Volunteering in sports and physical education with children in Andean communities

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: S.D. Project - Peru

We are a social project that works with disadvantaged internal immigrant families and in extreme poverty in the Andes of Peru, we have a program that has a holistic approach that focuses on the educational, economic and physical-emotional development of childhood, family and Andean communities.

Our objective is to foster the capacity of children and families to be the main agents of change and development in their own lives and to be role models that can be replicated in their communities.

We are in charge of dozens of children from Andean, native and Quechua families from the town where we currently carry out our social work.

Our work works as an alternative school that complements and improves in certain aspects the poor quality of education and shared in the schools of Peru. We offer classes directly in the local populations and also in the countryside, on topics such as: Self-esteem, tutoring, ecology, native culture, hygiene, reading comprehension, educational games, mathematics, English

*** our sports and physical development program:

We have implemented a structured program of sports and physical education to complement our children's curriculum. These activities take place in a free and healthy environment such as the field itself, surrounded by plants, animals and nature around, the child and the activities enjoy greater freedom and contact with nature.

contributing to psychological and spiritual well-being, physical capacity and the ability to manage stress. In addition to that, we also implement activities related to concentration and Mindfulness, so people with an interest in and development of these practices are welcome.

This position is part-time, so you will have the opportunity to participate in the other programs.

If you do not have enough experience or ability in the Spanish language to lead the sports sessions, you can still participate as a sports teacher.


  • minimum age: 18+ years.
  • have an open, tolerant and positive mindset.
  • It is very important to have the ability and patience to deal with little girls (5-9 years old).
  • possess native English or advanced level of English.
  • Fill out and send the Application form that is on our website, we greatly value the greater details put into this application as well as your motivation to participate.
  • (optional) skills or interests related to yoga, fitness, holistic energetic health, and related spiritual philosophies.
  • Highly motivated person who accepts to face challenges.
  • Ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team.
  • (optional) have some level of Spanish.
  • Although anyone can apply for the position of volunteer, internship is aimed at students or university graduates or those with technical training.
  • Contact or communication via Skype, WhatsApp or social network.


There is NO cost to participate as a volunteer in our organization, nor do we offer language courses, trips or commercial tour packages, or hidden charges.


option of accommodation in the organization's home at a low price, $50% discount or exemption from this contribution for accommodation for participations of two or more months to those participants who have good social work and integration into our work team. (for more details see the accommodation option on our website)

we offer :

  • Option for accommodation in a private room in the organization's home .
  • Healthy basic food and exchange of national or international dishes, local food options upon request.
  • Basic work materials.
  • Improve your level of Spanish with practical courses from basic Spanish to advanced Spanish
  • Personalized advice and tutoring 24 hours a day by members of the organization and specialty tutoring by people with university training and practical experience on issues of social projects, human rights, native and Latin American culture, psychology-sociology-anthropology, gender, projects with childhood. , community development, Latin American political-social processes and other related
  • Every weekend there are excursions, camping and expeditions to many beautiful and enigmatic places, as well as tourist places in the Andes, the jungle of Peru. They are non-commercial trips. There is no additional cost to accompany or guide you.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access.
  • Work and integration in a very united multicultural team.
  • Complete socio-cultural immersion, living reality and real native culture, interacting with people from the communities, visiting museums, fairs and native markets or participating in celebrations that we organize together to achieve the organization's objectives.
  • Learn about and experience the many ancient Andean spiritual and healing traditions (optional) and is intended for interested individuals only.
  • Learn from the ground up and lead social work hands-on and directly in Andean communities at a local nonprofit organization with extensive practical experience in community work and development.
  • Possibility of holding a paid position in the organization, fundraising, teaching courses, etc. They are paid activities.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Sun Jul 28, 2024 - Thu Nov 28, 2024
05:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Huancayo, Junín Peru







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