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United States United States: HOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION (VFP-MTV05)

Dates

01/10/2021   -   25/03/2027

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Construction
Renovation

Already accepted volunteers from

Germany Belgium France

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
USD 1065 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
30
Still room for
5 Male + 14 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

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.

Accomodation and food

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.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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/

Additional comments

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.
-Minimum 1 month.
-Available: From now until end of February, and from April - Dec (In other words, not in March)
- Need either the partner’s or VFP’s motivation form.
To be accepted, volunteers must complete an online registration form
See http://lowernine.org/volunteer-application/
- EXTRA FEE: All volunteers are asked to contribute a project fee, which helps to cover expenses associated with project coordination and supervision, as well as materials, fuel, safety equipment, insurance and tool and vehicle maintenance. Fee schedule is as follows:
$40 per person per night for the first three weeks (includes three meals/day)
$25 per person per night from the fourth week until three months in (also includes meals)
no charge past three months for people who step into leadership roles (possibility of a minor fee past that date for people who aren't comfortable stepping into those roles

There is a sliding scale if folks are economically disadvantaged or bring skills to the organization that are badly needed.
This fee is due in US Dollars upon arrival or online through lowernine.org's website.

Requirements

Volunteers must also complete an online registration for logistical information and an educational curriculum to prepare long-term volunteers for service with us.  See https://www.omprakash.org/global/lowernine-org/apply?pid=6090 It takes about 3 hours to complete, and reviews history of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, and worksite safety. It does not need to be completed in one sitting, and can be completed in increments over time. It needs to be finished prior to arrival.

United States United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice Work, Winooski, Vermont (VFP-MTV02)

Dates

01/02/2022   -   25/03/2027

Feedback from 13 volunteers

Tags

Social

Already accepted volunteers from

France

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
21 - 99
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
Burlington (BTV)
Nearest bus/train station
Burlington
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Work

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.

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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/

Additional comments

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.

Requirements

Skype interview required

United States United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice Work, Burlington, Vermont (VFP-MTV01)

Dates

10/05/2022   -   25/03/2027

Feedback from 13 volunteers

Tags

Social
3
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
21 - 99
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Burlington (BTV)
Nearest bus/train station
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.
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Work

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.

Accomodation and food

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 may 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.

Location and leisure

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!

Project hosted by

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/

Directions to meeting point

Host Organization: Burlington Dismas House: 96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT, USA

United States United States: Camphill Village Minnesota (VFP-LTV 01)

Dates

21/09/2023   -   30/05/2025

Feedback from 13 volunteers

Tags

Social
Disabilities

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
21 - 99
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Nearest bus/train station
You must send your arrival details to lindsey@camphillmn.org so we can arrange to meet you.
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Work

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.

Accomodation and food

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.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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

Directions to meeting point

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

Requirements

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

United States United States: Community Homestead (VFP-MTV/LTV 01)

Dates

31/12/2023   -   16/03/2026

Feedback from 13 volunteers

Tags

Social

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

Volunteers are welcomed and live as part of a household where they help with the running of the home they also enjoy. During the work week they join a team on the land, bakery, food preserving kitchen, construction/woodworking, or crafts, facilitating, learning, and helping the team reach their goal. Weekends and evenings are filled with social and vocational opportunities. The type of volunteer work is matched to the individual’s tastes and strengths to optimize the most fulfilling experience for all. The hours vary and follow a farm-life structure with some early mornings and late nights in the growing season and a creative, co operative, and flexible attitude to social opportunities and travel to best suit everyone.
Coworker position requires a motivated person who enjoys being part of a team. Practical idealism, an appreciation of the outdoors, and a wish to make a real difference in the world helps! Previous agricultural experience or experience of people with disabilities is not necessary, but an open mind and a wish to learn definitely is.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers live together family- style in homes lead by long term volunteers in the community. Each person has their own bedroom. All meals, and use of amenities (computer, wifi, toiletries, house phone, workshops) is included. We can insure drivers over 21 with a clean driving record to use our vehicles.

