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    Volunteer construction work?

    Hey everyone, first time poster here.

    I was wondering if anyone had information on volunteer/internship programs that work along the lines of a design/build apprenticeship, wherein one volunteers full time for a construction or renovation project and receives hands-on education in construction, preferably in green building, as well as room and board and maybe even a stipend too. Any leads are greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Matt

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    Welcome,

    Not sure about this but you might try Habitat for Humanity or AmeriCorps

    Good luck.

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    yeah, definitely look into the various AmeriCorps programs. There are three: Vista, NCCC, and State. The latter is often referred to as simply "AmeriCorps." I know that Vista is generally not hands-on (they put you primarily in office settings), but NCCC and State typically are.



    Quote Originally posted by PlannerByDay
    Welcome,

    Not sure about this but you might try Habitat for Humanity or AmeriCorps

    Good luck.

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    Definitely try Habitat for Humanity as they'll probably have lots of work for you rebuilding homes damaged by hurricanes. I did it one summer- didn't get paid but the group put us up in a motel and provided meals.

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    If you are particularly interested in green building or sustainablity I know there are one or two 'fellowships' like that that I have come across...though you might end up in a somewhat rural area, with no pay but room and board. I would do a google on sustainable homes, green building, fellowships and internships, something like that.

    good luck.

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    Hey, thanks everyone for your advice!

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