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Vietnam Re-visited: Stories from Amber & Justin

Posted by: siteadmin
2015-11-04
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Volunteers like Amber and Justin are some of the only ways the Quang Orphanage can function successfully. They’ve recently shared their stories with us and we were absolutely blown away by the experience they had.

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From New Faces to Family – An Unforgettable Workcamp

Posted by: siteadmin
2015-10-23
Great Group!

The feeling and atmosphere of the camp was nothing like I had imagined. This was definitely not just a workcamp, it was a family.

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Growing Capacity in Haiti

Posted by: siteadmin
2015-09-24
Faridia

We are on the verge of greatly expanding our capacity, accelerating our timeline of filter installation, educating even more students about their water and proper hygiene, and helping to rebuild the landscape and economy of LaVallee.

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Reflecting on My VFP Experience

Posted by: siteadmin
2015-09-11
Volunteering in Nepal.

I have played multiple roles at VFP, but the best part has been knowing that I am a part of a larger network of organizations who are all working towards the same goal; world peace and international collaboration, a mission that I truly believe in.

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Summer Memories at Willowell

Posted by: admin
2015-08-10
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For the past four years, the best two weeks of my summer have been the Volunteers for Peace camp at Willowell.  What do I look forward to the most?  Helping out in the kitchen of Monkton Friends Methodist as a couple of volunteers cook a meal from their country.  Walking out to our worksite in […]

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Bicycle Trail Building for Peace

Posted by: admin
2015-06-22
2014 volunteer, Ana, breaking rocks in the rain.

Connecting together communities, schools and the natural areas between; that is the motto of one of Volunteers For Peace’s long time project hosts, the Cross Vermont Trail Association.   CVTA is a Vermont non-profit organization committed to creating a multi-use trail across the state of Vermont.    Volunteers For Peace has been collaborating with CVTA since 2007 […]

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What is a Clean Water Training Like?

Posted by: admin
2015-06-11
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By: Cara Connors, VFP Board Member Over the April break I was able to lead my seventh Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) training in La Vallee, Haiti as part of the work the Clean Water for La Vallee Committee does. The committee pre-organized a great event, and their support and management of the actual event […]

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The Value of Volunteering in the US

Posted by: admin
2015-05-01
Volunteers visit Church Street in Burlington, Vermont

As much as it is rewarding to travel and volunteer in other countries and learn about new customs and cultures there is also a strong value in volunteering close to home and experiencing new cultures in your own country.  Many workcamp volunteers come from other countries but sometimes we get American volunteers who decide that […]

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Many Hands in Haiti

Posted by: admin
2015-04-10
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By Meg Brook, VFP Executive Director and Haiti Program Coordinator There is a popular Haitian proverb “Men anpil chag pa lou” (Many hands make the load lighter.) This epitomizes the Haitian culture of working together, supporting each other, and addressing challenges as a community. In February and March 42 VFP volunteers joined hands with our […]

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Revisiting Ecuador: From Volunteer to Lifelong Friend

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2015-03-25
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By Annette Davis, volunteer to Ecuador in 2014 After having made such a strong connection with my host family during my gap year, I truly felt like I had to visit them again sooner rather than later. My host mom was 2 months pregnant when I left Ecuador, and I was so excited to meet […]

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