Helping in Lisbon and Estoril, Portugal
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Volunteers are needed for this month and enquiries are very welcome for the whole year.
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Area: OntarioI am a very active female that finds myself on a 20 acre hobby farm in my retirement. For many years I worked as a driving evaluator in a Toronto hospital, evaluating the potential for people to learn or resume driving post illness or injury. My hobbies are quilting and sewing... and my animals of course. I am heavy into clicker training`having worked with such notables as Gary Wilkes, Karen Pryor and Carolyn Clarke back in the day. I sure could use your help taking care of the animals and the property and in return, you will learn just how kindness and understanding can be used effectively in the humane treatment of all animals... and if you wish to learn to quilt or sew then this is certainly the place for you! There is always plenty of grass to cut and there is nothing better than riding around in the evening on the zero-turn. We have trails in the woods that can always use a trim and there is typically an enthusiastic Great Dane to come along for the company. :) All volunteers staying 3 weeks or more, will be treated to your choice of 1 of the following activities... a) A trip to the tree-top trekking in the Ganaraska forest where you can zipline to your hearts content b) The opportunity to try out the only horse-riding simulator in Ontario, and discover ways to improve your horse-riding skills c) A visit to the best Japanese restaurant this side of Tokyo where your meal is cooked fresh to order and you can eat as much as you like for 1.5 hours!! If you are wanting to practice English, then I would LOVE teaching you, it is another passion of mine. :) You should know that all of our dogs are huge... well over 180 lbs. each... except for our Jack Russell that is. :) If you are the least bit frightened of dogs then this is NOT the placement for you. This is their home and as such shouldn't have anyone that is scared of them or anyone that sees animals as lesser beings, around them. They are all extremely friendly, are certified visiting dogs and are very loyal and loving or we wouldn't invite you to come here and share in our lives. :)
Area: ArdecheWe are guys from germany and we live in an old farmhouse in the mountains on the border of Nationalpark Cévennes in Department Ardèche/Southern France. A small holidayhouse for guests is included. We are on the wild countryside of Ardeche, ideal for people, who like nature and retirement. We are looking for one guy (we have only place left for one volunteer, no couples, sorry) who will help us with construction and building works. You dont need to be experienced but you should like to work with concrete, stones, wood and earth. If you like building and constuction work, it will be here a perfect place with a lot of space to realize your creative ideas. In the summer period (april - october) we are also organizing hiking and adventure sports weeks for groups and we cook for them. Only in these group weeks we need sometimes additional help in the kitchen and for cleaning. Not really important, but you should know: This is a gay community place, most of our guests and we are gay men. On your free days you can join the groups for hiking, cycling or kayaking or just relax on our qiet place in the mountains. There is the possibility for you to discover Southern France, the real deep country side in the mountains, to meet a lot of nice people, to learn how to construct walls and houses and enjoy an alternative, independent and down to earth lifestyle. Please note: - there is no internet access - there is no public transport, we will catch you from the next bus or train station, but if you dont have your own car or motocycle, you cant go anywhere on your own (next villiage is 16 km away)
Area: EnglandVolunteer with the Hare Krishna Movement in England. In additon to the main theological college, we have a farm of 100 acres, 60 cows and oxen, an 8 acre vegetable growing area, formal gardens, fruit orchards (modest size), hedges, small woodlands, bee hives. We grow naturally using cow manure fertilizer, dont use pesticides or herbicides. Our aim is to grow as much food as we can on the land that we have. Our diet is lacto vegetarian and as such milk is in a lot of our foods. Vegans do stay with us and can navigate the menu to some degree. Most of the milk and milk products are from our own cows. The manor is situated near Watford, is about 17 miles from the centre of London, the nearest train station is Radlett, with the next being watford. Underground stations are in Bushey and Watford We have 5 bee colonies but want to develop this to 20+. We are looking for a person who can take care of our bees and stay for a good period of time
Area: Scotland South BordersJuly we are full After 25 August some spaces September and October some places Our House burned down on 25 02 2014 Facebook Lethem House We were working on a project to make a hostel before the fire. We need you to help clear up and rebuild the house ! Your bed is in Jedburgh where your meals will also be provided. There are four beds for volunteers in a mixed dorm. The flat has a shower 2 toilets TV Internet kitchen. Sarah and Julian have a separate bedroom. Before you contact us with questions read the information here first and look at where we are. We have volunteers with us to look after and keep welcome and happy. We are keeping our business running to pay for life. We are planning the projects. We are spending time organising food fuel materials tools. We are working hard. We cannot spend time in long email conversations. If you are lucky to come we have time for you. Sorry we dont have time for questions that you can read or answer yourself from our profile or automatic email replies. Volunteers could help with whatever tasks suited their skills. Trips to Edinburgh by bus are possible for days out and Jedburgh is in great walking cycling countryside. We have been hosting Couchsurfers for a few years & often ended up with hitchhikers and various "travelling through" types staying over. 3.5 days 25 hours work in a 7 day week would suit us.
Area: MunsterWe are a family of 3, mum dad and a 8 years old boy, and 3 friendly pets 2 dogs and a cat. Mum is looking for a little help with childminding while working as dad will be working away few months. We are living in Killarney Ireland, a very touristic area, South Kerry. Beautiful sights, lakes mountains, the biggest national park is a 10 minutes walk from the house. We are all french fluent in english, living in Ireland 7 years and 5 in England.