VFP Staff Picks

Each week we are reviewing hundreds of volunteer projects abroad. Below are some of our favorites! Check ’em out and begin your volunteer adventure today!

 

NEPAL

School in Jitpurphedi post EarthquakePost Disaster Support Project – June 18-29, 2016

To construct safe homes/toilets to the earthquake victims of the communities • To educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools. • To restore the cultural and religious sites and help to rebuild the nation • To raise awareness and provide training on correct health and hygiene practices, to manage the waste of the community. • To renovate, reconstruct and improve the irrigation channel, drinking water supply, roads, schools, houses or any public or private properties. • To promote the friendship, understanding and solidarity among local young volunteers and cross-national volunteers. • To provide opportunity to understand and appreciate the Nepalese culture and tradition or cultural immersion. Work / Activities: • Reconstruction and renovation of the old buildings, houses, toilets, schools, classrooms, temples, cultural heritage sites and public properties. • Renovate, reconstruct and improve the irrigation channel, drinking water supply, roads etc • Educate on safe earthquake resistance houses/schools. • Raise awareness and provide training on correct health and hygiene practices, to manage the waste of the community. Conduct awareness campaigns, Training on basic health and hygiene, Garbage collection& management • Work with local women/farmers to support in their farm in order to improve their economy and living. (Note: The volunteers will conduct some of these activities on the need base of the community. VIN will orient each group on arrival which of those activities will be available)

Each volunteer is greeted and received by VIN local staff at the airport and brought to a local host family, following an orientation at the VIN office in Kathmandu.

Registration Fee: $500      Additional Fee: 230 Euros (payable to VIN on arrival)     (click here for full project listing)

 

VIETNAM


Vietnam_KIDS (2)Interacting with Children and conducting environmental activities at Cat Ba Island – June 14-25, 2016

 Organize activities for the children such as summer camp for kids with language lesson, dancing, singing, games…  Small renovation at school if needed  Activities to raise awareness of youth and local people about environment, climate change

Volunteers will stay in an traditional wooden house of ethnic people which means shared room for all of us. Meals are cooked by volunteers as well with support from local staff.


Registration Fee: $500
    Additional Fee: 5,000,000 VND (approx. US$225)    (see the full Project Listing)

 

FRANCE

France_running_groupAcross the Petite Camargue (TEEN CAMP)- July 7-25, 2016

The work done by the volunteer group includes the restoration of walls (skinning and jointing the walls of the old scale in Beauvoisin ) and small constructions (barriers of the playground in Franquevaux). A logistical help for the organization of local events, as the cultural festival “Nuits de Franquevaux”, a concert in the arena of Beauvoisin or the summer festival of Franquevaux, is also planned and will allow you to share lots of moments with the locals.

Beauvoisin, a small town between Nimes, Montpellier and the Mediterranean with rich traditions and wine culture has a long history of international projects. The seat of our delegation has been there for over 40 years. In collaboration with the town, the workcamp of this year focusses on restoration work in the city and the nearby hamlet of Franquevaux as well as a support for local festivities in this very animated time of year. The workcamp is therefore part of a dynamic and will to share the life of the town and strengthen the link between the city center and its hamlet.

Registration Fee: $500       Additional Fee: 150 euro (payable to on arrival)   (see the full Project Listing)

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