Volunteer Teaching in Peru


Our teaching in Peru program takes place in the vibrant city of Cusco, home to ancient Incan ruins and amazing Peruvian architecture and culture. Our Peru teaching program in is located in a local community public elementary schools in Cusco and you’ll be working with local children aged 6-11 years old to improve their English and sports skills. This is the perfect program for volunteers wanting to make a real difference in the local community while developing their teaching skills and experience. You will receive support and training in the placements, enabling you to truly make the most of this amazing program.

Teaching English in Peru

This project is based in a public elementary schools in Cusco, teaching girls in the mornings and both girls and boys in the afternoons. In each classroom there are between 30 to 40 children and are all children from the local community, so you’ll be able to make a real impact on the surrounding community in Cusco

Working as a teacher abroad in Peru will also help you gain priceless work experience, meet some great friends and like-minded people along the way and most importantly, make a real impact through volunteering.

Sports Teaching in Peru

Our sports teaching program in Cusco is held in the same elementary school. The aim of the program is to empower girls through sport, using physical education as a method for promoting leadership, teamwork and communication, self-confidence and healthy living. Empowering girls in communities is vital to encourage social mobility and development, so you’ll really be able to help the community in a lasting way.

All our teaching volunteer in Peru programs are a 4 week minimum commitment.

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What is involved

Your time volunteering in Peru will consist of teaching English and supporting the teachers in local schools, developing activities and supervising children individually or in groups. You’ll also play a key role in every child’s personal development, developing their language skills and confidence. Your work as a teaching volunteer will be essential in helping children in the community reach their potential, allowing the community to thrive.

The teaching program is for a minimum of 4 weeks. Your teaching schedule will be given to you on arrival, but the teaching day is Monday- Friday, with mornings from 8am-1pm and afternoon hours from 1pm-5.45pm. This schedule leaves you with plenty of time to travel and experience the local area at the weekends.

If you opt to teach sports, the sports lessons are held on a sports field approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the school. The sports teaching program is for a minimum of 4 weeks, during which time you’ll work to develop lessons, the teaching curriculum and with children in groups and on an individual level. Each day will be different, so you’ll be able to utilise and develop your sports teaching skills through fun, varied work.

Volunteer with Children in Peru

Some details

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What your first week looks like

Arrival Day

Volunteer in Peru Day 1
Your arrival weekend will be relaxed. Your host family will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your accommodation. The next day our team will meet you and give you a local orientation so you can get to know the area you are living in. You will also be taken to your project the next day.


Volunteer teaching in Peru
Your project coordinator or a member of the team will be taking you to the office and after introductions you can get started with the projects as well. Our team will take you to the project on your first day. In the evenings most volunteers spend it either exploring local sights, relaxing at the accommodation or preparing for projects.


Volunteer in Peru Weekend trip
Our local team will suggest many activities for you to do! Your weekends will be free for you to explore Kerala or India. We highly recommend you to utilise your time so you can get to see more of the country that you are visiting. We usually make recommendations based on past volunteer experiences. Its always better to book excursions in country with other volunteers.

Weekend activities

Macchu Picchu

This ‘hidden city’ of the Incas, located on a mountain, was explored just in 1911. Macchu Picchu is a must do when in Peru.

Rainbow Mountain

For a adventure hike with incredible panoramic views, the Munnar Tea Plantations are not to be missed.

Lake Titicaca

lake Titicaca
This beautiful and secluded lake is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Sacred Valley

Visit these stunning sites located in the Sacred Valley. Maras is an Inca amphitheater with a depth of 150 meters.

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