Hitchhiker Pictures’ amazing team of Aaron Marcellino and Andrew Curtis recently traveled to Peru to film The Heroes of the Andes. Thank you, Aaron and Andrew, for volunteering your time and skill!
The Latest On: Volunteering
Every once in a while we see something we can’t forget. That’s what happened when Jim and Dick saw a little girl in Lari, Peru. They persisted until they found her. Their love and concern for the Quechua people in the highlands of Peru has made all the difference for Dante and Siomera.
What do you love to do? Xochitl loves alpacas and children. It’s amazing how those two loves came together when she volunteered for Quechua Benefit. And she had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Peru!
Whatever your expertise, you can be like Debra Parcheta. She is a database designer who is making a lasting impact. Recently Debra volunteered with Quechua Benefit in Peru and used her expertise to assist with our anemia prevention campaign.
Dale Cantwell has been a valuable member of Quechua Benefit’s team for years. Now, as Executive Director, he is providing leadership to take us into the future.
Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville, Indiana, decided to explore a mission trip. They asked Mike Safley, “What can we do for Quechua Benefit?” He had an idea. They could help students broaden their horizons. It sounded like a dream mission to them.
Ed Cain is a sophomore at Occidental College, majoring in Diplomacy and World Affairs. He volunteered his time teaching English at Casa Chapi this summer. He recalls the children of Casa Chapi as inquisitive, engaged, and mature. Read about his experience in his own words.
Chloe Green, a high school student at Cascades Academy in Bend, Oregon, visited Casa Chapi in July 2016. This is her moving account of her experience of how Peru tested her limits, challenged her idea of “roughing it,” and made her feel strong.
It was never my intention to become an international adventure travel guide. I owned an independent bookstore for 23 years, for crying out loud, I’m not Indiana Jones, but here I am, about to guide my fourth group of visitors to Peru’s Colca valley.
We asked some of our medical volunteers and translators why they choose to volunteer with Quechua Benefit. Here’s what they had to say.