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Coach Sports Abroad: Coach in Local Schools in Peru

  • ROLE: Teaching a variety of sports to children to improve their technique and performance
  • CLASS SIZE: 40
  • ACCOMMODATION: Host family
  • LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 2 weeks
  • START DATES: Flexible

Volunteering as a Physical Education teacher in Peru with Projects Abroad is a great option for those with an interest in sport, fitness, and working with children. Sports are extremely popular in the Sacred Valley of Peru and many children and teenagers are eager to improve their skills. You will be based in local schools where depending on their yearly curricular program, you will be involved in coaching sports such as track & field, soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

You can be a sports coach volunteer without any previous coaching experience Volunteers of all ages are welcome, whether you are a gap year student, career breaker, retiree, or simply seeking a meaningful vacation experience. All we ask is a passion for sports and a commitment to helping others improve their athletic skills.

Volunteering as a Physical Education Teacher in Peru

Volunteer soccer coach instructs children at a school in Peru

As a Physical Education volunteer, you will coach sports in schools alongside Physical Education teachers in the morning, working with children from the ages of 6 to 17 years old.

You will be involved in:

  • Assisting with physical education activities such as running, physical resistance, speed, discipline, and techniques.
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses and giving suggestions to improve programs.
  • Monitoring and enhancing performance of the children by providing encouragement and constructive feedback.
  • Acting as a referee in sport matches.
  • Occasionally assisting with administrative tasks.

Physical Education volunteers usually work Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm. The Teach Physical Education project will commence in the first week of March and run until the end of November. The projects will be closed for a vacation from the end of July until the second week of August.

During your time in Peru, you will live with a local host family who will introduce you to daily Peruvian life and culture. When you are not working, you can use your free time to explore your beautiful surroundings and socialize with the friendly Projects Abroad volunteer community.

You can also combine your placement with teaching English or helping care for children at a local kindergarten. Just let us know where your interests lie once you have applied and we will match you to a suitable school.

Volunteer Profile Former volunteer Emily Bourn shares her experience volunteering on the Sports project in Peru
Emily Bourn
All in all, my experience here has been great. I look forward to going to work every day. The support that Projects Abroad provides me is unbeatable. I have received many phone calls, as well as home visits from the supervisors. They make sure that I am feeling healthy, comfortable, and enjoying my work. If there were ever any issues, Projects Abroad would take care of the situation immediately. I am very grateful to have their support throughout my journey here. Read more...

You can join a Physical Education project in Peru for two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.

All volunteers participating on standard projects in Peru have the opportunity to spend one week on a Conservation & Environment project at the end of their main placement. For more information, please visit our Rainforest Conservation & Environment Project in Peru page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

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