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: This is the 35th consecutive year of international voluntary service projects in our rural New Hampshire town. Our goal for BTWN 2020 is to reunite volunteers who have previously been co-leaders or participants in our programs. This years work in Week 1 will consist of creating an archive, display and reception for Bringing the World to Newports history. Week 2 volunteers will rotate through camps with children and several non-profit organizations where you will be helping with facility maintenance. As always volunteers will meet with community organizations like Rotary International and sell pieces of Peace Pie at concerts on the common. 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
Approximate Location: Address: PO Box 351 20 Main St Newport, NH 03733Location: The organizers are experienced workcamp hosts in rural western New Hampshire, town population 6000. Leisure: There will be several opportunities to experience the beauty of New Hampshires lakes and mountains plus one all-day field trip with the students. In addition Volunteers will meet with the local, Rotary Club and other elements of the Newport community.Newport is a small community without clubs or a nightlife so plan to spend evenings with your international group and various community hosts.