Volunteer with Peru Vivential

Peru Vivential

Trujillo, Peru, South America

About us:We are a a small non-profit organization located in the low income district of La Esperanza in Trujillo, Peru. Currently we have two projects running, teaching English to some of the poorest children in Trujillo, and assisting at a Dog shelter for recued street dogs.

We are a non-profit organization based in Peru providing free English education to disadvantaged children and adults in the local community, also We support a dog shelter and with the help of our volunteers, we hope to create more projects.
We are located in the thriving city of Trujillo, Peru in the city's poorest district--La Esperanza.

We are collaborating with volunteers to improve the quality of life of some of the poorest people through education. Recognizing that many members of our community are born into this type of poverty and have very few job opportunities, we decided to broaden the horizons of our community by founding Peru Vivential. Our goal is to provide opportunities to the members of our community using education in order to improve their lives.

With the help of our volunteers, we are able to offer children and adults alike this useful skill for free.

Check out our website and come volunteer with us!
Working At A Dog Shelter

In Peru, sadly, thousands of pets are abandoned by their owners every year for various reasons. The fact that most of them are cross or mixed breed, and therefore of no commercial value, is the main reason why they're left alone on the street to either survive or die. The luckier animals that aren't hit by cars, shot, or used for research purposes, end up in a refuge or family shelter, where they wait to be adopted.

Two small associations in Trujillo were really concerned about the situation and got together to form a cooperative aimed at minimizing this awful situation by opening a small dog refuge centre. They look after abandoned and sick dogs found on the streets, they also have a sterilization campaign in place to decrease the number of homeless pets.

The refuge centre is in Huanchaquito and can accommodate up to 40 dogs. The centre is run by Danny, with help help from just one other person so volunteers are always needed to help with the workload. If you have any specials skills (veterinary skills) or experience (previous work in an Animal Refuge or similar), better still, but this is not necessary, all they need is someone with a genuine interest in and love for animals and a strong willingness to help. Make a difference for these poor creatures marauding about the streets, ill and starving. They sure will appreciate it!

Volunteer Roles/Working Hours

The main task of volunteers is helping protect the good health and well being of the abandoned dogs while trying to find them a new home if possible. Work at the Dog Shelter includes a combination of:

Helping with the maintenance of the facility: i.e. cooking, feeding, and cleaning up.

Taking the dogs out for walks.

Rescuing abandoned dogs at risk.

Generally speaking, the centre is open everyday. However, volunteers work at dog's refuge centre from Monday to Friday, from 9:40am to 13:30pm.

Working with Abandoned animals part-time can potentially be combined with another project role.

Volunteers who wish to work at the dog shelter must be animal loving! Volunteers must be adaptable and also flexible to work with limited resources.

Relevant academic & professional background (veterinarian, etc) would be an advantage, but not expected or essential.

Our Activities

What We Need

our role will consist of leading the English classes, where possible this will be done together with another volunteer. At present, the general level of English of our learners across all schools and settings is basic, and it is important that volunteers are prepared to be teaching students or learners who will more than likely be at a beginner level. Generally, volunteers will work with classes once or twice a week between 2 or 4 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 (sometimes there is also a demand for Arts or Sports classes).
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 March to mid-December). Volunteers can get there from Monday to Friday - in the morning (8am until 1pm and 1pm until 6pm). However, it might vary according to the subject(s) you will be teaching. Do not forget you'll need some time for planning activities and staff meetings!

Volunteer Requirements

Age 18+ on arrival
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.
Relevant skills in English, Arts/Crafts or Sports.
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.

We operate 365 days a year, so whenever you can!
Volunteer Requirements Minimum age 18 No Spanish required, but some basic is useful for communication with the people who look after the animals. We can arrange Spanish classes for you to start on arrival. Minimum commitment: 4 weeks- the longer, the better. Volunteers must be animal loving! Volunteers must be adaptable and also flexible to work with limited resources. Relevant academic & professional background (veterinarian, etc) would be an advantage, but not expected or essential.

What We Provide



We offer to our volunteers a rewarding and exciting volunteering experience, when they wont be working they will have activities to do, like salsa classes, spanish classes, bachata classes and other dances, surf lessons, sandbording practice, parties, meetings, tours and turistic activities around the city, historic center, chanchan, ruins around the city, huaca del sol y la luna, huaca esmeralda, huanchaco the beach, and campings trecking and trips to other cities and all the information you need know to go to Machu Picchu or any place in Peru, sporting activities like frisbee, football, volleyball, basketball etc and other activies the organization will prepare for you.

Come with us the sunny trujillo is waiting for you

" if you would like to participate contac us We need your volunteering work ,https://www.facebook.com/pages/PERU-Vivential/579508315488551 , peruvivential@hotmail.com , peruvivential@gmail.com or chat with us in https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007275408236 or whats app +51931088846"

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


We do have to charge a small fee to contribute towards the costs of accommodation. Details are available on the website http://www.peruvivential.org , or contact William for more information via Whats App : +51931088846, or by email : peruvivential@hotmail.com

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