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Vermittlungsgebühr für längere Projekte 200 EUR (+ tw. extra fee)


Unsere Partnerorganisation Volunteers for Peace (VfP) bietet jedes Jahr neben Workcamps auch zahlreiche längerfristige Projekte an. Die Projektdauer kann in einigen dieser Projekte sogar individuell festgelegt werden.

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Die längeren Projekte in den USA können sehr fordernd sein und wir empfehlen eine Teilnahme nur Freiwilligen mit Vorerfahrung in den jeweiligen Arbeitsbereichen. Das Mindestteilnahmealter kann unterschiedlich hoch sein. Die Angaben dazu stehen jeweils in der Kopfzeile der einzelnen Projekte. Für die längeren Projekte von VFP musst du spezielle Formulare ausfüllen! Die Formularvorlagen kannst du in den einzelnen Projektbeschreibungen downloaden. Bitte schicke diese Unterlagen zusammen mit dem Anmeldeformular zu IBG!


Hilf einer New Yorker NGO die Reisen und Ausfluege mit Menschen mit Behinderungen unternimmt

VFP-MTV05-17   Explore New York   June - November   DISA/CULT    AGE 21+    15 Vols

PROJECT: Sprout is dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities grow through challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance socialization, self-confidence and inclusion. Since its founding in 1979, Sprout has provided a year-round travel program of vacations as well as a year-round program of day and evening cultural, social and art-related activities in New York City for people with developmental disabilities. Since 1995, Sprout has run an annual weekend-long music and arts festival for an average of 225 people with developmental disabilities complete with live bands, video screenings, interactive art projects, carnival games, and other entertainment. In 1994 we created our Make-A-Movie Program which uses people with developmental disabilities in all the major acting roles. In 2003 we founded the annual Sprout Film Festival to showcase film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities, made in the United States and abroad. http://www.gosprout.org/
WORK: Volunteers who take part in the workcamp will assist Sprout Programs in a variety of ways. The main duty is working as a Trip Leader providing supervision, support and companionship to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities on overnight vacations. The vacations are 3 to 8 days long and take you to various popular tourist destinations throughout the United States. You are required to participate in our training class during the first few days of your workcamp. Leaders work with different co-leaders for each trip. The leader teams consist of 3 volunteers with groups of 8-11 participants. Within the co-leading team there will be at least one leader who has experience working with Sprout. This leader is known as the Primary leader. The co-leading team will have access to the Leadership staff 24 hours a day to answer any questions during the trip. Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring safety for the participants at all times, planning and participating in activities, overseeing the group budget, helping with hygiene needs (e.g. separating dirty and clean clothes, applying deodorant, assisting with showers, etc), driving/navigating, carrying luggage, providing general emotional and physical support, and ensuring everybody has a fun time. While on trips, leaders are responsible for their group 24-hours a day and therefore cannot leave the group for any reason or consume alcohol/narcotics (Please refer to Leadership Guidelines, below). Although the work is not physically strenuous, it can be exhausting as you are likely to work long days, have little privacy and are always responsible for your group. That said, you will probably find it to be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences you will ever have.
ACCOMMODATION: While on trips, leaders will stay in hotels and eat all meals in restaurants as a group. All 3 leaders (male and female) will share one room at the hotel. Between trips, when the volunteers are in New York City, they will stay at the American Youth Hostel. Volunteers will be responsible for their own meals, transportation and activities when not on a trip. The hostel offers shared accommodations (dormitory style) with shared shower, cooking and laundry facilities. The hostel does not allow sleeping bags or bed sheets since they provide sheets and blankets. Sprout will pay for your accommodation on trips and in New York City for the entire duration of your workcamp based on the agreed dates.
LOCATION: New York City, New York. Between trips, leaders will receive some free time to explore New York City, which is easily accessible via public transportation. Local leaders will be able to help volunteers find the best places to relax and enjoy their time. Volunteers can visit the many tourist attractions such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square or the many Broadway shows, sporting events, museums or dance performances available in New York City.
TERMINAL: New York City, New York.
LANGUAGE: Fluent English REQUIRED
SPECIAL REMARKS: You are welcome to arrive earlier than your scheduled workcamp date to enjoy New York City, and/or to leave at a later date to have time for tourist activities or personal interests. If you would like to come earlier or leave later, we can make hostel reservations for you at a discounted rate, but you will need to pay for these nights yourself (about $60/night through PayPal, check or cash). Please notify us in advance.


