Region: Collingwood, Ontario (2 hours from Toronto)** ONLY REPLY IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2014. (Thanks.) ** We are a friendly, flexible Expat family from Canada-New Zealand-France who has hosted many international travelers and au pairs in our homes around the world. We look forward to welcoming the right candidate as a member of our family, living close to Toronto, Canada. [* To improve our French and Spanish language skills, ideally we would like a worker whose native language is French or Spanish. However, this is not essential.]
Region:We are looking for someone who would like to experience living on a beautiful Greek island and help out with a Down Syndrome lad of 30, who is autonomous but bored. We would like someone to spend some hours everyday taking him walking/running, swimming, continuing his reading and writing program on the computer. We also want some help with veg garden, olive picking, and chickens, wood cutting etc.We want someone active and energetic. There will be some free time and evenings or afternoons off when needed. The island has a population of 2000 during the winter months so it is pretty quiet but there are activities in town such as yoga, Greek dancing lessons,theatrical group all winter and taverna evenings with live music as there are also English, Germans and Italians who live most of the year on the island. The summer is FUN of course. During the summer we can only have singles as we have other visitors as well and so we cannot accommodate 2 people unfortunately. Also we prefer for helpers to stay at least a month, because it is hard on my son for someone to come and go in 2 weeks. We offer room and board, the opportunity to learn Greek and/ or Italian or English. We are English/American but speak Greek and Italian as well.We are Christians. So far we have had 2 girls from the US stay 2 months, another girl from S. Korea, guys from Canada,USA, UK and Australia, they have all been great and we are looking forward to anyone else who wants to come. We need help from mid April onwards. We eat all natural food, no processed food at all!! By the way, there is another boat company which offers cheaper tickets, 40:00 euro return from Volos to Alonnisos. I am now full till October, availability after that!!
Region: Kentish, North West Coast TasmaniaHi we are Wouter and Elyse, Wouter is a CSA organic vegetable farmer coming from Belgium and Elyse is vet from Tasmania We have a newborn baby and are looking for some help around the place and obviously we like good company We have a block of land on which we are starting up an organic certified farm, with the focus on vegetables, production start within about a year. As we have only recently moved in this place there is a fair bit of work in setting up. Elyse grew up around this place and has together with her parents a small herd of milking goats for home use and blackberry control. Living self sustainable has allways been a major part of daily life. Wouter had a succesfull CSA vegetable farm in Belgium (for which this workaway page was use first) feeding more then 600 people for 10 months a year and have quite a few woofers usually. Now we decided to live here in Tasmania and build up a new farm. Lorinna is a pretty amazing part of Tasmamia, it lies at the very top of the Forth river, just out the lake st clair- cradle mountain National Park at lake Cethana, We have a lot of wildlife, beautifull forests, a beautifull lake for swimming and looking at, nice views over the mountains and Cradle Mountain. We live at about little less then an hours drive from Sheffield. Picking up can obviously be arranged. We live off grid, using solar panels for electricity and hot water firewood from our block for cooking, heating and hot water. delicious water from a creek. dry toilet We have an established orchard and a vegetable garden (currently only for home use) we grow some mushrooms. we make a bit of cheese from the goatsmilk and do a few different ferments ( like saurkraut,beer,wine,..) preserve our food all sorts of ways, ... This summer we're doing some renovations on the house, building a cob pizza oven, installing our hydrowheel for electricity and most important, expecting a baby :) Bits and pieces get started on the farm; setting up compost piles for later use in the seedling nursery, taking some trees down for clearing some fencelines, milling trees for building timber, chipping some of those brances for compost use, mowing for clearing and compost use. building some sheds and fences getting the vegetable paddock derocked by machine. building some walls with those rocks ... The current fotos are still from the farm in Belgium
Region: Costa AzaharRetired pensioner, living in quiet pretty, country area ,needing just a little assistance with housework, garden, dog walking, painting and general maintenance. Short and flexible hours with lots of free time Lovely pretty pleasant location within easy reach of Valencia and the coast on one side and mountains on the other. Lots of open countryside and nice walks close by. Friendly local villages with adequate facilities and supplies close by. Internet available. Further references available. Choice of two pleasant private rooms Position would suit a lady looking for a comfortable, easy-going and relaxed lifestyle.. Non smoker preferred.
Region: IstanbulWe have 2 kids ( Son:5 Daughter:2). My wife and I are occupied with manager positions in international companies. We have a permanent baby sitter at home who took cares of general daily work. Our boy's summer holiday starts in 10th of June. Therefore during the summer, we intend to host an English speaking volunteer to get support to our baby sitter. HER (the volunteer) daily support in below basis; - English language practice with the kids - Going out with the kids ( mainly with our elder boy) - having fun with them at the pool side. - attending and courage the kids in sports and outside and keeping eye on them - if needed, supporting our baby sitter in daily work such as ironing. we have a 3 bedroom house, 1 room reserved for our current baby sitter who is Georgian (Caucasia) national, kids sleep in the same room, so we will welcome the volunteer in our living room where Fast internet access, movie theater and sort of things are available. We live in a forest area in a condo style site. Please ask for our website. Fitness and swimming and such sort of sports are possible for the volunteer. During weekends we always used to go out with kids around Istanbul for all kinds of freedom activities. Girl is easygoing but boy is time to time trying to enlarge his freedom but in general they are good friends. Both My wife and I are good at in English. So our target is to give our kids a little bit push in language competency. The house is full of joy and love. The neighborhood is lovely so we definitely believe the volunteer would have a good time in Istanbul. The volunteer (SHE) must be - English speaking - non smoking - responsible attitude towards kids She or her next friend is welcomed during whole summer ( between June 10 th and Sept 15th)