Lindsey Peterson

Why did you decide to volunteer with Travellers Worldwide in Peru?

Lindsey: I decided on the Travellers Worldwide Peru program because I was looking to do more than just sight see. I wanted to really experience a culture and contribute to conservation and the Peru program looked like a perfect fit for me. It provided all the things I wanted to do in a single program and since I was traveling alone, I also chose it for its organization and safety. It ended up being one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

Volunteer in Peru with Travellers Worldwide

Describe your day to day activities as a volunteer.

Lindsey: My day to day experiences there really varied. The activities I did really depended on what needed to be done and if the weather was cooperating. A typical day consisted of waking up early to go and track parrot movement to the nearby clay lick. After, we would come back and eat a delicious breakfast, shower, and get ready to go out into the jungle. During the day I could go hiking in the jungle either collecting data on the plant life or parrot movements, or checking track traps for any signs of mammals in the area. I would also spend time working in the biogarden, orchid garden, or work with the staff to improve their English and my Spanish. Some night activities I did included movie nights and night hikes, which were amazing!

Travellers Worldwide in Peru

How has this experience impacted your future?

Lindsey: The experiences I had with the program were very valuable to me academically. I applied to veterinary school soon after finishing the program and my Peru trip gave me a unique experience to talk about in my applications and interviews.