Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
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.
There are over 300 children between the ages of four and eighteen years old currently enrolled in the education programme, which makes it the largest department in SKIP. We aim to maintain an exciting, stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our aim is not to replace the local education system, but rather supplement it. Following a curriculum designed especially for the children at SKIP, we provide classes in subjects such as reading comprehension, Math and Computing.
The English Teaching Programme:
Our English team usually consists of around five volunteers, although we run a larger project in June and July for 15 volunteers. We conduct lessons in classes at the SKIP centre, and also in local public schools.
We take a dynamic approach to teaching the children; lessons are creative, activity-based and interactive. There are lots of games and songs to keep the children engaged so they can enjoy learning in a fun environment. The English team works together with the Peruvian public school teachers to implement these teaching practices in the classroom.
We are currently recruiting someone to support in leading the English Teaching Programme.
The English Teaching Leader is responsible for training and supervising the English teaching volunteers, observing lessons, providing feedback and motivating the team. They will be developing and revising the curriculum and liaising with the local public schools in El Porvenir. They will also support the Primary Education Programme by being responsible for the library at our community centre. Children can come to the library in afternoons in order to have help with homework or to read books and play educational games. Responsibilities will include training volunteers and managing resources.
- EFL/ESL teaching experience (1 year minimum)
- Minimum 7 month commitment
- Intermediate Spanish
- Experience teaching and/or managing large groups of children
- Passion for working with children
- Able to collaborate with others and work in a team
- Able to role model appropriate teaching practice
- Ability to work with limited resources
- Fluent Spanish
- Degree in ESL/EFL
- Experience writing and developing curriculum
- 1 year commitment
- Supervisory Experience
- Experience working in a developing country/Latin America
- Reports to: Education Coordinator
- Review the weekly schedule to see if there are new English team volunteers; work with the Coordinator to schedule either perform their initial training, and/or offer additional support to them.
- Introduce and orient new volunteers in the public schools.
- Offer one weekly session of “office hours” in the Volunteer House, where members can drop in to troubleshoot problems in the classroom.
- Monitor lesson plans that are uploaded to the Drive by volunteers, at least weekly. Follow up with volunteers about their planning, offering guidance or praise as appropriate.
- Attend all weekly English meetings, providing leadership and support to team members.
- Offer mini-trainings during weekly team meetings, at least once per month.
- Develop new program material for the English team, working with the Education Coordinator.
- Keep the team resources (curriculum material, flashcards, etc.) organized in the resource room.
- Report concerns or issues about volunteers or their classes to the Education Coordinator.
- Conduct class observations, giving feedback to volunteers, as organized with EC.
The benefits of working with us
In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:
- Housing in the volunteer house is provided (volunteers cover all other costs)
- A thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
- Structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members
- 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
- Reference upon successful completion of placement
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Please see our website for further information about the programmes we are running: www.skipperu.org
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers