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Vermittlungsgebühr 150 EUR

Flagge USA In den USA werden die Workcamps von Volunteers for Peace (VfP) organisiert. Bei VfP musst du für einige Camps ein spezielles Formular (VfP motivation form) ausfüllen.

In den meisten Fällen musst du vom Flughafen bis zum Workcamp mit einem Tag Anreise rechnen, die Ankunft sollte nicht nach 18.00 Uhr des ersten Camptages sein. Eine frühere Abreise ist ausdrücklich unerwünscht. Bitte denke daran, dass du in den USA mindestens 21 Jahre alt sein musst, um Alkohol trinken zu dürfen. In vielen Projekten sind Zigaretten und Alkohol grundsätzlich verboten.

Pflege die Parks von Montpelier - erneuere Wege und Spielplaetze und hilf beim Parkfestival
USA    VFP04-17    GREENING THE PARK, VERMONT    09.07.-29.07.2017    RENO/CONS/FEST   10vols
MONTPELIER PARKS DEPARTMENT, MONTPELIER, VERMONT Visit website for more information- http://www.montpeliervt.org/parks/index.cfm.
WORK: Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects, including trail improvement work (shoveling, raking, using a wheelbarrow, etc.), building wooden parts of a rustic playground, and general park maintenance. In addition, this year the group will help prepare for and help staff run a three day park festival. Since volunteers will be working during the festival. We will take time off in the middle of the week to give volunteers get some free time. Much of work will involve some level of hard physical labor. The group will be immersed in a small town in an international group that will work with park staff and other volunteers.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodations will be at the local Trinity church with that will have facilities for cooking. Sleeping will be in two big room on rustic “cots.” Showers will be available at a different location. Be sure to bring your mattress pad and sleeping bag!
LOCATION: Montpelier is the capitol of Vermont with a population of 8500, making it the smallest capitol in the U.S.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: During free time volunteers will have access to local parks and recreation areas. The summer weather is usually good for visiting some wild and beautiful swimming areas. This workcamp is known for hard work and adventurous play since the staff here enjoys hiking, canoeing and other activities and is willing to lead the group in those types of activities.] There will be time for interaction with the local community so please bring information about your country, hobbies, and life to share.
TERMINAL: Bus to Montpelier, Vermont.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Be ready for hard, physical work and rugged conditions, but plenty of rewarding experiences, adventurous fun and incredible memories. Bring proper clothing and footwear for working outdoors in the sun or rain.

