Career Break - Volunteering Program in Peru

Catherine Tayco Start Date: Dec 5, 2017 - End Date: Apr 3, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Huancayo, Junin, Peru

My Travel Story

by: Catherine Tayco Start Date: Dec 5, 2017 - End Date: Apr 3, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Trip
Hello, Beautiful People of the World, 
NGO Affiliation: http://carismaperu.org/
Destination: Huancayo, Peru - South America

Like many of you I dream to quit my job to travel -- so I did, in September 2017. I left my lucrative corporate job in exchange for a backpack to explore the wonders of the world, pursue other life passions like photography and volunteer for a non-profit organization. 

I am no stranger to volunteering, I'm an active member of Red Cross as Blood Donor and First-Aider, Beach clean-up drive, feeding less fortunate children, and funding school for a cause. The only difference today it's my first time that I will embark on an adventure in South America, particularly in Huancayo, Peru as Social Worker advocate -- social work placement for 20 Peruvian children, helping children with special needs, disabled children and baby care houses.

My 15 years vast experience in this field will be my advantage to educate, engage and assists Peruvian family to create a meaningful and comfortable life for themselves.  

I want to use my Career Break to be productive and make a difference to the small community that hardly gets attention. 

How long is my charity work? 8-10 weeks

Why South America? 
South America volunteer programs are not yet as popular destinations compared to Asia or Africa -- this is due to geographical location and means. But I think it's high time that this continent will gain exposure to the world and get the right attention and assistance they deserve. 

Why donate?

Even if you're not physically in Peru to volunteer your money is a lifetime investment for the future of Peruvian family. I am your representative in this charitable cause, we are in this together to make a difference. 
Each time you donate for as low as 10$ you embody the rest of people around the world that "kindness" has no gender, religion, race, and boundaries. 

Thank you for your contribution, Superhero! 

Catherine Tayco
Manila, Philippines 








  • Huancayo, Junin, Peru