Volunteer Teaching English in Peru

Are you interested in traveling abroad to work in a rural school where you will have the power to greatly impact your students’ lives? Check out Global Crossroad’s volunteer teaching English program in Peru.

  • Starts at $209 a week to participate in this noble volunteer teaching English opportunity in Peru
  • Highly acclaimed volunteering work teaching English in Peru
  • Safety and satisfaction guaranteed
  • Unique chance to explore a fascinating country while contributing the future lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds

When volunteering teaching English in Peru, you can instantly open doors for poor children, as English is increasingly vital with the growth of tourism and hospitality. Global Crossroad's volunteering overseas teaching English in Peru project offer volunteers many opportunities to explore the day-to-day life of Peruvians, while helping young students improve their English skills.

Most of our volunteers work as assistants to permanent English teachers or act as primary English teachers when necessary. Work includes teaching English (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, writing, listening, etc.) to primary, middle and high school students 3-4 hours per day. Some support with other subjects or school operations may be requested.

Role of Volunteer

When you volunteer abroad teaching English in Peru, you will work as a teacher in a public elementary school, but may also work in rehabilitation centers, orphanages, or with after school programs.  Responsibilities of volunteers include activities such as:

  • Teaching Basic English
  • Developing children's English conversational skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Providing companionship for the children
  • Organizing and developing educational and creative activities
  • Supporting teachers
  • Educating children regarding personal hygiene
  • Participating/assisting in location-specific duties – routine maintenance, construction, etc.

Most schools in Peru follow a trimester schedule.
1st trimester: last week of March to the last week of June;
2nd trimester: first week of July to the last week of September;
3rd trimester: last week of September to the middle of December.

Note: Schools are closed for summer and winter breaks, but Global Crossroad will be glad to place you in a similar project during this time.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteering teaching English in Peru project beyond English skills and a basic understanding of Spanish. If you cannot speak Spanish, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish Language Studies program in Cusco, which can run simultaneous to your volunteer project or immerse in this program for a week prior to your project start. Volunteer teachers should have strong English skills, both written and verbal, yet no previous teaching experience is required. Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and strive to be good role models for the children.

Dates and Prices

Dates: Volunteer in Peru

All volunteer programs in Peru start at the beginning of each week. Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

All volunteer work in Peru options are available year around, except at times programs like a volunteer teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.

Prices: Volunteer in Peru

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Peru. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Peru application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Orphanage/ Teaching/ Street Children Medical project
  1 Week   $209   $234
  2 Weeks   $343   $368
  3 Weeks   $427   $502
  4 Weeks   $511   $586
  5 Weeks   $620   $670
  6 Weeks   $704   $754
  7 Weeks   $788   $838
  8 Weeks   $872   $922
  9 Weeks   $981   $1,006
  10 Weeks   $1,065   $1,090
  11 Weeks   $1,149   $1,174
  12 Weeks   $1,233   $1,258
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport pick up
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The volunteering overseas in Peru program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer Teaching English in Peru