 

Resozialisierungsprojekte in Vermont 

VFP-MTV01-17 Community reentry and social justice, Burlington SOCI/MANU AGE 22+ 4 Vols
Minimum 3 months (looking for volunteers starting May / June 2017)

PROJECT: The 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: Volunteers will be working as a Resident Advisor as well as on administrative tasks in small office. Volunteers are also expected to support the residential community by participating in group activities.
STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice
ACCOMMODATION: Shared room in large Victorian house, meals & laundry provided.
LOCATION: Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is a beautiful college town overlooking Lake Champlain (Pop. 40,000). Burlington is also the home of Volunteers For Peace and we welcome volunteers in our office. There are two other Dismas locations nearby in Winooski and Rutland Vermont.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers will participate in house outings including baseball games, hikes, camping. Time off for travel may be approved.
TERMINAL: Burlington, Vermont is easily accessible by bus or plane from Montreal, Boston or New York City.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 22+, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills. Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay. VFP Motivation Form and email interview required. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers emergency and liability insurance only. Only one international volunteer serves at any time.


 

VFP-MTV02-17 Community reentry and social justice, Winooski SOCI/MANU AGE 21+ 4 Vols males only Minimum 3 months (looking for volunteers starting December 2017)
PROJECT: The 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: Volunteers will be working as a Resident Advisor as well as on administrative tasks in small office. Volunteers are also expected to support the residential community by participating in group activities.
STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice
ACCOMMODATION: Shared room in a house, meals & laundry provided.
LOCATION: Winooski, Vermont. Winooski borders Burlington and has a population of ~8,000. There are colleges and universities nearby, the lake and mountains and much to do. Volunteers For Peace is located in Burlington and we welcome the volunteers in our office as well. Dismas has a house in Burlington and Rutland Vermont as well.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers will participate in house outings including baseball games, hikes, camping. Time off for travel may be approved.
TERMINAL: Burlington, Vermont is easily accessible by bus or plane from Montreal, Boston or New York City.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 21+, male, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills. Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay. VFP Motivation Form and email interview required. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers emergency and liability insurance only. Only one international volunteer serves at any time.


 

VFP-MTV03-17 Community reentry and social justice, Rutland SOCI/MANU AGE 24+ 4 Vols
Minimum 3 months (looking for volunteers starting May 2017)
PROJECT: The 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: Volunteers will be working as a Resident Advisor as well as on administrative tasks in small office. Volunteers are also expected to support the residential community by participating in group activities.
STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice
ACCOMMODATION: Shared room in large Victorian house, meals & laundry provided.
LOCATION: Rutland, Vermont. Rutland is a beautiful town in the Green Mountains with nearby lakes and streams (Pop. 17,500). Dismas also has a house in Burlington and Winooski Vermont.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers will participate in house outings including baseball games, hikes, camping. Time off for travel may be approved.
TERMINAL: Rutland, Vermont is accessible by bus from New York City.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 24+, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills. Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay. VFP Motivation Form and email interview required. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers emergency and liability insurance only. Only one international volunteer serves at any time.


Aufbauprojekt nach den Hurricanes in New Orleans 

VFP-MTV04-17 House Building Restoration, New Orleans CONS/RENO AGE 18+ 30Vols
Minimum 1 Month; Maximum 3 Months

PROJECT: Lowernine.Org, New Orleans, Louisiana 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, Rita and Isaac. Work can be difficult and it is hot in New Orleans!
STUDY THEME: Carpentry, construction, community building.
ACCOMMODATION: Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms. No smoking in the house. No drugs allowed. No alcohol allowed in the house or on the property. Vegetarian meals available.
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the most unique city in America on weekends and after work hours.
TERMINAL: Louis Armstrong International Airport; Amtrak and Bus station downtown.
SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP Motivation Form required. Volunteers must have intermediate spoken and comprehension of English in order to ensure workplace safety. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project, LowerNine general liability insurance will cover volunteers only while they are working. In case of a natural disaster volunteers will be required to make their own arrangements to evacuate the city. Multiple volunteers serve at all times in this location.
EXTRA FEE: $480 regardless of length of stay. Fee due in US Dollars upon arrival or online through lowernine.org's website.