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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers For Peace

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers volunteer placements in over 3,000 voluntary service projects worldwide.

Through our global network of over 100 NGO partner organizations around the world, we are able to provide our volunteers with invaluable opportunities to build cultural understanding and friendship around the world, strengthen their ability to communicate in diverse groups and learn grassroots leadership skills.

Visit our website (www.vfp.org) offering placements in more than 50 countries for projects ranging from 2-3 week international group trips, to individual placements of up to 2-3 months.

Our registration fee of only$500 ($650 for those under 18) opens a world of possibilities for service in Haiti, Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific.

This fee includes the placement process, accommodation, food, leadership, work materials, and in-country transportation as it pertains to the project for the duration of the project.

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About Volunteers For Peace

Location:

7 Kilburn Street, Suite 316, Burlington, VT 05401, US

Mission Statement

Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development. VFP empowers host communities to work cooperatively for environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace. VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.

Description

Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3,000 voluntary service projects in more than 90 countries. Each year we provide almost 1,000 volunteers with invaluable opportunities to strengthen their ability to communicate in diverse groups, explore grassroots leadership opportunities, and build cultural understanding and connections around the world.

VFP offers short-term projects and individual service adventures for adults, teens, seniors, families and groups. All projects arise from grassroots, community based need. Volunteers should be prepared to work about 5 hours a day and self-select the type of work that interests them. Work ranges from environmental to teaching English, building schools to preserving historical sites, assisting with festivals to agriculture, and so much more. Project length can vary from 2-3 weeks up to 2-3 months.

VFP's placement fee is always $500 ($650 if you are under 18 years old) and must be paid at the time of registration. (If we can’t place you we refund the full fee!) Your registration covers placement, food, accommodation and work materials for your program. Volunteers arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from the project. Projects taking place in the developing world often require an additional fee in the range of $50-$500 payable to our partners upon arrival.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
International
Children & Youth, Community, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7 Kilburn StreetBurlington, VT 05401

(44.4709,-73.21457)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Open-mind & Willingness to travel

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