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Área: Manafwa districtHello! We are a small village health clinic located in Mayenze village of Manafwa district, only a 30 minute matatu (local minibus) ride from the larger city of Mbale. Currently we have 3 doctors on staff as well as one dentist and you are welcome to assist us in taking vitals, giving shots, diagnosing and treating patients, and providing health education talks to the surrounding villages. Additionally, we are affiliated with lots of places in Mayenze you could also volunteer your time, including: a widow and orphan organization, schools and local farms. We welcome people with a medical or dental background as well as anyone interested in learning about health care in Uganda!
Área: British ColumbiaWe own and operate a private 680 acre cattle and horse ranch in the scenic Okanagan high country near Vernon, BC. Our ranch uses natural, eco-friendly, holistic management practices to produce grass-fed beef and poultry products. We are a couple with a 4-year-old "home-schooled" child.
Área: England* I'm full until August 12th* We're looking for help indoors and out in our Canal Cottage by the Grand Union Canal, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty in the Chiltern countryside, within easy access of London. As you may realise, the Google map isn't very accurate - we're actually on the canal, not the road :-) We are a busy, friendly family of five, looking for mature, experienced, hardworking, friendly people who are happy to work independently and who don't mind getting up early when needed. We always need help with cooking and cleaning and usually have some DIY/ garden projects on the go. Experience in things like carpentry, general DIY, plumbing, electrical, childcare and gardening is always welcome :-) Our cottage isn't huge, so you'd have to be happy being part of the family during your stay and happy to muck in with day to day housework. Accomodation is usually in our spare bedroom, complete with extensive library of gardening and green books, wifi, and a view over the rolling fields to the rear of the cottage. We've also got a nice caravan in the garden and in the summer, we sometimes host people in a large (12 person, 3 rooms, standing height...but usually only one person or a couple in at a time;-) dome tent as additional accommodation. In winter, in negotiation with guests, we also sometimes host people on a sofa bed in a self contained room downstairs (so nobody will be walking through at night :-); the room has a cosy wood stove I'd like to think that we're a friendly family and part of a friendly local community. We enjoy meeting new people and if time permits, sharing experiences and knowledge on both sides. There's lots of lovely walks outside the front door along the canal towpath, including around the nearby reservoirs ( a haven for water birds, complete with bird hide) and the local wildlife lake is around the corner. A selection of bikes, including a tricycle, are also available for longer journeys. We're 10 minutes cycle down the towpath from the pretty market town of Tring, with a regular farmers' market and other events. We're also 10 minutes cycle from Tring train station, with regular trains taking 45 minutes to London, making a day trips to the Big Smoke easy. For fun at home, in the summer we have a Pedalo which we moor opposite the house and volunteers are welcome to take it out for a spin. We also have a wood fired hot tub, made from recycled materials and this has proved to be a big hit with both family and volunteers, with many happy evenings spent in it in the summer months, chatting under the stars, to the sound of nearby owls. In the winter, we have a cosy wood stove, mulled wine and frosty mornings to enjoy...the canal and reservoirs look particularly beautiful in the snow and ice. We have a pretty cottage garden to the front and a large rear garden in need of some taming to the rear. I garden both organically. Although I am an experienced organic gardener, as I work full time, with two kids I rarely have the time to bring all my plans to fruition. I always have various projects afoot and I negotiate involvement of helpers, depending on skills and interests. Current garden missions include; building a workshop; planning treehouse, planting of fruit trees and developing more water storage. House wise, there's some doors to hang, shelves to build, and a few leaks to mend. In terms of day to day garden tasks, there's woodcutting and battling the nettles, weeding and looking after the chickens. Everyday domestic tasks include cleaning and cooking etc. We're happy to supply food, but I struggle to cook it because I'm short of time, so people who don't mind cooking would be preferred. Although I'm an omnivore, I'd like to move towards a more vegetarian diet so that's not a problem. I have two kids and, depending on your skills and references, appreciate some help with them, especially getting out of the house in the mornings and feeding them/ helping with homework in the evenings. Childcare experience is always appreciated. If you're interested in sustainability, we have an extensive library of organic, permaculture and green building books and DVDs, which resides in my guest bedroom and you are welcome to access. I'm involved in my local Transition town movement and I'm a Food Champion, which involves teaching others how to reduce food waste, both by storing and using food better, and composting. I'm also very interested in permaculture and peoplecare, if that's something you're interested in thinking about. I also have a passion, and some expertise in, energy retrofit. I'm a member of the Association of Environmentally Conscious Building and a local Energy Champion volunteer. My house, like many in the UK, is poor in terms of it's energy consumption, but I am gradually upgrading it with better insulation, draught proofing, photovoltaic panels and greater passive solar gain. I'm involved in our local Transition Town energy project, educating others about retrofit, and I'm happy to share this knowledge if you're interested - and I promise not to preach if you're not ;-) I used to be a liveaboard boater, based in London and then on the Grand Union Canal. I have liveaboard mates, so I still feel l'm part of that world (especially as it glides past my windows).I'm reasonably knowledgeable about narrowboats and canal history and have a particular interest in canal archeology and restoration. If you're interested in learning more about a liveaboard lifestyle or canal history, I'd love to fill you in. I also have a lot of books on the topic, which you are again, welcome to read. If you're interested in staying with us, please give us an idea in your email of what particularly attracts you to our place, what relevant skills/experiences you have to offer and what skills/experiences you are looking to gain. It gives us a better sense of whether we can both have a really positive experience and seems to have worked well as a strategy thus far :-) I am currently particularly interested in people who would like to stay for at least three weeks, with the agreement of four days' trial both ways. Sustainable travel I am conscious that encouraging people to travel in an unsustainable fashion is inconsistent with my attempts to lower my own carbon footprint. As you may be aware, flying generates a lot of CO2; I therefore prioritise potential helpers who are travelling by other means - both to my home and afterwards. There are a lot of options out there and useful resources for researching alternatives include: Liftshare: https://www.liftshare.com/uk/ (car sharing for the UK) Transport Direct: http://www.transportdirect.info/ (train and bus planner for the UK) National Express: http://www.nationalexpress.com (bus travel around the UK & mainland Europe Megabus: http://uk.megabus.com/ (cheap bus travel around the UK & mainland Europe) The Man in Seat 61: http://www.seat61.com/ (Train travel and connections around Europe) If you are travelling from outside Europe, I do appreciate that the alternatives are a lot more limited and would still consider hosting you.
Área: IstanbulWe have 2 kids ( Son:5 Daughter:2). My wife and I are occupied with manager positions in international companies. We have a permanent baby sitter at home who took cares of general daily work. Our boy's summer holiday starts in 10th of June. Therefore during the summer, we intend to host an English speaking volunteer to get support to our baby sitter. HER (the volunteer) daily support in below basis; - English language practice with the kids - Going out with the kids ( mainly with our elder boy) - having fun with them at the pool side. - attending and courage the kids in sports and outside and keeping eye on them - if needed, supporting our baby sitter in daily work such as ironing. we have a 3 bedroom house, 1 room reserved for our current baby sitter who is Georgian (Caucasia) national, kids sleep in the same room, so we will welcome the volunteer in our living room where Fast internet access, movie theater and sort of things are available. We live in a forest area in a condo style site. Please ask for our website. Fitness and swimming and such sort of sports are possible for the volunteer. During weekends we always used to go out with kids around Istanbul for all kinds of freedom activities. Girl is easygoing but boy is time to time trying to enlarge his freedom but in general they are good friends. Both My wife and I are good at in English. So our target is to give our kids a little bit push in language competency. The house is full of joy and love. The neighborhood is lovely so we definitely believe the volunteer would have a good time in Istanbul. The volunteer (SHE) must be - English speaking - non smoking - responsible attitude towards kids She or her next friend is welcomed during whole summer ( between June 10 th and Sept 15th)
Área: Sichuan provinceHi ,My name is Linzhao ,a college student who always like enjoying his summer and winter holiday time on farm ,this farm which belongs to our big family and mainly runs by my uncle ,it's located in mianyang city,sichuan province,China. We raise pigs and some fish and plant grapes ,while which are not the only things we do,we also do a lot of work on restoring the local ecological environment,because we beleive that humanity and nature to be in harmony is the key to realize the sustainable development of both agriculture and the human society . It's a tough job to do,but it's vital and meaningful to do so. we need more people to be award of that and join us to do the task together and make this land more beautiful. I'd say we are lucky that every year volunteers come from different parts of the world to volunteer on our family farm,to know what we are doing and get involved in our work which range from organic farming to woods protection. What's more, As more volunteers with different cultural backgrounds come to stay on the farm work and live together as a family makes cultures be exchanged and friendship be formed. So what exactly is the place of the farm? It would be a place that my family try our best to push it forward to be a place where people from cities can get close to nature and realise how important to respect nature and make friends with it. A window through which people from other countries could know more about this country from a different perspective .A place where cultures ,ideas and thoughts meet ! In order to do so,we try to find more time to interact with volunteers and also organize activities for cultures sharing. For the volunteers we host ,I highly agree with the opinion that"Workaway .info is NOT set up to provide cheap labor ". Yes ,we do not think the relationship between the volunteers and my family are employment and just farming offering and accommadation reture, we'd prefer to consider volunteers be a part of my family that we work and live together on the farm, and we hope to make volunteers feel to be part of our family. So do not hesitate to contact with me if you are interested in joining our family to meet and work with my families and great guys from all over the world in such peaceful corner of the world !