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Volunteers are needed for this month and enquiries are very welcome for the whole year.
Part availabilty for volunteers this month and enquiries are welcome for other months of the year.
No volunteer availabilty for this month but please feel free to email about volunteering during other months that are marked in green or yellow.
Area: Southern BavariaHello Wanderer, Eva lives with her parents Franz and Anna in a small house around one hour away from Munich. We keep seven sheep, some chicken, four ducks and five bee colonies. We farm an area of around 2 hectares where a small field with field crops is situated and some young fruit trees and young hedge-rows. Everything here is still young and on the way of growing. As Eva works four days/week in Munich she seeks help to keep the place in a proper shape. The main tasks are related to - renovating the 40-year-old somehow ramshackle house we live in (all kinds of crafts like carpentary, building, plumbing, electricity and so on) - working on the fields or in the garden, mainly with hand tools You are free to help according to your skills and interests. It is essential that you are able to communicate in German, so this is your place if you like to improve your language skills (and ours in your language if it is one of the mentioned!) You'd spend the most of the time with Eva's parents Franz and Anna. Please keep in mind, that we have no internetaccess. If you have a smartphone you probably have access in our village. 10 km away there's an internet cafe and we can take you there. Be prepared to be pestered with questions about your country. We think workaway is for us a possibility to travel without moving. The village is very quiet and sleepy. It is a good place to be before you head to the next lively city or if you like to get away from noise and distraction. The only "attraction" might be a beergarden or loads of books (german language) we can offer you from our library. Eva loves to go hiking or sightseeing and she will take you with her, if you like. Feel free to be free over here. Thank you for reading!
Area: Bay of Plenty**WE HAVE A VACANCY FOR ONE OR TWO PERSONS FOR AFTER THE 15TH OF MAY 2014 . BEFORE THAT ALL IS FULL* PLEASE NO ENQUIRIES FOR BEFORE THIS TIME. **PLEASE ARRIVE ON THE 1ST OR 2ND OF YOUR CHOSEN OR ALLOCATED MONTH. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ARRIVE HERE, COME ON THE 1ST OR 2ND OF THE MONTH YOU HAVE CHOSEN. IN THAT WAY WE CAN HAVE YOU FOR THAT WHOLE MONTH.** ONLY EVENING MEAL IS INCLUDED. I AM A GOOD COOK!( that's what they all say....) BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Please, please, after contacting us for wanting to stay and after I have accepted you, do let us know if you are not able to come. So remember, keeping in touch by email is great before you are coming, so we know you are still keen to come. If I don't hear back from you after your initial enquiry and my reply, I take it you don't want to come. But it would be better if you tell us if you still keen or found elsewhere. THIS IS ABOUT US: We are an easy going Kiwi/Dutch couple in our fifties that are looking for help with the horses and help with the Farm Stay hostel AND RIDING SCHOOL. 2 GIRLS would be great but we'll look at anyone who is keen to help. We have 11 horses for our riding school. At this time of the year we are always looking for keen helpers to work with the horses, caring, grooming, feeding, preparing for lessons . We need an experienced horse person prefer 25 years or older . The season is October till May.. WE PREFER SOMEONE WHO SPEAKS ENGLISH VERY WELL, AS IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO US AND OUR CLIENTS AND NOT TO MAKE MISTAKES BECAUSE OF LACK OF ENGLISH. **If you want to come and help us you need please try to stay for a minimum of 4 weeks and you'll only work for 3/4 hours a day.. You MUST have experience and be confident with horses . ** We were a farming family, had been milking 140 cows for the last 25 years. We wanted to do something different so sold the cows and now have 10 horses. We now run a riding school,and trail riding centre and ORGANIZE SUMMER RIDING CAMPS . We also run our small Farm- stay/hostel. You get to help us with different jobs from maintenance to horse work, to cleaning hostel and cleaning tack,mucking out stables( winter only), to assisting in trail rides, assisting in the children's riding lessons. Our 4 sons are all grown up and left home . 3 of them live overseas, one in Holland, one in Spain, and one in Melbourne. The other one lives in Auckland. I/we have traveled to 39 countries of the world so understand all about traveling.. We have a panoramic view over the hills, islands, ocean,islands and bush. We have a 9.1 m swimming pool for use in your free time in the summer and a river /forest swimming hole 10 min walk way. We prefer NON smokers as I ( Marianna) suffers from Asthma, but if you must smoke, then of course, outside only!!! When you write me, please in English only. We look forward to hearing from you. Tell us something about yourself and how long you would like to stay for and how you could contribute to the ranch.
Area: Sent, Graubünden, SwitzerlandDear Workawayers, We, Til & Doro 51 and 49 years old are living high up in the mountains of Graubünden, the eastern part of Switzerland. Since 4 years we are running a Bed and Breakfast in this Romanish speaking area and we enjoy it very much. Please be aware that this area is not very much populated. You won`t find shopping malls or a cinema here, but nature pure. Hiking, Biking and Rafting are the main sport activities in summer, skiing and snowboarding in Winter.We also have a nice Spa in the next village - full of mineralwater. If you apply as a couple, please be aware that we are only able to offer you a very small room of 10 sqm. We are offering this, because we made very good experiences with a couple during this summer. We need somebody who is able to replace us once a week for one or two days, when the business is low. This person should be able to communicate with people either in English or better in German. She/He should be reliable and independently. Also we need help in the daily business, mainly in the mornings. Cleaning the rooms and preparing the breakfast. This position is ideal for a person who like to take a time off of the stress of a city to enjoy the Spring and Summer in the mountains. Thank you very much for your application in advance.
Area: CataloniaWe are a Catalan family in Sant Quirze, a litle town 20 km far from Barcelona. We are a couple with two teens (16 and 12); the oldest is going to be a volunteer next summer in Ireland. I'm a vey good Cook and I offer healthy meals, also Spanish typical meals. 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: ManabíOur goal is to encourage interaction between different cultures, to expand language skills, and to create a vibrant community between English and Spanish speakers in Puerto Lopez. Puerto Lopez, a quiet fishing town, with an international tourist crowd. Our place is a beautiful property, right on the beach. The open air café seats about 20 people, facing the ocean. Tutoring takes place in the patio classroom above, and is equipped with a map, computer and language teaching resources. Spanish learners are generally visitors, studying Spanish while on vacation (1 week to 8 weeks.) English-learners are generally residents of Puerto Lopez.