Francis - Volunteer Abroad | GivingWay



Joined on 05/03/2017 Born 25/01/1976
Clown, engineer, committed traveler and social worker. Born and raised in Lima, Perú.

I spend +3 consecutive years working in the peruvian amazon forest (Madre de Dios), participating in different environmental initiatives. There I learn about the significant social impacts of everything we do in local communities and started to think more about social projects.

As a student I traveled to many isolated towns to learn the skills I needed to become a forestry engineer. After Madre de Dios y came back to Lima and became a university teacher while I start studying clown techniques. After that I fell in love with the Bolaroja Clown Association ( and got more involved in their social projects in hospitals, hospices, prisons and vulnerable communities. I stayed there for +8 years, working and volunteering in different areas and studying clown and its possibilities to transform everything for good.

I started travelling abroad a few years ago and now I'm trying to do it as much as I can, always looking for opportunities to do something meaningful while I'm away from home.

Africa, South East Asia, Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cambodia, Congo, Croatia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam, Zambia
Animal Care
Conservation Work
Human Rights Work
Women Empowerment
Social Work
I'm a forestry engineer, a professional clown and an amateur photographer, so I'm used to work on the field (planting trees, farming, animal care and conservation) and with people, under different circunstances. I'm also really good at logistics and decision-making processes.
I have been a volunteer in the Bola Roja Clown Association ( for 8 consecutive years, working as a clown, as a project manager and as a consultant in different topics (mostly about logistics, ONG administration and human resources management).

Before and after that, I have also been a volunteer in different small initiatives, I'm specially interested in health, gender and social equality.