ExperiencesVolunteer Abroad

Helping the dogs of Cusco, Peru

Volunteering with Globalteer in Latin America and South East Asia makes a huge difference not only to the day to day running of our projects, but also to each project’s ability to achieve long-term goals and make sustainable change in the community.

Jo Rich, who volunteered for nine weeks at the Peru Dog Rescue Project in late 2015, took an extra hop, step and a jump for her volunteer placement by raising an additional £1000 to donate to the project!

For Jo, fundraising for the shelter was an easy decision,
 
“I come from a family of dog lovers, so wanted to do as much as I could to help. I learnt about the shelter and how hard the owners work to keep it going, which was very moving.”

“The money has come from some very generous friends and family through sponsorship for me doing the Inca trail, honey sales (we're a family of beekeepers!) and donations to the shelter instead of gifts for my parent’s silver wedding anniversary.”

“Being able to see the positive effect the money had on the shelter first hand was a great feeling! A little goes a long way in Peru, and it really does make a huge difference.”

The money raised has provided thirty-five 25kg bags of dog food – enough to fill the back of two pick-up trucks! – which will keep the shelter going for around three months. It will also pay for some of the dogs to be sterilised, which is vital for their wellbeing, and will help with the day to day running of the shelter.  

Thanks to Jo, and everyone who has volunteered at the Peru Dog Rescue Project, there are definitely a group of very happy and healthy dogs in Cusco!

To get involved with the Peru Dog Rescue Project, and support the care of street dogs in Cusco, head to our Peru Dog Rescue Project page