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

Dates

01/10/2021   -   28/10/2023

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Construction
Renovation

Already accepted volunteers from

Germany Belgium France

Fee

USD 880 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 400 to be paid now.
USD 480 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
10 Male + 14 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

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.
EXTRA FEE: All volunteers are asked to contribute a $55/person 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. If you choose to stay in our volunteer house, there is a $150/person/week housing fee to help offset the costs of three meals a day, house utilities and maintenance as well as project expenses. This fee drops to $50/week after 3 weeks, and is eliminated entirely if you stay with us beyond 3 months. The most you would pay ist $1,005 for three months. After that, any additional time with us is free.

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: Camphill Village Minnesota (VFP-LTV 01)

Dates

27/10/2021   -   28/10/2023

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Social
Disabilities

Fee

USD 400
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Details on the project

Age
21 - 99
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages spoken
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.

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 REENTRY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, HARTFORD (VFP-MTV04)

Dates

01/02/2022   -   03/02/2023

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Social
3
Place(s)
left

Fee

USD 400
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Details on the project

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

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 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. 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

LOCATION: Hartford is a beautiful small city in the Green Mountains with nearby lakes and streams, population 10,000. Dismas also has houses in Burlington, Winooski and Hartford, Vermont.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: We are in close walking distance to great fishing and swimming locations. Volunteer’s 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!

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

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

Additional comments

Males Only (ignore Female Volunteer # above as this would not let us put 0

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

Dates

01/02/2022   -   28/10/2023

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Social

Fee

USD 400
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Details on the project

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

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   -   28/10/2023

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Social

Fee

USD 400
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Details on the project

Age
21 - 99
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
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.

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: Community Homestead (VFP-MTV/LTV 01)

Dates

01/09/2022   -   28/10/2023

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Social

Already accepted volunteers from

France Germany

Fee

USD 400
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 3 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)
Nearest bus/train station
 

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

Dates

03/10/2022   -   21/10/2022

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Agricultural
Festival
1
Place(s)
left

Fee

USD 400
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Burlington (BTV)
Nearest bus/train station
Montpelier

Work

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.

Accomodation and food

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.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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

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 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.