James Jennion, of Padgate, is to receive £150 from the Priestley Education & Training Trust to pay for his flights to South America.
“I will be organising transportation for the volunteers and coordinating the trip to make sure everything runs smoothly,” said James.
“We will be going to an impoverished area to teach in schools and help the people to change their own lives and communities.”
James, who attended Culcheth High, studied English Language, Business Studies, Economics and the Extended Project at Priestley College and achieved an A*, two As and a C.
He wants to work for the British Council after completing his English degree at the University of Leeds, but first will spend seven weeks in Peru helping people in the town of El Porvenir with the charity SKIP.
Matthew Grant, Chairman of the PETT trustees and Principal at Priestley College, said: “We set up this charity with the intention of helping current and former students achieve their goals whether that be in education or their career.
“It is great to be able to help James with this good work and hopefully it will also go some way towards helping him secure a role at the British Council one day.”
James added: “Priestley has been very generous to me and I am very grateful of the help I have received.”