Thousands of REI members give back to local trails throughout the year, but have you ever dreamed of mixing a love for stewardship and travel?
Last year, REI Adventures teamed with Conservation Volunteers International Program to introduce Volunteer Expeditions. These trips provide visitors the unique opportunity to volunteer in some of the world's most iconic destinations, such as Machu Picchu, Peru and Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Trip participants work to rebuild and restore centuries-old trail systems, while also experiencing the breathtaking views and incredible cultures these destinations offer.
REI Adventures’ Cynthia Dunbar accompanied six guests during our first Volunteer Expedition to Machu Picchu in June. Together the team worked alongside park rangers to restore approximately five kilometers of ancient Peruvian trails, which date back hundreds of years. View the video interview with Cynthia to hear more about Volunteer Expeditions and to see amazing images of her trip to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu Volunteer Expedition
- April 6 – 15
- August 16 – 25
- November 1 – 10
Torres del Paine Volunteer Expedition
- March 13 – 26
- December 4 – 17