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Area: New South WalesWe are Bob & Barbara. In the past we have travelled much of our own country and to places beyond our shores - A small amount of Italy, France, Britain, Scotland, Spain, Germany - with much more to see still. In the mean time and while we are settled we are welcoming travellers of the world to share our home and spend a little time with us. We have between us adult children (none at home) and grand-children. We are relaxed and we believe easy to get on with. Summer has arrived and my understanding is it will be 'hot'. Working outside is still quite pleasant but the day warms quickly so an early start is the go and the afternoon is for the beach - swimming, surfing, fishing a great walk in the bush somewhere or a quiet read.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe don't need help at our farm any more for the next few months. Please don't ask! Just for information though: We are two Germans in the middle of our fifties living an organic farm with 60 goats, 3 Camarguais horses, some chickens and cats, a big vegetable garden, homemade bread (most of our food is produced at the farm) and mountain prairies in the Pyrenees Orientales (capital: Perpignan) at 800 meters above sea-level. It's a remote place where 5 families live. Christian is running a small kinesiology practice as well. About 5 hours of work per day, 2 days free per week, lodging in a trailer, bathroom and Internet access in our house nearby.
Area: Balik Pulau, PenangI have a learning centre for children aged between 7-18. I need teachers from overseas to teach them English and help with daycare. The centre is located in a rural town where the standard of education is very poor. I run a small business offering daycare and tuition, we offer free places as well as heavily reduced fees for families in need. As well as providing an improved education, we often take the children on trips so that they have the opportunity to experience new places. I hope that the children can meet volunteers from different cultures and learn from them. I need a volunteer that loves children and can make learning fun for them. Preferably, I would like a native English speaker or, someone with a good standard of English.
Area: AlentejoWe are a young couple. Husband (Shivam) is Portuguese and Wife (Amari) is Indian. We live in a beautiful property that is 100% Solar Powered. We also have our own water source making us completely sustainable. We are totally off the grid but we have great systems in place. We have a total of 11 hectares of land. We also have a salt water pool. The access to our place is via dirt road 2.5 km and we are pretty isolated but everything you need is right here or in the village (10 mins drive) or in Odemira which is 25 mins drive away. We are able to take you there. We are about 45 mins to the coast. We are completely surrounded in nature. In exchange for help you will get meals & accommodation (separate quarters with an en suite bathroom this is a SHARED ROOM and can fit 3 volunteers) It is likely you will be sharing this space usually two people share. This is a very remote place, so if you are interested in being in a buzzing place with lots of activity or if you get restless easily, you need not apply. If you are a nature person, like to be alone, and can immerse yourself in a quiet space, this is the place for you. We make this point clear as we do not want to be wasting your time or ours. In the summer when we are full you will stay in a tent but have access to communal kitchen, shower and toilet. if there are no guests you will stay in a shared room.The room also has a wood burner so it is very warm in winter. It also has an outdoor communal kitchen attached to it for teas, to make your evening meal(we make lunch) and breakfast. We are vegetarians and meals will be vegetarian, if you want meat you will have to cook that yourself likely in another kitchen we have. But we are not opposed to that. Sometimes we eat fish. We are trying to develop more accommodation and start a permaculture vegetable garden. Currently we have organic fruit trees: apricots, figs, lemons and oranges, pomegranates and vegetables growing in our garden. We would need mostly outdoor work: building shade areas, some construction, painting, gardening, taking care of the pool, strimming, planting,cleaning, building compost toilets, cleaning the house and guest rooms. We have a lot of outdoor work and this is where we need the most help. If you are skilled in building and construction then this is what we are really looking for. It is not necessary, but a definite bonus. Sometimes we require help cleaning rooms, and generally tidying the outside areas as we constantly welcome guests. Some dog care might be necessary and we have two kittens. We want people who are self motivated and really can drive themselves. Sometimes you will be alone working or with two or three people. Nevertheless we do not want people who do not have a strong work ethic as we are very much workers with fun! So please only apply if you can motivate yourself, BE ON TIME to start work and be responsible with our tools and a what we provide to work. We also want people who are clean and tidy. Who can clean up after themselves and contribute to the already clean place we have. If you are unable to do this, please do not apply. We are very accommodating and happy to have volunteers who are willing to learn share and work with us. We have flexible work hours and this can be discussed in more detail in the application process. We prefer to have everything discussed before hand via skype or a call. We like to move on your emails do please only contact us if you are serious as we respond fast. A typical day is like this: Wake up have breakfast (you have food provided for this in the communal kitchen) Tidy up after breakfast, clean dishes, surfaces Work at 9am (changes due to the season) START on time, tools prepared beforehand 12 noon stop and rest 12:30/1:00pm Lunch (this is a meal prepared by us) 3-5pm work (again start on time with tools ready before 3pm) 5pm rest 6 pm Dinner (we provide you with food to cook yourself with the other volunteers. Occasionally we also do dinner) 7pm tidy up after dinner. (dishes, surfaces, sweep communal kitchen, put things away) Rest, leisure time We do 5 hrs per day 5 days per week (2 days off which if we go out we can take you with us.) We also have a beautiful dog animal lovers necessary! This is a great place for volunteers with very cushy accommodation! If you need to constantly be on the internet, please also do not apply. We are limited in our internet and you will not be able to be on everyday. Downloading is not possible due to our own limits and workloads. Simple mail checking every other day is fine. We have plenty of books to keep you entertained. We require a minimum commitment of 3 -4 weeks so please only respond if you can stay for that time frame and pls only if you are really ready to come. ideally we are looking for the right people to come and stay ere for 2-3 months at a time. Thank you Om. Amari & Shivam
Area: Kigoma, Wakiso districtOur Foundation is a private non-profit organization operating near Kampala, Uganda in East Africa. We aim at reaching marginalized children and youths such as orphans, school drop outs and members of very poor families. Today we bring together over 180 children from the outskirt villages of Kampala to provide them with the basics of life; education, shelter, food, clothing and health care. Our orphanage home is set up as a nurturing family environment, where our children are engaged in crop growing, gardening and cooking. You can make a tremendous difference in empowering the lives of under priviledged children and youths by employing your time, skills and talents as a volunteer. Our volunteer program includes teaching nursery & primary classes, assisting children with their daily tasks, administration support, fund raising, writing and other activities of your interest. We offer our volunteers comfortable accommodation and tasty local food, along with assistance and introduction to the local culture. For more information, please send us a message. Our children welcome volunteers with genuine smiles and they are eager to meet you!