Teach English and/or rescue dog in Trujillo, Peru, with Vivential Organization!

Volunteer opportunity in Perù teaching english + dog shelter

"We are a non-profit organization with a vision to reduce the education inequality gaps, and to increase opportunities for underprivileged children through the teaching of languages with the primary focus in English"

We are looking for volunteers who would like to have a rewarding and exciting experience teaching English to Children in Peru or helping in a dogshelter, join us and make the difference.


Peru Vivential NGO

We are a non-profit organization based in Peru providing free English education to disadvantaged children and adults in the local community, also We support dogshelter and with the help of our volunteers We hope to create more projects.

We are located in the thriving city of Trujillo, Peru in the city's poorest district--La Esperanza.

We are collaborating with volunteers to improve the quality of life of some of the poorest people through education. Recognizing that many members of our community are born into this type of poverty and have very few job opportunities, we decided to broaden the horizons of our community by founding Peru Vivential.

Our goal is to provide opportunities to the members of our community using education in order to improve their lives. With the help of our volunteers, we are able to offer children and adults alike this useful skill for free.

Working At A Dog Shelter

In Peru, sadly, thousands of pets are abandoned by their owners every year for various reasons. The fact that most of them are cross or mixed breed, and therefore of no commercial value, is the main reason why they're left alone on the street to either survive or die. The luckier animals that aren't hit by cars, shot, or used for research purposes, end up in a refuge or family shelter, where they wait to be adopted.
Two small associations in Trujillo were really concerned about the situation and got together to form a cooperative aimed at minimizing this awful situation by opening a small dog refuge centre. They look after abandoned and sick dogs found on the streets, they also have a sterilization campaign in place to decrease the number of homeless pets.
The refuge centre is in Huanchaquito and can accommodate up to 40 dogs. The centre is run by Danny, with help help from just one other person so volunteers are always needed to help with the workload. If you have any specials skills (veterinary skills) or experience (previous work in an Animal Refuge or similar), better still, but this is not necessary, all they need is someone with a genuine interest in and love for animals and a strong willingness to help. Make a difference for these poor creatures marauding about the streets, ill and starving. They sure will appreciate it!
Volunteer Roles/Working Hours
The main task of volunteers is helping protect the good health and well being of the abandoned dogs while trying to find them a new home if possible.

 Working at the Dog Shelter includes a combination of:

• Helping with the maintenance of the facility: i.e. cooking, feeding, and cleaning up.
• Taking the dogs out for walks.
• Rescuing abandoned dogs at risk.
Generally speaking, the centre is open everyday. However, volunteers work at dog's refuge centre from Monday to Friday, from 9:40am to 13:30pm.
Working with Abandoned animals part-time can potentially be combined with another project role.

Volunteer Requirements

• Minimum age 18
• No Spanish required, but some basic is useful for communication with the people who look after the animals. We can arrange Spanish classes for you to start on arrival.
• Minimum commitment: 4 weeks- the longer, the better.
• Volunteers must be animal loving! Volunteers must be adaptable and also flexible to work with limited resources.
• Relevant academic & professional background (veterinarian, etc) would be an advantage, but not expected or essential.

Teaching English Program

Because public education in Peru significantly lacks funding, and the majority of the community cannot afford private schooling, the members of our community have very few opportunities for education. Thus, children are born into poverty and few are ever able to rise up and become empowered. Recognizing that many members of La Esperanza are born into this type of poverty and have few job opportunities, our organization's founders decided to broaden the horizons of our friends and neighbors through providing education.

There is no greater freedom than knowledge.

 This belief defines the philosophy at our organization which offers English classes completely free of charge to people of all ages in the hopes of creating an equal opportunity for everyone to receive a quality education.
We believe that education is one of the best ways to help a person out of poverty, and by providing free English, computer, music, football, art and more classes, this allows the children and adults in La Esperanza an important skill which could lead to better job opportunities. Volunteers share unique skills and knowledge to the students.

At Peru Vivencial, we work in partnership with a local elementary school and also teach private lessons in the Peru Vivntial School house. At the public schools, class sizes are 30 students, ages from 5 to 13 years old. At Horizon School, classes are more like a tutoring session, with 1-4 students per class from children to adults.

We provide our volunteers with a rewarding experience learning about Peruvian culture while living with volunteers from around the world. we transcend cultural barriers by promoting an appreciation of other cultures, respect for different norms, long-lasting friendships and appreciation for different ways of living– all of which create an improved learning environment
We are a group of volunteers hoping to help make a difference here in La Esperanza. Come join our family and bring hope to the people of La Esperanza!

Thank you for your interest in our organization.
We hope to hear from you soon!

Volunteer Roles/ Working Hours

Your role will consist of leading the English classes, where possible this will be done together with another volunteer. At present, the general level of English of our learners across all schools and settings is basic, and it is important that volunteers are prepared to be teaching students or learners who will more than likely be at a beginner level. Generally, volunteers will work with classes once or twice a week between 2 or 4 hours per day its flexible, and the length of lessons is usually around an hour, but can sometimes be shortened or extended depending on other activities of schools and settings.The class teacher will usually be there in the classroom with you but normally not participating. Depending on which class you teach the assistance you will receive from the teacher will vary.

Specific tasks include a combination of the activities listed below:

• Giving English lessons to children (sometimes there is also a demand for Arts or Sports classes).
• Bringing new ideas to improve the HELP English project.
• Preparing lesson plans or even a syllabus or study programme for your subject, considering what's been done in the past and what can be improved now.
• Guaranteeing that all the materials used during each session are stored and put back into place afterwards.

The school is open most of the year (from March to mid-December).
Volunteers can get there from Monday to Friday - in the morning (8am until 1pm and 1pm until 6pm).

However, it might vary according to the subject(s) you will be teaching. Do not forget you'll need some time for planning activities and staff meetings!

Volunteering in Peru

Volunteer Requirements

• Age 18+ on arrival
• Basic to Intermediate Spanish level when you start working - we can arrange Spanish courses for you to start on arrival, which can boost your Spanish before you start volunteering.
• Minimum commitment: normally 4 weeks – could be less in exceptional circumstances or for exceptional candidate.
• Empathetic, responsible, pro-active and strong enough personality to deal with unexpected situations and ask for help when necessary.
• Relevant skills in English, Arts/Crafts or Sports.
• Some experience teaching or working with children in some way.
• Empathetic, responsible, pro-active and strong enough personality to deal with unexpected situations and ask for help when necessary.
• Good team player.
• Ability and/or confidence to deal with streetwise children.


We are looking for volunteers who would like to have a rewarding and exciting experience Teaching English to Children in Peru, the program is orientated to combine the volunteer with entertaining activities (Spanish classes, salsa, classes, bachata classes, surf lessons, sandboarding activity, campings, trekings, parties and meetings, sport activities, tours and tourist activities), prepared by the organization for the volunteers' free time, join us and make the difference.


  • https://www.facebook.com/PERU-Vivential-579508315488551/
  • WhatsApp: +51955151559
  • peruvivential@hotmail.com
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