English Teacher

Academic Credits


Hours per week





Calle Mayta Capac 1325
Rio Seco, El Porvenir


This volunteer position is appropriate for those who are new to teaching English and need support and training to plan their lessons, as well as those with more teaching experience. You will teach children in local public schools as well as at the SKIP (Supporting Kids In Peru) Centre.

SKIP is a charity 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. Our aim is to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.

Education Department

The Education department is the largest department within SKIP, with over 350 children enrolled from 4 to 18 years old. Our mission is to create an exciting, stimulating and engaging school environment complete with learning structures and tools that promote sound intellectual development and sustained interest in learning.

We are currently looking for English teachers to teach in both our primary and secondary programmes.

The English teaching programme

Our team of English teachers usually numbers around eight people. We conduct lessons in a local public school, and also in classes at the SKIP centre.

We take a dynamic approach to teaching the children and so lessons are activity-based and interactive. There are lots of games to keep the children engaged so they can enjoy learning in a fun environment. These methods differ greatly from those used in Peru and it is extremely rewarding to see the children keen to study English and learn more.


Under supervision of the English Teaching Coordinator, who is a qualified EFL teacher, and following a written curriculum, volunteers will plan and deliver lessons with a co-teacher.

Volunteer profile


  • Passion for working with Children
  • Enthusiasm
  • Creativity
  • Energy
  • Patience
  • Tenacity
  • Maturity
  • Minimum six weeks commitment.


  • Basic Spanish
  • Experience working with children.

The Benefits of Volunteering with Us

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 bios for all our permanent team on the website
  • 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
  • A letter of recommendation upon request after completion (minimum 3 months)

Watch our video

If you would like to learn more about our project, check out our videos

Or you can read our annual reports

How To Apply


More information about the charity can be found at www.skipperu.org.

Download an application form:

You can download an application form on our website

Please send completed applications (along with a CV if you wish) to volunteering@skipperu.org Just let us know if you have any other questions

PLEASE NOTE we have short and long term opportunities available. Please get in touch for more details.