Bringing the World to Newport
Description: The NEWPORT Workcamp Collaborative hosts this project jointly with several community nonprofit organizations including the Newport Opera House Association (Fiscal Sponsor), the Newport School District (Housing), the Newport Recreation Department, Newport Historical Society, Richards Free Library and Library Arts Center.
Type of Work: You will live in a beautiful rural area of woods and lakes. Work will consist of rotating through camps with children and several non-profit organizations where you will be helping with facility maintenance, like painting a studio for the local Arts Center, plus meeting with community organizations like Rotary International (bring a flag to swap if you know a Rotarian in your country). Your flexibility will be much appreciated and you will meet many different elements of our community.
Volunteers must speak English. Must enjoy working with children and youth and be able to maintain appropriate adult-student boundaries.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the local high school. Beds and linens provided.
Because the accommodations are at a school there can be no tobacco or alcohol on site, even if you are of legal age