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         Volunteers For Peace
 2009 US Program Announcement
1034 Tiffany Road, Belmont Vermont 05730 USA
Web: www.vfp.org Tel: 802.259.2759 Fax: 802.259.2922
INCOMING E-MAIL: incoming@vfp.org       OUTGOING EMAIL: vfp@vfp.org       WEBSITE: http://www.vfp.org
Contact: U.S. Program Coordinator Jane Skakel          Office Hours: M-F 9-4:30 New York (Eastern) Time
Volunteers For Peace, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 in Belmont, Vermont, USA. VFP promotes
International Voluntary Service as an effective means of intercultural education and community service. We
provide projects where people from diverse backgrounds can work together to help overcome the need, violence
and environmental decay facing our planet. We coordinate annual USA service projects and medium-term
volunteer placement. The minimum age for 2009 projects is 18 and the camp language is English.

                                VFP 2009: 29 USA SERVICE PROJECTS (204 SPACES)
                                 and 5 USA MEDIUM-TERM PROJECTS (10 SPACES)

  SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR SOME PROJECTS AS FOLLOWS:
               VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED: Volunteers in the following camps must complete and send
                the VFP Motivation Form with their registration form: USA VFP 07, 09, 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 21 and 22
                and VFP MTVs 03, 04, 05. Motivation form attached at end of PA.
               LOWER NINE application required for MTV 07 placement.
               SPROUT application and phone interviews required for placements USA VFP 01 and MTV 06
               FAMILY CAMP – Families and individuals welcome in VFP 02 Sierra Friends.
               MTV Projects from 1-6 months are listed at the end of this announcement
               VOLS must be motivated to work at least 30 hours per week, or as indicated in project description.
               PARTICIPATION FEES: VFP 11, 20, 22 and MTV 07 have extra fees due on arrival in US dollars.

 ABBREVIATIONS: AGRI = Agricultural work, ARTS = Arts related, CONS = Construction work, DISA = Work with
 mentally or physically handicapped individuals, EDU = Teaching, awareness raising, ENVI = environmental work,
 FEST = Festival, HERI = Cultural or Heritage work, KIDS = Work with Children, MTV = Medium Term Program (1-6
 months), MANU = Manual work, labor, MEDI = Medical, PEACE = focus on peace studies or peace work, RENO =
 Renovation work, STUDY = Discussion/informal learning, SOCI = Social Projects, YOUTH = Work with Teens.

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           PLEASE NOTE - THE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW HAVE BEEN EDITED FOR LENGTH.
  DETAILED INFO SHEETS AVAILABLE EARLY APRIL 2009 - TO REQUEST, EMAIL INCOMING@VFP.ORG


USA PROJECTS                                                                                ENGLISH SPEAKING


VFP 01A-09         NEW YORK CITY               04-Jun to 27-Jun               DISABLED         Age 21-35         3 VOLS
VFP 01B-09         NEW YORK CITY               25-Jun to 27-Jul               DISABLED         Age 21-35         5 VOLS
VFP 01C-09         NEW YORK CITY               02-Jul to 27- Jul              DISABLED         Age 21-35         5 VOLS
VFP 01D-09         CATSKILLS, NY               20-Jul to 27- Jul (7 days)     DISABLED         Age 21-35       12 VOLS
VFP 01E-09         NEW YORK CITY               20-Jul to 22-Aug               DISABLED         Age 21-35         8 VOLS
VFP 01F-09         CATSKILLS, NY               12-Aug to 22-Aug (10 days) DISABLED             Age 21-35       12 VOLS
VFP 01G-09         NEW YORK CITY               12-Aug to 05-Sep               DISABLED         Age 21-35         6 VOLS
SPROUT is dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation to grow through
challenging and safe travel experiences. http://www.gosprout.org/
WORK: Volunteers will co-lead small groups of adults with special needs on short vacations to various destinations.
Responsibilities include ensuring safety, providing emotional and physical support, enhancing fun, budgeting, driving
and activity planning 24 hours a day while on trips. Vols must be willing to assist with all Adult Daily Living skills
(brushing teeth, separating dirty clothes, showering etc). This is very challenging work, yet also very rewarding and
fun. Experience working with this population is an asset but not required. Training will be provided. Between trips,
some light office work or assistance is required. Project ‘D’ is assisting at Sprout’s Sproutstock Music Festival in
upstate New York. Project ‘F’ is assisting at Sprout’s Club Sprout at a resort in upstate New York.
ACCOMODATION: While on trips you will stay in hotels. In between trips, you will stay at a youth hostel. Volunteers
must feel comfortable sharing co-ed accommodations with little privacy. Volunteers will be responsible for their own
meals, transportation and activities when not on a trip.
LANGUAGE: Fluent English REQUIRED
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York City & various destinations. Projects ‘D’ & ‘F’ in upstate New York.
TERMINAL: JFK International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: In between trips, you will have minimal time to explore NYC.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Responsible, motivated volunteers age 21-35 with Drivers License strongly preferred.
No alcohol during trips. Fluent English. A 3-week commitment minimum is required of most projects, but vols are
welcome to stay for up to 3 months if work is available. SPROUT APPLICATION FORM and PHONE INTERVIEW
REQUIRED.


