Region: PenangAn American expat writer and teacher living in Asia, I live in a small comfortable but older 2-bedroom home just outside the city of Georgetown where I care for a well-behaved, quiet and very cuddly family of cats. The house is a block from the Tanjung Bungah beach with a bus stop just around the corner that can take you on the route between the jetty downtown and the Batu Ferringhi tourist resort. Lots of great local food nearby as well as decent restaurants, or you can cook here. Visa seekers can get to consulates via bus or taxis; shoppers can walk to 3 different malls. A book lover, I live a fairly quiet life amidst a number of books and DVDs covering my many interests including world cultures, travel, theatre, films, art, teaching English, history, philosophy, and of course, lots of fiction. I do enjoy heading out to explore the island, taking time off from the many hours I spend online researching, writing, teaching, corresponding, etc. And love chatting over a cup of coffee or tea. My current projects are online writing, copyediting and teaching, and volunteer work for 4PAWS Penang Animal Welfare Society. And being 'foster mom' to lots of lovely cats. Formerly a university professor in the U.S., I teach and coach a variety of subjects: English language at all levels from beginner child to adult graduate school level including test prep, also American and English literature (esp. Shakespeare), academic writing, theatre acting, directing, design, public speaking, presentations, computer for beginners, all Office applications, administration and non-profit management, career preparation (resumes, cover letters, job search, etc.), academic preparation (for undergraduate and graduate schools in English-speaking countries) and related topics.
Region: British ColumbiaWe are a small family with one child (age 8) who enjoy outdoor sports and live in Prince George, British Columbia. This city has a population approx of 75,000. Prince George is referred to as the Gateway to the North (of British Columbia). We are looking forward to meeting a young lady who speaks french as our son is in a french school and could use a lot of help learning to speak that language. We could also accept a single mom with one child who also speaks french. English is the language of choice for most in our community although we do have a small french cultural group designed to promote the french culture and language for those that are francophone living in the area. Prince George has English language programs available and we are within 5 min drive of all of the city`s amenities. We live in the downtown area of the city. We have enjoyed visits from two young ladies and have found the workaway experience to be awesome! We have found someone for the 2014,2015 school year so will be hoping to find someone to come Sept 2015.
Region: Addo, Eastern CapeIf you are looking for a great time while on holiday then contact us about our work away experiance. We run a 44 bed backpacker on the border of the Addo Elephant National Park. We prefer volunteers to stay at least a month and longer. We are looking for folk to help out in our backpackers. Part of your duties will include a reception work, interacting with guests, little cooking and bar work in the evenings. Getting the veggie garden ready for spring planting and helping us with a bit of building, plumbing, woodwork etc. Day duties is reception work, answering emails, checking housekeeping. Always looking for someone with artistic flair. We also do a bit of community work in the township creches.
Region: MunsterWe live in a beautiful rural area in East Cork and are currently a family of three with another little one on the way! We live in a renovated cottage and my herbal medicine practice is located in The Outhouse on the property - we have an acre of land with a polytunnel, raised beds, fruit garden and hens and love to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Scott is a chef, I will be on maternity leave from September for 6 months, Rohan is 3 and a half and full of beans and our newest addition is due in October. No guessing why we need an extra pair of hands!! Please note that if you are travelling to Ireland from outside the EU, you will need a visa &/or work permit to satisfy immigration.
Region: ManitobaA small hostel in the centre of Canada. A great respite on your travels. Fascinating international crowd and a great learning experience for anyone interested in the hospitality industry or running a small business. Winnipeg has many festivals and activities in the summer and is close to numerous beaches and lakes.