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country United States: HOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION VFP-MTV05-18
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1/01/2017 - 31/12/2018
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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.

Lage und Freizeit

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.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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/

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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.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Camphill Village Minnesota VFP-LTV01-18
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15/11/2017 - 31/12/2018
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5 Freiwillige
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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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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.

Lage und Freizeit

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.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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

Treffpunkt

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

Anforderungen

1-3 volunteers at a time minimum 6 months, 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 for 6months-1 year.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen You must send your arrival details to lindsey@camphillmn.org so we can arrange to meet you. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV02-18
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1/12/2017 - 1/12/2018
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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.

Lage und Freizeit

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.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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/

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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.

Anforderungen

Skype interview required
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Burlington Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV04-18
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1/01/2018 - 31/12/2018
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4 Freiwillige
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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.

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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

Lage und Freizeit

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!

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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/

Treffpunkt

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

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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.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen White River Junction Projekt-Sprache(n) Danish
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV01-18
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1/01/2018 - 31/12/2018
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4 Freiwillige
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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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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.

Lage und Freizeit

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!

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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/

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Host Organization: Burlington Dismas House: 96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT, USA
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen 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. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Community Reentry, Social Justice W VFP-MTV03-18
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1/05/2018 - 1/12/2018
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4 Freiwillige
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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.

Lage und Freizeit

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.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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/

Anforderungen

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.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Rutland Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Ocate Cliffs Retreat Center Buildin VFP-STV06-18
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17/06/2018 - 1/07/2018
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10 Freiwillige
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Volunteers will work on one or more construction projects at the retreat center, which might include trail construction and other outdoor projects; building a shed, tent pad or deck; and laying tile, paint, and other interior finishing work. We will work a morning and afternoon shift each day, leaving the evening free for personal time or activities. We will also take a recreation trip on one or two days. Training and tools provided for all the projects. You will be accompanied by a small number of our residential staff. The people involved cover a wide range of abilities and communication styles, and you should expect LGBT and questioning people, those with other less common identities and those with traumatic histories.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Sleeping is on the floor in the unfinished staff house. There is no gender segregation. If you want more privacy you can bring or arrange (in advance) to borrow a tent. Amenities: Running water, electricity, very limited internet, clothes washing machine, stove and wood-stove. There is an outdoor solar shower. Altitude: At 9,000 feet (2800 m) elevation, be prepared for a lot of rest the first day or two. Food: Volunteers will cook meals together. Vegetarian food provided. Warnings! There are wildcats and bears in the area so this site needs to be kept free of meat odors. Also fire danger can be very high so we do not allow anything making a spark or flame. (One exception is smoking, but only in the designated safe area.)

Lage und Freizeit

Ocate Cliffs is 8 miles from the village of Ocate, NM, in the very remote Sangre de Cristos mountain range. On the mesa top there are hiking trails and lots of views of the New Mexico mountains and plains. We'll also rely on you to come up with evening games and discussion topics. On our travel day we will choose between a wilderness hike, Eagle Nest Lake, or the alpaca ranch in Mora.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Divergent Labs is an autistic-run organization with a mission to advance the economic status, spiritual growth, human rights, and representation in the public sphere of disabled and disenfranchised people. Ocate Cliffs is a retreat center and autistic workspace, which is a laboratory for growth and empowerment. Website: www.divergentlabs.org

Treffpunkt

Arrivals should be on June 17. If traveling by plane, you will need to fly to Albuquerque and then take the train to Las Vegas NM*. There is only one train per day (Southwest Chief line, connecting Los Angeles to Chicago), and your destination is Las Vegas NM*. There is no public transportation serving Ocate, so we will provide rides from Las Vegas.

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Warnings! There are wildcats and bears in the area so this site needs to be kept free of meat odors. Also fire danger can be very high so we do not allow anything making a spark or flame. (One exception is smoking, but only in the designated safe area.)

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Because of the remote mountaintop location, you will need to bring everything you need for two weeks without the benefit of a city. During the out-trip day we'll visit a grocery store in a small town, but don't expect that they will have your medications, specialized phone accessories, or anything beyond the basics.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Albuquerque Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Archaeology and Culture VFP-STV05-18
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7/07/2018 - 21/07/2018
Extra-Gebühr 0
8 Freiwillige
2 Male / 2 female noch gesucht
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No experience is necessary as new volunteers are teamed up with experienced volunteers for hands on learning. 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 Iroquois village but also contains components from other time periods. This 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 is hard physical labor and includes digging with a trowel or shovel, screening soil and carrying buckets of dirt. 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.

