Animal Shelter in Syros Island, Greece
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Volunteers are needed for this month and enquiries are very welcome for the whole year.
Part availabilty for volunteers this month and enquiries are welcome for other months of the year.
No volunteer availabilty for this month but please feel free to email about volunteering during other months that are marked in green or yellow.
Area: CataloniaHi we are Stendert & Maria and we run a very special camp-site. We search a kitchen-assistant to help our cook Marion during July and August. Fluent English is important and if you know dutch, the better. Good in being self-sufficient in keeping the kitchen clean and neat. Helping Marion in getting fresh products from the cool-room, serving to the public, chopping vegetables & fruits and taking good care of the left-overs. Open minded and liking to meet new people. We live in a catalan country house l, for many years. Stendert, born '51, originally is from Breda-Holland and Maria, born '66, is from Stockholm-Sweden, where her parents once had arrived from Spain. We enjoy very much to live here in the countryside surrounded by hills, forests and rivers. Half-way to the sea and half-way to the high mountains. We run here, during the summer months , a camp-site that needs maintenance during the winter months. The family is composted by; the mother of Maria - señora Maria Socorro, born in 1928 that is the grandmother of our daughter Saskia born '02 and Stendert's son - Luuk, born '93, soon ready gardener and a great helper for us, in his spare time. We are accompanied by some donkeys, several cows, a cat and a dog. Our original professions are of the most diverse; Maria studied interior design and artistic glass techniques and Stendert studied to become a tropical agronomist and later carpentry. Probably this multifaceted mixture, connects us with many diverse interests and activities, especially the maintenance of our place with its forest, animals and agro-tourism. We hope to be able to combine these aspects of us and such make your stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. And useful for both parties. Together, we speak 7 European languages and understand some few more. We have during the years had several experiences with volunteers and are used to be clear about what we expect from you as well as showing patience to the one that stays and works here. We like very much to tell you about our favorite places and help you out for more personal advice. We prefer stays that are at least a month long or longer though you can always check if you could come for a shorter stay.
Area: NorthlandThank you to all the volunteers that have contributed to this year's fantastic progress! The sanctuary is so much better thanks to your efforts. At the moment, the sanctuary is closed to volunteers, we look forward to re-opening our doors in early 2015. Nestled on the slopes of the second highest peak in Northland, New Zealand, the sanctuary consists of 100 hectares of regenerating native forest. Views of the ocean, an unexplored forest, and the song of native birds are just the first in the many experiences to be had. While everyone discovers the world in their own personal way, here is what Pupu Rangi aims to be: * an area of protected New Zealand native forest * a place of learning about the forest and nature * a place of self-discovery * a place to meet like-minded people The sanctuary traces its inception to the wonder experienced while exploring various corners of the globe and to the realization that everything begins, exists, and ends in the middle of nature. We are still at the beginning of this project and we are not the type of place where tour buses stop every hour or so. We are not aiming for that and we are not open to the general public yet. Think of the sanctuary as of an unexplored forest in which we will go to discover, observe, and learn. At the edge of the forest there are basic facilities that keep us dry and clean. Our sanctuary is home to many of the native species of trees and birds that require active protection from introduced predators. The native forest is classified as having national significance and no logging is allowed within the sanctuary. Local council and private funds are used for the following projects: * fencing of the forest to prevent the entrance of the grazing cattle * building and marking of walking tracks * possum, stoat, ferret, and feral cat trapping
Area: OntarioWe are a family of 3, healthy and non smokers living in Uxbridge, Ontario. I'm a fulltime farmer with a 2 acre market garden and pasture raised animals. We have a small CSA, and farm gate sales. We attend the Uxbridge Farmers market on Sundays. We prepare food from all of Canada's food guide, we eat healthy meals and snacks. We have a family milking cow, but not currently milking. We grow most of our vegetables, and raise our meat. What we don't raise, we purchase from local farmers when we can. Please join us if you want to be part of a family and make a difference.
Area: ConnachtI am married to a beautiful lady from chicago who inspired me to keep a long held promise and quit my construction job in america, return to where i was born and take over the family farm. Together we have 4 children between the ages of 9 and 1. Rather than mortgage ourselves into crippling debt we chose to build a home for ourselves. Once our house is complete we will farm sustainably ,make a living from the farm and raise our family as best we can.
Area: San Benito Peten GuatemalaWe opened November 2011. Our first year we provided 6,820 kilometers of bicycle tours, 512 hours of English classes, planted 360 trees and 242 organic veggie gardens, raised 36 chickens and 5 goats, brought hundreds of participants from 28 different countries into our Partner Communities, benefiting 1500 families and dozens of locally-owned small businesses. During our first year, we removed more than a ton of garbage from our Partner Communities, opened two new Community Centers, provided the first non-profit ecotourism trips to Tikal, El Mirador and, of course, our secret spots all around Lake Peten Itza. With the support of our Partner Communities and hundreds of participants, our first year was a success. We are a cooperative of Guatemalan women, a registered Guatemalan non-profit and a pending 501(c)3 --- an association of family, friends and neighbors who serve their community and nature. Every cent that enters our programs and projects goes directly to communities, programs and projects that cultivate good things. Yes, we accept male participants too :) - someone asked, once.