Since 2003, SKIP has been working with disadvantaged families in an impoverished district of the city of Trujillo, Peru. Our holistic programme focuses on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and family. It is our aim to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.
Every year, during the 3 month school vacation, we run a 6 week activity programme for the children enrolled in SKIP. We provide educational and recreational activities for the children in both primary and secondary school (4-16 years).
Activities include art, sports, reading, math, English, environmental science, social skills, drama, music, writing and so on. To read more about our programmes, please see the programmes section
Under supervision of the Primary, Secondary and/or English Coordinators, volunteers will plan and deliver activities. We are always open to new ideas, so if you have an idea about something you could teach, please let us know!
This is a demanding programme but hugely rewarding. Weekdays will be busy, but you will have time off on weekends. The beach is nearby and summer is a great time to be in Trujillo. There will be a week long break following the holiday club after which we will resume our standard programming - volunteers are more than welcome to stay on!
In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:
A thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
Structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members - you can read full bios for all our permanent team on the site
Mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
The chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community.
Passion for working with children
Minimum six weeks commitment.
Intermediate or fluent Spanish
Experience working with children
If you are ready to take the next step, visit http://www.skipperu.org/volunteer/#ProcessOr feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Physical Education
- Outdoor Recreation
- Teaching / Instruction
- Child Care
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Minimum 6 weeks
- Unpaid-Contribution Required
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