Volunteer in El Salvador: Oct 15 Deadline

elsalvador.jpgI’ve led a few AJWS Alternative Break trips in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador, and just heard about two opportunities in the same area, both with October 15 application deadlines: The first is “El Salvador History Tour: Through Chencho’s Eyes, November 12-16, 2006,” an extraordinary opportunity from The Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America (FSSCA, the group I’ve worked with); join Chencho as he “retraces El Salvador’s struggle for liberation, justice, and peace.” The other program is sponsored by Voices on the Border, a small, progressive non-profit organization that is seeking volunteers to live and work in rural communities in El Salvador… “The volunteer will be stationed in the Lower Lempa region. Voices will arrange for food and lodging with a Salvadoran family. The volunteer will work closely with Voices’ Salvadoran partner communities and organizations…activities range from participation in women’s committees and microloan funds to hydroponic farming and livestock raising, and much more. Volunteers interested in learning about farming and rural life will have a rich experience.”

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