VFP 02-09 NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA                         14-Jun to 21-Jun        FAMILY CAMP         10 VOLS
SIERRA FRIENDS CENTER is a residential educational institution focusing on peace, social justice and sustainable
living, under the care of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Family work camp is a time to work alongside others who
believe in the possibility of a peaceful, creative world. http://www.woolman.org/sfc/index.html
WORK: Play music, clear brush, learn folk dances, pick blackberries, put on new roofs, swim in the Yuba River, dig in
the garden, create delicious meals, paint buildings and look at the spectacular night sky.
LOCATION: Nevada City, California, 1 1/2-hour East of Sacramento.
TERMINAL: Sacramento, CA.
ACCOMODATION: Shared cabins, central bathhouse, and excellent organic vegetarian meals in our dining hall.
SPECIAL REMARKS: No alcohol or tobacco use on campus. Families and parents with children welcome! A
parent/legal guardian must accompany children under age 18.


VFP 03-09          TINMOUTH, VERMONT                 30-Jun to 15-Jul      FEST/AGRI      Age 18+       10 VOLS
SOLARFEST is a weekend-long arts festival that is powered entirely by renewable energy. Vols will help prepare the
site (a working horse farm and bed-and-breakfast). http://www.solarfest.org/
WORK: will include pasture clean up, removing fencing, grading roadways, clearing brush, setting up and beautifying
the site, and clean up for two days after the festival. Some of the work may be strenuous, but great care will be taken
to make it fun. VFP vols should count on simply enjoying the actual festival weekend. Study and recreation
opportunities with the greater SolarFest community. Vols will make many new friends and have ample opportunity to
interact while working for a common, fun, worthwhile endeavor.
STUDY THEME: Sustainable living
LOCATION: Tinmouth, Vermont is a very small, rural town. It is beautiful but remote.
TERMINAL: Bus/train to Rutland, Vermont.
ACCOMODATION: A rustic house and cabin with pond and amenities 1½ miles away. Dogs and cats at both houses.
Great food is prepared with rotating vol help; no curfew but we work farm hours.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Gorgeous hikes, canoeing, swimming, horseback and bicycle riding.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Knowledge of horses, gardening, construction useful. Smoking only allowed in one area.


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VFP 04-09          PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA 04-Jul to 17-Jul                   RENO/MANU Age 18+ 8 VOLS
THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CEDC) is a non-profit social service organization.
CEDC provides individuals with information about educational job training and available job opportunities in the
community. http://cedc-inc.org/
WORK: Vols will work on renovation of the CEDC building that houses the local and international volunteers. Also,
vols train local community residents in computer technology and providing information about employment and job
training opportunities.
STUDY THEME: Multiculturism
LOCATION: Philadelphia is the birthplace of the USA, and has more than 100 nationalities living here peacefully and
productively. The city has the largest inland port and the largest urban park in the world.
TERMINAL: Philadelphia.
ACCOMODATION: Bed, showers and a kitchen are provided.
SPECIAL REMARKS: We welcome people from all walks of life, with any variety of interests and background.
However, individuals with alcohol or drug addiction problems are not welcome. Painting, carpentry and roofing skills
would be of great help, but are not required.



VFP 05A-09          DANBY, VERMONT              05-Jul to 18-Jul            CONS/ENVI         Age 18+     2 VOL
VFP 05B-09          DANBY, VERMONT              26-Jul to 08-Aug            CONS/ENVI         Age 18+     2 VOL
VFP 05C-09          DANBY, VERMONT              09-Aug to 22-Aug            CONS/ENVI         Age 18+     2 VOL
This project, hosted by the GREEN MOUNTAIN CLUB, is for vols who are experienced at camping with no running
water or electricity. Vols must be able to carry a 40 - 60 pound (18-27kg) backpack several miles (a few kilometers.)
Join with local volunteers to build a piece of the Appalachian Trail, a wilderness footpath that runs 2000 miles through
the mountains of the eastern U.S. http://www.greenmountainclub.org/
WORK: Can include reconstructing a hiking path by building stone structures (stairs, walls) and by digging treadway
and drainage ditches or helping rebuild a trail shelter. You will get muddy! Work safety is our highest priority.
LOCATION: Danby is 2 hours east of Albany, New York in southern Vermont.
TERMINAL: Danby is accessed via Rutland Vermont which is served by Greyhound Bus from New York City or
Albany, New York; Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.
ACCOMMODATION: Monday - Thursday nights at a primitive campsite in the mountains. Spend the days off at a
base camp in town. Tents are provided.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Explore Vermont swimming holes, historic villages, and forested mountains.
SPECIAL REQUESTS: Bring hiking boots, backpack, sleeping bag (rated to 20 F/ -6 C) and sturdy work clothes.
Work is physically demanding and is done outside in all weather. Volunteers must plan to arrive Danby on the
Sunday at the beginning of the session for orientation, and depart on the Saturday at the end of the session.


