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country United States: Greening the Park VFP-STV04-18
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8/07/2019 - 26/07/2019
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10 Freiwillige
2 Male / 4 female noch gesucht
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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.

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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

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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: Archaeology and Culture VFP-STV05-19
Bewertungen
13/07/2019 - 27/07/2019
Extra-Gebühr 0
8 Freiwillige
2 Male / 2 female noch gesucht
Archäologie
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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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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.

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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: Bringing the World to Newport VFP-STV02-19
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26/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
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9 Freiwillige
2 Male / 2 female noch gesucht
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You will live in a beautiful rural area of woods and lakes. Work will consist of rotating through camps with children and several non-profit organizations where you will be helping with facility maintenance, like painting a studio for the local Arts Center, plus meeting with community organizations like Rotary International (bring a flag to swap if you know a Rotarian in your country). Your flexibility will be much appreciated and you will meet many different elements of our community. Volunteers must speak English. Must enjoy working with children and youth and be able to maintain appropriate adult-student boundaries.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will stay in the local high school. Beds and linens provided. Because the accommodations are at a school there can be no tobacco or alcohol on site, even if you are of legal age

Lage und Freizeit

Address: PO Box 351 20 Main St Newport, NH 03733 Location: The organizers are experienced workcamp hosts in rural western New Hampshire, town population 6000. Leisure: There will be several opportunities to experience the beauty of New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains plus one all-day field trip with the students. In addition Volunteers will meet with the local, Rotary Club and other elements of the Newport community. Newport is a small community without clubs or a nightlife so plan to spend evenings with your international group and various community hosts.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The NEWPORT Workcamp Collaborative hosts this project jointly with several community nonprofit organizations including the Newport Opera House Association (Fiscal Sponsor), the Newport School District (Housing), the Newport Recreation Department, Newport Historical Society, Richards Free Library and Library Arts Center.

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If you have any questions about arrival please email charenlurban@yahoo.com. Please include your arrival information in your confirmation form and send to vfp@vfp.org. Boston and New York City are the best cities to fly into. See below for instructions on how to travel to the project location. 1.From Boston: We can arrange to pick you up at the Park and Ride in New London, NH which is reached via Dartmouth Coach from Logan International Airport or South Station in Boston. www.dartmouthcoach.com/schedules.html 2. If you are arriving in New York City, you can take the Dartmouth Coach (see above) to Lebanon, NH or you can take an express bus or Amtrak train to South Station in Boston, Massachusetts and then a Dartmouth Coach to New London or Concord Trailways bus to Concord, New Hampshire. 3.Only if you cannot connect with Dartmouth Coach, we can meet you at the bus terminal in Concord, New Hampshire. Busses run regularly to Concord, NH. (Be sure you’re not heading for Concord, MA!) from Boston, Massachusetts, and it is easy to reach Boston by express bus from New York City. Buses leave Boston for Concord regularly beginning at 7:15 a.m. until 10:25 p.m. www.concordtrailways.com 4.If you are coming from another US location, please contact us about the best travel plans. There may be other convenient pick up points if you come through Montreal or from another workcamp. Please email us with your intended time of arrival and any questions you have before arriving. (charenlurban@yahoo.com) and we’ve always welcomed folks who need to arrive a day or so early, or leave a day or so late.
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen New London, NH Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Bicycle Trail Building VFP-STV01-19
Bewertungen
12/08/2019 - 27/08/2019
Extra-Gebühr 0
8 Freiwillige
3 Male / 1 female noch gesucht
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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 week there is no electricity, no running water, no flushing toilets. We will get a chance to take showers just three times during the camp. 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

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?

Host Organization: Cross Vermont Trail Association Address: 29 Main Street, Suite 4; Montpelier, VT 05602. Location: The work camp is located in public forest, in northeastern Vermont (east of Montpelier). About: 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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Volunteers can be picked up at the train or bus station in Montpelier, Vermont or the airport or bus station in Burlington, Vermont
Organisation Volunteers for Peace (USA) Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen 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 Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country United States: Coastal Protection VFP-STV03-19
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28/08/2019 - 18/09/2019
Extra-Gebühr 0
8 Freiwillige
3 Male / 3 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

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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 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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