Huaycan, Lima, Peru

Mindfulness Curriculum Developer for Afterschool Program

Support Quality Education

Skills Needed

  • Training
  • Leadership
  • Teaching

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak Spanish, English.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 3 weeks to 1¾ month




Project Details

Description and Impact

We're looking to develop a mindfulness program as a way to work with our children 7-12 years old and are in need of an expert volunteer to help us do so! As a volunteer, we need you to develop a mindfulness curriculum to be utilized by our local or international volunteers in the classroom (during instruction), in conjunction with our yoga program (weekly classes) and also possibly as a separate weekly workshop (instead of punishment for bad behavior). 


This project will be successful once implemented and we can see change in our students' behavior in the classroom and at home. This will also help our volunteer teachers, who are often new to lead classroom teaching, be prepared to deal with behavioral challenges in the classroom.


Great for people with curriculum development skills!
Interested but not the right length? Like this organization and have an idea how your skills can help? Message us 

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups


Free accommodations and meals can be provided in our volunteer house. Housing consisted of shared, dormitory style rooms in a comfortable two story house. Complete with wifi, local staff and lots of delicious food!

Learning Opportunity

Working with the Light and Leadership Initiative is a window into how a grassroots non-profit works in Lima, Peru. We have a special eye always on community needs and ethical volunteering and encourage reflection before, during and after the volunteer's stay with our organization. 

Food Stipend

2 meals a day in addition to a very light breakfast!


This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

Ask a question about this project

Thank you Lara for your answer Lara :). Another question I have is, I have practiced yoga for 2 years now with my partner, but have not taken a course to teach mindfulness. Is the certification necessary? Thank you! Lucia
Lucia, Mar 13th, 2018
Hi Lucia, In this case, it would be required unless you had experience specifically teaching mindfulness. Thank you.
Representative of this project, Mar 13th, 2018
Hello, I'm in fact very interested in joining this beautiful mission! I am working at the moment on a contract, but would be able to join in September/October. Would this be possible? Muchas gracias! Lucía
Lucia, Mar 12th, 2018
Hi Lucia, Yes, joining us during that time frame would be just fine. Please apply, we look forward to learning more about you. Lara
Representative of this project, Mar 12th, 2018
I'm very interested but don't have Spanish
Lynda, Aug 2nd, 2017
Hi there Lynda (and Naveet, who asked this question earlier!): Spanish is definitely a plus, but if a candidate doesn't possess Spanish skills yet has all the other skills we need, we can discuss a possible placement! Please continue the process to apply with us so we can learn if you are the right fit for this role. Thanks, Lara
Representative of this project, Aug 2nd, 2017