VFP 06-09         MONTPELIER, VERMONT 06-Jul to 25-Jul                      ENVI/CONS          Age 18+       10 VOLS
14th annual workcamp with the MONTPELIER PARKS DEPARTMENT. http://www.montpelier-
vt.org/parks/index.cfm - see Summer Camp page.
WORK: Volunteers will help to build a beautiful new trail that will connect one of the city’s largest office buildings to
the downtown area. The project will involve the construction of stone steps up a steep hillside. The other major
project will likely be doing trail restoration work in a remote section of the parks. There may be some opportunity to do
some general park maintenance such as mowing lawns and restoring drainage ditches.
LOCATION: Montpelier is the capitol of Vermont with a population of 8500, making it the smallest capitol in the U.S.
TERMINAL: Montpelier, Vermont.
ACCOMODATION: In the Christ Church with shared cooking duties. Smoking and alcohol are not allowed in the
Church.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: During free time vols will have access to local parks and recreation areas. There will be time
for interaction with the local community so please bring information about your country, hobbies, and life to share.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Be ready for hard, physical work. Bring proper clothing and footwear.



VFP 07-09 VERSHIRE, VERMONT                    06-Jul to 26-Jul        KIDS/ARTS/SOCI           Age 18+       6 VOLS
This project is sponsored by VerShare, a community organization dedicated to improving life in the village of Vershire
Vermont. Volunteers will work with local adults and teens at a community summer day camp for children ages 5-13.
http://www.vershare.org
WORK: includes performing arts (theater, music, dance, puppetry, circus acts), visual arts (weaving, nature crafts,
painting), nature study (water life, forest mammals) and outdoor adventure (kayaking, hiking, and rock-climbing). Many
of the children come from poor families and some suffer from emotional and behavioral problems. We are looking for
creative vols who love children and are willing to teach activities from their home country, such as games, songs, and
dance.
ACCOMODATION: Vols will be housed in a historic house in Vershire Village.


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L0CATION: Vershire, a very small town of 600 people spread out over 100 square kilometers in central Vermont.
There are no shops or restaurants in town, but the scenery is beautiful and the people are friendly and welcoming.
TERMINAL: fly to Burlington, VT, Boston, Montreal or NY, bus to White River Junction, VT.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Lots of opportunity to interact with local residents and learn about life in rural Vermont,
community dinners and entertainment, hikes in the surrounding hills, animal tracking, visits to local swimming holes,
organic farms and nearby Dartmouth College (University.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must speak ENGLISH WELL! Experience with children, performing arts and/or outdoor
adventure is an asset. VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED. No smoking.


VFP 08-09       JEFFERSON, OREGON               12-Jul to 28-Jul          FEST/MANU            Age 18+   8 VOLS
The JEFFERSON, OREGON Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this work program in a beautiful town settled in the
Willamette Valley of Oregon with nearby lakes and streams, population 2,700.
WORK: In exchange for living accommodations, we will perform painting and landscape work for the Jefferson
Evangelical Church. (This is not a faith based volunteer project, rather a partnership). Also community work: Cleanup
and maintenance for 3 senior age residents’ homes. Assisting other local volunteers in coordinating an annual
community festival featuring music, food and art: the 2009 Jefferson Mint Festival July 24,25,26. Volunteers will help
prepare festival grounds, music stage, booths, fence and tent setup. Volunteers will have a chance to operate their
own vendor booth. The festival includes three days of live music from local bands, classic car show, parade and
more. Community park landscaping and repair. Jefferson Library inventory, cleaning and organizing. Assist Jefferson
Fire Department maintaining fire hydrants
LOCATION: Jefferson, Oregon on the Santiam River.
TERMINAL: Portland or Eugene Oregon.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Group activities and sightseeing are planned. Possible camping trip, river rafting, hiking.
ACCOMODATION: Shared rooms in a church parsonage. Smoking and alcohol are discouraged at this house.
Laundry facilities provided. Plan on bringing a lightweight sleeping bag.
LANGUAGE: English language skills are necessary.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Project is recommended for physically fit individuals accustomed working outdoors. English
language skills are necessary. Participants must be willing to work as team members in an outdoor setting and are
responsible for paying for free time activities and free time meals.


