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Why a programme fee?
COVID-19: CHANGED YOUR MIND? YOUR PROGRAMME FEE IS PROTECTED. WE OFFER YOU FLEXIBILITY TO RESCHEDULE YOUR PROGRAMME DATES FOR UP TO 1 YEAR..

Volunteers do not pay for working. Programme fee responds to the unforgettable international volunteering experience VolunTeach Peru organizes for you; as pleasant as you deserve. 

 

Our small programme fee is fair and responsible and covers most of your in-country programme arrangements, as well as the support and supervision you will need whilst you are in Peru.  From full meals,  accommodation with screened schools' host families among other services and travel essentials are covered.

In 2021, we offer the volunteer participant the flexibility to rearrange programme dates at no cost for up to one year, and up to 10 days before the expected arrival.  A cancellation charge may apply after that. Scroll down to read more about our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

  • US$60 Registration Fee: Payable when application is announced successful, to register the student's participation in the programme and so that VolunTeach Peru can work on their project.

  • Programme Fee: It is a one off-payment. Payable 2 or 3 months before the volunteer's arrival in Peru; after VTP announces the student to be finished with placement arrangement(s) and host family(s) recruitment.

  • Independent option [no host family recruitment]: One off payment of USD$200.  Accommodation advice is provided.

  • Government taxes are included.

  • Due to the great depreciation of the British pound, fees are indicated in US$ Dollars. Check on www.xe.com for accurate exchange rates.

  • 1 MONTH - USD$510 (£390 approx.)

  • 2 MONTHS - USD$620 (£470 approx.) OR £235 each month.

  • ​3 MONTHS -USD$730 ( £560 approx.) OR £180 each month.

  • ​4 MONTHS -I USD$840 (£640 APPROX) OR £160 Each month.

THE PROGRAMME FEE BREAKDOWN

  •     20% The recruitment of a Host Family(s): It involves travelling to the partner schools (flights, accommodation) and time for informations sessions, interviews, regular coordinations and monitoring.

  • 5% Charity Teaching Projects: Resources and transport and administration for Pamplona Alta and Tupac Amaru School Projects.

  • 8% Teachers Trainings: Peruvian teachers are trained to work with teaching assistants in class.

  • 6% Marketing costs: At universities abroad (including ambassadors) and in schools in Peru. 

  • 4% Liability Insurance: Mandatory by universities abroad to allow their students volunteer overseas.

  • 4% Accountancy and Legal services: monthly flat payments.

  • 20% Salaries: Coordination of programmes with participants, schools teachers and host families involve full time and partial paid work

  • 14.5 Others: Welcome tour and 2 nights of accommodation in Lima, In-service training, airport transfers, office supplies, telephone, internet, rent of meeting room, etc.

  • 0.5% Transfer commission: Money is charged when payment is received. 

  • 18% Government taxes: VTP is legally registered and regulated by SUNAT, Tax Administration Office in Peru.    

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY 2021:
 a) Application Fee is non-refundable.
 
b) If the volunteer participant decides to cancel their participation after having received the Information Pack and up to 10 days before the expected arrival in Peru, a partial refund of the program fee will be issued.  See individual program description for amount: 

 

  • 1-month Programme: A 20% refund applies.

  • 2 months Programme: A 20% refund applies.

  • 3 months Programme: A 25% refund applies.

  • 4 months Programme: A 30% refund applies.

c) In the rare event the volunteer participant decides to cancel, terminate or abandon the programme, having received the Information Pack and having arrived in Peru, the programme fee cannot be refundable.

d) In the rare instance of a visa denial, the volunteer must supply VolunTeach Peru within the proof of the visa denial. A partial refund of the Program Fee will be issued (see the point a)

e) Should VolunTeach Peru decide to cancel the volunteer’s participation in the programme due to a serious misconduct, the programme fee is non-refundable.