Teaching English in Peru - Preschool Children

Cusco, Peru

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Love Volunteers

(36 Reviews)
  • From $728 for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 12 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

Description

Overview

This amazing project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of the impoverished children of Cusco. Those on the teaching English program will work in one of a number of schools or community groups in Cusco. Volunteer teachers are giving local people the real opportunity to improve their skills, and thus their opportunities and lives.

Please remember that schools in developing countries may feel disorganized and understaffed. This is the reason why volunteers are so badly needed.

Arrival and Orientation

Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation, which also serves as the local project base. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. A walking tour of the local area is also provided at around 15:00 hrs every Sunday. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

Program Arrival Day: Sunday

Program Departure Day: Saturday

Accomodations

Volunteers on this project are accommodated with one of our friendly local host families, where breakfast and dinner of traditional Peruvian cuisine are provided daily. All home-stay families have been fully vetted by out local team and are located within a short walk from each other, making hanging out with other volunteers easy. Plus, it is only a 10 minute taxi ride to the tourist heart of Cusco – Plaza de Armas – where a multitude of restaurants, cafes and bars are available. All host families have standard amenities available, including comfortable beds, hot showers and modern bathrooms (Peruvian Starndard). Wi-Fi is also available (additional charges may apply in some cases). All families have experience hosting international volunteers. Host families will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, however it is often easier to buy lunch at a nearby cafe. Depending on the time of year it may be necessary to share a room with other volunteers. Living with a local family truly is the best way to throw oneself into the local culture and to meet people who will become lifelong friends!

Field Conditions

Volunteers will have the opportunity to teach in pre-schools with younger children who are learning the basic concepts of the English language. The pre-school/nurseries desperately need volunteers and they will have the autonomy of devising their own lessons which could be taught in any sort of space. Lessons will sometimes be on a one-to-one basis or they may be in a small group. It is recommended that volunteers take teaching materials, books and lesson ideas with them.

English speaking international volunteers tend to be great English language teachers as they impart a skill they have effectively spent their entire lives developing, and can effectively teach all the nuances that make up the English language. Because volunteers aren’t usually fluent Spanish speakers, local students have no choice but to learn English if they are to communicate and lessons progress quickly, with great results.

No prior teaching experience is required, however a basic understanding of Spanish is, and we strongly recommend that volunteers take part in the Spanish courses offered by the team in Peru.

Your Impact

As is common in many of the worlds poorer communities, an ability to speak English unlocks a new world of possibilities for children and opens up many professional opportunities for the working-age, often within the service and tourism industries. By teaching children English language skills, a wealth of opportunities could be opened up for them later, from higher educational opportunities to jobs and a number of other ways to improve their future prospects.

Location

Cusco, Peru
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Cusco, Peru

    Volunteers will help teach children English in pre-schools or nurseries.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru

    Volunteers will be staying with a host family.

  • Nearest Airport
    Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco, Peru

Cost

The $299 registration fee is included in the pricing table.

2 Weeks
12 Weeks
2 Weeks

$728

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup

  • Meals

  • Housing

What’s Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

  • Airport Transfer

  • Airfare

Project Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every Sunday. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Organization

Love Volunteers (LV) is recognized as one of the top volunteering organizations in the world. Since 2009, Love Volunteers has been actively fulfilling its mission of serving local communities in developing countries by providing transparent and cost effective volunteering. With over 120 projects in 34 countries around the world, LV has placed over 20,000 volunteers and counting. Headquarted in New Zealand, this small team of passionate adventurers take great great pride in working hard to deliver life-changing intercultural volunteer experiences!

Reviews (36)

peter

Oct 16, 2017

Love Volunteers is such an amazing organization. I can't stress enough how kind and helpful they were doing the whole trip process. They were happy to answer any question I asked, and made the process as smooth as possible. I would recommend Love Volunteers to everyone. I can't ... +more

CaitlinHart

Jan 04, 2013

I volunteered through Love Volunteers for 2 and a half months in Kenya and Tanzania in 2012 and loved every minute of it.

Love Volunteers were extremely helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. Prior to leaving I was nervous to fly out to Kenya but had ...
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Bratton

Dec 04, 2012

My experience through Love Volunteers was excellent. They provided me lots of good information before I chose where I wanted to volunteer. The information pack which was sent out, full on info on where I was going, was great and helped set my expectations for my trip. Communication with the ... +more

ronak patel

Sep 01, 2016

My 3 weeks in Costa Rica were extraordinary. At the airport, two members of the local team were waiting for me with two other volunteers that had just arrived. They drove us to the Animal Rescue Center, it was raining really hard, since it was the rain season at that ... +more

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