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Service trip to Peru with Crooked Trails: Deadline extended to Tues 9/11! September 6, 2012

Filed under: Service Trips — seattleworks @ 9:56 am

Join a team of traveling volunteers to Vicos, Peru, a small town in the beautiful Andes mountains. The deadline has been extended to this Tuesday, September 11th! This trip is being planned by Crooked Trails, a local nonprofit with years of expertise in global travel, service, and cultural exchange.

In Vicos, volunteers will work alongside community members to build “smokeless ovens.” Traditional Andean kitchens are open fire pits, which cause a lot of health problems due to smoke inhalation and require lots of wood. These new kitchens include a new stove, constructed in adobe with a chimney to carry the smoke outside improving family health, saving money and conserving natural resources.

The itinerary also includes adventurous options such as rock climbing, rafting, biking, checking out historic art districts, amazing sea cliff views and more. Top it off with an extension to the breathtaking Machu Picchu at the end of the program and you’ve got a great opportunity to explore, have fun and travel with a purpose!

For more details about the trip and to apply, visit and contact Angela Dollar at Hope to see you in Peru!

Volunteers making new friends in Vicos, Peru.


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