Volunteers For Peace

Organization Description: 

International Voluntary Service Exchange ~ Founded in 1982, Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit membership organization that offers placement in over 3000 volunteer projects in more than 100 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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 people from four or more countries 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.

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 fee is $300 for a multi-week placement. This includes food, accommodation and work materials. 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.

802 259-2759
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1034 Tiffany RD
Belmont, VT 05161
Mission Statement: 

Volunteers For Peace promotes International Voluntary Service as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning and community development. We provide projects where people from diverse backgrounds can work together to help overcome the need, violence and environmental challenges facing our planet. Our projects are truly a microcosm of a world where nations join together to improve life on our planet. They are a practical way to both prevent and resolve conflict. By participating in a voluntary service project, volunteers help sow the seeds of a better future for us all.

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