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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.

Lage und Freizeit

Location: The town of Allegany is located in a rural part of New York State. The area is a mixture of small towns, forests and farms. The dig site is in a field that is currently used as an organic vegetable farm in a beautiful setting beside the Allegheny River. Volunteers will attend the very special Seneca Nation Pow Wow, an amazing Native American festival where a wide range of activities will be held. This is an opportunity to take an in depth look at Native American culture. Ample time is provided for trips to local parks, a Native American museum and local points of interest. 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.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Please arrive to the meeting point on the day the project starts.

Weitere Infos

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

Anforderungen

Volunteers must obtain health and accident insurance for the duration of your travel and stay in the US. This insurance must cover you for all medical eventualities. You must bring your insurance card or receipts with you. If you cannot prove that you have insurance on arrival, you will not be allowed to take part in our workcamps. Some travel related insurance carriers are World Nomads, HTH Worldwide, and Global Rescue LLC
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen 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. 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. Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Greening the Park VFP-STV04-18
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8/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
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10 Freiwillige
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Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects, including trail improvement work (shoveling, raking, using a wheelbarrow, etc.), some habitat management (removal of destructive plants) along with occasional general park maintenance. The group will also assist in preparing for and running a weekend park festival. Since volunteers will be working during the festival, we will take a couple days off in the middle of the week to give volunteers get some free time. Much of work will involve some level of hard physical labor. The group will be immersed in a small town in an international group that will work with park staff and other volunteers.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodations will be at the local Trinity church with that will have facilities for cooking. Sleeping will be in two big rooms on rustic “cots.” Showers will be available at a different location. Be sure to bring your mattress pad and sleeping bag! Be sure to tell the other volunteers if you have any special diet needs.

Lage und Freizeit

Location: Montpelier is the capitol of Vermont with a population of 8,500, making it the smallest capitol in the U.S. Montpelier is located in the center of the state and is surrounded by mountains and rural farmland. The city has a variety of coffee shops and restaurants, two movie theaters and a few venues to enjoy live music. During free time volunteers will have access to local parks and recreation areas. The summer weather is usually good for visiting some wild and beautiful swimming areas. This workcamp is known for hard work and adventurous play since the park staff here enjoys hiking, canoeing, and other activities and is willing to lead the group in those types of activities. There will be time for interaction with the local community so please bring information about your country, hobbies, and life to share.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Montpelier Parks and Trees Department Our purpose is to maintain and improve Montpelier's park system to meet the park, trail, and open space needs of the present and future park visitors. Additionally, we work to assure the health of Montpelier’s street trees and remove those that become hazards. Website: http://www.montpelier-vt.org/department/81/Montpelier-Parks.html

Treffpunkt

Please arrive to Montpelier, Vermont on the day the project starts.

Anforderungen

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 Montpelier, Vermont on the day the project starts. You should fly into New York City or Boston. From New York: You can take the Amtrak train or the Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. From Boston: You can take the Megabus (cheapest if you plan ahead) or Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. It is about a 4 hour trip. Please see helpful websites below for links to buses and trains.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Montpelier Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Greening the Park CO LEADER VFP-STV04-18
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8/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
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10 Freiwillige
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Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects, including trail improvement work (shoveling, raking, using a wheelbarrow, etc.), some habitat management (removal of destructive plants) along with occasional general park maintenance. The group will also assist in preparing for and running a weekend park festival. Since volunteers will be working during the festival, we will take a couple days off in the middle of the week to give volunteers get some free time. Much of work will involve some level of hard physical labor. The group will be immersed in a small town in an international group that will work with park staff and other volunteers.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodations will be at the local Trinity church with that will have facilities for cooking. Sleeping will be in two big rooms on rustic “cots.” Showers will be available at a different location. Be sure to bring your mattress pad and sleeping bag! Be sure to tell the other volunteers if you have any special diet needs.

