The Latest On: Volunteering

Search and Rescue in the Highlands

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.

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Mission in the Andes

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.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ed Cain

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.

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Peru will make you feel strong

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.

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The Beauty of the Colca

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.

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