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Alex volunteers with the local community, giving the children their right to play!

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Alex’s story, Villa Maria 2018

‘…but this feeling, for me, was more motivating and personally rewarding than anything I have done in my life to this point’ Spending five weeks working in a shanty town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, is not for everybody looking to take a gap year. However, if you are a person that wants to […]

Carlos and Juan- their story

These puma cub brothers are called Juan and Carlos. They were brought into the care of Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY), the leading wildlife conservation group in Bolivia, in 2008. It cannot be stressed strongly enough how sad this photo is. These babies (3-4 months in the photo above) should be with their mother for […]

Villa Maria and the Strangest Trek in Peru?

Lima is vast. It is the second largest city in South America, with over 9 million habitants. You can find the super rich and the struggling poor within a few miles of each other. Quest Overseas has worked for 20 years with the poorest district of Lima, Villa Maria del Triunfo. We have built basic housing […]

Volunteering – the right questions to ask

Get the most, give the most. Your guide to ethical volunteering Overseas volunteering can be a fantastic experience, giving benefit both for the local community and the volunteer taking part. Sadly, it can also be a negative experience for either or both sides, so it is important to make sure any project you want to […]