Location and leisure

We live in the middle of a conservation area with hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and a pristine river to canoe and kayak. Our friendly small town offers shopping, coffee shops, parks, community theater, swimming pool, gym, basic amenities, and local festivals. Museums, concerts, theaters and events can be accessed an hour away in Minneapolis/St Paul. While there is no public transport, people over 21 with a clear driving record can often drive our vehicles and those who can’t are offered rides and use of bikes for shorter distances. We make it possible for volunteers to camp, visit Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, (4-7 hours away) and Lake Superior depending on their interest and enjoy connecting them to opportunities see more of the USA in and outside the tourist areas. Year-long volunteers can expect to have about 3 weeks of vacation offered through the year.

Project hosted by

Homestead is a sustainable non-profit living and working with people with developmental challenges. We believe that everyone has value and importance, and can contribute to a purposeful life no matter their abilities. In teams of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, we run the farm, bakery, kitchens, gardens and craft groups, look after each other and create a happy home and social life. We live in extended family households within walking distance of the farm and find our high energy, friendly lifestyle fulfilling and welcoming for us all.
Website: http://www.communityhomestead.org
https://www.facebook.com/communityhomestead/?tn-str=k*F

Directions to meeting point

You must co ordinate your arrival so we can pick you up from the airport Christine.elmquist@communityhomestead.org.

United States United States: Archaeology and Culture (VFP-STV05)

Dates

28/07/2024   -   11/08/2024

Feedback from 13 volunteers

Tags

Archeology
Cultural

Already accepted volunteers from

Austria Colombia

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
New York (LGA)
Nearest bus/train station
You will be met at the Olean bus station and driven to Allegany.
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Work

No experience is necessary as new volunteers are teamed up with experienced volunteers for hands on learning. International volunteers of age 18 or older are welcome, including volunteers with disabilities. Volunteer opportunities range from field excavations to laboratory processing of artifacts. This year we will be investigating the Bockmier pre-contact site, dated between 1200-1250 AD. This appears to be an Ancestral Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) village but also contains components from other time periods. The project is an archaeological field school where volunteers will learn site layout, excavation techniques, soil sampling, plan and profile mapping and processing artifacts (projectile points, pottery, tools etc.).

The workday is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The work is done in a friendly and supportive environment. Please understand that this can involve hard physical labor, including digging with a trowel or shovel, screening soil and carrying buckets of dirt. Lab work may involve detailed work with the hands. Each person will work at their own pace according to their physical condition.

The temperature can be quite hot or cool and rainy. BRING work gloves, work shoes and clothing, including a warm coat or sweatshirt, sun hat, rain coat, long sleeve shirts and pants as there will be mosquitoes. The work site can be dirty and muddy so multiple sets of work clothes are a good idea. Sunscreen and bug spray will be provided.

Accomodation and food

American and international volunteers will stay in apartments, which are a short drive away from the dig site. Separate rooms will be available for female and male volunteers. BRING sleeping bag or your own bedding. All food and meals will be provided for volunteers. We will cook meals together or eat out at local restaurants. Vegetarian options will be available.

Be sure to tell the other volunteers and the co-leader if you have any special diet needs.

Location and leisure

Volunteers will attend local cultural events, and the Seneca-Iroquois National Musem. This is an opportunity to take an in depth look at Native American culture from the perspective of a tribal entity. Ample time is provided for trips to local parks and points of interest. The local university has an art museum and a library with rare manuscripts from Medieval Europe.

There will be many opportunities to enjoy beauty and nature and there will be formal and informal discussions about topics of interest to the group. Bring music, games or other activities to share.

Project hosted by

The Allegheny Valley Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for all people regardless of age and previous abilities to participate in archaeological discovery.

Website: alleghenyvalleyproject.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheAlleghenyValleyProject/.

Directions to meeting point

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 New York City or Buffalo, New York and then take the Coach USA bus to Olean, New York the nearest bus stop. It is about $200.00 for a round trip bus ticket from New York City, or $40.00 from Buffalo, to Olean. There is only one bus from New York City that leaves in the morning and the bus from Buffalo leaves in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
To see bus schedule and buy tickets: http://www.coachusa.com/

You will be met at the Olean bus station and driven to Allegany.