Volunteer USA

At a glance
Project Construction
Cost 595+ or 839+
Eligibility Aged 18 - 50
Duration 12 days or, 8 - 12 weeks

Country Fact File

The facts and figures

  • Capital: Washington DC
  • Population: 308 million
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Time Zone: GMT-5.00 to GMT-10.00 depending on the state.
  • International dialling code: +001
  • Languages: English

The Fun stuff

  • Read
    • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Watch
    • All the President's Men (1976)
    • Dances with Wolves (1990)
    • Apollo 13 (1995)
    • Glory (1989)
    • Platoon (1986)
    • Amistad (1997)
    • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
  • Do
    • Explore the Big Apple
    • Catch a basketball, baseball or American football match
    • Enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Florida
  • Eat: Pumpkin pie
  • Cost of a beer: £1.50 ($2.50) approx.
  • Did you know?
    • The Declaration of Independence was written on paper made from hemp
    • More men died from disease during the American Civil War than died in battle
    • With an area of just 1,545 square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA. The largest is Alaska, with area of 663,268 square miles
    • The USA has no official language
    • At over 32,000 feet, Mauna Kea (located in Hawaii) is the tallest mountain in the world – but most of it lies under the sea. Only 13,796 feet of it is above sea level.
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