VFP 09-09 CAPE NEDDICK, MAINE                 13-Jul to 27-Jul          AGRI/KIDS            Age 18+     10 VOLS
Volunteers will work at the Youth Enrichment Center at HILTON-WINN FARM, a historic property providing
educational farm experiences to children. http://www.hilton-winnfarm.org/index.php. The goal is to foster
communication, tolerance and self-esteem through nature and agricultural activities, and to help children gain an
understanding of our relationship to nature.
WORK: Vols will be assigned tasks ranging from outdoor manual work and farm chores (gardening, animal care,
barn work, farm work, trail upkeep) as well as to work with kids on outdoor group activities.
STUDY THEME: Nature, Farming, Children, Environment.
LOCATION: Cape Neddick, Maine.
TERMINAL: Airport Boston (BOS), Massachusetts. Bus to Wells, Maine.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation activities might include stargazing, night hikes, ocean visits and barbeques.
ACCOMODATION: Within the farmhouse (beds and linens supplied) or outdoors in tents.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Vols should be motivated to work hard and get along well with others. VFP MOTIVATION
FORM REQUIRED. Absolutely no smoking or drinking alcohol at Center.


VFP 10-09      CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 18-Jul to 01-Aug MANU/KIDS/PEACE Age 18-30 12 VOLS
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5 ANNUAL CONCORD WORKCAMP.
WORK: Volunteers will work with American vols from local schools, churches and organizations on numerous
community projects over the course of the two weeks. These projects will include working side by side with
counselors at the Audubon Society's Childrens Summer Day Camp. Activities involve assisting with outdoor
adventures, games, crafts, stories and environmental education in a beautiful forest setting. In addition, the
International Volunteers will work with American volunteers conducting landscape and maintenance work at the
Unitarian Universalist Church where the international volunteers will be housed.
STUDY THEME: Peace in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King and also by living, working and enjoying
cultural and outdoor activities as one cohesive group.
LOCATION: Concord, New Hampshire, the state capital but has the feel of a small New England town.
TERMINAL: Boston, MA or Manchester NH then bus to Concord, New Hampshire.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Local artists will conduct evening workshops on peace poetry, drumming and songs in an
attempt to open dialogue around peace related issues. A full cultural itinerary includes hiking, yoga and swimming.
ACCOMODATION: In the community rooms of the Unitarian Universalist church.
SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM and Child Protection REQUIRED form and supplied by VFP



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VFP 11-09        ANCHORAGE, ALASKA               18-Jul to 27-Jul          DISA        Age 25+       10 VOLS
Vols will be support crew for the longest, toughest wheelchair and handcycle race in the world, the SADLER'S
ULTRA CHALLENGE 25TH ANNUAL RACE, from Fairbanks to Anchorage, AK. Vols join racers' family & friends in
one or more tasks including pilot car driver, pilot car passenger, or road safety person - no personal care of athletes
necessary. www.sadlersakchallenge.org
WORK: includes supporting a disabled world-class athlete during competition by giving them food and water;
assisting with proper clothing for weather conditions; changing flat tires when necessary; providing encouragement.
All volunteers must be licensed drivers 25 or older and will be expected to do some driving. Competitors race an
average of 50 miles each day. Great opportunity to learn about athletes with physical disabilities, meet people from
all over the globe, and to see Interior Alaska!
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Opportunities to hike, sight see, fish or white water raft on your own.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Vols will be staying at lodging and campsites along race route and should bring personal
camping gear suitable for inclement weather (tent, mattress pad, sleeping bag). Host will provide all meals, no
cooking required by vols.
TERMINAL: Anchorage, Alaska.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED. Vols must be able to communicate effectively
in English. No drinking and driving. Vols must be in Anchorage by 1:00 p.m. on 18-Jul. People with disabilities who
can function INDEPENDENTLY are welcome - you MUST specify your disability on your registration form.
PARTICIPATION FEES: Additional fee of $400 US payable directly to host on arrival in Alaska.


VFP 12-09           BAXTER, MAINE               25-Jul to 08-Aug           ENVI/MANU       Age 18+ 8 VOLS
BAXTER STATE PARK will be your host, offering memorable experiences while completing meaningful
environmental work in a wilderness setting. http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/
WORK: The first workweek with park staff to accomplish campground restoration, stain or paint park facilities,
landscaping, and carpentry projects. The second work week on trails throughout the park.
STUDY THEME: Environmental.
LOCATION: Baxter Park is a unique and beautiful 209,501acre wilderness preserve not far from the rugged and
famous rocky coast of Maine, 2 hours north of Bangor.
TERMINAL: Bangor International Airport or bus to Medway, Maine. (Or train service only to Portland, ME).
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Hike, swim, canoe, see moose, bear, loons, and other wildlife. Meet and share memorable
experiences with other people. Discussions will focus on wilderness with park staff and knowledgeable guests.
ACCOMODATION: In primitive log cabins with no electricity and some with no running water, near the foot of
beautiful Mt. Katahdin
SPECIAL REMARKS: Must bring a backpack, sturdy hiking boots, work gloves and rain gear. Willingness to work
hard, ability to hike up 8 miles/6 kilometers. No smoking in Park facilities. A complete gear list will be sent with the
information sheet.


