Sports Coach Leader



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Calle Mayta Capac
Río 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. It is our aim to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.

The Education Department

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, Maths, English and Computing.

The Sports programme

We have recently developed a structured physical education programme to complement our classroom curriculum for the children at SKIP. This provides an opportunity for students to participate regularly and safely in physical activity and to learn important social and interpersonal skills, contributing to psychological well-being, physical capacity, and the ability to cope with stress. Through this programme we aim to foster concentration, better classroom behaviour and more focused learning.

The position

Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, the Sports Coach Leader will lead sports classes three afternoons a week for the primary classes (three classes a day) and a Saturday afternoon for the secondary classes.

This position is part-time, so there will be the opportunity to be involved in the other programmes we run. If you don't have enough experience or Spanish language ability to run the sports sessions then you can still be involved as a sports teaching assistant.

Volunteer profile


  • Interest in sport and physical education
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Passion for working with children
  • Confidence to deal with disciplinary issues outside on the sports ground
  • Enthusiasm
  • Energy
  • Patience
  • Tenacity
  • Maturity
  • Minimum 6 month commitment.


  • Experience working with children.
  • Ability to commit to 1 year

The benefits of volunteering with us

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:

  • Housing
  • a thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
  • Volunteering visa (as per legal framework in Peru, we can only issue this for volunteers who stay a minimum of 1 year)
  • 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 video

You can also read our Annual Reports

Find our more information on our website


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


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

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Application form:

If you are ready to take the next step and apply, you can download an application form

Contact with any questions about the position or about life here as a volunteer.