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.
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
Address: PO Box 351 20 Main St Newport, NH 03733
Location: 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 Hampshire’s 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.
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.