When my children Emilie and Marc were teens, we decided to volunteer as a family with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Lima, Peru. CCS offered Emilie and Marc the freedom to have their own volunteer assignments. This means that they were able to have their own independent adventures at their volunteer sites during the day, and each night at dinner, we'd all sit down and share our stories.
We don't like to brag, but lucky for us, our volunteers do! Check out this awesome volunteer review posted on Abroad Reviews by a recently returned Lima volunteer. She says it way better than we ever could
I just returned from an absolutely magical week in Peru where I volunteered with the elderly in Villa El Salvador. Just to be clear, I absolutely love kids, but I think these abuelitos—grandparents—stole my heart!
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