VFP 14-09 WILLITS, CALIFORNIA                    05-Aug to 20-Aug         ENVI/MANU               Age 21+       12 VOLS
Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ecological design in human
systems. We believe in meeting our needs in ways that model nature and regenerative systems. We are located on
31 acres of forested land with two creeks and massive rock outcroppings. http://www.melc.us/
WORK: Most work will be site development activities, including Natural Building, Sustainable Forestry, Sheet
Mulching, trails, fence building, irrigation and plantings. Vols must be willing to participate, make friends and have fun.
STUDY THEMES and presentations on Permaculture, Ecological Design, Natural Building, daily Yoga and others.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Solar Living Festival, the world’s largest Solar Festival. http://www.solarliving.org/ on
August 8 and 9.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Camping. We have a community tent for social time and space. Weather = warm days + cold
nights. Bring camping gear and tent. Food is mostly vegetarian.
LANGUAGE: Strong English language skills required.
LOCATION: Willits, California.
TERMINAL: San Francisco.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must bring your own tent and camping gear! Please bring $20.00 U.S. to pay your entry
to the Solar Living Festival. Strong English language skills required.


VFP 15-09 STARKSBORO, VERMONT                     07-Aug to 21-Aug       CONS/KIDS/MANU            Age 18+ 5 VOLS
COMMON GROUND CENTER is a multi-age, arts, education and outdoor recreation center dedicated to bringing
together and strengthening diverse families and communities. Our programs inspire life-long learning and lasting
relationships through a camp experience grounded on respect, inclusion, and cooperation. We are expanding our
camp so that more families, including those affected by illness, economic hardship and disability, can enjoy summer
camp. http://www.cgcvt.org/
WORK: Volunteers will be involved in construction projects like building a play structure, a lifeguard chair and other
items for our 700 acre facility. There will also be other, small carpentry projects including porch chairs, tables and

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groundswork. Volunteers will be included in camp activities such as the arts, music, swimming and hiking, and they
will be asked to do a short presentation on an aspect of their culture.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: County Fair, Church Street, Burlington, Lake Champlain
ACCOMMODATIONS: In Tents
LOCATION: This is a beautiful, rural location on 700 acres of mountains, woodlands, wetlands and farmlands.
TERMINAL:Burlington,Vermont,
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED. No alcohol allowed on campus, smoking only
designated areas



VFP 16-09        NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE              08-Aug to 22-Aug        EDU/HERI        Age 18+ 10 VOLS
The NEWPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT and the NEWPORT REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE host this project jointly.
WORK: Teaching and Community Interaction. The primary project will be working with Newport youth who will earn
academic credit in Social Studies by learning about volunteers' homelands and preparing a multi-media
presentation for the community. Vols will be expanding the world vision of rural NH youth. Mornings will be semi-
formal instruction with use of computer laboratory; afternoons will be cultural with cooking, games, music, etc.
STUDY THEME: World Culture, appreciation of diversity.
LOCATION: The organizers are experienced workcamp hosts in rural western New Hampshire, town population
6000.
TERMINAL: Concord, NH. (Bus terminal easily reached by express bus from Boston.)
ACCOMODATION: In the local high school. Bring a sleeping bag and pad.
LEISURE ACCOMODATIONS: 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.
LANGUAGE: Good English.
SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED. No smoking or alcohol at housing. Basic computer
skills, including PwerPoint, helpful. Must enjoy working with teens and preteens. Organizers would be open to early
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arrival on Aug. 5 of people who speak French and/or Spanish (not necessarily as first language) for a “mini-camp”
Aug. 6 – 8 with Newport students learning those languages. Otherwise, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE ON TIME AND
REMAIN FOR THE ENTIRE WORKCAMP


