Arts, Children, Technology, Disaster Relief, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Poverty, Conflict Resolution, Gender & Equality, Microfinance, Animals, Food & Agriculture
|Number of Staff:||2|
|Description of Services:|
Volunteers For Peace (VFP) is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization founded in 1982 that promotes international voluntary service. VFP offers nearly 3,000 volunteer opportunities around the world each year as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development. Volunteers become global citizens through an increased global awareness, enhanced communication and leadership skills, and real world experience abroad.
Choose from a variety of projects for 1 week up to 1 year. Project themes include: teaching English, environmental, building schools, preserving historical sites, assisting with festivals, organic farming and agriculture, social work, animal conservation, and many more!
Volunteers For Peace is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, that offers placement in over 3000 voluntary service projects in more than 100 countries. Each year we provide almost 1,000 volunteers with invaluable opportunities to strengthen their ability to communicate in diverse groups, explore grassroots leadership opportunities, and build cultural understanding and connections around the world.
Our original sponsors/funders included "seed money" from the U.S. Information Agency, The Peace Development Fund and the Field Foundation.
|Accomplishments & Progress:|
|Since 1982, we have exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide. Over the years, VFP has become an increasingly important way for people to participate in service learning and citizen diplomacy.|
|1 Group Affiliation|
|UN (United Nations)||Verified|
|Financial Information Verified|
|Program Services Expenses:||$149,130
(67% of total)
(87% of total)
(87% of total)
|Management & General Expenses:||$68,455
(31% of total)
(12% of total)
(11% of total)
(3% of total)
(1% of total)
(1% of total)
Additional Background Information: If you are not an America or a U.S. resident you must apply to our projects through our partner organization in your home country. Partner Organizations have their own registration process and fees, but usually offer the same projects as VFP! Please contact us if you have questions! Local Partners: Our domestic workcamps have been in partnership with the US Forest Service, National Park Service, various affiliates of Americorps, Habitat for Humanity, numerous non-profits and environmental and community action groups. Additional Affiliations: Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service ( CCIVS) at VFP is an Executive Committee member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) at UNESCO and works in cooperation with Service Civil International (SCI), and the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations.
President Phone: 802-540-3060
International Placement Coordinator
|Board of Directors and Board of Advisors:|
Scott Simpson: President and Chairperson of the Board
Peter Coldwell: Founder of VFP
Megan Brook: Executive Director
Charles Rudd Mackenzie
Jamena Grant Secretary
7 Kilburn ST Suite 316
Burlington , VT 05401