Help at farm and guiding tourists around a lava cave in Iceland
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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: AquitaineI live in Riberac a market town of about 4000 people in the Dordogne area of France. I am English but grew up in Vancouver, Canada and San Francisco in the US. I am an artist and spend most of my days painting. I also have had a stall at the Riberac market, selling paintings of chickens, for 5 years. My home is a 3 floor 4 - 5 bedroom house made up of 4 smaller houses and is around 160 years old. I am just a 5 minute walk to the town centre which is teeming with tourists in the summer months and has bars, restaurants, a cinema and anything else you might need. There are many artists in the area, exhibitions all summer, the Baroque Festival in June, lots of music events and easy public transport to other interesting places. I live here with my 2 West Highland Terriers and 2 cats. I am also partially disabled due to an illness a couple of years ago so need some help with my small garden, some minor house repairs and moving some heavy things. I look forward to meeting some new people, am a pretty good cook and won't be breathing down your neck to get things done!
Area: Chanchamayo, Junin.PLEASE NOTE: We currently have bookings confirmed until the middle of September. We will keep our profile updated of any changes / availability. We are a friendly and welcoming Anglo/Peruvian family living in the small town of San Ramon, in the beautiful valley of Chanchamayo. San Ramon is located approximately 8 hours inland from Lima - an easy bus journey during the day or overnight on a comfortable 'bus-cama'. We have two lovely daughters, aged 3 and 7, who are both at school and we enjoy sharing our home with friends and guests. We grow passion fruit on our farm where we are also building some tourist accomodation. Our project for 2014 is to open a small coffee shop / bar in San Ramon.
Area: Adenta, Accra Ghana (West Africa)** We are fully booked through the first of the year. If you are interested in volunteering with us from January 2013 onwards please get in touch!** We operate a day center for young people (ages 5-18) with learning disabilities. We are very excited about our project, as we are able to offer educational and recreational opportunities to young adults who have been denied access to mainstream schools because of their learning difficulties. * Volunteers will be supporting local staff in teaching basic skills to our students. This will include academics (literacy and numeracy), life skills, and leisure activities. Volunteers will be expected to engage with children in the classroom and support them in recreational activities, often accompanying students and staff on outings. We are also anxious for our volunteers to teach new skills to our students; can you help them practice yoga or teach them to play a musical instrument? Volunteers will be asked to work approximately 30 hours a week: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday with weekends free. We are very flexible with this, as we want you to have plenty of time to enjoy the country. You will have a room either here at the centre or in a private house nearby, depending on the number of volunteers we have during your stay. Our project aims to enhance the quality of lives of children and young people through a structured intervention and advocacy programme that offers opportunity for development. Working closely in line with National, Governmental and International Organisations, NGO's and Volunteers, the programme aims to empower children and young people achieve their potential in life. For more information please see our website: yapghana.org Volunteers don't need experience working with people with learning disabilities. We are looking for people who are compassionate, patient, and willing to learn. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team! *We require a minimum one month commitment. Priority will be given to volunteers who are able to stay for the entire 3 month term**
Area: Oracabessa, St. Mary or Golden Grove, St. AnnI am a Jamaican American woman and anthropologist living in beautiful, peaceful, Oracabessa, St. Mary. My boyfriend Rick is also "Jamerican" having spent many years living abroad. We are both home now and have a few projects that we are working on, so we would love help in a couple of different areas. The project we are most focused upon right now is taking care of a small organic garden that we have been cultivating. For this project, we can't get enough help weeding, harvesting (when it's time), selling at market (when it's time), or any knowledge you can provide on organic farming in the tropics.. This location is in Golden Grove, St. Ann. While you work on the farm, you would be staying in the family home of my "Jamerican" boyfriend. Space here is shared with other workers. The area is beautiful and really gives you a chance to see real Jamaican "bush" life. The village of Golden Grove has lots of little dive bars, great walking, amazing scenery and is accessible using the route taxi system. Guests here are asked to contribute $35 (US) per week or $3850 (Jamaican ) per week, in exchange for accommodations. The rest of your stay is subsidized by the work that you contribute to the farm. breakfast is provided on days that you are working. Alternatively, my house is in Oracabessa, St. Mary. From time to time we will accept a worker here if we are in need, so please make sure to indicate when it is that you are interested in staying if you are inquiring about a potential work opportunity. However, the house is run as a guest house, so mainly we offer beds to visitors who just want to relax affordably. Workers are expected to help with housecleaning or other odd jobs around the house. (raking the yard, washing the dogs, cleaning the pool, helping with guests etc..), these kinds of things can be counted towards work hours. The house in St. Mary has access to a private beach, which is also a fish sanctuary and protected turtle nesting area. Indeed, if you are here at the right time of the year, you may get to see the turtles come in to lay their eggs at night, or to see the baby turtles hatch! A really amazing experience! Workers in St. Mary, are asked to help cover light and water expenses during their stay. This isn't exorbitant, I ask just 5 dollars per day. I provide foods for breakfast, workers are responsible for other meals. If you are interested, we often split the cost of groceries for dinner in order to combine resources. This is not so much either, typically you can expect to spend about 70 dollars per week (10 per day) on shared groceries. Regular visitors are charged beginning at $10 and up to $50per night, with accommodations ranging from a private room to a couch to an air mattress, depending upon space and availability and your needs. Visitors can also join in grocery sharing. We are a fun filled family, we like to travel around, go out dancing, have spirited debates, and in general enjoy life! We would love for you to come and spend some time with us, get to know the local community, and in general have an authentic and productive Jamaican vacation.
Area: ConnachtOriginally from Chicago, we built our home in Ireland to fulfill a life-long dream and have been living here for 6+ years. Cúlán is the name of our home (pronounced koo-LAWN). In Irish it means ‘little place in the back’ and was the name given to this field by the folks who farmed this site years back. We have no children and no pets. We are two artists, James and Connie. We especially enjoy American blues and Irish traditional music.