Written by José Barreto
My volunteer experience
My volunteering at “MySmallHelp Peru” is marked by learning experiences on a subject that is new to me and that has always resonated with my personality, helping those who need it most to have an opportunity to improve their quality of life. Over the last months since February when I began volunteering, I have had the opportunity of sharing the experience with a multidisciplinary team with a common goal, helping children with low economic resources and/or with disabilities to have access to a better education and health care in their home towns in the valley of Ollantaytambo in Cusco, Peru.
My experience in the Fundraising field has given me perspective on how much work can be done on sensitive issues of support of the most vulnerable populations of our country, by targeting key sectors such as the lack of access to quality health care and education for the children who will be the ones leading the future of our country. We work hand in hand with the UN 2030 development goals. There is still a lot to be done.
Through this volunteering, I have confirmed my commitment towards working in an independent manner on Social Responsibility projects focused on my career. Sustainable and responsible tourism projects are taking shape thanks to the experience gained with this volunteering and to the access to quality information and talks I was able to attend in representation of this growing organization.
I had the opportunity to visit some of our beneficiaries and I could note the degree of commitment from the children toward their mentors and, why not say it, their inspiring role models in life.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people responsible of “MySmallHelp Peru” for giving me the opportunity to learn alongside them about the complex world of non-profit organizations and the great impact they have on the people who really need help to have a chance in this increasingly complex world full of opportunities and hope.