Volunteers For Peace
Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development.
VFP empowers host communities to work cooperatively for environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace.
VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.
VFP offers intercultural education through community service both overseas and in the USA. Projects are developed to meet local community needs so there are many types of work available.Types of project include:
- Workcamps - Volunteer with people from 4 or more countries for a 2-3 week service project, building cultural understanding and meeting a local need
- Individual Service Adventures - Create a personalized 2-week to 1-year international service project
- Group Projects - Custom-build an international service experience for your educational or community group. Discounts available for groups based on number of volunteers!
Our $500 registration fee is very affordable and covers food, accommodation and work materials for the duration of the project. Some projects, especially those in developing countries, require an additional fee payable on arrival. Volunteers arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from each project.
**Please note - we are only able to work with volunteers who are U.S. residents or American citizens living overseas. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure about whether you can volunteer with us and we'll point you in the right direction.**
VFP offers projects in more than 90 countries all over the world.
Living conditions vary greatly from project to project. Generally, 10-20 people from four or more countries are housed in a community building like a school, church or community center with separate accommodation for male and female volunteers. Living arrangements are generally cooperative, like a family, with volunteers coordinating and sharing the day-to-day activities such as food preparation and cleaning. Most accommodations are rustic and require volunteers to bring a sleeping bag and mat. Longer volunteer experiences are usually less rustic and may include a home-stay or a dormitory style situation.