Hands to Teach

The ability to speak English is a unique and valuable skill in today’s global world. Knowing another language, especially a language that is as widespread as English, opens up many doors and opportunities for a child’s future. We want to help build a solid foundation where children can learn English, as many of the language classes they are offered in school are weakly structured with inadequate materials.

CESAPU offers English classes to both children and adults. These classes are dictated by native speakers from the United States, and are available to everyone. Registration for the class is 1 sol per person throughout the months of summer break in Peru (January, February & March). It is exciting and inspiring to see the children progress in their knowledge of the language and the dedication that many of them have for coming to class on time every time.

During the other months, Hands to Teach volunteers will teach English in local elementary and high schools and work with the children of CESAPU in the after-school program, helping them with their homework.

Similarly, we aim to promote values, group integration, and provide encouragement to conquer their goals and dreams. Attaining the skill of speaking English, the children will be more competitive in the workplace and it will open more doors and provide opportunities for better jobs in the future. Do not miss the opportunity to experience the love, admiration and innocence that they share with their native teachers. Take the hand of a child, and together you will grow and help each other on this journey through life. The financial contributions of the volunteers will serve to provide study materials, lessons, and classes to teach these children.

**For the volunteers interested in applying for Hands to Teach, this program will be open year-round. The volunteer may choose to join one of the structured special sessions, which means that they will be included in all of the extra cultural activities that Hands to Care volunteers get access to.  If you choose this option, you will pay the same program fee as shown in the special sessions table.

Year round Hands to Teach program fee: $750 per month + $150 / week for every following week. (One month minimum.)


Special Sessions
Dates Sessions Deadline Program Fee
Winter Session December 15, 2019 - January 5, 2020 (3 weeks) November 15 $1250
Spring Session I March 1 - March 7, 2020 (1 week) February 15 $550
Spring Session II

March 8 - March 14, 2020 (1 week)

February 23


Summer Session I

May 18 - June 22, 2020 (5 weeks)

April 1


Summer Session II

June 29 - Aug 3

May 29


Full Summer Session

May 18 - Aug 3

April 18


Although we try to make the price as low as possible to cover all of your living needs, your planned activities, and the donated community services we give, it can look still a high price. So that's how HOP can help you :

Get a bonus for spreading the word of HOP! you can refer a friend and get $100 off or refer 3 friends and get $500 off. They only need to add your name in the application form, in the question that mention how they did they hear about HOP.

What this includes:

Included Not Included
Airport pick up/drop off from Trujillo airport Airfare to Peru (must fly into Lima and purchase connecting flight from Lima → Trujillo)
Comfortable home-stay (WiFi, warm water, and other amenities) Travel Insurance
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) included in your homestay Hostel stay and meals in Lima and meals you choose to eat outside of your homestay
Transportation to the worksites and to the programmed activities. Personal vaccinations and medications and coverage of medical expenses in case of an emergency
3 cultural activities (tours of ancient Chimu and Moche ruins, show of Caballo de Paso, and sandboarding lessons) Extra Activities - Club HOP: These are optional activities that you may chose to partake in during your stay in Trujillo / Huanchaco
1 weekend travel -  (lodging for 1 night and transportation via bus included) Personal spending and meals of the weekend travel
Hop volunteer t-shirt & other HOP merchandise Hop outerwear & other merchandise at HOP store
24+ hour support from volunteer coordinator  Personal Expenses
All tools and equipment necessary for the health and education campaigns.  Trip to Cusco / Machu Picchu

- Arrival and departure dates are flexible according to your university schedule.