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Haiti

Discover Haiti, Rediscover Yourself

Vermont-based Volunteers For Peace (VFP) has been collaborating with community and grassroots organizations in Haiti for over 15 years! Our focus is on education, access

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France

Renovation, Construction & Social Work Volunteering - France

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit, has been offering volunteer projects around the world for over 30 years! In France, VFP offers over 400 volunteer projects...

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Iceland

Experience Iceland Through Environmental Volunteer Projects

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization, has organized volunteer projects around the world for over 30 years! In Iceland, volunteers live with a

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Serbia

Affordable Volunteer Projects in Serbia!

VFP offers over 3000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 100+ countries, including 30 in Serbia each summer. These international voluntary service projects...

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Nepal

Community Development Volunteer Projects in Nepal

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit, has organized volunteer opportunities in over 100 countries around the world for over 30 years! In Nepal, VFP offers

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United States

Affordable Volunteer Projects in the USA!

VFP offers over 3000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 100+ countries, including annual projects in the US. These international voluntary service projects...

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Thailand

Community Development Volunteer Projects in Thailand!

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization, has organized volunteer opportunities around the world for over 30 years! VFP offers over 35 projects in

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Turkey

Affordable Volunteer Projects in Turkey!

VFP offers over 3000 affordable voluntary service projects in 100+ countries, including about 70 opportunities in Turkey each year. These international voluntary service

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Japan

Cultural Heritage & Sustainability Volunteering in Japan!

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit, offers over 100 projects throughout Japan each year. These include 2 to 3-week short-term projects with a group of international...

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Vietnam

Affordable Volunteer Projects in Vietnam!

VFP offers over 3000 affordable voluntary service projects in 100+ countries each year, including over 70 in Vietnam. These international programs provide participants the...

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Germany

Construction and Environmental Volunteer Projects in Germany

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit, has been offering volunteer projects around the world for over 30 years! In Germany, VFP offers over 250 volunteer projects...

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Finland

Affordable Volunteer Projects in Finland!

VFP offers over 3000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 100+ countries each summer, including over 20 in Finland. These international voluntary service

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Belgium

Community Service Projects in Belgium!

VFP offers over 3,000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 100+ countries, including over 50 in Belgium each summer. These international voluntary service...

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Ecuador

Affordable Volunteer Projects in Ecuador!

Volunteers For Peace (VFP) offers over 3,000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 90+ countries, including nearly 50 projects year-round in Ecuador. These...

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Volunteers For Peace Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

painting a school

VFP made the travel and volunteer process very simple and it was very easy to communicate with them when additional information was needed. They worked with an agency in Nepal called VIN (Volunteers in Nepal) which was also excellent. Our host family made the experience really incredible. They were kind and very concerned for our safety and well-being.
My partner and I remain in contact with our hosts and VIN through Facebook and have made life-long friends. Through VIN we were also able to feel involved and contributed to the reparations after the massive earthquake last year.
I would recommend Volunteers for Peace to anyone.

Program: Community Development Volunteer Projects in Nepal

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

Vocational School in Duchity

This trip was amazing and Volunteers for Peace was an excellent organization to go through for my first international volunteer experience. Living and working with such amazing people, from our hosts to other volunteers, the project was enlightening and exciting and allowed all of us outsiders a chance to be welcomed into a vibrant, warm culture.

Program: Discover Haiti, Rediscover Yourself

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

Vocational School construction

My time spent in Haiti has forever changed my perception of what's important in life. Volunteers for Peace, VFP, allowed me to experience life in a society where things we take for granted are not readily available and are scrounged for daily. Mere existence in Duchity, Haiti involves foraging for food, hunting for wood or charcoal to cook with, collecting water at a community water source, and cleaning clothes in an overused creek. I was overwhelmed with the opportunity to witness and live (if only for a short time) the joy and rhythm of Haitian life. Immediately upon my arrival, I found myself immersed in Haitian culture; for this I am forever grateful. I was able to witness the dangers of idleness and feel the uncertainty of tomorrow that brews in the youth of Duchity. The residents of Haiti lack opportunities to better their situation, but VFP has joined forces with a local energetic resident to help establish an adult vocational school to empower the Duchity residents with trade-skills that can be used to earn income and better lives. Volunteers for Peace has a strong commitment to empowering local residents. They understand that meaningful help for a person, group, community, or nation must come from within that person, group, or nation. They embrace this concept fully. Their affiliation in Duchity, Haiti is helping to assure residents learn to help themselves. I was honored to have been a part of their exceptional program.

Program: Discover Haiti, Rediscover Yourself

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing Experience in Alaska!

My VFP trip to Alaska took place several years ago, but it's still worth reviewing here, because I've done additional VFP trips since. VFP has always impressed me with its customer service, affordability, and attitude that "Peace begins one friendship at a time."

Our work in Sitka, Alaska, was varied, thanks to our excellent local hosts. We did everything from working with injured eagles at a raptor center to painting tiny furniture at a preschool. During our free time, our hosts took us fishing, camping, hiking, and kayaking in some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Our lodging was simple but comfortable (mattresses on the floor at a large church) and groceries were plentiful. While I doubt that those particular hosts are still organizing projects like this one, I highly recommend working with VFP if you want a meaningful and affordable volunteer travel experience!

Program: Affordable Volunteer Projects in the USA!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    8

One of my favorite volunteer experiences!

In 2013, I volunteered in Reykjavik with SEEDS, Iceland's VFP counterpart. Volunteering is apparently not a common pursuit among Icelanders, so SEEDS has taken advantage of 1) Iceland's booming tourist industry and 2) tourists who do like to volunteer. The SEEDS program I did involved helping a soccer club called Throttur with their annual international tournament for teen players. The Throttur hosts provided a comfortable living space, groceries, and free passes to the city's top swimming pool facility, right across from our lodging. The work was physically challenging, but not difficult -- cleaning up the fields each day, setting up beds for the players and coaches, etc.

Working with VFP for travelling is awesome. They offer a ton of choices, the fees are exceptionally low compared to others volunteer-abroad programs, and the staff is helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond to questions and concerns.

Program: Experience Iceland Through Environmental Volunteer Projects

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