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USA USA: Bicycle Trail Building (VFP-STV01)

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07/08/2022   -   22/08/2022

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
8
Immer noch Platz für
2
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Boston (BOS)
Anreise über
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

Arbeit

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

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Volunteers can be picked up at the train or bus station in Montpelier, Vermont or the airport or bus station in Burlington, Vermont

USA USA: Fall in Vermont: Festivals and Outdoor Recreation (VFP-STV04)

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03/10/2022   -   21/10/2022

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
10
Immer noch Platz für
1
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Burlington (BTV)
Anreise über
Montpelier

Arbeit

This project will focus on 3 areas:
1. Festival Preparation: For over 25 years we have hosted a festival called “The Enchanted Forest” in Montpelier that attracts over 1,000 people. Attendees will help us set up and run the festival. Tasks include pumpkin carving, setting up art installations, and many other logistical tasks.
2. Park Projects: These could include trail building, tree work, park maintenance, and many other tasks.
3. Farm Work: We run a community-based farm that grows food for our “meals on wheels” program, which brings food directly to our elderly population. October is the end of the harvest season, and there will be many tasks to accomplish on the farm.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodations will be at the “McKenzie House,” a mission house owned by a local church. There volunteers can enjoy a large kitchen, dining area, private bathrooms, showers, bunk rooms (separated by gender), and a nearby river to swim in.

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

Lage und Freizeit

During free time volunteers will have access to local parks and recreation areas, as well as the town of Montpelier. The fall weather is usually great for outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, swimming, and visiting some of Vermont’s iconic natural 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?

About: 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. We also hold seasonal festivals for the community.

Website: http://www.montpelier-vt.org/department/81/Montpelier-Parks.html

Anreise zum 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 plan to arrive in Montpelier, Vermont on Monday, October 3rd, the day the project starts. We can be somewhat flexible on arrival date but that date is the best.

You should fly into Burlington, VT (best), Boston (2nd best), Montreal, QC or New York City
From Burlington: You can take the LINK Express Bus http://ridegmt.com/montpelier-link-express-86/ (doesn’t run on weekends), or the Greyhound to Montpelier. It’s about a 50 minute trip.
From Boston: You can take the Megabus (cheapest if you plan ahead) or Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. It is about a 4 hour trip.
From Montreal: you can take the Greyhound bus to Montpelier. It is about a 4 hour trip.
From New York: You can take the Amtrak train or the Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. Both are about an 8 hour trip.
Please see helpful websites below for links to buses and trains.

For departure, you should aim to leave on Friday the 21st. You can stay at the McKenzie House through the weekend (through Sunday the 23rd) if necessary.