Area: Zululand Yacht Club, Richards Bay-South Africa -close to the Mocambique Border.We are a family that is constructing ( and living aboard) our self-sustaining 42 foot ocean-going catamaran sailboat in order to take the paths less travelled and explore regions and places seldom seen by ordinary tourists. Currently there are three of us onboard, myself, my wife Anne and my 19 year old daughter Lorecan who is completing her distance learning education. For this reason we would prefer female workawayers. (there are already three girls if you include the Princess) The vessel is currently moored in Zululand in the heart of the Game park mecca of Africa and of course we live close to nature too, having dolphins, fish eagles, hippopotamuses, giant herons and mischievous thieving monkeys for regular company. The lifestyle is safe and comfortable but rough and without luxuries or private ablutions and will only suit those who are used to the outdoors and understand and appreciate the limitations of shipboard life.
Area: Queensland/ Sunshine CoastDo you want to grow and learn more about yourself while living and playing within a fun, supportive environment? Are you looking for an experience that will make a profound impact in your life and the life of a child? Do you desire to connect deeply and meaningfully with people? Would you like to be part of a family that encourages you to be you, celebrates you for all that you do, wants to inspire you to be the best you can be, and loves to see you let loose and embrace your inner child? If yes, then we invite you to consider joining our family! However, you should know that we are NOT a “typical” Australian family. So if you want "typical," then stay clear of us! hahahaha Perhaps we once resembled something close to “normal,” (aka boring) but not now! We were blessed with an adorable girl with Autism, and she has quite beautifully rocked our world! We are forever grateful for her! It hasn't always been easy, but she has taught us so much about life! Now our days are filled with so much love, joy, excitement, gratitude, and passion, as we learn from this little Buddha-like child. We now appreciate the simple things - the essence of life - and have come to more fully understand what LOVE is! We live a life where every day is different and delicious! Every day we see little miracles unfolding, as we see growth in both ourselves and our daughter. And all these little miracles are leading up to the BIG MIRACLE we hope to achieve: To recover our daughter from Autism! Because we want her to be able to connect in deep, meaningful ways with people, and experience the joy of friendship. We are looking for a special person who wants to play a part in this miracle! Our daughter Eve is 7 years big. She is such a sweet, cheeky, free-spirited child with so much love and giggles to share! She loves so many things about this big beautiful world ... she loves chasing with her friends, scruffing (the cutest form of grounding ever), yelling woo-hoo! and yee-hah! just to celebrate the moment, wacky dancing, hugging trees, laughing about anything, singing like a bird, and taking her toy dinosaur friends wherever she goes (You would be amazed at how many she can hold!). For the past three years, we have been running a full-time Son-Rise Program for Eve in our home. This program is different from most traditional forms of helping kids with special needs. The Son-Rise Program is a play-based approach that involves forming a trusting relationship with an attitude of sincere love and acceptance. Through natural play, and using Eve’s motivations, we inspire her to learn and grow. It’s so much fun! And it works!
Area: CataloniaAt the moment, we only accept enquiries for the week between 25 and 31 of August. We are a Catalan family in Sant Quirze, a litle town 20 km far from Barcelona. We are a couple with two teens (17 and 12). Barcelona is well connected from the town by bus or by train. And from Barcelona you can travel to the rest of Catalonia and Spain. We offer to make tourist tours with the volunteer to visit the region.
Area: North East BulgariaWe are Ian & Kate. We are English (early 60's going on 35!). We have wi-fi internet access. We have 2 dogs who win the hearts of everyone they meet! We now have 2 kittens, also very friendly. Kate practices Tai Chi Chaun and Qi Gong. We do not have TV. We love music and there is usually something playing. If you play an instrument and/or sing that would be great. We can accommodate vegetarians. Food is good, wholesome with multi-cultural roots. We offer flexible hours - agreed between ourselves: 25 hrs per week. We live in a small village with 2 shops/pubs. It is 4km from Dobrich, a town of 90,000 people; 30km from the sea, including either quiet beaches or lively resorts, - a bus ride away. Help wanted from mid-late May 2014 onwards.
Area: Caldas da Rainha (Sao Martinho is about 20 mins by car from this town)We have a small creative arts retreat centre on the silver coast in Portugal, near Sao Martinho do Porto. It's a rural spot in a lovely setting and consists of a house and a studio where volunteers stay in comfort. We provide arts retreats, courses and workshops with tuition for singles, couples and groups who are looking to discover their creative potential in a relaxed and beautiful enviroment. The idea is in its infancy so we are looking for volunteering help currently to help us move forward with our property, studio and land. This includes any of the following : DIY, general building skills, gardening, and hard landscaping skills and help. We are excited about offering creative breaks, and would like to share our enthusiasm and passion with other practical individuals who would enjoy sharing our life and our vocation here in a beautiful part of Portugal close to wonderful beaches.