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VFP-MTV04-20 COMMUNITY REENTRY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, HARTFORD, PERMANENT SOCI/MANU
Males only, AGE 21+ 4 Vols, Only 1 volunteer serves at a time, Minimum 12 weeks; maximum 6 months
Hartford DISMAS HOUSE provides transitional drug, alcohol and violence free housing opportunity to men and women getting
out of prison so they can successfully reconcile with the community before living independently.
WORK: Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks including but not limited to: administrative support in the office, helping with
fundraising activities, supporting the residential community by helping with planning and participating in house activities and
Residential Advisor duties (See below). The type of work and number of hours varies but is usually 4 – 6 hours a day.
Volunteers live on site and participate in all house activities including evening meals and all outside activities.
Resident Advisor position requires a confident individual who will be on duty evenings and every other weekend. There
primary function will be to contact staff if there is an emergency, lock doors at night, assist residents when needed and
participate in house functions.
Office Assistant will be working with staff on all of the day to day operations of a small non-profit organization. Tasks
include: clerical work; student recruiting activities; fund raising activities; general administrative duties; as well as participating
in all of the residential group activities. The average work day might consist of approximately 4-6 hours of office work.
STUDY THEME: Reintegration into society from prison.
ACCOMODATION: Modestly furnished shared room in a large Victorian house; sheets, towels, meals, laundry facilities,
internet access provided.
LOCATION: Hartford is a beautiful small city in the Green Mountains with nearby lakes and streams, population 10,000.
Dismas also has houses in Burlington, Winooski and Hartford, Vermont.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: We are in close walking distance to great fishing and swimming locations. Volunteer’s ample time off
to travel on their own but are always included in house outings and activities. Previous volunteers have been to Montreal,
Boston, New York, to rodeos and climbed mountains as well as toured Vermont’s famous Ben & Jerry’s!
TERMINAL: You must send your arrival details to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange to meet you.
Depending on departure point, volunteers can fly directly to Burlington, Vermont or to Boston, Massachusetts as well as
Manchester, New Hampshire. From there volunteers can take a Greyhound or Dartmouth Coach bus to White River Junction
VT where they will be met by a Dismas House Staff Member. www.greyhound.com www.dartmouthcoach.com
SPECIAL REMARKS: Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay; presence at the evening meal Monday
through Friday is required, as is presence at the weekly house meeting one evening during the week; no smoking inside the
house; no intimate relationships between residents permitted. Volunteers must be 24+, able to speak and understand a
better than basic level of English, and have basic computer skills. A 90-day/3 month commitment is required, but volunteers
may choose to stay for up to 3 additional months following the initial 3 month period if invited to do so.
VFP MOTIVATION FORM AND TELEPHONE INTERVIEW REQUIRED. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on
this project! Dismas offers liability insurance only – Volunteers are responsible for their own health/accident/travel
insurance. Only one international volunteer serves at any time. Volunteers must indicate the dates they are able to serve.
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
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