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.
Part availabilty for volunteers this month and enquiries are welcome for other months of the year.
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Area: Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaHello We are a busy Canadian family of Five. Myself and husband have three children and we work full time. I work in an immigrant welcome centre that helps newcomers settle into the area with services like English classes and employment services. I keep the same holidays as my children. My husband has a managers position in a roofing company. We both have weekends off. We have a 2 sons and a daughter. Our children are 10, 12, & 14. They attend school during the week and enjoy extra curricular activities like softball, swimming and army cadets in the evenings during the week. We rent a large home with 5 bedrooms on the edge of a small town close to buses and shopping. We have a small dog, and we raise rabbits to eat and even have some chickens for fresh eggs. I enjoy looking after my family and cooking healthy meals from our vegetable garden. We enjoy camping on our holidays.
Area: 2½ hours from MontrealPassionate of outdoors activities. Plan to do like Jack Rabbit (Herman Smith-Johannsen) cross-country skiing until 100 :). Legal secretary spending 4-5 months at cottage in the woods for recovery from a finger injury. Want to benefit from this break to try to finish some work at my cottage. On my way of certification as a EFT practitioner and learning Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine. Love to play games as well as relaxing with the sound of the wind in the trees’ leafs and birds singing. Just love to see the hummingbirds visiting every year.
Area: Sachsen, Dresden, south of Berlin#### Due to a short notice cancellation we are looking for a helper from Sep1 (Monday) on for 2 weeks or more. #### We are a family of 6 (we are aged 39/40, kids are born 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2008). Please read the FULL profile if you want to get an answer. No Host-SPAM mails will be answered! Our project 2014/15: renovating an old farmhouse and convert it into a sustainable courses centre. That means some minor building work left, painting jobs and some renovation works... autum: ground work around the house, gardening/fruit/veggies processing, in winter: forestry work /fencing and wood splitting/cutting We have a running smallholding farm working with organic methods and permaculture. During the whole year there will be always some work on the farm like gardening, fruit processing etc. We have some milk goats and sheep, geese, chicken, a husky dog named Barley and a cat. We're living in a very small village called Cortnitz (43 inhabitants) near Dresden (90 km away), about 200 km south of Berlin. We have a small garden (always some work there in 3 seasons...) and about 50 fruit trees. We do love cycling and being outdoor. We are militant non-smokers! :-) No smoking in the house, around the house or in sight of the house. No alcohol/drugs. We live rural. There are not much possibilities to have a big party around, so this place is more suitable for people who like it a bit more quiet and green and having an evening at a bonfire behind the house. If you want to go around one or two bicycles will be there for use or to reach the train station. Nice places to visit nearby: 1000 years old towns Bautzen and Görlitz, cultural center Dresden, hiking and climbing in the Saxon Switzerland, Wroclaw (Poland) and a two day trip maybe Prague or Berlin. We usually have only one or two workawayer at the same time as for us it is important to have a cultural exchange as well. Up to now we had as workawayers/helpex'ers an estonian family, Kaya from USA and Lucie from England (already 2 times) and Alexandra/Morgan from Australia, Alex from France (already 3 times!), Matthew from Australia, Amy from England, Gilbert from Spain (2 times), Francesca from Italy, Szymon from Poland, Juraj from Slovakia, Brendan from England, Ramona/Joshua from America, Thomas from England, Andrea also from England, Berry from Ireland, Jörg from northern Germany, Flora from Hungary, Cora from England, Brianna from Canada, Daniel from England, Steph from Australia, Jeanette from Danmark and Claire from Australia... Be our next workawayer! Families welcome if you have an little extra pay for the food and accomodation. We have NO INTERNET for helpers, only in emergency or for once or twice a week you can check mails during daytime in the office (no Wlan, no skype). If you want to use the internet more often please bring your own mobile internet, T-Mobile and Vodafone have best coverage here. We are not vegetarians but we are not eating too much meat (mainly our own produced meat from goats/sheep/ducks/geese - so that is limited). We dont mind if the workawayer is vegetarian as long as he/she can handle that we are not and dont expect to cook special things for her/him. We don't buy special vegan food or lots of fruits and veggies, so if you are vegan its probably not your place to be here. Please be aware that we expect help in the household as well beside the work as this are common duties for everyone in the house (like dish washing, preparing breakfast...) without asking you every single time to do so. We both have been volunteering abroad (Marie 8 month in Russia, Stefan 11 month in Papua New Guinea). And we lived a winter on a scottish Isle 2013-2014. So the kids speak some english as well. We try to live with as low impact to the nature as possible. We produce our own solar energy (5 KWp), have a solar stove (for cooking during sunshine), solar heated water and do lots of other crazy things. We might not be typical germans - you may have to find out. Next train station where we could pick you up is Pommritz, next Airports Dresden, Berlin and Leipzig (trains form there). Or check mitfahrgelegenheit.de or blablacar.de for car sharing (check for destination Bautzen).
Area: AlgarveWelcome We are Tim and Alexandra and live only 10 minutes away from some of Portugal's most stunning beaches on the West Coast in the Algarve in the National Park San Vincente near Aljezur. A renovated traditional Portuguese farmhouse on 1.8 ha.The walls are made of taipa (mud), and all white washed, the roof is handpicked cane inside and recycled canudos on the outside. In spring and summer we operate as a B & B. We found our paradise in the Algarve and are making our dream come true.
Area: Andalucia (Cadiz)Hola/Hello, We are a family of two. We have been living and working here in the village of Algodonales for over 13 years. We are ok for helpers over the summer period thank you. We are now looking for help after October please. We have 2 Spanish horses a cat and a small rescue friendly dog called "Ellie".We run a accommodation business. We are situated in a beautiful region of Andalucia. Just a 3 hour direct bus ride from Malaga. Our villa sits on the edge of Algodonales. It is one of the famous white villages "pueblo blanco" of Andalucia, Spain.We are in a great location as a base to in prove and practice your Spanish as the village is just a 3 minute walk away.My son speaks fluent Spanish. We tend to Speak English together in the house but if you wish to, my son will speak with you in Spanish conversation to help you practice. Please only apply to come to us if you are over the age of 22 and do not mind physically work and don't mind getting your hands dirty :-) When writing to us please tell us a little about yourself if not in your profile: What have you done since leaving school? Where you are from? Any skills? Education? Hobbies? even if unrelated to the type of work we are doing. Our helpers are guests in our home and we like to know about them! We welcome long and short term visitors with a sense of humour who want to fit into family life. Please take the time to check our workaway references. A Big thank- you to all our previous helpers for their good work and great company.