Update Organization

If you are a staff member of Visions Service Adventures, you may use this form to request an update to your organization's information. Please refer to our Privacy Statement if you have concerns about our management of this information.

Note that the same information may need to be entered in more than one place. For example, the duration of projects needs to be entered in a text description, as well as in specific Project Duration fields. The text fields are used for display to potential project participants, with the data fields are used to match participants with your organization.

Make any changes you wish on each of these forms, and then click "Submit Updates" (at the bottom of this long page):

   Your Information
Your Name:
Your E-Mail:

The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Organization Name:
Long Name:
Also Known As:
Any other name of the organization, such as
a former name, a DBA, or a different name in
different parts of the world.

   Type of Organization
The type of your organization as it relates to potential volunteers or advisors. Please refer to our Organizations page for the types of organizations. Specific listing criteria for Field Organizations is given on our Listing Criteria page. Please select a New Type only if you wish to change the type of your organization.
Current Type: Field Organization
New Type:

   Contact Information
The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Web Site:
E-Mail Address:
Name of person
receiving E-Mail:

The name of the person whose E-Mail address
is given above. If the E-Mail address above
is a "general" address, leave this field empty.
If you need to revise your organization's adddress,
enter it in the blank field below.
Address: Visions Service Adventure
110 N 2nd Street
PO Box 220
Newport, PA 17074

In this section, the current information is show above each field.
Enter a revised version of the information if you wish to make changes.
You may cut from the text of the current information and paste into the field below to begin a revision.
General Description: Visions operates month long community service summer programs for teens in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Australia. Up to 25 teens (age 14-18) and 6 staff (age 22+) live and work in native communities. Non-work days are spent exploring the environment and learning about another culture.
Program Information: Visions focuses on construction of small to intermediate projects accomplished either whole or in logical sections during 1 or 2 one-month programs each summer. Past projects have included wooden houses, adobe community centers, block and mortar schools, numerous playgrounds, a bridge, waterworks, etc. We work with the teens, teaching them the skills required to complete the project as much by their own hand as possible to increase their sense of ownership. Community involvement is encouraged, and the service is framed within the context of experiencing life in another culture and the learning opportunities thereby presented.
Describe the typical project length and style - community service, technical assistance, etc.
Qualifications: Summer staff members must be 22 years or older, possess a minimum certifications of First Aid and CPR, and have worked with teens, preferably in a residential setting. Other factors considered are advanced emergency medical certifications, fluency in Spanish or French, carpentry or masonry skills, outdoor adventure experience. A positive attitude, good sense of humor, strong commitment to teamwork, and desire to learn and help others learn through experience are definitely required!
What are the required qualifications for participants - experience, age, citizenship, etc.
Financial Arrangements: Staff members are responsible for securing transportation to Newport, PA for training in mid June. From there Visions takes responsiblity for travel to and from the program location, room, board and activity fees for the duration of the program, and a modest compensation based on experience, length of program and specialzation.
General information about financial arrangements, from the view of a participant.
Volunteer Registration: Contact Visions to receive a staff information packet, including application.
How do participants register or apply?
History: Visions was founded in 1989.
When and where was your organization incorporated or founded?
Mission Statement: VISIONS’s mission is to offer teenagers opportunities for service work and cross-cultural learning in and outside the United States. We work with and for communities and/or individuals lacking financial and other development resources. We seek to educate and inform teenagers through construction-based service work in intercultural communities about lives very different from their own, and to challenge participants to mature thoughtfully and reflectively within a small community of peers and program leaders.
Your organization's mission statement.

This section lists your organization's religious and national affiliations and whether that affiliation is a requirement for volunteers.
Religious Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a member of this religion.
National Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a citizen of this country.

   Training and Experience
The level of training and experience helps us match volunteers with organizations. We use "college equivalent years" (CEYs) as a measure of training and experience. Each year of education after high school (grade 12) counts as one CEY. Every five years of industry experience counts as one CEY. For example, if you organization has a general requirement or preference for volunteers with a Bachelors degree and 10 years experience would be 6 CEYs.
Required/preferred training and experience:

If your organization specializes in field projects in particular fields, select them here. Additional information on the field choices is available at the Description of Industry Fields page.
Field 1:
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Field 2:
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   Financial Arrangements
This section gives the financial arrangements for people participating in your projects. Please list the percentage of your projects that have the financial arrangements. For example, if half your projects use consultants who get paid a salary or substantial compensation, then the first field should be "50".
Participants are paid a
salary or substantial compensaion:
Participants are given a
small stipend or allowance:
Travel expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
Living expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
Expenses for a spouse
are covered by the project:
Expenses for dependent children
are covered by the project:
Participants pay a fee above travel
and living expenses to participate:
Your organization helps participants
raise funds to cover costs:

   Project Duration
Minimum project length:
Average project length:
Maximum project length:

   Age and Family
Minimum required participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Maximum limit on participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Youngest typical participant: years
Average age of typical participant: years
Oldest typical participant: years
Family: Participants may bring a spouse.
Dependent children may accompany the participant.

Number of potential participants registered:
If you maintain a database of potential volunteers.
Number of international projects undertaken by your organization:
in year:
Number of participants sent on international projects:
in year:

This section lists the number of countries in each region in which your organization has a presence (executes projects). Click on the name of each region to see what countries are included.
Africa: countries
Asia: countries
Australia-Oceania: countries
Caribbean: countries
Central America: countries
Eastern Europe: countries
Middle East: countries
North America: countries
South America: countries
Southeast Asia: countries
Western Europe: countries

This section details the organization's budget for the most recent year which information is available.
Budget amount:
In what currency:
For the year:
Percentage of budget
spent internationally:

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