Region: WisconsinWe are a small rural family that lives in northwestern Wi, approx 90 miles south of Lake Superior in what is commonly referred to as "God's"country. We live on a 200 acre farm, half of which is dedicated as a wildlife refuge. We enjoy nature and good food and believe in leaving the earth better than how we found it. We are not fancy in any way, in fact we are pretty rustic and aim for as much self sufficiency as we can accomplish. One of our personal goals is to help to preserve the small family farms of northern Wisconsin, and in doing so, help to preserve the north woods.
Region: CaribbeanI am chairman of an organization which administers a homeless shelter and rehabilitative day program in Port Antonio, Jamaica. The shelter, Portland Rehabilitation Management (PRM), is an NGO providing shelter, food, medicine, and other rehabilitative services to the homeless. We currently serve 15-20 clients, (roughly one third of the marginalized homeless population of Port Antonio), who have been socially displaced often due to many of the following factors: • Mental Health Issues (mostly schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) • Physically Debilitating Condition • HIV/AIDS • Drug Use Disorder • Displacement resulting from ex-offender or deportee status or circumstance. • Abuse or Exploitation We are an NGO charged by the Portland Parish Council, to develop, fund and administer a rehabilitation program for the homeless persons of the parish of Portland. Our aims are: 1. To meet the basic needs of the homeless persons in Portland; for shelter, food, clothing and medical care. 2. To deliver a Day Time Rehabilitation Program to empower our clients with social and independent living skills and opportunities. 3. Reduce the number of homeless and socially displaced persons in Portland. Current projects: building a female dormitory, expanding the garden, building a chicken coop We would welcome any volunteers with experience in the health field, especially in medical and psychiatric care. In particular we could use volunteers with experience in substance abuse counselling, motivational interviewing and recreational therapy. Other helpful experiences include but are not limited to marketing, NGO development, fundraising, and farming. If you feel that you have certain skills (personal or professional) that could benefit the shelter, you are more than welcome as long as you are compassionate, willing to work with marginalized populations, and have good interpersonal skills.
Region: WalesNew exciting project, former intensive, run down dairy farm, now in conversion to a 28 acre, organic, family run small farm. We have started a large veg patch, polytunnel, an orchard and will be planting woodland. We have some small cows, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, rabbits and dog. Our aim is to be self sufficient for meat, veg, fruit and fuel. We are currently mainly busy doing building work, renovating the traditional stone built farmhouse and barns. Situated in a beautiful, quiet, rural location with great walking, short drive from town/coast. Please note that public transport is limited and infrequent. We home educate our 4 children, we are a busy family, we work extremely hard get up early and go to bed early, but we are a warm and friendly bunch who like to have fun too - camp fire cooking, singing and playing card or word games, and watching films are our style. We're looking for ENTHUSIASTIC, outgoing, energetic, polite helpers to come and join in and participate with our family 'good life'. If you are happy, independent , dynamic, keen to help, learn and share we'd be delighted to meet you. If you are shy or very introverted and quiet or lack self motivation we'd rather you apply to another host.
Region: SpainWe are a friendly family, with 2 daughters (3 and 6 years old). We live near Barcelona, at only 20 min driving, in a village called Teià, in a beach area (El Maresme), and well communicated by bus and train. We live in a house with garden and pool. We are offering free accomodation and full board, in exchange of working with us 20 hours per week. Please, take a look before to contact us to OUR CALENDAR ;). The tasks to do will be (monday to friday): - 12,30 h pick up the kids at school - Give them the lunch - At 15,00h drop them to school again - At 16,30h pick them up at school (4 days per week) - Help us with light housekeeping tasks It means that you will usually have free all mornings until 12,30 h and evenings from 5 pm. You will also be all weekends off. We offer a private double room with wardrobe and private complet bathroom. We would like to share our time and experiences with the person who will live with us, explaining our way of live, culture and languages (Catalan and Spanish). We are a very active family, always planning excursions and outings, and we would like to share them with you. We also would like to share your experiences, culture and language. We can speak Catalan, Spanish, English and French, and our kids can speak Catalan and Spanish, and they are starting with English.
Region: Región de AysénMy name is Marcelo. I love to share experiences with all kinds of people. I enjoy going out, traveling, climbing hills, fishing, talking about travel, tourism and forest, being on the edge of a fire, particularly a good roast, best if it is surrounded by live music, ice cold beer and laugh at my side. In terms of work, I'm Forester. I work in an NGO of which I am a member. The organization is a Forest Development Program. I am also working as a Tourist Guide independently. Mi nombre es Marcelo. Me encanta intercambiar experiencias con todo tipo de personas. Disfruto saliendo, viajando, subiendo cerros , pescando, hablando de viajes, turismo y bosques, estar a la orilla de un fogón, en particular con un buen asado, mejor si es rodeado de música en vivo, la cerveza bien helada y reirme de mi mismo. En lo laboral, soy Ingeniero Forestal. Me desempeño en una ONG de la cual soy socio. La Organización es unes un programa de desarrollo forestal. Además soy Guía de Turismo y trabajo de forma independiente.