Lage und Freizeit

Location: Montpelier is the capitol of Vermont with a population of 8,500, making it the smallest capitol in the U.S. Montpelier is located in the center of the state and is surrounded by mountains and rural farmland. The city has a variety of coffee shops and restaurants, two movie theaters and a few venues to enjoy live music. During free time volunteers will have access to local parks and recreation areas. The summer weather is usually good for visiting some wild and beautiful swimming areas. This workcamp is known for hard work and adventurous play since the park staff here enjoys hiking, canoeing, and other activities and is willing to lead the group in those types of activities. There will be time for interaction with the local community so please bring information about your country, hobbies, and life to share.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Montpelier Parks and Trees Department Our purpose is to maintain and improve Montpelier's park system to meet the park, trail, and open space needs of the present and future park visitors. Additionally, we work to assure the health of Montpelier’s street trees and remove those that become hazards. Website: http://www.montpelier-vt.org/department/81/Montpelier-Parks.html

Treffpunkt

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 Montpelier, Vermont on the day the project starts. You should fly into New York City or Boston. From New York: You can take the Amtrak train or the Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. From Boston: You can take the Megabus (cheapest if you plan ahead) or Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. It is about a 4 hour trip.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Montpelier Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Bicycle Trail Building VFP-STV01-18
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6/08/2018 - 21/08/2018
Extra-Gebühr 0
8 Freiwillige
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The work is hard, heavy physical labor, including, building wooden bridges, moving large stones with hand tools, and digging ditches with shovels. You will get muddy, we work in the rain! We will work full days, about 7 hours of labor. We will work a few days then take a day off for fun, and then work a few days and take another day off. Why are we working so hard? We are building a network of bicycle/pedestrian paths that will eventually go 90 miles across the entire state of Vermont. The path will connect small towns, their schools, and the wild natural areas in between with a safe, healthy alternative to driving in cars. These small towns are not wealthy, and cannot afford to build this path themselves (like larger cities can afford to.) So we are building it with volunteers. Many local people are already helping out on their weekends, and we look forward to meeting and working with you as well!

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will camp in tents. Tents are provided. During the work day there is no electricity, no running water, no flushing toilets. At the campsite there is a shared bath house with toilets and showers. (Showers are coin operated, bring money for showers.) No alcohol is allowed at the housing. 11 PM curfew. Food is provided, cooking is communal. We are happy to accommodate dietary needs or preferences, like vegetarian.

Lage und Freizeit

The work camp is located in A public forest, in northeastern Vermont (east of Montpelier). During recreation time we will decide as a group what folks would enjoy doing. Options include exploring State Forest - riding bikes, hiking up mountains, swimming in lakes; and also driving to attractions in nearby towns like Montpelier, capitol of Vermont. Bring music, games or other activities to share.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Our mission is to assist municipalities, recreation groups, and landowners in the creation and management of a four-season, multi-use trail across the state of Vermont for public recreation, alternative transportation, and awareness of our natural and cultural heritage. Website: http://crossvermont.org/get_involved/volvacation-advert.php

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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 can be picked up at the train or bus station in Montpelier, Vermont or the airport in Burlington, Vermont From New York: You can take the Amtrak train, the Greyhound Bus or the Megabus to Montpelier. You can also fly to Burlington and be met at the airport. From Boston: You can take the Greyhound Bus or Megabus to Montpelier. The Megabus is the cheaper option. Montpelier is the first stop and then the bus continues on to Burlington. You can also fly to Burlington from Boston. Please see helpful websites below for links to buses and trains

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Required Items: Sturdy all leather BOOTS that rise above the ankles. Durable work clothes that you don't mind getting dirty - long sleeves and long pants. Weather is unpredictable, so bring - clothes to wear when cold and wet (like wool or synthetic fabrics; rain gear; a hat) - also, clothes to wear when hot and humid. Sleeping bag and sleeping pad. Flashlight. We provide group camping gear, tools, and so on.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Montpelier Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Coastal Protection VFP-STV03-18
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30/08/2018 - 20/09/2018
Extra-Gebühr 0
8 Freiwillige
1 Male / 0 female noch gesucht
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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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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.

Lage und Freizeit

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.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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

Treffpunkt

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.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 21 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Wells, Maine Projekt-Sprache(n) English
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