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Volunteers For Peace (VFP)

Volunteers For Peace (VFP)

Mission Statement

It is our mission to provide programs where concerned people can work together to help overcome the need, violence and environmental decay we face today. Workcamps are a microcosm of a world where nations join together to improve life for humanity. We believe workcamps are a practical way to both prevent and resolve conflict over the long haul.


To promote international good-will through people exchanges and community service for work-camp hosts and volunteers, linking people with programs.

Nature of Work

Construction, restoration, environmental, social, agricultural and maintenance work-camps.


Over 3000 affordable (US$250-$500) international voluntary service programs in 95+ countries.

Time Frame

Mostly 2-3 weeks in summer. Possible to register for more than one in same or different countries.

Commitment Begins




Cost to Participate

US$ 250 per camp


Anyone age 18 and up. Age 16 and up in France(40 camps), Germany(120 camps), and Turkey camps). Work-campers average age is 21-25.

Other Details

Write to VFP to order the International Work-camp directory(US$20),available early April.

Meals and accommodation.

Remuneration - none. Participants pay US$ 250 per work-camp.

Contact Info

Peter Coldwell, Director
Volunteers For Peace (VFP)
1034 Tiffany Road
Belmont, VT
USA  05730-0202
PH:(802) 259-2759
FAX:(802) 259-2922

Canadian Volunteers still register through the VFP USA office, however Canadian Organizations who wish to host a workcamp, and volunteers interested in co-leading a camp in Canada should contact the VFP Canada office at:

VFP Canada Inc
735 Belton Ave
Victoria BC V9A 1Z7

Last updated: 2006-06-05

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