Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Lacombe, AB Palca, Peru – July 22, 2015
Pros: Learned to speak Spanish, Learned a lot about myself, Taught me a lot of skills I use in my daily life.
Cons: Away from family and friends for 6 months.
Canada World Youth was an amazing volunteer program that allowed me to travel to and amazing place (Palca, Peru) and meet amazing people. We had to learn to work and live with a counterpart who did not speak English, forcing us to either learn Spanish or find ways to communicate. We also did a lot of self-assessments and found ways to incorporate the community into a daily lives. We were taught hard work pays off and to never give up by always trying your best. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone and everyone. It changed my life in very positive ways!