunteer is 3 days per week between 3 hours per day, though these hours are scheduled flexibly. Each volunteer is provided with a weekly personal schedule with both the volunteering work and prepared group activities!

Who we are looking for:
Anybody is welcome to participate in our program, previous experience and qualifications are not required. What is most important to us is that you bring a positive attitude and the desire to help others. The people who work in our program are passionate, patient, and enthusiastic about the work they do, love children and animals. The following qualities are also helpful:
Desired Qualities:
• Can speak English fluently.
• Is enthusiastic about teaching children.
• Can be creative in the classroom.
• To love animals.
• Loves traveling and adventures as much as we do.
• Can commit to volunteering for at least one month. ( it could be possible less than one week in some cases)
• Is open to experiencing a new culture.
Helpful But Not Essential:
• To speak some Spanish.
• Prior experience with teaching children helps.

Why Do Volunteering with PerúVivential:

Volunteering with us will provide you a great and wonderful experience in your life, you will never forget the children from the school as well as the dogs from the shelter, this experience will give you a perspective of our world helping you along your life and provide an understanding as to why it is important to help and to collaborate in order to make the world better. In addition we offer many benefits that are included in your volunteering program:
• Spanish Classes.
• Salsa and Bachata Classes.
• Tours and Tourist activities around the City.
• Campings, Trekings, hikings and more.
• SandboardingPractice.
• Surf Lessons.
• Trips and Visits to other cities in Peru.
• Certificate as an International Volunteer.
• Parties and entrances to the clubs in the cities.
• Many other activities the organization prepare for the volunteers.

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