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country United States: HOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION VFP-MTV05-19
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9/11/2018 - 9/01/2020
Frais de participation additionnel USD 480
30 volontaires
14 Male / 15 female places libres
Construction
Rénovation
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WORK: Experienced carpenters, roofers, plumbers, painters and other tradesmen needed for rebuilding homes in the flood-damaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Unskilled volunteers will be trained by skilled staff. All aspects of home rebuilding will be addressed, from roofing to finish carpentry. 5-day week of full work days. Medium-term volunteers provide free labor to neighborhood residents, so they can return home after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac. Work can be difficult and it is hot in New Orleans! STUDY THEME: Carpentry, construction, community building.

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ACCOMMODATION: Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms. No smoking in the house. No drugs allowed. No alcohol allowed in the house or on the property. Vegetarian meals available.

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LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the most unique city in America on weekends and after work hours.

Partenaire

LOWERNINE.ORG, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA is a non-political, secular organization dedicated to helping this historic neighborhood recover and return to its former vibrant self. http://www.lowernine.org/

Commentaires additionnels

SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP Motivation Form required. Volunteers must have intermediate spoken and comprehension of English in order to ensure workplace safety. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project, LowerNine general liability insurance will cover volunteers only while they are working. In case of a natural disaster volunteers will be required to make their own arrangements to evacuate the city. Multiple volunteers serve at all times in this location. EXTRA FEE: $480 Minimum (Covers $160/week for the first three weeks. The fee is the same whether you stay for 1 day or 3 weeks). After three weeks the extra cost will be $50 for each additional week up to 3 months. For example, a volunteer staying 6 weeks will pay $630 and one staying for three months will pay $930. After 3 months there is no additional cost. This fee is due in US Dollars upon arrival or online through lowernine.org's website.
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Langues parlées English
country United States: Camphill Village Minnesota VFP-LTV01-19
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9/11/2018 - 9/01/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
5 volontaires
3 Male / 3 female places libres
Handicap
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Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: Assisting adults with developmental disabilities in their daily living activities in the home and managing crews in workplaces such as gardening, farming, cooking, food preserving, cleaning, woodworking, weaving, baking, or arts. The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 5 – 10 hours per day. At least 5 hours per day will be spent in the workplace and another 3-5 hours per day in the home. Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including meals and all outside activities. Coworker position requires a confident individual who will be active in the homelife with others. This includes adults who have a range of abilities. Their primary function will be to make some common meals at home, clean common spaces, assist housemates when needed and participate in activities within the village. Some housemates may need help with bathing, oral hygiene, and other daily living activities. Coworkers will have workplaces to attend during the day.

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Volunteers (Coworkers) will live together family style in homes within the community. Each person has their own bedroom. All meals, hot showers, toiletries, linens & towels are provided. There is a fleet of vehicles that each person with a driver’s license is welcome to use.

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There is a rich social life within the community. During down time coworkers can be found doing yoga, group workouts, playing pool, canoeing, hiking the land, playing music/ singing, or going to the nearest town to see a movie at the theatre. Community members are able to go to larger cities on their days off. For year long Coworkers 3 weeks of vacation is offered.

Partenaire

Camphill Village Minnesota (CVM) is a life-sharing, residential community of fifty people, including adults with disabilities. Our lives, work and celebrations are woven into the rhythms of nature found in the rolling hills, sparkling waterways, and prairie grasslands of Central Minnesota. Our community is deeply rooted in the belief that every individual, regardless of limitations, is an independent, spiritual being. Each person is part of the fabric of Community experience and is worthy of recognition, respect

Point de rendez-vous

You must send your arrival details to lindsey@camphillmn.org so we can arrange to meet you.

Remarques

1-3 volunteers at a time minimum 1 year No drugs Must be 21 or older Skype interview required Must get background check from host country Must be fluent in English Will take volunteers starting at any time
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 21 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche You must send your arrival details to lindsey@camphillmn.org so we can arrange to meet you. Langues parlées English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV02-19
Voir Rating
9/06/2019 - 9/01/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
4 volontaires
2 Male / 2 female places libres
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WORK: Volunteers will be working as a Resident Advisor as well as on administrative tasks in small office. Volunteers are also expected to support the residential community by participating in group activities. STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice NOTE: Minimum commitment for this project is 3 months.

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ACCOMMODATION: Shared room in a house, meals & laundry provided. Access to Wi-Fi is also available.

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LOCATION: Winooski, Vermont. Winooski borders Burlington and has a population of ~8,000. There are colleges and universities nearby, the lake and mountains and much to do. Volunteers For Peace is located in Burlington and we welcome the volunteers in our office as well. Dismas has a house in Burlington and Rutland Vermont as well. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers will participate in house outings including baseball games, hikes, camping. Time off for travel may be approved.

Partenaire

The Dismas House provides housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can successfully transition back into the community. http://dismasofvt.org/

Commentaires additionnels

SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 21+, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills. Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay. VFP Motivation Form and email interview required. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers emergency and liability insurance only. Only one international volunteer serves at any time. Volunteers must indicate the dates they are able to serve.

