Help with child minding near Clonakilty, Ireland

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

  • Description

    Description

    I am German and living for 15 years in Ireland. My son is six years old and going to school since last autumn. We are renting a modernly converted barn in the south of Ireland. We try to live and eat healthy and much of our food that we eat is organic.
    I am much interested in different cultures, habits, and music. I had studied ethnomusicology. My main focus there was on music censorship. I also learned to play some music, mainly on harp. Though, being a single parent has not left me with much time to play music over the last couple of years. But my intention is on getting back into it again. With the help of volunteers I might be able to free up some time to practise music again.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    As a lone parent, I am mainly seeking a volunteer to help me a bit minding my nearly 6 year old child. I am also attending shiatsu training to become a shiatsu practisioner. The trainings are one weekend a month. Then, I will need someone that can be here in the house with Malvin and mind him during the day at a weekend. The volunteer would have off other days instead. Days and times can all be agreed beforehand if needed as I have a timetable for my course.

    I would love a volunteer that will play with my child. Languages, arts, crafts, music and more are all welcome. Sometimes help preparing meals and do some cooking for all of us would be great too. The ideal volunteer would have experience with children and definitely should like kids.
    We just started a small garden patch and hope to grow vegetables there. Some help with that or general tidy up around the house and garden may be welcome.
    We also have a cat, a dog (both elderly; Coco the dog is very slow now), and a few chickens.

    There is no strict routine timewise but the volunteer should notice that I may need someone to care for my child an occasional evening and/or weekend. In that case, the volunteer will have other time off.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a double bed available in a private bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live pretty rural in the countryside. There is no public transport and no shops here! The next town is Clonakilty which is about 10 minutes drive away by car. Some people hitch hike here which is handy to get around and meet locals.
    Cork city is about 1 hour drive away and Killarney 1 hour. Both towns can be reached by bus from Clonakilty town centre.
    Also to mention, our internet is somewhat limited! We can use it for emails and social networks but downloading things, watching films and videos, we dont have the capacity for it.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have hosted a few volunteers and these were very nice experiences. I also have supervised, worked and lived with volunteers over the past years when we were renting a house on a big farm. So far, we really enjoyed each other's company for example by learning cultural habits, cooking and watching a film together. Several times, I have taken volunteers sight seeing. I still would like to show volunteers around our area if they like. For example, there are a couple of nice beaches close by.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Mainly babysitting


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Host ref number: 657373549815

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