U.S. Partners and Projects
We want to thank and recognize all of our local U.S. partners that work with us to host international volunteers every year!
Spontaneous Celebrations in Boston, MA – Green Mountain Club in Waterbury, VT
Williowell Foundation in Monkton, VT – Allegheney Valley Project in Allegheney, NY
Newport Revitalization Committee and Newport School District in Newport, NH
Camp Betsey Cox and Maclure Public Library in Pittsford, VT
Burlington Parks and Rec Dept. in Burlington, VT
Montpelier Parks Dept. in Montpelier, VT
Cross Vermont Trail Association in Montpelier, VT
Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells, ME – SPROUT in New York, NY
Dismas of Vermont in Burlington, Rutland, Hartford & Winooski, VT
Lowernine.org in New Orleans, LA – Camp Thorpe in Brandon, VT – Ocate Cliffs, Ocate, NM Camphill Village, Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Interested in being a host site for a group of international volunteers? Contact us today!
“We all have commonalities that we share, that are brought to the forefront when interacting one-on-one in a living and working environment. Our American students benefitted greatly from this experience, and from feedback we’ve received, our international volunteers did as well”. – Steve H. – AVP Archaeology Host
International workcamps bring together volunteers from different nationalities and backgrounds, aiming at building up international understanding and encouraging peace while working for an identified need of the local community.
“This kind of community which is really historical and being a one between local people is really not common in my county…Definitely everything from here impact in all part of my life”
– Volunteer from South Korea, Wake Up the Earth
Every year Volunteers For Peace organizes workcamps and volunteer opportunities in the United States. In 2017, in collaboration with our U.S. partners, we hosted international volunteers from 21 different countries, performing over 10,000 hours of valuable volunteer work.
Since 1999, Volunteers For Peace has hosted over 4,700 international volunteers.
The types of the projects developed by Volunteers For Peace are mainly nature or environmental oriented, for example building of walking paths or hiking trails, cleaning of the coastline, reforestation and erosion control, construction or renovation of a community buildings, schools or outdoor classrooms, removing of invasive growth, etc…
There are also social, cultural, agricultural, archaeological and youth development projects among others depending on the identified need of the local community.
“Invaluable cultural wealth gained by sharing with the other volunteers and the people of the community. Not to mention the new friends around the world that I have now. All this represents a great experience in every way help my personal and professional development due to the diversity of situations experienced both interpersonal and with skills related to work done.”- Volunteer from Costa Rica, Montpelier Parks
Volunteers For Peace is a member organization of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) at UNESCO and work in partnership with Service Civil International (SCI) and the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations to exchange thousands of volunteers each year!
Projects are developed in collaboration with and in total compliance of CCIVS standards to meet local community needs and ensure cross-cultural engagement.