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Skype interview required
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 21 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Burlington Langues parlées English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV01-19
Voir Rating
1/07/2019 - 9/01/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
4 volontaires
1 Male / 1 female places libres
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Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: administrative support in the office, helping with fundraising activities, supporting the residential community by helping with planning and participating in house activities and Residential Advisor duties (See below). The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 4 – 6 hours a day. Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including evening meals and all outside activities. Resident Advisor position requires a confident individual who will be on duty evenings and every other weekend. There primary function will be to contact staff if there is an emergency, lock doors at night, assist residents when needed and participate in house functions. Office Assistant will be working with staff on all of the day to day operations of a small non-profit organization. Tasks include: clerical work; student recruiting activities; fund raising activities; general administrative duties; as well as participating in all of the residential group activities. The average work day might consist of approximately 4-6 hours of office work.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will stay in a comfortable, modern dormitory with comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, large dining table and common area. Rooms are generous in size and volunteers will most likely share their room with other members of the Volunteers for Peace group. Volunteers will cook meals as a group. Bring some recipes from home to share, and let us know if you have any dietary needs.

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Volunteers will live together with former prisoners in a lovely Victorian House located in Burlington, Vermont. Volunteers may have to share a room. All meals, shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, hot showers, linens & towels are provided. Some group activities and sightseeing is included. We are in close walking distance to the Historic “Church Street” area where there are shops and activities. There is always something going on in Burlington! Street Fairs, jazz festivals, parades, theater, and many other special events. There is a bike path that goes along the waterfront where you can run, bike, roller blade or just take a quiet walk. Volunteers will have ample time off to travel on their own. Previous volunteers have been to Montreal, Boston, New York, to rodeos and climbed mountains as well as toured Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s!

Partenaire

The Dismas House provides housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can successfully transition back into the community. http://dismasofvt.org/

Point de rendez-vous

Host Organization: Burlington Dismas House: 96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT, USA
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 21 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche You must send your arrival details to vfp@vfp.org so we can arrange to meet you. Depending on departure point, volunteers can fly directly to Burlington, Vermont or to New York City and then fly to Burlington. Alternatively volunteers can fly to Montreal (Canada), from where it is less than a two-hour bus ride direct to Burlington, using www.greyhound.com. Volunteers will be met at Burlington airport, by prior arrangement. Langues parlées English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV03-19
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1/08/2019 - 9/01/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
4 volontaires
2 Male / 2 female places libres
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WORK: A good deal of participation in various components of fundraising activities, representing Dismas at speaking engagements on college campuses and at civic organizations, working with clothing and food donations and support of the residential community by participating in house group activities. The average daily work commitment expected is up to 5 -6 hours per day, however, the hours are varied and non-traditional, and may include some weekends and evenings. As a resident of the house, volunteers will live as an equal to and with the same expectations as the former prisoner residents: The volunteer is not at Dismas to act in a counseling or other related capacity. STUDY THEME: Reintegration into society from prison. NOTE: Minimum commitment for this project is 3 months.

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ACCOMODATION: Modestly furnished shared room in a large Victorian house; sheets, towels, meals, laundry facilities, internet access provided.

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LOCATION: Rutland is a beautiful small city in the Green Mountains with nearby lakes and streams, population 17,500. Dismas also has houses in Burlington, Winooski and Hartford, Vermont. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes gym and rock climbing memberships with other residents, as well as house group activities (bowling, hiking, camping, fishing, etc.) which are offered. Snow skiing is nearby. Time off for travel may be approved.

Partenaire

Rutland DISMAS HOUSE provides transitional drug, alcohol and violence free housing opportunity to men and women getting out of prison so they can successfully reconcile with the community before living independently. http://dismasofvt.org/

Remarques

SPECIAL REMARKS: Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay; presence at the evening meal Monday through Friday is required, as is presence at the weekly house meeting one evening during the week; no smoking inside the house; no intimate relationships between residents permitted. Volunteers must be 24+, able to speak and understand a better than basic level of English, and have basic computer skills. A 90-day/3 month commitment is required, but volunteers may choose to stay for up to 3 additional months following the initial 3 month period if invited to do so. VFP MOTIVATION FORM AND TELEPHONE INTERVIEW REQUIRED. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers liability insurance only – Volunteers are responsible for their own health/accident/travel insurance. Only one international volunteer serves at any time. Volunteers must indicate the dates they are able to serve.
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 21 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Rutland Langues parlées English
country United States: Coastal Protection VFP-STV03-19
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28/08/2019 - 18/09/2019
Frais de participation additionnel 0
8 volontaires
2 Male / 1 female places libres
Environnement
Travail Manuel
Festival
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The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve is located on the beautiful seacoast of southern Maine. Your work will include improving trails and wildlife habitat at the Reserve as well as grounds and maintenance projects on our historic buildings. This entails getting dirty and working hard. The major project for the camp will be helping prepare for and staff a large weekend Nature Crafts Festival fund-raising event. Work involves set-up and take-down, assisting other volunteers and staff with food, parking, recycling, and many other jobs. For the two days of the festival, you will be working long days.

