Région: San JoséWelcome Volunteer Applicant! We would like to welcome you to our 2012-2013 volunteer program. The goal of our program is to have you, our future volunteer, understand what our place is all about. Let us get started. Alberto Pastor, Francisco Sandoval and I (Ignacio Cubero) are its three owners. The three of us, are Costa Rican university students, ages 22, 23, and 23 respectively. On January 2012 we endeavored in this project and after 8 hard months of work we opened the place on August 31st 2012. We like to think that this place is the outcome of our hardwork and our friends’ personalities. The hostel clearly portrays a youthful and fun vibe which we would like to maintain with your help. Our place is located in San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city. The hostel is conveniently located in Los Yoses, a calm neighborhood located in San Pedro, just outside downtown San Jose. We are just walking distance away from major universities, malls, bus stops, banks, restaurants and bars. If that weren’t enough, both Alberto and I have lived in this side of town our entire lives and thus know everything you need to know about San Pedro, one of the biggest most developed cities in our capital. At Stolas Hostel we believe that part of a great hostel experience is a great staff.
Région: Midi PyreneesWe are still looking for a couple or two friends travelling together in June! Hi! We are a German family of 4 (+ a dog, two cats); Ulli and Alex and our boys Florian (10) and Simon (7). We have been travelling for years and found our place in the Barguillere valley near Foix / Ariege (5 minutes by car or a 30minutes walk from Foix) in the country side. Since almost 6 years we run a cocoa and chocolate business in cooperation with our partners in Ecuador. We are easy people, used to have lots of folks around, the kids are very open to people but do only speak some basic English or words (they are current in French and German) What can you do at our place in 2013? We bought an old farm house in September 2010 and this summer we need to remake the roof and we also would need a hand with inside plastering and painting. Ideally we would like to have helpers from beginning of June until the beginning of August. You could stay the entire time or we could also host different people: three to four weeks in June and 5 weeks in July and beginning of August. We are going on holidays mid July to beginning of August therefore you would be taking care of animals and chocolate and the house. It would be helpful if you could speak some French in case there is need to comunicate with neighbours or so while we are away. We also always have work to do with the chocolate and the packaging in our chocolate workshop. And in jUly we would appreciate some help with cooking and playing with the kids (there are on holiday!) Work hours can be arranged according to personal preferences; but we would expect some 20-25 hours per week. We prefer couples or two friends travelling together. And we expect our "workawayers" to be part of the family which means that we are offering more than just a working place: we always invite you to our leisure time activities as well as to come with us to partys and so on. But this also means that you take part in normal life in the house and includes preparing food or help with housekeeping stuff. We expect people to be able to take on work and tasks independently and to be able to integrate in family life. We do have animals so if you have any allergies, we cannot host you. We also appreciate if you inform us when contacting us if you have a special diet. Sleeping place for all our guests during summer is the first floor of the barn which is annexed to the house. We made it homely with furniture and coloured curtains Hope to hear from you soon Ulli & Alex Salut! Notre famille, ce sont Alex et Ulli et nos garçons Florian (10) et Simon (7) et un chien et deux chats. Nous avons voyagé beaucoup et maintenant nous avons trouvé notre place dans la vallée de la Barguillère, proche Foix. C’est dans la campagne mais Foix (et la gare) sont à 6 minutes en voitures ou à une demie heure à pied. Depuis 6 ans nous importons et commercialisons du chocolat équitable d’Équateur. Dû a nos voyages nous parlons Français, Anglais, Allemand et Espagnol. Nous avons l'habitude et nous y trouvons beaucoup de plaisir d'avoir des gens de visite et les enfants sont très ouverts. Ils parlent par contre seulement français et allemand. Qu'est-ce qu'on peut faire chez nous: Cet été nous allons refaire le toit et aussi faire qq petits travaux à l'intérieur de la maison. Nous pouvon recevoir de helpers dès mi juin jusqu'à début aout. Soit pour les mêmes personnes pour toutes les semaines ou coupé en deux séjour: mi-juin à début juillet et juillet-début aout. Mi-juillet nous partons en vacances donc vous resterez pour garder la maison, le chocolat et les animaux. Nous préférons acceuillir des couples ou deux amis qui voyagent ensemble. En espérant de vous voir chez nous. Ulli & Alex
Région: ANDALUCIA, Cadiz province, BarbateWe are a french family of four, with 2 kids (9 1/2 and 5 years old). We have worked abroad (Africa, Central America, Pakistan) for years, and after few years in Paris, we decided to settle down in Costa de la Luz (Cadiz province, Andalucia), wich is a perfect place to raise children (and for adults too!). We know the area since 20 years now, and have lived here full time for 9 years. We live in a beautiful and preserved environement, in a old hacienda, in a natural park of pine trees. He runs an hotel/bar/restaurant (with partners) and I am naturopath/nutritionist (give consultations, write recipe books ...). Our children are healthy, easy going on and bilingual (french/spanish). They love receiving friends and visitors. It is a great place for great walks in the park, we are 5 km from unspoilt beach, you can also enjoy many activities (horseriding, surf, bycicling ...). We can drop you at the bus station when you want to visit more of Andalucia on your day off. And when we drive out (everyday to school and more), we drop you so you can visit easily the nice little town around (Barbate, Vejer ...).
Région: Munster(I NEED A WORKAWAY NOW FOR THE NEXT MONTH FOR PLANTING)I live in a beautiful part of Ireland,on the banks of the river Shannon, a few miles from Limerick City,but very rural in the middle of the country,I have a passion for rural life and the great outdoors, I have a Fruit & vegetable garden which I need some help with, and some general maintenance around the property.there are 4 of us in the family, myself and 3 Adult Children,25,26,28, my son is living with me at the moment, my daughter is in college and visits on weekends(sometimes),my other son is living a few miles away