Area: florentine neighborhoodOur Hostel is an intimate, home-style hostel in an up-and-coming neighborhood of Tel Aviv. We have a small number of rooms, including one dormitory, keeping the atmosphere here personal and friendly. The spirit of the Hostel is young and vibrant – a place to feel at home, meet fellow travelers and other backpackers, relax, make friends, and absorb the Tel Aviv vibe. Guests at the hostel share a cozy indoor lounge, a fully equipped communal kitchen, and the spacious rooftop terrace where they can enjoy their morning coffee, take a meal together, trade stories and travel tips, or just relax and enjoy their time. Located in a hip neighborhood , our hostel is an easy walk to many local attractions – 10 minutes to Old Jaffa and the flea market, 10 minutes to the beach and boardwalk, 5 minutes from Neve Tzedek, known for its recently renovated architecture, 15 minutes from Rothschild Street and the center of Tel Aviv, 20 minutes away from the Carmel Market, and 10 minutes from a central bus station. You will be nestled in to the unique surroundings of an active wholesale district where industry and art combine. Step around the corner from the hostel and you will find the cafes, nightclubs, and pubs that give it its reputation as one of the hotspots for nightlife in Tel Aviv.
Area: Antilles françaisesWe are a Canadian couple living in Guadeloupe for 6 years. We live within the walls of an old barracks . My husband and I have worked hard to repair this beautiful site abandoned for over 30 years. We have transformed it into a garden of fruits and flowers. We rent a house and rent canoes with glass bottoms to see the coral and seabed. This place is huge and we need a little help every day to keep this beautiful space in good condition. We are seeking couples - more than 24 years old. We both like kayaking and the protection of coral. There is something for everyone. It is especially important to know when working in the heat , do not be afraid of mosquitoes. Love animals and live outdoors. Show your talent in the kitchen (service or meal preparation ) and know how to handle a hammer and other tools. Being good with your hands and imaginative are assets to have when here. If you are too intellectual , abstain from applying. You will be miserable here because the place is earthy and requires manual skills . On another vein . Sorry for the words that follow, but it is a situation recently experienced that made me adjust before your arrival so that you know and you still have the choice to come or not ... We propose a discussion mid-stay about how satisfied everyone is. The experience that we will live together is sharing. We live together and get involved emotionally (not hear anything other than what it means ) in other words , you are considered as persons belonging to the family and we hope that the mean refrain from coming . In addition, everyone gets their hands dirty. The work is not difficult . But if you must wash the toilet , we do it with good humor. Everyone goes there after all. This is a task as another ... neither more nor less . We are very generous at the same time , involvement with our friends, good quality of meals , we get a lot . There is often a party at home . We do not want people who come do their 3:00 hours just because housing and food are free. A person who just takes and spends his time on the computer or in his tent on a regular basis . There is a problem there for us. To experience a place , we must invest … not have one foot in the house and one foot travelling . Here is a paradise for Workaways . Go visit the island, do activities , take the opportunity to meet the people of the island. Nous sommes un couple de Canadiens et vivons en Guadeloupe depuis 6 ans. Nous vivons entre les murs d'une ancienne caserne miliraire. Mon mari et moi avons travaillé fort à remettre en place ce site magnifique abandonné pendant plus de 30 ans. Nous l'avons transformé en jardin de fruits et de fleurs. Nous louons un gîte et louons des canoës à fond de verre pour voir les coraux et les fonds marins. Ce lieu est vaste et nous aurions besoin d'un peu d'aide chaque jour pour garder ce bel espace en bon état. Nous souhaitons recevoir des couples - qui ont plus de 24 ans. Nous avons à la fois le côté kayak et protection des coraux et de l'autre, un petit gîte avec table d'hôtes. Il y a de tout pour chacun. Il faut surtout savoir travailler à la chaleur, ne pas avoir peur des moustiques. Aimer les animaux et vivre dehors. Avec du talent soit en cuisine (service ou préparation de repas), soit des doigts magiques, savoir manier le marteau et autres outils. Etre habiles de ses mains et imaginatifs sont des atouts. Trop intellectuels, s'abstenir. Vous serez malheureux ici, car l'endroit est un peu roots et nécessite des talents manuels. Sur un tout autre ordre d'idée. Désolée pour les mots qui vont suivre, mais c'est une situation vécue dernièrement qui me fait ajuster les choses avant votre arrivée afin que vous sachiez et que vous ayez encore le choix de venir ou non... dépendant. Nous proposons une discussion à la mi-séjour sur la satisfaction de tout le monde. L'expérience que nous allons vivre ensemble en est une de partage. On vit ensemble et on s'implique émotivement (ne pas entendre autre chose que ce que cela veut dire) en d'autres mots, on vous considère comme des personnes faisant partie de la famille et nous souhaitons que les pingres s'abstiennent de venir. De plus, tout le monde met la main à la pâte. Le travail n'est pas difficile. Mais si il faut laver les toilettes, on le fait avec bonne humeur. Tout le monde y va après tout. C'est une tâche comme une autre... ni plus ni moins. Nous sommes très généreux au niveau du temps, de l'implication au niveau des amis, de la qualité des repas, on reçoit beaucoup. C'est souvent la fête à la maison. On ne désire pas des gens qui viennent ne faire que ses 3 heures parce que le logement et la bouffe sont gratuits. Une personne qui ne fait que prendre et passe son temps sur l'ordinateur ou dans sa tente sur une base régulière. Il y a un problème là pour nous. Pour vivre l'expérience à plein, il faut s'investir... pas avoir un pied à la maison et un pied en voyage. Ici c'est un paradis pour les Workaways. Allez visiter l'île, faites des activités, profitez-en pour rencontrer les gens de l'île.
Area: Toowoomba on the Great Dividing Range, QueenslandWe live about 30 minutes north of Toowoomba, two hours west of Brisbane on 80 acres. It's a new place and there is lots of work to do, so we just need help in the house to free us up to get out and do the landscaping, fencing etc (which you can help us with if you prefer to be outdoors). Barb works as a lecturer at the Uni in Toowoomba full time and is also doing a PhD and Dave is away with work most of the time, so it's hard getting through the list of things we want to do! We have two teenage daughters, Ellyn 18 and Meg 15, although Ellyn has just left to go overseas. Because we are a household of girls much of the time, we are looking for a female Workawayer, but a couple of girls would also be OK. We would consider a mixed couple, but ONLY if the fellow comes from a farm back home or has excellent farm experience. We have two horses that Barb needs help with. Neither are quiet enough yet under saddle for anyone but a really experienced rider. (I don't have a horse or time to teach people to ride - sorry). If you have a driver's licence and are confident driving in Australia would be a bonus, but not necessary. We have access to beautiful riding and bushwalking country as our house is surrounded by bush with lots of wild animals and birds. Much of the work we will give you will be horse, house or garden related while I work or study and then on weekends we will tackle bigger jobs. There is plenty of time to go bushwalking with the dogs or ride the bikes and explore the area. You will each work about four hours a day, and we do expect people who can do a good job of what ever they do - Barb should have been a German, she is quite a perfectionist, especially when it comes to cleaning stables. However, if you read our references, you will also see she is pretty easy going! You can also take a car exploring if you are comfortable driving, or you can catch a bus into town to shop, go to the movies or look around. We've put down that we will take one girl, but two is OK if you are happy doing some outdoor stuff or bigger jobs by yourselves like clearing sticks, checking fences and weeding. No boys unless they are exceptional horsemen OR have grown up on a farm or have worked on one. Some of the jobs our past Workawayers have done for us include: mowing, weeding, painting, cleaning out the shed, cleaning vehicles, working and grooming horses, clearing paddocks, exercising the dogs, cleaning in the house, planting our vegetable garden, cooking, cleaning stables, cleaning horse gear. Absolutely no smokers!!! You also need to be able to eat what we eat, although we do cater for gluten free and can do coeliac as well. Hope to hear from you soon!
