VFP-STV04-17 Greening the Park
Work: Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects, including trail improvement work (shoveling, raking, using a wheelbarrow, etc.), building wooden parts of a rustic playground, and general park maintenance. In addition, this year the group will help prepare for and help staff run a three day park festival. Since volunteers will be working during the festival. we will take time off in the middle of the week to give volunteers get some free time. Much of work will involve some level of hard physical labor. The group will be immersed in a small town in an international group that will work with park staff and other volunteers.
Accomodation and food: Accommodations will be at the local Trinity church with that will have facilities for cooking. Sleeping will be in two big room on rustic “cots.” Showers will be available at a different location. Be sure to bring your mattress pad and sleeping bag! Be sure to tell the other volunteers and the co-leader if you have any special diet needs.
Location and leisure: During free time volunteers will have access to local parks and recreation areas. The summer weather is usually good for visiting some wild and beautiful swimming areas. This workcamp is known for hard work and adventurous play since the staff here enjoys hiking, canoeing, and other activities and is willing to lead the group in those types of activities. There will be time for interaction with the local community so please bring information about your country, hobbies, and life to share.
Project hosted by: Montpelier Parks and Trees Department – Our purpose is to Maintain and improve Montpelier’s park system to meet the park, trail, and open space needs of the present and future as well as to take care of street trees all around Montpelier.
Meeting point: Please arrive to Montpelier, Vermont on the day the project starts. You should fly into New York City or Boston. From New York: You can take the Amtrak train or the Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. From Boston: You can take the Megabus or Greyhound Bus to Montpelier. It is about a 4 hour trip.