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Volunteers will stay in a modern dormitory with comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, large dining table and common area. Rooms are generous in size and volunteers will most likely share their room with other members of the Volunteers for Peace group. Volunteers will cook meals as a group. Bring some recipes from home to share, and let us know if you have any dietary needs.

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Wells, Maine is a popular tourist destination in the summer, when the small town’s population roughly triples in size. There are public beaches within walking distance and bicycles are available. The Reserve’s educational programs are available to volunteers. The Reserve has a private beach and many nature trails. The local Shoreline Trolley runs until early September (usually through the Labor Day holiday) and connects Wells with the nearby towns of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. There will be many opportunities to enjoy beauty and nature, along with informal discussions about topics of interest to the group. Bring music, games or other activities to share.

Partenaire

About: The Wells Reserve is a research and education facility situated on 2,250 acres. It is a sanctuary for endangered plants and wildlife. The Reserve consists of forests, coastal marsh, beach and historic farm buildings. The Reserve’s full (and rather long) title is “The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve,” and its mission is to protect and restore coastal ecosystems, and educate the public about the beauty and importance of these places. The Wells Reserve is a beautiful and historic property with over 7 miles of trails and a beach. Our staff conducts research and teaches about estuaries (where rivers meet the sea) and also about other issues that relate to creating and caring for a healthy coastal environment. Website: www.wellsreserve.org

Point de rendez-vous

You must send your arrival details to vfp@vfp.org so we can arrange to meet you. Please include your arrival information in your confirmation form. Volunteers cannot be accommodated before the start of this project; no early arrivals. Please arrive to the meeting point on the day the project starts. Volunteers should fly into Boston or New York City and take a train to Wells, Maine. From New York City: Volunteers arriving in New York can take a train to Boston from Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station is at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street, underneath Madison Square Garden. There, take AMTRAK to Boston, Massachusetts. AMTRAK number is 1-800-872-7245, a free call, or check their website Amtrak.com. International visitors can also call 215 856 7924.Trains take you to South Station in Boston. Or you can take the Greyhound Bus (1-800-231-2222…a free call) from Manhattan to Boston from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 625 8th Avenue and 42nd Street. This will also take you to South Station in Boston. From Boston, Massachusetts: The best way to get to the camp is to take the Amtrak Downeaster train from Boston’s North Station into Wells, Maine. We will pick you up at the Train Station. See website: amtrakdowneaster.com. This will require public transportation from South Station to North Station. We encourage you to take the public train to North Station. Good luck with your travels! If you have questions before the workcamp begins, contact Lynne Benoit-Vachon at 207-646-1555 x118 or e-mail lynne.wellsnerr@gmail.com.
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 21 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Wells, Maine Langues parlées English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV04-19
Voir Rating
9/09/2019 - 9/01/2020
Frais de participation additionnel 0
4 volontaires
2 Male / 1 female places libres
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Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: administrative support in the office, helping with fundraising activities, supporting the residential community by helping with planning and participating in house activities and Residential Advisor duties (See below). The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 4 – 6 hours a day. Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including evening meals and all outside activities. Resident Advisor position requires a confident individual who will be on duty evenings and every other weekend. There primary function will be to contact staff if there is an emergency, lock doors at night, assist residents when needed and participate in house functions. Office Assistant will be working with staff on all of the day to day operations of a small non-profit organization. Tasks include: clerical work; student recruiting activities; fund raising activities; general administrative duties; as well as participating in all of the residential group activities. The average work day might consist of approximately 4-6 hours of office work. NOTE: Minimum commitment for this project is 3 months.

Logement et nourriture

Dismas House operates a “dry house” policy. This means that no recreational drugs or alcohol is tolerated in the house or premises. Volunteers will live together with former prisoners in a lovely Victorian House located in Hartford, Vermont. Volunteers may have to share a room. All meals, shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, hot showers, linens & towels are provided. Some group activities and sightseeing is included

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We are in close walking distance to great fishing and swimming locations. Volunteer’s have ample time off to travel on their own but are always included in house outings and activities. Previous volunteers have been to Montreal, Boston, New York, to rodeos and climbed mountains as well as toured Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s!

Partenaire

Hartford Dismas House provides transitional housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can successfully transition back into the community Website: http://dismasofvt.org/

Point de rendez-vous

You must send your arrival details to vfp@vfp.org so we can arrange to meet you. Depending on departure point, volunteers can fly directly to Burlington, Vermont or to Boston, Massachusetts as well as Manchester, New Hampshire. From there volunteers can take a Greyhound or Dartmouth Coach bus to White River Junction VT where they will be met by a Dismas House Staff Member. www.greyhound.com www.dartmouthcoach.com

Remarques

Insurance: Volunteers are reminded that Dismas House is a shared living environment therefore it is recommended not to bring valuable items, unless absolutely necessary. Volunteers should ensure that they carry full insurance to cover both themselves (medical) and their possessions, as this is not provided.
Organization Volunteers for Peace (USA) Âge 21 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche White River Junction Langues parlées Danish
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