Área: Lot et Garonne, SW France.We are Ann and Fitz, and we have recently moved to South West France. We live in a old farm house with 7 acres of meadow. We have a pond, pigeonnier and barns. We are currently starting a vegetable garden, flower garden, and building a terrace. We have chickens and a lovely cat. We enjoy meeting people, eating and drinking and listening to music.
Área: ConnachtMother and daughter run a small holding in the west of Ireland. We're just expanding and need help with getting things going. Have goats, sheep, pigs, a cow, horses and lots of poultry. Plus many other animals! Also love growing our own veg and redoing our gardens.
Área: Anchorage, AlaskaMy husband and I are currently in the process of restoring a very sad and neglected house located in Anchorage, Alaska. The house is still a work in progress, we’re still working on the inside and the outside is half way there. We need a lot of help! So come help with building, gardening, making ceramics and other useful projects. You get to stay in a private room that we just completely renovated. So you can have some privacy when you get tired of hanging out with us. The upstairs is mostly done, we are currently gearing up for taking on the basement of the house.
Área: Kottakarai Village, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, IndiaWith the help of organic farming experts, community leaders and volunteers, we help start-up small vegetable gardens in village homes, provide seeds and training to local people to grow there own organic veg and fruits in their own premises. With this initiative local families get healthier food, they save money on purchasing from the market and above all we help them sell their produce at local shops and restaurants for a fair price. This generates extra income which will help them not just to raise there standard of living but start-up a co-op to produce primary resources, home and personal care products in a safe and sustainable way. By using permaculture methods, this program will help transform the entire village into a self sufficient local economy & restoring natural resources. Our long term goals to improve children's health, educate and train local communities, provide them with alternatives for planet friendly living and empower women to start-up their home based business units. Latest Volunteering Updates July 2012! Apart from our 'Two week volunteering opportunity' we are also introducing multiple choices to join the 'Green Gang' 'Live-in Permaculture' A unique experience of community living with permaculture design. You will play a crucial part in implementing the social economic design to improve the living conditions of the surrounding villages using permaculture. For more information please email us with the subject title 'Live-in Permaculture' *Minimum 12 weeks 'The Changemaker' Our ethical vegetarian food restaurant 'KofiBar' is now hosting a Social Enterprise incubation centre 'AuroConnect', we have only one available spot for this volunteering position, if you are passionate about food and are good at people's skills, this is for you! For more information please message us with the subject title 'The Changemaker', *Minimum 4 weeks 'The Superstar' We are now collaborating with other organisations and NGOs in the surrounding area to pilot a local economy model based on primary produce. If you are an explorer and would like to experience the life in rural India, you are our Superstar! For more information please message us with the subject title 'The Superstar', *Minimum 8 weeks 'Magical Portugal' We have a upcoming project at the 'Vale Das Aromaticas', a family farm in Sesimbra South Portugal. If you like raw experience living in a tent, eating farm fresh food, jumping in the blue sea but without electricity, you would love to be here! For more information please message us with the subject title 'Magical Portugal', *Minimum 2 weeks