Area: Rangárþing EystraIMPORTANT: We only started using the Workaway site and volunteers in July 2013. It was pointed out to us today (01 October 2013) that workaway.info states "The standard Workaway volunteer rate is 5 hours per day 5 days a week in exchange for food and board." To avoid any misunderstanding it is important to understand we live a working farm. With the cows needing to be milked twice per day, every day, this would be in excess of the Workaway "standard" volunteer rate. In order to help mitigate this 'excess' work, we try to accommodate each individual situation with days off for trips, use of a car for shorter trips, etc. While that has worked well for everyone before Workaway, and even with the vast majority of Workawayers, we want to be completely upfront so that all expectations are set, and disappointments are minimized. On our farm we have dairy cows and calves, horse breeding and a few sheep. The workers that come here learn how to milk and take care of feeding the cattle, and if they have skills to train (not just ride; see note below) horses they can enjoy riding between milking hours. Between milking hours, there is a need to occasionally check on the cows to make sure they have enough hay, and to feed more or rake toward them any hay already in front of them. In return, they provide all the fresh milk you can drink. :) Note! We only have horses here for experienced riders, so don't expect to be able to go riding if you are not used to horses and riding. In the household it is mainly me (Bertha; I am a native Icelander) and my husband (Jay; he is from America), but our grown-up kids come here for some weekends (they study elsewhere). We also run a growing Web development business from our home office, which is why we need help on the farm.
Area: UpoluWe are a family run hotel with 18 fales (shack directly at the beach) and 12 rooms. We are offering 2 meals a day - breakfast and dinner - and twice a week we are having a traditional polynesian show called Fiafia (including the traditional firedance). We are an open and friendly family which are open to new ideas and other cultures.
Area: ScotlandHELP NEEDED URGENTLY Dear Workawayer , At present assistants is needed particularly in relation to painting and decorating and cleaning inside and out side areas in preparation for the year a head. This is the annual spring clean. We are a vibrant young family living in the Stunning Highlands of Scotland. Our family consists of Lynsey aged (28) and her two lively little boy’s Ruaridh aged(5) and Euan aged (2). Lynsey is a qualified social worker and has worked in the profession for many years: however last year she made the drastic decision to completely overhaul her lives. It was Lynsey’s desire to be at home with the children and to build an organic eco garden to provide food for the veg box Scheme which she is developing. As a family we are also very passionate about upcycling “rubbish” into useful and decorative item’s which would look apart of any home or garden. We are at the very early stages of a large project and would love to share our excitement and experimentation with others. It is our aim to build a new sustainable future for our small patch of this wonderful planet. We have a keen interest in permiculture and other sustainable living ideas. We would love to have as many as 3 workawaers come stay with us at any one time. We do live in a small crofters cottage but have one spare small single bedroom which will be reserved particularly for young female single travellers. We have two reception rooms, we could accommodate to travellers of the same sex or a couple. This opportunity is very exciting and different but would only suit people who did not mind sharing space with others. Once the project is fully build there will be accommodation built specifically for our visitors. Visitors will also be provide with three hearty meals a day. What we expect from our guests. We do not ask for much but due to having two young children in the family home we ask that all guests refrain from the use of bad language. Do not use mind altering substances and if they choose to drink alcohol that it is in moderation. If our visitor is a smoker we ask that this habit is kept outside the family home. We also ask that visitors assist with house work in order that the family home is kept comfortable for everyone living in it. The Highlands of Scotland is very beautiful and there will be much to see and do, we only ask our visitors to work four days and week and the rest of the time is theirs to do as they wish.
Area: TuscanyWe have a large house, set in beautiful grounds, with a swimming pool. The house is divided into 4 different apartments, for tourists. work in the grounds vegetable garden flowers house guests pool cleaning
Area: Central CaliforniaCome to Central California and Help Impoverished Nations We are a non-profit organization that processes and ships food to poor nations. We need more volunteers to process the food. We are open most of the year, have a variety of jobs and are flexible regarding the length of your stay up to a maximum of 3 weeks. We are located near Sequoia National Park---home of the largest trees on earth! We are also close to Yosemite National Park. The hospitality, food and accommodations are all excellent. This is a great place to stay. Sometimes on weekends our volunteers plan trips to visit Sequoia or Yosemite, so there is a chance you may be able to visit a National Park while you volunteer with us. Please contact me if you need further information.