Preparing for Your Adventure

After you have been accepted onto your volunteer project, it is time to start preparing for your trip. You will need to book your flights, consider travel insurance, and get the needed vaccinations. We also recommend you take some...

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Teen Projects

Welcome Teens and Families! We've got hundreds of ways for you to explore the world, make new friends, give back, and discover what you like and don't like. Plus we will provide you with a certificate of volunteer hours served...

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Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising strategies that have worked for volunteers in the past... Contact Rotary International: Many Rotary Club chapters will support your international experience if you contact them and give a short presentation before and after your volunteer project. Find a Rotary Club...

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions You can find helpful information among these commonly asked questions by prospective volunteers! If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us. Where can I volunteer? We offer projects in more than 100 countries around the world! You...

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Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport You must have a passport to travel outside of the United States. Your passport must be valid for at least six months past your date of departure from the U.S. If you are an avid traveler, please remember that...

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Terms and Conditions

Terms, Conditions and Cancellation Policy | Volunteers For Peace It is important that you understand the Terms, Conditions and Cancellation Policy of Volunteers For Peace (VFP). Before you sign up for a project, you are required to read and accept...

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Staff

Matt Messier - Executive Director Matt has been active with VFP since 1995 when he participated in his first workcamp in Italy. Other camps have taken him to Kenya and the West Bank. Over the years he has led several camps...

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors Peter Coldwell - Founder, Treasurer Peter holds a B.A. from The American University and additional credits from Assumption College and Castleton State College. He speaks conversational German, Russian and some Spanish. Peter has traveled, lived and/or worked in some...

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Our Mission

Founded in 1982, VFP is a non-profit organization offering over 3000 voluntary service opportunities around the world. Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education,...

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History of Volunteers For Peace

During the summer of 1968, Peter Coldwell, Founder of Volunteers For Peace, participated in international short-term voluntary service projects (workcamps) in Hungary and Czechoslovakia through a program sponsored by the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in Boston. The value of working on...

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