Area: CameroonJoin our Global Team Summer 2015 - " Make A Difference Volunteering & Cultural Immersion Experience " Unique Experience while Volunteering , and learn about rural village traditions and culture TEAM 2014 IN CAMEROON Joel(Germany),Triona(Ireland)Alexia(Canada)Joan(USA)Petr(Czech Republic These awesome volunteers met in Cameroon for six weeks+ Thank you ALL very much for the amazing work you did from organizing the rural village outreach health fair, people with disabilities entrepreneurship, community connection and helping at the local orphanage, hospitals and local school. “……..once again huge thank you to you for having me over in Cameroon. I had an awesome time, great experience and I am blessed to meet all your friends and other nice Cameroon people. I am very much hoping I will be able to come back and help further with your projects……..” Petr GLOBAL TEAM 2014 Thanking ALL the applicants who contacted us for 2014 volunteering period. Due to the overwhelming offers from workaways, we are adding a second segment as follows for SUMMER 2015 Segment 1: JUNE 1-JULY 7 Segment 11: JULY 1-AUGUST 7 A MAXIMUM OF 6 VOLUNTEERS PER SESSION. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATION. Our Program offer volunteers from abroad a hands-on six (6) week program during summer holidays to undertake a multi-disciplinary international development experience to deepen their understanding of development issues , combined with a cultural immersion program.Volunteers work on small scalable poverty combating sustainable social and community development projects alongside local people addressing issues -Gender, Human Rights, Health, Food and Nutrition, Conservation, Education and Economic Opportunities. Programs Village Health FAIR Help to bring health care to the remote rural poor villages and to educate them on how to prevent diseases and promote health and wellbeing Setting up a short-term clinic in a remote village ; to allow the people to consult nurse practitioners, medical students and doctors and receive health and wellness education addressing the village health concerns such as Maternal Health, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, together with a more focused cultural immersion component embedded throughout the Health Fair event. Hygiene and good sanitation practices: To teach the village people the importance of good sanitation in improving health and to ensure that villagers understand sanitary practices and the importance of using latrines Community Sustainable Tourism 1 To develop marked trails and maps for visitors 2 Train tour guides to receive visitors 3 To help a small artisan coffee producer develop a coffee tour 4 To program tourism products for website and social media Help setup a Women with disabilities Artisan Center & Crafts Workshops. -Sewing, Crocheting and Knitting, Embroidery groups to produce quality handmade crafts for the local tourist and export markets. 1 To teach design , product development, craft education workshop 2 Photographers/Videographers/Filmakers/bloggers 3 To develop fundraising strategies/grant writing 4 To create communications plan social media and outreach 5 To research access to export markets for their crafts Food Security-Homestead Farming demonstration: To improve health increase food security and reduce malnutrition in children- 1 Teach gardening and horticulture 2 Teach organic farming and improved farming techniques 3 Teach animal husbandry and care in raising animals. People with Special Needs Center Children Holiday Camp AbilityInUs Fun Camp Teach recreational activities, Music, Drama Football coaching, & running Promote the use of fuel-efficient, smokeless stoves, test Solar lanterns: To train in how to construct fuel-efficient stoves using cheap, locally sourced materials. These stoves require less firewood, which helps reduce deforestation and incorporate a chimney into the design. This reduces smoke inhalation whilst cooking, improving health conditions in the community. To test solar power models to solve rural village electricity problems. THINGS TO DO- The village of Akum is a hiker's paradise with trails that lead through winding hillside paths and valleys to Mbatu lake , where you can swim and also visit a famous Catholic pilgrimage site. Other trails winds into the nomadic Mbororo cattle grazers community with majestic panoramic views of the valleys and clouds. Meet a very warm group of people along the way as they go about their routine daily lifestyle. Expect invitations to share a meal with their families. Hike or ride a bike to the King of Akum’s dairy farm, where he will gladly welcome you and tell you all about his dairy project, this breed of dairy cattle are from the Netherlands. He has a true passion for agriculture and the young calf cannot get enough of him. Waterfalls viewing and climbing for the adventurous Getaway trips to other parts of the North West Region and other parts of Cameroon
Area: TasmaniaWe are a friendly family of 5, mum (Amanda), dad (Greg) and three children aged 5, 2 and 1. We have recently moved to Tasmania from mainland Australia and are building our own house and shed on 10 acres. We are living a 15 minute walk from the build site and Greg is building the house full time for the next year while Amanda looks after the children at home and does the school run etc. We have both travelled a lot in lbk (life before kids!!). In fact we met while Amanda (English) was backpacking through Asia and Greg (Australian) was working there.