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Area: AragonWe are a group of people interested in the collaborative economy. We have a house in which to house people who want to come and help in the many pleasant tasks we do. Somos un grupo de personas interesadas en la economía colaborativa. Tenemos una gran casa en la que dar alojamiento a las personas que quieran venir a ayudarnos en las muchas y gratas tareas que tenemos por hacer.
Area: ColoradoHello potential helpers! Looking for a peaceful stay in Colorado's Rocky Mountains in exchange for some help on our property? We would be thrilled to find someone with stone and/or brick masonry skills, irrigation/plumbing or carpentry skills. We also can use landscaping/general labor help shorter term, on a last minute basis only. We will provide very comfortable accommodation, great meals, and side sightseeing trips. We'll be doing things like putting in an irrigation system, building a flagstone patio, brick BBQ and pizza oven, and stone walls. Also, we'll be falling some large pine trees (with a chainsaw,) putting up cedar fencing, and doing some interior renovations as well as an addition to our house. The maximum length of stay that would make sense will depend on your skills and, obviously, how much we all enjoy each others' company. You would stay in our guest room, which has its own bathroom and is on its own level so you'll have complete privacy. The bedroom has a view of Mount Evans, a 14,265' (4,348 m) peak. The photo of the mountain in our profile is the view from "your" bedroom! The room has an extremely comfortable queen sized bed. We are gourmet cooks, so rest assured you will be very well fed with excitingly varied meals. There's no problem accommodating any food restrictions or preferences you have. Other things we have to offer in exchange for your help might be English lessons (one of us is a certified teacher of English as a second language,) and Photoshop lessons or photography lessons. We would ask you to work about 25 hours a week. We are surrounded by wildlife, including elk, deer, foxes, and dozens of species of birds. There is no TV here, but we do have wifi, and you could borrow a laptop if needed. We have lots of books, and the library's not far away. Although we are not in a town, we get excellent mobile phone reception here. It's very peaceful here, and we want to keep it that way, so this won't work for someone who wants to party. Nothing (other than nice walks/hikes) is in walking distance. If you do not have your own vehicle, you would have limited independence as far as getting around. With a car though, you are an hour away from several world-famous ski resorts, and closer to an unlimited number of spectacular hikes. We are only 40 minutes away from the large city of Denver, which has museums, sports arenas, etc. etc. If you are a winter visitor, we have snowshoes you can borrow. In summer, we have a canoe and a kayak to enjoy the nearby lake. We're happy to give you lifts to nearby places. You'll also be able to use our recurve bow and arrows to practice archery. There are several nice pubs, etc. nearby, but the roads are curvy mountain roads, often well-monitored by the local highway patrol, so in more ways than one it is not safe to drive home after having a few drinks. We also do not really want anyone who has more than a few drinks in an evening here anyway. Drugs are a deal-breaker. We like to enjoy life in healthier ways. If you smoke tobacco, that would be outside only. About us: we are a very well-traveled couple, and really enjoy meeting people. We both speak fluent Spanish, and can communicate in several other European languages. Some of our many interests include conversation, history, politics, international affairs, and learning new things. One of the activities we spend our time doing is mentoring refugees from Darfur and South Sudan, so they often visit our home. There is one more permanent resident at our home: a quiet and adorable dog. Rona has been a workaway volunteer in Australia in December - February 2013/2014, so we really have an understanding for what it's all about!
Area: AndinaWe are a beautiful hostel run by its owners, Charles from Spain and Patricia from Colombia. We have 10 rooms spread over different accommodations, from dormitories to private rooms. There are green areas, gardens, swimming pool, large kitchen, bar, terrace and BBQ. Our idea of opening this place is to help the community attracting national and international tourism and offer the tourist and traveler a beautiful oasis in the middle of the large area of the Colombian Andes in this small and charming village of Chachagui, Southern Colombia, located half and hour from Pasto and two hours to the border with Ecuador. We'd like to offer the volunteer the chance to explore the undiscovered department of Nariño, a beautifull area still away from mass tourism where you will have the change to get to know the rural life and their customs of the south east of Colombia, just five hours bus from the pacific ocean and watch the whales pass by from June to Octover. We offer the voluntary, a studio apartment that includes room, kitchen and shared bathroom. It is nice and comfortable. In exchange, you will have to help with the daily work at the hostel,five hours a day and one day off during the week. Somos un hermoso hostel administrado por sus propietarios, Carlos de España y Patricia de Colombia. Contamos con 10 habitaciones rhabepartidas en dormitorios y privadas. Disponemos de amplias zonas verdes, jardines, piscina, amacas bar, terraza, BBQ y una amplia cocina comunitaria. Nuestra idea de abrir este lugar fue poder ayudar a la comunidad donde nos encontramos atrayendo el turismo nacional e internacional, de igual manera poder ofrecer al turista y viajero un hermoso Oasis en medio de un amplio espacio ubicado en los andes Colombianos. El puelbo de Chachagui, donde nos encontramos, esta en el sur este de Colombia, a media hora de Pasto y a tan solo dos horas con la frontera de Ecuador. Queremos ofrecer al voluntario la oportunidad de explorar el departamento de Nariño que tan poco se conoce y tanto tiene para ofrecer. Un area que por el momento escapa del turismo masivo donde disfrutara de la vida rural, de su gente y sus costumbres. Estamos a tan solo cinco horas de autobus del mar pacifico, donde podra observar a las ballenas en su peregrinaje hacia el norte, entre los meses de Junio y Octubre. Ofrecemos al voluntario un aparta estudio que incluye cocina, el baño es compartido. A cambio, tendras que ayudarnos con el trabajo diario del hostal, cinco horas al dia y un dia libre a la semna.
Area: CataloniaWorkaway Note: Please contact the family in Spanish We are a family of a married couple with two children, Ivan, we are a 15 years and Ainhoa a girl of 10 years. Lived in a beach town and we communicated well with public transport. We want a girl an Englishman, to teach us English,, and help us with some housework, but important for us that she dosn't smoke. We'll give her an accommodation from 20 October to diciembre.Estancia minimum one month. Somos una familia de un matrimonio,con dos hijos,Ivan es un chico de 15 años,y Ainhoa una chica de 10 años Aellos les gusta el deporte, ir en bicicleta ,ir a la montaña .vivimos en una ciudad con playa y muy bien comunicada con transportes públicos. Queremos una chica de nacionalidad inglesa , que nos enseñe inglés, y nos ayude un poco con las tareas domésticas,pero es importante para nosotros que no fume. A cambio le daremos alojamiento y comida. La necesitamos desde el 20 de octubre hasta diciembre. Estancia minima un mes.
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