Area: Kolkata, West BengalThe orphanage was founded in April 2001 in response to the high levels of homeless children and street children in Kolkata. The orphanage provides a safe and secure environment for these vulnerable children. We strive to create a loving, family atmosphere, dedicated to helping the children build character and advance in academics. The children attend English Primary School Monday through Friday, with additional tutoring in the evening, where the boys study and complete homework. The children have formed a close-knit living family and have adjusted well to school, as well as maintaining high standards and good discipline. Another objective of our Orphanage is continue to run an on-site medical dispensary, offering medical care for the sick and the destitute. The medical care is offered free of charge to people within our community. We have 8 boys in our care, between the ages of 5 and 12. The boys are like brothers and know each other very well. The boys are friendly and love learning about the volunteers and their experiences. They are always eager to play football or cricket. We are looking for volunteers to help the children in their studies and English language skills, share quality time, and play with the children. The children attend an English Medium School off site, so our volunteers would be required to teach/tutor the children. It will help our boys achieve good grade.
Area: Eastern ugandaMy name is Petra, I am from Austria/Europe. In October 2011 I travelled to Uganda to make my dream come true – to volunteer at a babies home, an orphanage in Mbale. During my stay I met Michael. He told me a lot about the country, the people and the situation about children and youth in Uganda. We visited some orphanages in Mbale, Soroti and Katakwi, the situation was a polling since then, i realized the need to build the capacity of the youth orphans and other vulnerable children through skills training, as to enable them to cope up with life situations. In February 2012 I went back to Austria I told my friends about the situation in Uganda the vulnerable children like child headed families, children who lost their parents because HIV/AIDs, or killed by rebels of Joseph Kony and Karimonjong worriors. One year later it was possible to sponsor children through the donation from friends of Austria and to send them to different vocational institutions in Soroti and Katakwi. The aim of the organisation is to equip children and young people aged between 12 and 18 years with a good education or vocational training with knowledge and skills to open their future prospects so that they can stand on their own feet when they are adults and have self-confidence for their daily challenges and tasks. VISION: Vulnerable children, youth and communities empowered for holistic sustainable development. MISSION: The mission of the organisation is to provide the children, youth and the entire community with knowledge and skills to overcome their daily challenges in order to be successful in life. People from all over the world who are interested in volunteering in Uganda can work with vulnerable communities in Teso sub region and areas, hospital, day care centre, nursery school, primary school, business skills, proposal writing, carpentry workshops, motor mechanic at vocational training institution in Soroti and many more. Just let us know what you are interested in, and then leave the rest to us.
Area: UlsterWe are organic farmers with around 60 cattle.At present we are finishing a stone barn and plan to build an extension to our house. Two of our sons have recently bought old homes that they are refurbishing, and we are spending a lot of time helping them with that. Living in our house is myself and my husband three grown up sons,2 super cute dogs and a cat. We have a veggie garden also. Across the road is a large forest with beautiful walks and stunning scenery. We live 14 miles from Cavan and Monaghan towns. The closest town is two miles away and we can provide you with bikes. We are looking for people to help with the building, renovating of of our two sons' properties, and maybe in the farm. There are various other jobs available also,depending on your abilities. Everybody in the house has a keen interest in Music and attend regular music sessions. Next door is an Outdoor Recreation centre where some of the boys work and they have a sailing boat,they take regular trips camping,climbing,canoeing,kakaying etc. If you would like to help us out for minimum one month give us a shout and we will email more detailed information.
Area:Our guesthouse is placed on a remote islands on the coast of Finnmark, northern Norway. The surrounding is high mountains, fjords and the wiew from the house is really spectacuar. The house is a renovated boarding scool, and the guests are groups , european fishing tourists and other individual guests. It is aprx. one hour from the Alta Airport. In the summer we can see the midnightsun, and in the winter we can see the northern lights . On the island there are great possibilities to do activities like hiking in the mountains, seafishing, or going to harvest berries and mushrooms. If you like to go trekking, our friendly dog will be exited to join you.. :0)
Area: Queensland/ Sunshine CoastDo you want to grow and learn more about yourself while living and playing within a fun, supportive environment? Are you looking for an experience that will make a profound impact in your life and the life of a child? Do you desire to connect deeply and meaningfully with people? Would you like to be part of a family that encourages you to be you, celebrates you for all that you do, wants to inspire you to be the best you can be, and loves to see you let loose and embrace your inner child? If yes, then we invite you to consider joining our family! However, you should know that we are NOT a “typical” Australian family. So if you want "typical," then stay clear of us! hahahaha Perhaps we once resembled something close to “normal,” (aka boring) but not now! We were blessed with an adorable girl with Autism, and she has quite beautifully rocked our world! We are forever grateful for her! It hasn't always been easy, but she has taught us so much about life! Now our days are filled with so much love, joy, excitement, gratitude, and passion, as we learn from this little Buddha-like child. We now appreciate the simple things - the essence of life - and have come to more fully understand what LOVE is! We live a life where every day is different and delicious! Every day we see little miracles unfolding, as we see growth in both ourselves and our daughter. And all these little miracles are leading up to the BIG MIRACLE we hope to achieve: To recover our daughter from Autism! Because we want her to be able to connect in deep, meaningful ways with people, and experience the joy of friendship. We are looking for a special person who wants to play a part in this miracle! Our daughter Eve is 7 years big. She is such a sweet, cheeky, free-spirited child with so much love and giggles to share! She loves so many things about this big beautiful world ... she loves chasing with her friends, scruffing (the cutest form of grounding ever), yelling woo-hoo! and yee-hah! just to celebrate the moment, wacky dancing, hugging trees, laughing about anything, singing like a bird, and taking her toy dinosaur friends wherever she goes (You would be amazed at how many she can hold!). For the past three years, we have been running a full-time Son-Rise Program for Eve in our home. This program is different from most traditional forms of helping kids with special needs. The Son-Rise Program is a play-based approach that involves forming a trusting relationship with an attitude of sincere love and acceptance. Through natural play, and using Eve’s motivations, we inspire her to learn and grow. It’s so much fun! And it works!