Mediano/largo plazo
VFP-MTV02 ESTADOS UNIDOS Winooski, Vermont. SOCI/MANU 01/06/2023 28/10/2023


PERMANENT SOCI/MANU, Male volunteers only,

AGE 21+ 4 Vols, Only 1 volunteer serves at a time,

Minimum 12 weeks; maximum 6 months

Winooski Dismas House provides housing and opportunities to men and women getting out of prison so that they can
successfully transition back into the community. http://www.dismasofvermont.org/

WORK: Volunteers will be working as a Resident Advisor as well as on administrative tasks in small office. Volunteers are also expected to support the residential community by participating in group activities.
STUDY THEME: Criminal Justice
ACCOMMODATION: Shared room in a house, meals & laundry provided. Access to Wi-Fi is also available.
LOCATION: Winooski, Vermont. Winooski borders Burlington and has a population of ~8,000. There are colleges and
universities nearby, the lake and mountains and much to do. Volunteers For Peace is located in Burlington and we welcome the volunteers in our office as well. Dismas has a house in Burlington and Rutland Vermont as well.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Recreation includes house activities and many festivals and events in area. Volunteers will participate in
house outings including baseball games, hikes, camping. Time off for travel may be approved.
TERMINAL: Burlington, Vermont is easily accessible by bus or plane from Montreal, Boston or New York City.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Volunteers must be 21+, Male volunteers only, speak fluent English and have basic computer skills.
Absolutely NO alcohol or drug use permitted during the stay. VFP Motivation Form and email interview required. VFP does
not provide insurance for volunteers on this project! Dismas offers emergency and liability insurance only. Only one
international volunteer serves at any time. Volunteers must indicate the dates they are able to serve.

VISA INFORMATION: Regulations have changed and the US Department of State makes it very clear that
an invitation letter will not make a difference in whether you receive a visa or not. You must be sure you
meet and understand the requirements to get a visa before you apply to the project. Follow the link for
more information on visa requirements from your country (http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visitor.html#overview)