Photo Friday: Volunteering in Peru



This week we focused on preparing for your volunteer experience abroad. But have you thought about how that volunteer experience can carry with you after your career break? Cindy Peterson knows, and this Photo Friday showcases her time volunteering with Peru’s Challenge with her husband Bill.

“My husband Bill and I volunteered with Peru’s Challenge thanks to a recommendation from Michaela at Briefcase to Backpack. We had done several volunteer assignments during our 14 month career break, but Peru’s Challenge has a special place in our hearts for their superb efforts working to empower underprivileged communities in Peru. In fact, I was so moved by their efforts that I still work with Peru’s Challenge as their volunteer coordinator for the US and Europe, helping to interview and place volunteers in the program.

It is a great way to stay involved with a program like this even though we’ve returned to ‘real life’, and continue to meet and talk to people excited to travel and volunteer. The #1 reason that people I talk to everyday choose volunteer travel? – to immerse themselves in day to day life and culture in another country, instead of just traveling as a tourist.”

How has a volunteer experience abroad followed you home?

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