What will I do as a volunteer sports coach in schools in Peru?
These are some of the activities you will focus on to coach sports in Peru:
- Coach various sports to school children during their physical education classes
- Research and plan new, creative ways to coach sport
- Develop personal skills like leadership, team building, planning, and motivating others
You will be able to focus on these main activities during your project:
Coach various sports to school children during their physical education classes
You’ll join local teachers as they give physical education classes during the school day. You’ll work with young children through to older teenagers. You’ll focus on building fitness, and teaching sports like:
- Ping pong
If you play any other sports, you can share this with the students and coaches you work with as well.
Research and plan new and creative ways to coach sport
You can share new and innovative training techniques with the children and staff you work with. This can make their favourite sports even more exciting and rewarding.
Sports teachers in Peru often have limited access to resources and information. You can introduce them to the latest trends in coaching different sports. Your input could even inspire the development of budding sporting talent and future stars!
Develop personal skills like leadership, team building, planning, and motivating others
Coaching sport is a great way to learn important life skills. By guiding students, you can strengthen your own leadership skills. You’ll get practice motivating students, encouraging teamwork, and helping others achieve their goals. You can also improve your planning and organisational skills by preparing for coaching sessions and executing your plans.
Where will I work in Peru?
You will work at a local school in the town of Cusco. The schools we work have children from disadvantaged communities, are understaffed, and have limited equipment.
Cusco is a fascinating city rich in cultural and historical significance. It was once the the capital of the ancient Incan Empire. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cusco’s streets are filled with beautiful architecture from centuries of civilisation. The famous Machu Picchu ruins are not too far away, so you could take a weekend to visit this incredible site.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
Peru is a vibrant country with a mix of activities for every kind of volunteer. Whether you’re into arts, culture, history, or nature, there’s sure to be something for you!
One of the biggest attractions of Peru is the Inca history. There are awe-inspiring archaeological sites like Coricancha, Tambomachay, and of course, Machu Picchu.
Over a weekend, you can take a trip to the village of Pisac, where you can browse bright, eye-catching textile markets. Don’t miss out on seeing the llamas and alpacas too!
There are also lively restaurants, the perfect place to spend an evening relaxing and enjoying local cuisine, like ceviche.
We run a variety of projects in Peru so you’ll likely meet many other volunteers on your trip. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect and travel as a group. However, you’re welcome to travel independently if you prefer.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
Meet the team in Peru
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