Youth Worker



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Calle Mayta Capac 1325
Rio Seco, El Porvenir


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.

Within SKIP, we have two main Departments; Education and Family Welfare. Within the Education Department, we have primary, secondary and English Programmes. Within family welfare, we have psychology, economic development and social work.

The Secondary Education Programme

The aim of the Secondary Programme is to create a suitable atmosphere for SKIP teenagers, ranging in age from 12-18 years old, to navigate the difficult transition from child to adult and make positive choices for their future lives. Group sessions focus on values of solidarity and cooperation, respecting both themselves and others and also developing self-esteem and confidence.

The Position

We need innovative thinkers who will be able to use our limited resources to have maximum impact for the 100 young people enrolled in the programme.

The youth work programme allows young people to participate in three different types of extracurricular activities at SKIP: academic, recreational and workshops/scholarships. The academic options consist of English, Maths and Communications which each young person studies twice per week for 50 minutes per session.

The second recreational option at SKIP allows the students to develop an array of skills such as: art, sports and critical thinking.

We also provide additional training sessions in anything from career options so sexual health offering support and information.

Since young people only have sessions at SKIP three times per week (around 9 hours in total) volunteers will be able to choose to participate in another SKIP programme, see website for more information on positions available.

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
  • Confirmation of volunteer service

Volunteer Profile


  • Interest in youth work
  • Basic Spanish
  • Passion for working with teenagers
  • Enthusiasm
  • Energy
  • Patience
  • Tenacity
  • Maturity
  • Minimum 4 weeks commitment.


  • Experience working with at-risk teenagers or those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Advanced/Fluent Spanish

Watch our video

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

You can also read our annual reports to see how the project has developed

Fee Required


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Visit our website for more information:

Application form:

You can download an application form on our website

Please send completed application forms (along with a CV if you wish) to and feel free to write with any other questions