Are you interested in performing community service? Community service is a great way to help others and improve our community and it can also help you gain skills and experience to include on your resume and college applications.
As a travel company, the planet is our product. Its social and environmental welfare is fundamentally important to us – not just as a business, but as human beings, too. When we say “We Love Changing People’s Lives,” we’re not just talking about our travellers. We’re talking about everybody. PeruTavelClub is a social enterprise, which means the social value of what we do is just as important to us as the profit it earns.
Established in 2005, Foundation is our non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the communities touched by tourism benefit from the opportunities it provides. Pachama children works directly with PeruTavelClub to minimize the impact on the destinations, and to promote sustainable solutions and economic growth for communities.
BE PART OF PERUTRAVELCLUB MOVEMENT FOR BETTER TRAVEL
- Do not just see the world. Make it better.
- We work to make tourism athical, fair and positive experience for both travelers and the people and places that they visist.
- We expose tourinsm`s worst human rights abuses and campaign against them.
- Equially importantly we promote tourism that benefits local people in tourist destinations.
HERE’S HOW IT IS DONE.
Farmers community of Chinchaysuyo.- We organice 50 families aprox. To work togeter, farmers, perutravelclub passengers and perutravelclub team (office workers,porters,guides) and build the first school in all this área. Once I move back to Cusco after been living for about 3 years in London I bougth a small house around Chinchaysuyo farmers community and I have to travel every day 30 mins in the local bus to ge into cusco to work.That experience showed me the real life of many kids had to pass true to go to their schools in Cusco trying jump on the busses and many of drivers didn`t want to pick up them how ever they didnt have money to pay the transport. Some times if I was there I could scream at the driver to stop and pick up the students and I could pay the rates. But as we know no every day I could be there. That is the main reason to talk to the farmers in a meeting and start organicing them to build a school in the same comunity and help to sort out one of their
WACATINCO FARMERS COMMUNITY (4,500 msnm or 14927feet)
Wacatinco is a farmers community located about 14,927.82 feet altitude 5 hours away from Cusco City, it is compose by 30 families aprox. dedícate to produce quinua or potatoes only this is because in this altitude it is hard for the plants and crops to grow up. We ended in this community because some of our chefs like Deunicio Sonqo, Richar Quispe are from this place and how ever we know about them and their kids we deside go there to help them taaking TVs,DVD player, more than 1,500 books, note books, pens, pencils, and 150 cups of chocolate with the paneton or big piece of bread every year for christmas.
CALCA (2,900MSNM OR 9,514 feet)
We started in Calca helping the community because most of the farmers they dont have permanent job and as a consecuence most of them they dont have money to cover with the espenditures educating their kids. Most of the people that live there helps working as porters for diferent travel companies and some of them work with perutravelclub and we cover to them with clothings tents and sleeping backs every time we trek. As a compromise to them, in dicember we organice christmas party giving them hot clocolate with big pieces of bread and we had the chance to take some TVs, DVD players, computers,books,etc to help them with the education of their children.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE ?
There are numerous benefits to participating in community service, both for yourself and others.Below are some of the most important benefits of volunteering:
- Gives you a way to help others
- Helps improve your community
- Can help strengthen your resume and college applications
- Can be a way to meet new friends
- Often results in personal growth
- Gives you a way to gain work experience and learn more about certain jobs