Current Projects The Board of Directors of QWI and the Community Baptist Church in District Heights, MD are pleased to announce an invitation to volunteers to help rebuild the Community Baptist Church which was destroyed by fire just before Christmas 1997.

About the Workcamp

Volunteers will be needed weekly from June 17th through August 12th 2000. Our workcamps start Saturday afternoon for registration, orientation, and getting to know one another. On Sunday we worship with the church members and usually share a meal with them. Monday through Friday we work on the church. Following dinner we worship, sing and play as a community; non-work activities are planned with church members or by our staff. On Saturday, following our closing group worship and clean up, we go home and make way for a new group of volunteers arriving that afternoon.

Why week-long workcamps? If we run weekend workcamps as well as week-long workcamps, we do not have enough housing or feeding space nor enough staff. Our staff get little time off as it is. Please do not ask to come for less than a week. Staying for more than one week is fine.

Dates: Week long workcamps in the summer of 2000:
Sat. June 17-24
Sat, July 15-22,
Sat, July 22-29,
Sat, July 29-Aug. 5
Sat, Aug. 5-12

We welcome international volunteers to stay for two to three weeks. We can accomodate a maximum of ten international volunteers per week and 20 total workcampers per week.

Work: Construction; rebuilding overflow shelter and volunteer housing for the church.

Study and recreation: Evening activities include get acquainted games, Bible study with church members, study of recent church burnings in USA, fun and games and field trips as possible.

Chores: Chores sign-up and completion is expected and a workcamp tradition.

Cost: Stateside volunteers pay $150 a week. We ask international volunteers $100 a week.

Age limitations: 17 year old individuals or older. In a group with adult leaders we will accept 9th graders.

Vounteer Housing: Bunk beds with linens at Adelphi Friends Meeting. Sleeping bag may be useful. See QWI Q & A brochure.

Worksite: The Community Baptist Church is located at 904 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Heights, Maryland which is just east of Washington D.C. QWI provides transportation from the housing site to the worksite. For a map you can enter this address at Yahoo's Map website.

Restrictions: Alcohol not permitted on or off site. Smoking discouraged and absolutely forbidden indoors, in vehicles or in group meetings.

Transportation: Closest airport is Baltimore Washington International. Take shuttle bus to any motel in Silver Spring. Call workcamp HQ for pickup: (202) 722-1461 or (202) 374-6255
The domestic airport is Reagan National airport. Board Metrorail there. Trains/Busses to Washington, DC Union Station; Walk to Metrorail station. Take Metrorail to Takoma Station [Red line]. Call workcamp HQ for pickup: (202) 722-1461 or (202) 374-6255

Staff needed: If you would be interested in serving as Project Director, Volunteer Coordinator, cook or Friend in Residence, write or call QWI at the address below. (See Who's in charge? in the Workcamp FAQ.)

How to Apply

Check the list of openings above to make sure there is an opening for the time you want to come. Then send the application forms along with the workcamp fee of $150 per person per week to:

Harold Confer, Project Director
Quaker Workcamps International
1225 Geranium St., NW
Washington, DC 20012

What to Bring

Quaker Workcamps International
1225 Geranium St., NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 722-1461 Office
(202) 723-5376 Fax
Director: Harold Confer
website maintained by: Larry Clarkberg

last updated 3/18/00