Vacancy Children's Volunteer Teacher

Ad type: volunteer opportunities
Company: Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru
City: Cerro Colorado, Peru
Workplace street: Cerro Colorado, Peru
Category: Arts, Crafts
Employment: Volunteer Opportunity
Work schedule: Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Posted: 22 Sep 2019
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Job description

We are currently seeking English Volunteer Teachers to join our team in Arequipa, Peru from March 2019. Join us if you want a truly immersive overseas volunteering experience as part of a fun, supportive and passionate team!

As a children’s English teacher, you will form the backbone of HOOP’s program by inspiring the young people of Flora Tristan and helping to create better opportunities for them. The teacher will teach one hour of English per day to one of our six classes from Monday to Friday. After the English class the teacher will supervise the children either with homework help, or as they play on the playground for one hour.

If this sounds like you, and you are willing to invest time and effort into the organization and the wider community by actively contributing to the delivery of HOOPs vision, then we encourage you to apply!

  • Based at: Flora Tristan English School, Flora Tristan, Villa Fontana, Arequipa, Peru
  • Time commitment: 2 months minimum (up to 1 year possible)
  • Position reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

  • Please note that preference will be given to candidates who can stay for 3 months or longer.


  • Plan and deliver five English classes per week
  • Record lesson plans and update relevant documents
  • Monitor student progress and update student records
  • Participate in weekly volunteer meetings, and deliver on your teaching responsibilities
  • Supervise homework help or in the playground for one hour after English class
  • Build relationships with the parents
  • Update teaching materials and notify the Volunteer Coordinator of any additional resources required
  • Take part in the organization of occasional HOOP fundraising activities

  • Desired skills:

  • Fluent in English and basic to intermediate Spanish skills (or a willingness to learn)
  • Experience working with children
  • Computer skills for creating teaching material and keeping accurate records
  • Experience living or working abroad

  • Successful candidates will be:

  • Organized and reliable, with good time management
  • Creative and resourceful to be able to work in a development environment and make the best use of HOOP’s limited resources
  • Flexible and responsive to the frequently changing needs of the organization and community
  • Approachable and personable to build effective relationships with the HOOP team, students and local people
  • Passionate for our cause and values

  • What we offer:

  • Teacher training at the start of your placement and ongoing support in developing your teaching practice
  • The opportunity to further your practical teaching experience in a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to contribute to the improvement and development of our other program areas, including health, nutrition, hygiene and business classes
  • A reference upon successful completion of the placement
  • The chance to live in Peru as part of a team of fun, friendly and like-minded volunteers
  • The chance to improve your overall understanding of the international development field
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