Area: VictoriaWe run a working sheep and beef farm near Mansfield at the foot of the Great Dividing Range in North East Victoria. We run approx 20,000 sheep, and 2,000 head of cattle on 6,500 acres of grazing land. Owner: Married with 3 young children.
Area: LeinsterRobert and I live in a beautiful Georgian House above a river and near to a old Quaker village. We are about an hour out of Dublin (close to bus route). We take Bed and Breakfast guests, sometimes giving them supper too. Our garden is quite big with lots of trees and big lawns and we have lots of old stone walls, some in need of tender loving care. We try to have a veggie garden as that's very satisfying but often run out of time to do it properly with other things that need attention. We have two black labradors (mother and daughter) and an elderly Jack Russell called Mini who is the boss.
Area: State of Himichal Pradesh2014 SEASON: Applications for this year are CLOSED. WE HOST VOLUNTEERS FOR FIVE CALENDER MONTHS ONLY: April 1st until June 30th, then August 15th until October 15th. We DO NOT host volunteers in Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Nov, Dec :) ONE MONTH MINIMUM STAY. Whilst our minimum age requirement is flexible, experience of the past two years has led us to give preference to volunteers 24/25 years of age and above. We accept applications from singles and couples. We introduce our volunteers as 'co-hosts,' being on hand to interact with guests, who being mostly Indian families, love the opportunity to meet travellers from other countries. Activities include assisting in the check-in/registration procedure, accompanying guests on orchard and forest walks, sharing meals times - meaning you'll eat well three times a day! We are looking for physically fit volunteers who love walking/hiking in the mountains as well as possessing a genuine interest in meeting and greeting people. As a reward you'll receive heartfelt invitations from guests to visit them in their homes all over India upon completing your volunteering We place volunteers at our place, Sangla and Sojha properties, all situated in the northern state of Himichal Pradesh. Our Retreat in the village of Thanedhar: (2400 metres) unfolds as a magnificent panorama of mountains, the slopes covered with pine forests or apple & cherry orchards. Nestled amongst the apple blossoms is the Retreat – a getaway that will enchant nature lovers. Please note: there is a climb of 93 steps from the retreat to the road, volunteers can expect to make the return climb two to three times daily. The Retreat at Sojha: (2683 meters) With unending slopes of emerald forests this is isolated nature at its most alluring. The Retreat is a solid cedar wood house surrounded by thickly wooded forests from which you get a panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayan ranges in the distance. Please note: there is a climb of 137 steps from the retreat to the road, volunteers can expect to make the return climb two to three times daily. The Retreat at Sangla: (2740 metres) For six months every year, the Himalayan valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti emerge from a thick cloak of snow to reveal a different, secret world. Your discovery of the lesser-known Himalayas can begin at the Banjara Camp in the Sangla Valley, surrounded by towering mountains on all sides and set on the banks of the Baspa river that surges through the valley. Please note: to volunteer here you need to be physically strong and capable of daily hikes of some endurance. Nights will be cool and your (tented) accommodation being a pleasant surprise! Please note: Single volunteers for the Apr - Jun period may be expected to share a tent with one other volunteer.
Area: Cahuita, Limon, Costa RicaI am a woman with 2 daughters, we run a small family business with a small hotel, organic garden and retreat for holistic living with horses and animals, we offer different retreats; Yoga & Riding, Natural Horsemanship, Horse Treks etc. We are 200 mtrs. from the beach and are surrounded by the beautiful jungle, nature and animals are all around. I work with medicinal plants, and am a certified Energy healer. We use many different methods for the healing of the animals and ourselves. We have 1 -2 volunteers year round to either help us with the horses, gardening, yoga or hotel. We are looking for either a volunteer to help at reception or also someone with experience as a vegetarian cook for our Retreats.
Area: Vesthimmerland Jutland.We have a tourist centre in Denmark that specialises in riding holidays and excursions as well as other activities. We also have a building company – bricklaying, concrete work, tile work etc. And just started up a centre for alternative treatment of humans and animals.