Why donate to VAP?

The work of VAP and its partners is among the most cost effective for dealing with UK and world problems. We act in response to the needs of those we work with through an international network of more than 100 partner organisations, each operating locally managed development projects. The partner organisations host our volunteers and the local sponsors directly control the projects. They provide the local link in a global movement to promote networks of human solidarity, sustainable community development and the protection of the natural environment.

In the UK we currently organise an annual programme working with a childrens playscheme in a disadvantaged town, a project for children with severe special needs, a community centre supporting sustainable agricultural methods, a Christian community/training centre on a nature reserve, a residential centre teaching sustainability and a project for conservation and arts work in a former industrial, now largely derelict town.

Our area of activities has grown over time from reconciliation and reconstruction to include self determination, anti-racism, women’s and human rights, environmental and ecological conservation, sustainable development, community empowerment, social inclusion, fair trade and cultural/arts projects for particular communities.

Volunteer Action for Peace is a democratic member based association owned by its members and managed by an annually elected committee. All committee members are former volunteers. Almost all the work of VAP is done on a purely voluntary basis. Only the professional administration is carried out by the Secretary who works on a half time paid-staff basis. Any donations will be acknowledged and we can assure you put to good use.

member of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Volunteer International Network Exchange UK
with the support of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the European «Youth in Action» Programme

Quote of the day

« I can say that the best things about the workcamp and this whole experience were the chance of making a real difference to the lives of very needy children. This is an extremely valuable project where volunteers can have a massive impact. Also the possibility of learning a huge amount about a country so different from our own. I learnt ten times as much by carrying out a workcamp than I would ever do backpacking. »

Dominic K. from Slimbridge

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