International Voluntary Service Exchange ~ Volunteers for Peace is a non-profit membership organization that offers placement in over 3000 volunteer projects in more than 100 countries. VFP also organizes 50-60 service projects in the United States each year. We exchange volunteers with our international partners, who organize the projects taking place in their own countries.
Educational and Fun ~ Volunteer projects bring peple from four or more countries (no more than 2 volunteers per country) together in a cooperative effort to live, work and have fun. Volunteers leave the project with a strong sense of achievement, creating friendships that overcome cultural differences. They are a great way to volunteer abroad.
Short-Term Placements ~ We specialize in 2-3 week placements, but also offer medium and long term placements. We offer projects for teens, adults, seniors and families. There are a wide variety of volunteer service projects available that arise from a grassroots level. From sustainable agriculture to environmental protection, helping the elderly and orphans, to preserving archaeological sites.
Affordable ~ VFP's basic placement fee is $350 for a multi-week placement. This includes food, accomodation and work matierals. Volunteers arrange and pay for their own transportation. In developing countries, there are additional fees payable upon arrival that vary depending on the hosting organization. We offer a refund of $50 in most situations where volunteers have to pay an extra fee.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14