Program assistant - supporting an educational project in Peru

Support Education in Arequipa, Peru

Business Strategy, Communications, Data Analysis, Event Planning, Training
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
2¾ months to 11½ months
Must Speak: 
Helpful if Speaks: 
Learning Opportunity, Good For Groups

Organizational skills and passionate about education? Then support this organization in Peru!

Opportunity Details


We're a small NGO of volunteers in Peru tackling poverty through education in an impoverished neighbourhood in Arequipa. Working with the community, we want to have a lasting impact on children and their families. Our main priority is teaching English to children in the community and supporting them with homework.

As a Program Assistant you will become an integral part to the development of the our projects. In the mornings you would become involved with tasks such as:

  • Community Outreach,
  • Project Development,
  • School Management,
  • Community surveys and data analysis 
  • Research new program areas,
  • Organizational Management,
  • Administration,
  • Business Develpment,
  • Contribute to the improvement and development of our other program areas, including health, nutrition, hygiene and business classes,
  • Monitoring and Evaluation, and
  • other special projects.

Desired skills:

  • Intermediate Spanish or above
  • Creative and resourceful to be able to work in an environment with limited resources
  • Flexible to demonstrate the ability to respond to frequently changing needs of the organization and community
  • Approachable and personable to build effective relationships with the our team, students and local people
  • Organized and reliable to manage your time effectively, efficiently use our resources, participate in weekly volunteer meetings, and deliver on your teaching responsibilities

What we offer

In return, we offer you the opportunity to further your practical work and teaching experience in a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment. There are many opportunities for personal development and growth, thereby furthering your overall understanding of the international development field. You will be mentored by our Director of Programs who will manage you on a day to day basis, provide you with guidance and offer you support when needed.

We operate from a small office in Arequipa, and the project itself is on the outskirts of the city.



- Increased number of children attending the program

- Increased level of English among beneficiaries

- Programs are in line with the needs of the community


- Children growing up to secure better jobs and higher incomes

- Reduced level of poverty in the community


  • Business Strategy
  • Communications
  • Data Analysis
  • Event Planning
  • Training


  • English


  • Spanish

We Provide These Local Benefits


There are many reasons why people decide to volunteer abroad - to learn about a different culture, develop professional skills, learn a new language or give something back to society. Volunteering for our organization is hugely beneficial, not only to those you will work with but also to yourself.

As a small NGO, we provide an opportunity for professionals to make a big impact on our organization and help us develop as a charity, which in turn will have a lasting impact on the community we work with.


We have up to 15 volunteers at any one time from all over the world. Joining our team is a great way to meet new people and map friends around the globe. There is an active social scene here in Arequipa and our volunteers regularly take trips together to see some of the many wonders of Peru.

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

i am applying from India so i will require someone to sponsor visa, will i get that.
bhanu, Feb 10th, 2016
Dear Bhanu, thanks for your interest in HOOP. Unfortunately we aren't able to sponsor visas at this time. However, if you are able to travel to Peru on a tourist visa, we encourage you to apply, stating why you would be a good fit for HOOP, and how you can help us. Best wishes, Tom
Representative of this opportunity, Feb 10th, 2016

Does this program include accommodation? If not, is there an allowance for housing or is it the volunteer's responsibility to find their own? Thanks!
Ashley, Mar 10th, 2016
Hi Ashley, unfortunately we aren't able to offer accommodation or an allowance - we're simply too small an organisation at the moment (although we would love to in the future!). Our Volunteer Coordinator helps all our volunteers find affordable accommodation, which ranges from $30 to $80 USD per week. Feel free to ask any other questions here or by email at
Representative of this opportunity, Mar 10th, 2016

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Industry: Education

Mission: Education

Size: Startup: 2 - 5 persons

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