Creative Arts, Drama or Theatre Volunteer



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Calle Mayta Capac 1325
Rio Seco, El Porvenir


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.

Education department

There are over 300 children between the ages of four and eighteen years old currently enrolled in the education programmes, 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.

Creative Arts Programme

The SKIP art programme involves nine primary groups between the ages of 5 and 13 years and two or three secondary groups between 13 and 17 and for many of the participants these classes are the first exposure to art. The lessons taught to primary focus on basic skills and concepts of art. The secondary groups work in a collaborative manner with the arts teacher on concepts such as ownership of work, community arts, and personal development through art, dance, theater and textiles.

The Position

Working under the guidance of the Creative Arts Coordinator, volunteers will support the creation, delivery and evaluation of the art and drama classes. Together they will:

  • Source all materials needed
  • Write project proposals
  • Creatively deliver all the objectives in the curriculum
  • Add to and develop the curriculum
  • Deliver classes/projects that are relevant to the students' lives, community, country and beliefs
  • Plan lessons in advance
  • Deliver each lesson
  • Evaluate participants' progress and each project
  • At times coordinate a team and attend weekly meetings as well as take part in training sessions
  • Work within a very tight budget.

Candidate Profile


  • Minimum four weeks commitment
  • Experience working with children
  • Knowledge/background in art
  • Good documentation skills
  • Creativity
  • Basic Spanish


  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Understanding of child development in relation to artistic capability
  • Experience working within a restricted budget

The benefits of collaborating 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

Watch our video

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

Or you can read our annual reports

You can also find out more information on our website:

Fee Required


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


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Application Process:

If you are ready to take the next step, you can download an application form on our website.

Feel free to email with any further questions