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Area: Pays de la LoireAfter a change of plans, we are looking for motivated people to help us on our project from 16 to 31 July. for picketing stones and natural lime plaster the front of our house. We are French countryside. Other small jobs in a good mood! Accommodation in tents or in the room functions instead. We are renovating a stone house for 3 years, the interior is now livable and comfortable, we mostly work outside. Our field is composed of grass, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, a pond ... We are ecologist. Our written English is very bad, we use "google translate" to write this text, the English translation is very bad, sorry for that! We live at 5 minutes of Châteaubriant's city, where there are 13,000 inhabitants with all shop, train station ... We are at 1 hour from the cities of Nantes and Rennes. We are people who practice the "couch surfing" and "workaway" (soon in Malaysia). We like the idea of meet other people and cultures. This allows us to combine work with pleasure, and move forward in our projects. We are both 27 years, we are curious of all cultures. I craft pottery (ceramist), I create sculptures and pottery, my workshop is at home, my friend is a landscaper, he help disability people in work space facility. We especially love traveling and nature. Notre anglais écrit étant très mauvais, nous utilisons « google translate » pour rédiger ce texte, la traduction anglaise est très approximative, désolés pour cela ! Nous rénovons une maison en pierre depuis 3 années, l’intérieur étant maintenant habitable et confortable, nous travaillons surtout l’extérieur. Notre terrain est composé de gazon, d’arbres fruitiers, d’un jardin potager, d’une mare… Nous avons le souci de l’écologie, toilettes sèches, phyto-épuration… Nous vivons à la campagne, au calme à 5 minutes de Châteaubriant, ville de 13000 habitants avec tous commerces, gare... Nous sommes à 1h des villes de Nantes et de Rennes. Nous sommes nous-mêmes des personnes qui pratiquent le « couch surfing » et le « workaway » (prochainement en Malaisie). Nous aimons l’idée de rencontres et d’échanges imprévus. Cela permet d’allier l’utile à l’agréable, d’accueillir des personnes chez nous et d’avancer dans nos projets. Nous avons 27 ans tous les deux, nous sommes curieux de toutes les cultures. Je suis potière, (céramiste), je créer des poteries et sculptures, mon atelier est sur place, mon ami est paysagiste, il encadre des personnes handicapées au travail en espaces verts dans un établissement spécialisé. Nous aimons particulièrement les voyages et la nature.
Area: PiedmontMy wife is Italian and teaches at the primary school and I work in sales. We live in the countryside surrounded by Vineyards. My wife is bi lingual and teaches both English and Italian. I understand enough Italian to get by with the aid of finger pointing and miming. We don't go night clubbing but prefer to visit cafés and bars in the surrounding villages for coffee or aperitifs.
Area: MurciaWe are a typical spanish family. A married couple with two sons and a grandmother. The eldest son is married and lives out in another city. The youngest one is a student at the University of Murcia. We live on a mountain, in Águilas country by the shores of the Mediterranean. My husband is the owner of a traditional small grocery store in the center of the town, and I work in the Office of Tourism. We are Christians and live trying to follow the teachings of Jesus. We love to share our time with friends. We are easy and homely people, loving Nature, food, reading and music. We have two dogs. We are ready to get home to someone who wants to learn Spanish, or to know the Mediterranean lifestyle. He/she can help maintaining the garden, the orchard or the house. Somos una família típica española. Un matrimonio con dos hijos varones y la abuela. El hijo mayor está casado y vive en otra ciudad. El menor estudia en la Universidad de Murcia. Vivimos sobre una montaña, en el campo de Águilas, a orillas del Mediterráneo. Mi esposo tiene en el centro de la ciudad una tienda de alimentos tradicionales y yo trabajo en la Oficina de Turismo. Somos cristianos y vivimos tratando de seguir las enseñanzas de JESÚS. Nos encanta compartir nuestro tiempo con los amigos. Somos personas sencillas, amantes de la naturaleza, la gastronomía, la lectura y la música. Tenemos dos perros Estamos dispuestos a recibir en casa a alguna persona que quiera aprender el español, o conocer la forma de vida mediterránea. Puede colaborar en el mantenimiento del jardín, el huerto o la casa.
Area: Mbaleour Youth Development Centre is a registered NGO located in Mbale district ,Uganda East Africa. Dealing with most complicated challenges faced by at risk youngsters. we are and determined to carry on with the vision and mission of helping the youth left themselves out of poverty through our Youth Centre and humanitarian work but we are calling on volunteers from all corners of the world to give a hand. The projects and activities help empower at risk Youths with skills to overcome poverty and support vulnerable children live a healthy and productive life. We form a Non Government Organization (NGO) located in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda, started as a result of the appalling hard situations in the community amongst disadvantaged young people, that had led to a rise in crime rates, street children, early pregnancies and early marriages leave alone dropping out of school by many children and youth. Lack of employment, death or separation of parents, lack of school fees and other scholastic materials, drug and forms of child abuse have been responsible. Founders of the organization discovered that providing the affected and vulnerable children and youth with a means of survival and keeping them busy can help in reducing the impact of this situation on the community. The aim is to give vulnerable children the chance to learn skills that would offer them a route out of poverty, lifting them off the streets and away from the risks of drug culture, violence and crime. Who Can Volunteer? Our volunteer program is open to anyone with a sense of compassion, a desire to spend time around children, and a modicum of humor. We welcome individuals and couples of all ages, plus families with teenaged children. Participants should be healthy for travel, and tolerant of less than stellar living conditions and amenities. We prefer that you have a skill or a focus but no experience is necessary. Volunteer opportunities can be organized for community, school, or corporate groups. Help Orphans and Underprivileged Children: Volunteers give assistance, care and comfort to orphans and vulnerable children, Volunteers provide the children with the adult attention they crave and deserve; teaching them languages, computer skills, games, music, etc. Creative Recycling: This social enterprise project collects plastic trash from the streets and transforms them into stylish and fashionable bags. It welcomes volunteers with a background in IT, design, env. education, photography, business or social sciences. Music and Arts: Do you have musical talent that you would like to share with our children? We are looking for volunteers to help teach music to underprivileged children. You can bring comfort and joy to our children through music and help them improve on their talent. Nurse: Are you interested in volunteering your nursing skills to those in need, then join us and help our children live a healthy life. We need volunteers to help in our clinic and treating the needy children and mothers from diseases like malaria, chickenpox etc and also help in teaching ways on how to live healthy and prevention. - Farming -Skills for self reliance -Spots -Babysitters -English teaching -Visual arts -Entrepreneurship -capacity building -Community outreach You too can help can by taking part in any of our activities. Cheers!
Area: PodlaskieWe live in a small farming comunity in North-East part of Poland, near to Lithuanian border. It is a very clean environment, with no industry. There are many forests, beautiful lakes and clear rivers. We are an English-Polish couple and our project is to renovate the small farm using traditional and eco-friendly methods. We have our own experience with volunteering in different countries so we understand the needs of workawayers and we are very happy to share our experience and our hospitality.