Community Education in Peru

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Community Education in Peru

from £695
Duration: from 3 weeks to 24 weeks
Countries: Peru
Join a community initiative providing educational support to children from low income families in the beautiful mountainous town of Huaraz.

Community Education in Peru

What will I be doing?

Volunteers support 55 children aged between 6 and 18 years old at a community centre in the mountain city of Huaraz. The centre provides a safe, family orientated environment where children can access much needed academic and welfare support.

On arrival you will have your induction where you will learn more about Huaraz and receive an introduction to your role at the project.

Each day will differ and volunteer tasks include:

  • Helping with homework; Spanish, English, maths and other subjects
  • One to one tuition with children who are struggling and need additional support
  • Assisting with individual learning, setting targets and working with children to build confidence
  • Taking informal lessons or leading activities
  • Arranging creative activities; music, arts and crafts
  • Leading active games and sports
  • Helping on the nutrition awareness programme, healthy living and hygiene education
  • Preparing and serving meals
  • General maintenance / cleaning at the school
  • Fundraising / awareness and engagement activities

Volunteers live in Huaraz, a small city nestled at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. The city has many beautiful walks, it is not far from the serene wilderness but also has the benefit of a lively market.

Why are volunteers needed?
Volunteers work in partnership with local full-time staff to support lessons and educational games as well as to bring a new perspective and creativity to teaching and activities at the project. Volunteers expand the children’s horizons by acting as positive role models. The educational support they receive from volunteers boosts the children’s confidence at school and improves their chances of academic and social success.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

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Further Details

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Price details:

from £695


Before you go:
* Carefully selected and vetted volunteer project
* Support from our friendly and highly experienced Pod Volunteer team
* Single point of contact - dedicated placement manager
* In-depth Guide on your volunteering placement
* Travel information - visa, health and safety advice
* Help arranging criminal record checks
* Discounted online TEFL course
* Specialist travel insurance at exclusive rates
* Recommended travel agency for flights and tours
* Access to special deals and resources
* Fundraising guide and support
* Financial protection

On your placement:
* Your community volunteer placement
* Being met on arrival in Huaraz
* Accommodation - a shared room
* Induction
* Onsite support from local team
* Support from the UK office by phone and email
* 24/7 emergency back up
* Crisis management plans and insurance

On your return:
* Contact from your placement manager
* Feedback scheme
* Volunteering certificate (on request)
* References (on request)


£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one Pod Volunteer project!


At all times

This placement would suit:

Anyone who enjoys spending time with children

Do you accept non-UK citizens?



“Volunteering with the Community Education project in Huaraz was simply a life-changing experience for me, filled with love, learning, discoveries, fun… and much more! On the human side, the connection you make with the kids is just incredible: they are very welcoming and you soon become part of the family… Thank you for connecting me with this great project. I definitely left in Huaraz, a little piece of my heart.”

About Pod Volunteer

Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. We work with long term projects that we know personally and where there is genuine benefit to local communities. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care, education, teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Thailand.

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Peru Community Education

Peru Community Education

A volunteer leads a crafts session with the children
Peru Community Education

Peru Community Education

The Ancash region is famed for its beautiful valleys and awe inspiring mountain views
Peru Community Education

Peru Community Education

After homework sessions its playtime!
Peru Community Education

Peru Community Education

Playing volleyball at the park (Thankyou to Csil for the photo)
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