Volunteer in the US
Volunteers For Peace organizes 40 or more projects in the US every year!
Volunteers For Peace offers projects in the United States every year for volunteers ages 18+. The US was among the top 10 destinations for VFP volunteers in 2011! The VFP registration fee is always $500 and for most projects in the US, that is the only fee. Short-term (2-3 weeks), long-term (up to 1 year) and group opportunities are available!
Have an international experience without ever leaving the country! Join international volunteers from at least 4 different countries for 2-3 weeks to live as a family, creating cultural understanding and breaking down stereotypes. Volunteers build peace by contributing to a tangible grassroots local need. Types of volunteer work include: Hurricane Irene recovery, working with youth, building trails, working in sustainable agriculture and much more!
If you are not a resident of North America you must apply to our projects through our partner organization in your home country. Partner Organizations have their own registration process and fees.
Requirements for Volunteers From Visa Waiver Countries
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements. All eligible travelers who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must use the online application process. You MUST complete your application online before traveling!
Warning: Visa waiver travelers from ALL 27 Visa Waiver Program countries must present a machine readable passport at the U.S. port of entry to enter the U.S. without a visa; otherwise a U.S. visa is required.
Requirements for All Other Volunteers
All other volunteers MUST apply for a B1/B2 visitor visa in advance, through the US embassy in their country of residence. In general, volunteers must attend an interview where they will be asked to show evidence demonstrating their intent to return to their home country at the end of the visit. You will also be required to give digital fingerprints. The application fee is $131 and there may be additional fees due on issuance of the visa, depending on your country of origin. VFP provides support documentation for all volunteers applying for visas.
International volunteers ~ Montpelier, VT