VFP 17-09 FRANKFORT, MICHIGAN                     08-Aug TO 20-Aug           RENO/MAN        Age 18+      12 VOLS
WORK: Projects at CRYSTALAIRE CAMP and CAMP LOOKOUT include renovation, garden/landscape work,
painting, inventory of exhibits, at local historical museum. Work will be primarily manual labor, although someone
with computer and English language skills could help with the museum photos/archives. Volunteers, while working at
the museum, will be working primarily with the museum's elderly volunteers and while at camp the first week, some
interaction and evening activities with children. http://www.crystalaireadventures.com/
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Vols have full use of Crystalaire Camp facilities including lake swimming, biking; community
events such as fairs and festivals as well as visits with local residents in their homes.
LOCATION: Located about 35 miles west of Traverse City, Michigan. 5 hours from Detroit, Michigan, 6 hours from
Chicago, Illinois.
TERMINAL: Bus and airline service to Traverse City, Michigan from either Chicago or Detroit.
ACCOMODATION: Rustic cabins with no electricity. Centrally located hot showers and modern toilet facilities. Meals
prepared by camp staff for the first week and by the volunteers thereafter.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No smoking at camp. Experience with data entry helpful.



VFP 18-09 MT. PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA                   09-Aug to 19-Aug RENO              Age 21+ 10 VOLS
The UNITED METHODIST RELIEF CENTER rehabilitates and provides homes and hope to families caught in the
insidious cycle of poverty. http://www.umrc.org/
WORK: Projects range from building wheelchair ramps, repairing and reshingling roofs, installing vinyl siding,
repairing plumbing and electrical systems, framing, painting, insulating, demolition, etc.
LOCATION: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, a suburb of Charleston.
TERMINAL: Charleston, South Carolina.
ACCOMODATION: Bunk beds with mattresses. No bedding provided. Bring light sleeping bag, pillow and towel.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: The Charleston area is a fantastic place to visit. The city is a lesson in history, offering
wonderful old homes, beautiful gardens and lovely parks. Beaches nearby.
SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED. No smoking or alcohol at volunteer house.
Anyone skilled in construction is welcome, but the Relief Center site leaders have great experience in offering "on the
job training". Be prepared for hard work in hot summer weather and bring work clothes and work boots.




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VFP 19-08         EAST MONTPELIER, VERMONT              10-Aug to 23-Aug       ENVI/MANU AGE 18+ 12 VOLS
CROSS VERMONT TRAIL ASSOCIATION http://www.crossvermont.org/
WORK: The work is hard, heavy physical labor. Much of it will be digging ditches with shovels and carrying stone
gravel in wheelbarrows. We will work a few long (7 hr) 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 bike path that will eventually go 85 miles across
the entire state of Vermont. The path will connect small towns, their schools, and the wild natural areas in between.
STUDY THEME: Guest speakers from the VT chapter of the Nature Conservancy.
LOCATION: Public Forest in Northeastern Vermont, east of Montpelier
TERMINAL: Burlington or Montpelier, Vermont. Pick-up may be arranged.
ACCOMODATION: We will camp in tents in the forest. The camp has no electricity, no running water, and no flushing
toilets. We will be able to take showers only twice during the camp. No alcohol is allowed at the housing. We cook
food together. Group gear (tents, cooking utensils) provided. You bring sleeping bag and personal items.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: During recreation time we will decide as a group - riding bikes, hiking up mountains,
swimming in lakes; and also driving to attractions in nearby towns like Montpelier, capitol of Vermont.
SPECIAL REMARKS: No alcohol is allowed at the site. Sturdy leather work boots and durable work clothes needed
plus a desire to camp outside, work hard, get dirty, have fun, and make a visible difference!



VFP 20-09 SHARPSBURG, MARYLAND                   23-AUG TO 28-AUG SENIOR CAMP                    Age 50+ 8 VOLS
Volunteers for Peace and Elderhostel (www.elderhostel.org) cooperate to offer this Senior project.
WORK: working with Heifer International, help construct community buildings at a HEIFER GLOBAL VILLAGE. This
hands-on learning center allows visitors to experience day-to-day lives of different peoples and cultures by stepping
into replicas of homes from around the world. Your help will be instrumental in completing these homes, and through
experiential learning programs at the Heifer Global Village future visitors will gain a greater awareness of world
hunger, poverty, and population issues. Additional service opportunities include assisting DC Central Kitchens staff
as meals are prepared for delivery to feeding stations throughout the Washington DC area as well as visiting and
serving at local Maryland food shelters.
STUDY THEME: Ending Hunger Through Education
LOCATION: Shepherd's Spring at Sharpsburg, Maryland - 1.5 hours from Washington DC.
http://www.shepherdsspring.org/
TERMINAL: Shepherd's Spring provides shuttle service to and from the Martinsburg, WV Amtrak station $45, the
Hagerstown, MD Greyhound terminal $25 and from Airports at Baltimore/ Washington (BWI), Dulles International
(IAD) or Reagan National $75. Call 301-223-8193 for all advance shuttle reservations.
ACCOMMODATIONS: A beautiful, modern lodge. Double occupancy room amenities include dresser, desk, desk
lamp with wireless Internet service available in common areas.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Shepherd’s Spring has a restful blend of woods and fields with access to the C & O Canal
towpath and other walking trails. Eco-friendly environment. Bicycles available.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No Smoking.
PARTICIPATION FEE: $408 US dollars upon arrival.




