Region: IslandWe are a family of four. We have two daughters 5 year old and a young baby girl. Me (Kolla) and my husband (Atli) are in our thirties and we both work out of the farm. I work in a near town but Atli works away from home. We live in a farm in a valley in the north of Iceland. Nearest towns are Blönduós (about 15 km away) and Skagaströnd (about 21 km away). The valley is called Laxárdalur and is a beautiful place with rather much snow in the wintertime and beautiful northern lights. In this valley there are free range horses all year round. Every fall they are rounded up and everyone is welcome to join the locals in this event. We are "hobby farmers". We have horses, sheep and a dog so someone who likes animals is preferred. We need someone who can help us with our two girls and the housework. Our volunteer would be welcome to participate in all our daily task but we will need the most assistance with the household choirs.
Region: AndinaVolunteer School for Water - Our aim is to have volunteer support to existing or new-to-develop programs on education, for promoting a sustainable use of water and wetlands, connecting Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness.
Region: SaxonyWe are an English couple who now live in Germany along with a few sheep, hens, ducks, quail, a horse, big veg patch ,lots of fruit trees etc. We are in an undiscovered part of Germany east of Dresden. The village of Cunewalde is said to be the most beautiful valley in Saxony. Lots of walking/cycling through forest trails and open fields. Bautzen (a wonderful medieval town) is a 20 min bus-ride away. Berlin 2 and a half hours by car and Prague a little closer. Having people to stay is great. We are used to a big familly (all back in the UK) We also had language exchange students for many years. We tend to work for the first few hours of the day, then break for breakfast at 10.30. We then work again or we may take you out for a trip, or have free time (in the hottest bit of the day. Evening jobs lasting an hour or so sometimes, then a family meal. A total of four to five hours a day but we are VERY flexible. This pattern suits us well...there are other tea and cake breaks so you will not go hungry! I need you to be willing to do the four or ocassionaly five hours of work that I ask of you....I will be out there working for that long too.
Region: EnglandMy name is Annie and I am a single mother with three children Georgie &Tilly my twin girls age 9yrs and my son Archie aged nearly 13yrs. We have moved here to Minehead in Somerset a year now and I need to work on our house and I would love some help with the house/ garden and with the children. Everyone here in Somerset seems friendly and it has virtually no crime and we would make you feel very welcome, comfortable and at home. We like sports and the children play rugby . I love riding/hunting on my horse when I can. I work 24hrs a week 9am-2pm sometimes weekends and a day off in the week. You will be on your own during that time with Bertie the dog as company and weekends with the children when not with their father. The arrangement WOULD BE breakfast with us 7,30-745am help clear breakfast and do some work ie paint, gardening, housework for 3-4hrs. I leave lunch in fridge. You will have some time to explore/have lunch until Twins back home from school 5.15pm. Help with twins & supper about 6,30-7pm, sometimes left to do evening supper whilst I am out. The children go to their father every other weekend so you have that time to go and travel/stay away if you need to explore other cities. I like to think we can work as a team!. Its busy and sometimes crazy with the children and it would be great to have help and someone who is pro active and has initiative. We would love to have you and we would like to think we could enrich your life while you were with us and help you with your English and show you a beautiful part of the world. I like to get to know you first and chat on Skype a couple of times so we are both sure what to expect.We can't wait to meet you Love Annie XX
Region: BurgundyEnglishman with Chinese wife living full time in France.We are renovating a 60 ft wooden boat and would appreciate some help