Area: India, RajasthanWe are a grassroots organization working for village youth education, basic health and hygiene. We are also supporting other causes like helping HIV patients and homeless people with serious mental and physical disabilities. We are looking for people who are interested in participating in our cultural exchange program as well as volunteering for our foundation as a teacher assistant working with HIV positive children. Because of the educational nature of the volunteering placement, we favor volunteers with previous relevant experience that can benefit both the foundation and volunteers. We also need someone who can market our guest house which is a source of funding for our rural youth education and awareness centers. This later role is now developing into a busy PR/Online Representative role necessary for both our guest house and youth centers. The volunteers mostly work 5 hrs a day, 5 days a week. Depending on the placement, a typical day includes online research in relation to projects, travel time to centers and actual field work. Volunteers can work longer hours if they wish. However, we encourage people to take necessary leisure time to relax and enjoy what their environment has got to offer. At any point of time we can have a group of 4 to 6 people. We can place them on different projects mostly volunteering with children education, health and recreation activities. We prefer volunteers who stay for a period of minimum few weeks. However, if someone wishes to come for lesser time, then we consider them as visitors and share with them our work, vision and dreams. Visitors are expected to support volunteers on projects for the youth centers and/or coordinate with the guest house manager by looking after participants of our cultural exchange program.
Area: UttarakhandMy farm is located in the Himalayas at Kotabagh in Uttaranchal in India. There is always some work to do on the farm throughout the year. My farm surroundings are very calm and serene and are ideal for a relaxed soul. I receive over 150 helpers at my farm in a year and all have enjoyed their relaxed stay. If you wish to experience the stillness of the Himalayas, you are welcome to my farm. Kindest regards Arun
Area: ScotlandHello. I'm Kathryn, and along with my partner Nigel, I run Lochranza Campsite and Golf Course at the north end of the beautiful Isle of Arran in south-west Scotland. We both share all aspects of the work from tractor driving to taking bookings. We are looking for someone to come and join us who enjoys being outdoors and meeting people. Lochranza is a very beautiful place and it's famous for its amazing geology. Meanwhile, our golf course is famous for the herds of wild red deer which graze the fairways! The campsite is just across the road from the Isle of Arran Whisky Distillery. The Isle of Arran is a great place to come to enjoy outdoor activity and adventure. It also has lots of wildlife such as otters, basking sharks, porpoises, golden eagles, hen harriers, red squirrels and much more. The island has a population of less than 5,000 but in the busy summer months there can be five times this number of people on the island. The Isle of Arran is reached by ferry from Ardrossan in Ayrshire or Claonaig on Kintyre. Glasgow is a 40 minute rail journey from Ardrossan.
Area: BurgundyHi! I'm living with my husband in a huge old house in the countryside, with a lot of animals and near vineyards (not far from a city). I take care of the garden, the animals and the general maintenance but now I need help as my husband is going older and sick... We are both artists, he is a famous landscape architect, I'm a painter, so the environment is very arty! I really need someone to help me take care of my husband while I'm out and give me a hand with the cleaning and the meals. Bonjour, j'habite dans une grande et vieille demeure à la campagne, avec de nombreux animaux et proche des vignobles (pas trop loin de la ville). Je m'occupe seule du jardin, des animaux et de l'entretien de la maison mais maintenant j'ai besoin d'aide car mon mari vieilli et devient malade... Nous sommes tout les deux des artistes, lui paysagiste réputé, moi peintre, l'environnement est donc très artistique! J'aurais donc besoin de quelqu'un pour lui tenir compagnie quand je m'absente et pour m'aider dans les tâches quotidiennes comme le nettoyage et les repas.
Area: Midi PyreneesHaving designed, built and maintained gardens in the UK for 12 years I am now retired and wanting to create a really exciting garden at our house in South West France. Doug still works in his own business - internet services, which luckily he can work at over here. He hates gardening anyway so won't be helping me! We are very sociable and often have friends to stay as well as friends visiting for lunches and dinners. Our four children - 32, 30, 28 and 25 visit regularly too, in the summer lazing around the pool and in the winter for the skiing and snowboarding, and in between times because its such a lovely area. Last years workawayers, Paula and Simon and Kat and Rachel, and Adrien thank you so much for the work you did and the fun times we had. The garden and house looked beautiful for the wedding thanks to you guys!