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VAP open evening: non-commercial international volunteering!

This is a chance to find out how you can take part in international volunteer projects responsibly, without paying vast sums of money to profit-making

Come and find out more about non-commerical international volunteering projects with VAP!

This is a chance to find out how you can take part in international volunteer projects responsibly, without paying vast sums of money to profit-making "voluntourism" companies. VAP is a charity that is part of a network of NGOs all over the world, originally set up to run reconciliation projects after WWI. We now run projects in the UK for volunteers from abroad to take part in, and train and support UK-based volunteers to take part in projects in other countries. From conservation work in Japan and refugee support in Belgium to education in Palestine and European Voluntary Service at Othona Bradwell in Essex, the aim is always to increase intercultural understanding, build friendships, contribute to local projects, and above all learn from each other.

Come along on the 26th to hear from past and current volunteers and find out how to take part - everyone welcome!

Where: The Canvas Cafe E1, 42 Hanbury St, London, E1 5JL

When: Friday 26 January 2018, 6 - 8 pm

http://www.thecanvascafe.org/whats-on/meet-ups/volunteer-action-peace-open-evening

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posted on: 19 January 2018

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

« The most beautiful thing about volunteering obviously is the people you meet… the helpfulness the understanding…there is always someone who puts a plate of food in front of you if you say you are not hungry and not in the mood, or gives you a pep talk or simply a hug. »

Karolin T. from London

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