Hilf bei Renovierungsarbeiten in einer Behinderteneinrichtung in den wilden Berge New Mexicos
USA    VFP06-17    OCATE CLIFFS RETREAT CENTER BUILDING    09.07.-22.07.2017    CONS/MANU   15vols
DIVERGENT LABS is an autistic-run organization with a mission to advance the economic status, spiritual growth, human rights, and representation in the public sphere of disabled and disenfranchised people. Ocate Cliffs is a retreat center and autistic workspace, which is a laboratory for growth and empowerment.
Website: www.divergentlabs.org
WORK: Volunteers will work on one or more construction projects at the retreat center, which might include trail construction and other outdoor projects; building a barn, tent pad or deck; and laying tile, paint, and other interior finishing work. We will work a morning and afternoon shift each day, leaving the evening free for personal time or activities. We will also take a recreation trip on one or two days. Training and tools provided for all the projects. You will be accompanied by a small number of our residential staff. The people involved cover a wide range of abilities and communication styles, and you should expect LGBT and questioning people, those with other less common identities and those with traumatic histories.
ACCOMMODATION: Sleeping is on the floor in the unfinished staff house. There are not separate rooms because the walls are not finished. There is no gender segregation. If you want more privacy you can bring or arrange (in advance) to borrow a tent. Amenities: Water is available outside only. Toilets are operational. Clothes washing is done by hand in a bucket. Cooking is done on a propane stove. There is no electricity as of this writing, but we're working on it, and it may be available by summer. There is an outdoor solar shower. Altitude: At 9,000 feet (2800 m) elevation, be prepared for a lot of rest the first day or two. Food: Volunteers will cook meals together. Vegetarian food provided. Warnings! There are wildcats and bears in the area so this site needs to be kept free of meat odors. Also fire danger can be very high so we do not allow anything making a spark or flame. (One exception is smoking, but only in the designated safe area.)
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: On the mesa top there are hiking trails and lots of views of the New Mexico mountains and plains. We'll also rely on you to come up with evening games and discussion topics. On our travel days we will go choose between a wilderness hike, Eagle Nest Lake, or the alpaca ranch in Mora.
LOCATION: Ocate Cliffs is 8 miles from the village of Ocate, NM, in the very remote Sangre de Cristos mountain range.
TERMINAL: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Es gab ein Leben vor Kolumbus! Archaeologie in den USA hautnah erleben.
USA    VFP05-17    ARCHEOLOGY AND CULTURE, NEW YORK    15.07.-29.07.2017    ARCH/CULT   4vols (no more female)
ALLEGANY VALLEY PROJECT, ALLEGANY, NEW YORK is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for all people regardless of age and previous abilities to participate in archaeological discovery. Visit http://alleghenyvalleyproject.blogspot.com/ for more information.
WORK: No experience is necessary as new volunteers are teamed up with experienced volunteers for hands on learning. Volunteer opportunities range from field excavations to laboratory processing of artifacts. This year we will be investigating the Bockmier pre-contact site, dated between 1200-1250 AD. This appears to be an ancestral Iroquois village but also contains components from other time periods. This is an archaeological field school where volunteers will learn site layout, excavation techniques, soil sampling, plan and profile mapping and processing artifacts (projectile points, pottery, tools etc.).
The workday is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The work is done in a friendly and supportive environment. Please understand that this is hard physical labor and includes digging with a trowel or shovel, screening soil and carrying buckets of dirt. Each person will work at their own pace according to their physical condition.
The temperature can be quite hot or cool and rainy. BRING work gloves, work shoes and clothing, including a warm coat or sweatshirt, sun hat, rain coat, long sleeve shirts and pants as there will be mosquitoes. The work site can be dirty and muddy so multiple sets of work clothes are a good idea. Sunscreen and bug spray will be provided
STUDY THEMES:
#1 Archaeology and Native American culture.
#2 The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) coordinates international voluntary service organizations. Volunteers for Peace is a member organization of CCIVS and we promote CCIVS initiatives as study themes in our projects. Current study themes include “Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights” and “Migrations and Human Rights.” We encourage projects to discuss one or more of these issues with their volunteers in ways they see fit. Here is a CCIVS link where you can find toolkits and contributions that might be useful to shape your activities:
http://ccivs.org/tools.php?search_tag=ccivs&search_string=&pageNo=1
ACCOMMODATION: American and international volunteers will stay in apartments, which are a short drive away from the dig site. Separate rooms will be available for female and male volunteers. BRING sleeping bag or your own bedding. All food and meals will be provided for volunteers. We will cook meals together or eat out at local restaurants. Vegetarian options will be available. Be sure to tell the other volunteers and the co-leader if you have any special diet needs.
LOCATION: The town of Allegany is located in a rural part of New York State. The area is a mixture of small towns, forests and farms. The dig site is in a field that is currently used as an organic vegetable farm in a beautiful setting beside the Allegheny River.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will attend the very special Seneca Nation Pow Wow, an amazing Native American festival where a wide range of activities will be held. This is an opportunity to take an in depth look at Native American culture. Ample time is provided for trips to local parks, a Native American museum and local points of interest. There will be many opportunities to enjoy beauty and nature and there will be formal and informal discussions about topics of interest to the group. Bring music, games or other activities to share.
TERMINAL: New York City or Buffalo, New York

Hilf bei Ferienaktionen fuer Kinder und Jugendliche in New Hampshire
USA    VFP02-17    BRINGING THE WORLD TO NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE    21.07.-05.08.2017    KIDS/TEACH/CULT   9vols
The NEWPORT REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE hosts this project jointly with several community nonprofit organizations including the School District, Recreation Department, Richards Free Library and Library Arts Center.
WORK: You will live in a beautiful rural area of woods and lakes. Work will consist of rotating through camps with children and several non-profit organizations where you will be helping with facility maintenance, like organizing the props and costume closet for the local community theater, plus meeting with community organizations like Rotary International (bring a flag to swap if you know a Rotarian in your country). Your flexibility will be much appreciated and you will meet many different elements of our community. Volunteers must speak English. Must enjoy working with children and youth and be able to maintain appropriate adult-student boundaries.
Study Themes: The Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) coordinates international voluntary service organizations. Volunteers for Peace is a member organization of CCIVS and we promote CCIVS initiatives as study themes in our projects. Current study themes include “Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights” and “Migrations and Human Rights.” We encourage projects to discuss one or more of these issues with their volunteers in ways they see fit. Here is a CCIVS link where you can find toolkits and contributions that might be useful to shape your activities:
http://ccivs.org/tools.php?search_tag=ccivs&search_string=&pageNo=1
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay in the local high school. Beds and linens provided. Because the accommodations are at a school there can be no tobacco or alcohol on site, even if you are of legal age.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: There will be several opportunities to experience the beauty of New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains plus one all-day field trip with the students. In addition Volunteers will meet with the local Revitalization Committee, Rotary Club and other elements of the Newport community. Newport is a small community without clubs or a nightlife so plan to spend evenings with your international group and various community hosts.
TERMINAL: New London, NH. Easily reached by bus from Boston.
LANGUAGE: Good English.
SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP MOTIVATION FORM REQUIRED (see IBG page with progamme in USA). Volunteers must speak English. No smoking or alcohol at housing. Basic computer skills, including PowerPoint, are helpful. Must enjoy working with teens and be able to maintain appropriate teacher-student boundaries.