VFP 21-09          WELLS, MAINE        26- AUG TO 17- SEPT              ENVI/MANU         Age 18+     6 VOLS
Come to the beautiful seacoast of southern Maine and the WELLS NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH
RESERVE. http://www.wellsreserve.org/
WORK: Your work will include improving wildlife habitat and trail work at the Reserve and often painting and
maintenance projects on our historic buildings. This entails getting dirty and working hard. You may also help with
projects for partner conservation organizations. Your major project will be helping prepare for and staff a large Nature
Crafts Festival fund-raising event. Work involves set up and take-down, assist other volunteers and staff with food,
parking, recycling, and many other jobs. Educational programs are available to volunteers.
ACCOMMODATION: In a dorm with comfortable beds, modern kitchen facilities, and common area. Bicycles
available.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: The area around Wells is a summer resort with beautiful beaches, good restaurants, many
shops, theaters and local cafes. The Reserve has a private beach and many nature trails.
LOCATION: Wells is 1/2 hour south of Portland, Maine and 1/2 hour north of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The
2,250–acre research and education reserve includes beach, coastal marsh, scenic uplands, historic farm buildings,
and is a sanctuary for endangered plants and wildlife.
TERMINAL: Boston MA or Portland ME.
SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED. No smoking is allowed at any of the work sites or on
the property of the Reserve.




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VFP 22-09 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 06-Sep to 27-Sep                         RENO/MANU Age 21+ 10 VOLS
Lowernine.org is a non-political, secular organization dedicated to helping this historic neighborhood recover and
return to its former vibrant self. http://www.lowernine.org/
WORK: Rebuilding homes in the flood-damaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. 5-day week of full work days 8-
5. Unskilled volunteers will be trained by skilled staff and long-term volunteers to help us provide free labor to
neighborhood residents, so they can return home after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. All aspects of home rebuilding
will be addressed, from roofing to finish carpentry.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the
most unique city in America, and to learn about its history and importance.
ACCOMMODATION: Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter.
TERMINAL: Louis Armstrong International Airport; Amtrak and Bus station downtown.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Complete the VFP Motivation Form. Come ready to work! No smoking in the house;
No drugs allowed. Vegetarian meals available.
PARTICIPATION FEE: $225 US Dollars on arrival



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VFP MTV 03-09 BURLINGTON, VERMONT 10 Weeks to 6 Months SOCI/MANU                               Age 22+ 1 VOL
Burlington 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://www.dismasofvermont.org/
WORK: Vols will be working with Directors on administrative tasks in small office as well as supporting the
residential community by participating in group activities.
STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice
LOCATION: Burlington is a beautiful college town overlooking Lake Champlain (Pop. 40,000).
TERMINAL: Burlington, Vermont.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers are
offered a sight seeing trip to Canada or Boston with Staff, and time off for travel may be approved.
ACCOMODATION: Shared room in large Victorian house, meals & laundry provided.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Vols must be 21+, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills. No drugs or alcohol
on premises. VFP MOTIVATION FORM and EMAIL INTERVIEW REQUIRED. A 10-week minimum commitment is
required.



VFP MTV 04-09        RUTLAND, VERMONT 3 to 6 Months                 SOCI/MANU                  Age 24+        1 VOL
Rutland DISMAS HOUSE provides a transitional drug, alcohol and violence free housing opportunity to men and
women getting out of prison so they can successfully reconcile with the community before living independently.
http://www.dismasofvermont.org/
WORK: A good deal of computer and office work, participation in various components of fundraising activities,
student recruitment, representing Dismas at speaking engagements on college campuses and at civic organizations,
working with clothing and food donations and participating in house group activities. Volunteers will visit prisons with
the Co-Directors and will have an opportunity to observe the interview screening process. The average daily work
commitment expected is 5-6 hours per day, however the hours are varied and non-traditional, and may include some
weekends and evenings. As a resident of the house, volunteers will live as an equal to and with the same
expectations as the former prisoner residents: Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay; presence
at the evening meal Monday through Friday is required, as is presence at the weekly house meeting one evening
during the week; no smoking inside the house; no intimate relationships between residents permitted.
STUDY THEME: Reintegration into society from prison.
LOCATION: Rutland is a beautiful town in the Green Mountains with nearby lakes and streams, population 17,500.
TERMINAL: Air to Burlington, Vermont, or Albany, New York. Bus/Train: Rutland, Vermont.
ACCOMODATION: Modestly furnished shared room in a large Victorian house; sheets, towels, meals, laundry
provided.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Group activities and sight seeing are offered. Snow skiing and hiking, camping and biking
near and around area lakes and streams.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 24+, able to speak and understand a better than basic level of English,
and have basic computer skills. A 90-day/3 month commitment is required, but volunteers are welcome to stay for up
to 6 months. The volunteer will be living with others age 26+ so must feel comfortable with that age group.
VFP MOTIVATION FORM AND EMAIL INTERVIEW REQUIRED.


