REI Adventures has teamed with Conservation Volunteers International Program — a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to conserving iconic wilderness areas and cultural sites around the world — to bring our members these exciting new volunteer vacations. Volunteers will work alongside expedition leaders and local park rangers, gaining extensive insight into regional culture and geography while simultaneously helping to protect some of our planet's most spectacular adventure travel destinations.
Volunteer projects consist of trail maintenance, restoration of wildlife habitat, collection of native plant seeds as well as a variety of other important tasks. Trip prices include all ground transportation, lodging, meals, expert leadership and the necessary equipment and tools to complete our projects. Each trip will also incorporate rest days to allow volunteers the opportunity to explore their surroundings in a more leisurely manner. No previous volunteer experience is necessary...just the desire to pitch in and help conserve these international treasures!
Towering 1500' above the raging Urubamba River in Peru's Andean highlands, the royal retreat and sacred center of Machu Picchu — now considered one of the Seven New Wonders of the World — is spectacular by any measure. Now you can help protect this amazing site by joining REI Adventures and Conservation Volunteers International Program as we work alongside park rangers on critical conservation projects including trail maintenance and archeological restoration.
The crown jewel of Chile's national parks and an International Biosphere Reserve, Patagonia's Torres del Paine is considered one of the world's greatest wildernesses. Now you can help protect the park by joining REI Adventures and Conservation Volunteers International Program as we work alongside park rangers on critical conservation projects including trail maintenance and habitat restoration.
New trip! Give back to one of the premier Caribbean destinations for US travelers, the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands National Park is home to astounding beauty, but volunteers are needed to keep this park in pristine condition. Volunteers focus on trail maintenance and restoration with two days of down time to enjoy the tropical sand and surf.
Help protect one of America's best known icons: Yosemite National Park. Volunteers are needed to help rangers renovate trails and restore fragile natural resources damaged by visitor use. September is the perfect time to visit Yosemite, with pleasant daytime temperatures, fall colors and fewer visitors than during the summer months. Enjoy the camaraderie of working with other outdoor enthusiasts and have fun while "giving back" to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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