Although the Peruvian government promotes English in schools, most children in poor areas don’t formally learn English until the 4th grade or later. You work one-on-one with children from kindergarten through high school; primarily through reading, writing and recitation, to encourage their interest and proficiency in basic English. At the university level, you help students anchor their independence through conversational English practice and lesson reviews.
FAQs: How to Volunteer in Peru
Your program contribution is tax-deductible, provided you follow our itinerary. Select program options below to see upcoming service program dates for Peru. Then select a program date to volunteer in Peru with your $350 deposit. Call a volunteer coordinator at (800) 487-1074 for help if needed. If you prefer, you may print a text application and submit it by mail or fax. Minors – under age 18 – must complete a minor application and travel with a parent or adult legal guardian.
Most partner community lodging is double-occupancy, with a single room option for an additional fee. Click for single room fees in countries where this option is available.
Upcoming Volunteer Dates in Lima, Peru
“As soon as I reached out, they came with outstretched hands into my arms. I was no longer a stranger. It was very heartwarming, and the people I met are friendly and caring, all working hard to make a living. In Peru, there is still the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor, as in any other country. However, there is hope in all humanity.”
“I love the short walk to our classes – taking in the beautiful landscape around the campus and being immersed in this culture. It’s fun to see the students’ faces relax and smile. To share our cultures with one another leaves me feeling very grateful and blessed.”
“Our Peru program was everything we expected and more. Our team leader was absolutely wonderful! She took such good care of us, going above and beyond in her job to make sure we were all having a great experience. We have rarely met someone who worked so hard and was so dedicated to the job.
“If English is the language of opportunity, it’s our rare privilege to play a small supportive role in our students’ quest for graduate studies, professional employment, and success. We’re inspired by their motivation; our hearts are warmed by the graciousness of the students, staff, and faculty of La Molina.”
“I learned a lot; that happiness exists in poverty, and that people who have little still have their pride. Most importantly, I learned that children are healing to cynical souls.”
“Miracles do happen each day, and Global Volunteers has an appreciable percentage of them! I feel I have attained a more complex view of South America. I learned that Peruvian people work very hard and that human needs are a constant.”