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VFP MTV 05-09 CUTTINGSVILLE, VERMONT 6 Weeks to 3 Months                       Age 21+       1 or 2 VOLS
SPRING LAKE RANCH is a non-profit therapeutic work community committed to helping adults with mental illness
and substance abuse issues attain a higher level of independence. http://www.springlakeranch.org/
WORK: Volunteers will work with community members gardening and harvesting produce, taking care of farm
animals, picking up hay, helping in the kitchen, and possibly working on carpentry or landscaping projects.
Volunteers will participate in daily community meetings and weekly staff meetings.
STUDY THEME: Mental Illness and addictions
LOCATION: VERY rural setting in southern Vermont.
TERMINAL: Fly to Boston (MA), Albany (NY), or Burlington (VT), then bus to Rutland (VT).
ACCOMODATION: Living with other staff and residents in simple housing. Meals provided on site.
LANGUAGE: Fluent English.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Ages 21+, no drugs or alcohol permitted, six weeks minimum, three months maximum, dates
are flexible. VFP MOTIVATION FORM and EMAIL INTERVIEW REQUIRED




VFP MTV 06-09 NEW YORK, NEW YORK 3 Weeks to 3 Months DISA Age 21-35                                  4 VOLS
SPROUT is dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation to grow through
challenging and safe travel experiences. http://www.gosprout.org/
WORK: Vols will co-lead small groups of adults with special needs on short vacations to various destinations.
Responsibilities include ensuring safety, providing emotional and physical support, enhancing fun, budgeting, driving
and activity planning 24 hours a day while on trips. Vols must be willing to assist with all Adult Daily Living skills
(brushing teeth, separating dirty clothes, showering etc). This is very challenging work, yet also very rewarding and
fun. Experience working with this population is an asset but not required. Training will be provided. Between trips,
some light office work or assistance is required.
LOCATION: Manhattan, New York City & various destinations.
TERMINAL: JFK International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
ACCOMODATION: While on trips you will stay in hotels. In between trips, you will stay at a youth hostel. Volunteers
will be responsible for their own meals, transportation and activities when not on a trip.
LANGUAGE: Fluent English REQUIRED
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: In between trips, you will have minimal time to explore NYC.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Responsible, motivated vols age 21-35 with drivers license strongly preferred. No alcohol
during trips. Fluent English. A 3-week commitment minimum is required, but vols are welcome to stay for up to 3
months if work is available. SPROUT APPLICATION FORM and PHONE INTERVIEW REQUIRED.



VFPMTV 07-09 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 1-3 months from 5-Sept RENO/CONS Age 21+ 4 VOLS
Lowernine.org is a non-political, secular organization dedicated to helping this historic neighborhood recover and
return to its former vibrant self. http://www.lowernine.org/
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 and Rita.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the
most unique city in America.
ACCOMMODATION: Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms
LANGUAGE: English
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter.
TERMINAL: Louis Armstrong International Airport; Amtrak and Bus station downtown.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LOWERNINE APPLICATION and PHONE/EMAIL INTERVIEW REQUIRED. No
smoking in the house. No drugs allowed. Vegetarian meals available.
PARTICIPATION FEE: $300 US Dollars on arrival




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      Volunteers For Peace                                          Motivation Form
                                                                                              Project Details
Name of Project:
                                                                                               Personal Data
First Name                                              Surname:
Sex:                                                    Nationality:

                                                        Home Address:
Present Address:
                       Country:                         (if different)         Country:
                       Telephone:                                              Telephone:
Date of Birth:
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                                                                       Further Information About Yourself
How long do you wish to serve?

Dates which you are available for a
voluntary project:
Voluntary Experience:
(workcamps, non-profits, groups)


Previous work experience:
(paid and/or voluntary work)


Present occupation/studies/ training



Are you covered by medical
insurance? (if so, please give details)
Any serious accidents, illnesses,
handicaps, allergies, mental problems
or depression? Are you currently
taking any medications? If so, what?
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Please answer the following questions on a separate paper (maximum two pages for all questions)
A. In which fields would you like to do your voluntary service?
B. Skills you would like to mention (such as practical, artistic, intellectual, driving license, etc.)
C. How do you like to spend your free time?
D. What is important to you in life?
E. Write about your motivation to be a volunteer. Explain as fully as possible why you are applying and what
you imagine both contributing and learning from the experience.




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