Workaway works on word of mouth and local publicity.. If you like the idea and want to do your part in helping promote the site then please print out a poster and display it in a noticeable place.
Good ideas of where to hang a poster would be; Backpackers, youth hostels , travellers bars , small hotels, local notice boards...anywhere where you think travellers might benefit from seeing the workaway message.
Thank you so much and have a great time travelling :)
Poster for workawayers
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Poster for hosts
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Area: Rural, andean mountains rural life style.Our organisation is a family-based and very small ecologist Foundation, we contribute to protect andean mounts (east side of colombian andean system), its ecosystem and biodiversity, for as much as we can (which is just a bit from what is needed). The volunteer program we offer is for either (1) interchange with some farm work -different options- at one lovely rural place we have in Gámbita -Santander, Col- at 1,900 m of altitude, surrounded by great mountains and the east Andes mountain chain, waterfalls, rivers and basically a pure nature spot, close but not affected by urban life; or (2) cultural interchange, teaching (languages, arts, music and/or different skills) to rural kids from the village, in the same nature spot previoulsly stated -Gámbita-. In both we expect 4 hrs of daily work, and there is a small weekly cost involved (USD 70 for option 1, and 90 for option 2), this helps us to cover some administration costs to keep our Foundation running, and to fund periodical investsments we do in the spot to make it better for visitors and volunteers. We expect a minimum stay of 2 weeks (ideally 4+). In exchange, we offer accomodation and food (3 meals, traditional food from that region), and of course the chance to be connected to an espectacular andean ecosystem, and at the same time to disconnect from modernity and urban-like life style, having this unique chance to share cultural backgrounds with locals, to touch their lives and be touched by them. It is compulsory for candidates to have a basic spanish (to communicate with locals).
Area: Aquitaine, Bordeaux centreWe ( Gérald and CLarisse)are 35-39 yeaŕs old couple, with 3 children , a 10 yeaŕs old son, a 7 yeaŕs old daughter and a baby, one year old. We live in a Big house, in Town center, next to thé river, with a garden. We have a cat, a fish. We both work and children are at school. We are looking for a girl of Spanish language to help our son to prepare for an exam, but also to bring back our older children from school from 4.30 to 6.30 In thé afternoon four days each week. We often hosted foreign students at home and each became a small part of our family. We appreciate the meetings to share our love and family life, have discussions at the table, cook together, make games, do visit our bordeaux city. Our daughter plays the harp, our son wants to learn the guitar, we have a violin, a saxophon and of course a harp ( celtic) our daugther begins "claquettes" dance. Our son fences, plays rugby. Gerald plays badmington. Gerald works in watering corporation, Clarisse is a Teatcher in a Big High school in Town center, french littérature, ancient greek. We favor good relations with children who attach very quickly, so we are looking for someone communicative, dynamic, with a sense of initiative. We do not smoke at home, we love bike rides along the banks of the Garonne, we get very often friends, life is set on weekdays but on weekends it is released and it is festive insofar possible. Our ideal would be invited Spanish and English, is very dynamic and communicative, creative, have ideas to keep the children, would like to play sports with them, have a taste for culture, can be assertive when necessary. She would cook and have ideas for the home. Playing music could be great. Bordeaux is a wonderful City according to us !!! Muséum, cinémas, all for sports, we live next to all thé shops and markets, Nous sommes un couple de 35-39 ans, nous avons 3 enfants, un garçon de 10 ans, une fille de 7 ans et un bébé garçon de un an. Nous avons une grande maison en ville avec jardin, un chat et un petit poisson. Nous travaillons tous les deux et les enfants sont scolarisés. Bébé est chez une nourrice en journée. Nous sommes près de la Garonne, dans un coin de bordeaux très agréable... Nous recherchons une jeune fille de langue espagnole pour aider notre fils à préparer un examen, mais aussi pour amener ou ramener les enfants aînés de l'école. Nous avons souvent accueilli des étudiantes étrangères à la maison et chacune est devenue une petite part de notre famille. Nous apprécions les rencontres et adorons faire partager notre vie de famille, avoir des discussions a table, cuisiner tous ensemble, faire des jeux de société, faire visiter notre ville bordeaux. Nous privilégions les bons rapports avec les enfants qui s'attachent très vite, alors nous cherchons quelqu'un de communicatif, dynamique avec le sens de l'initiative. Nous ne fumons pas à la maison, nous adorons les balades en velo sur les quais de la Garonne, nous recevons très souvent des amis, la vie est bien réglée en semaine mais le week end on se relâche et c'est festif dans la mesure du possible. Notre invitée idéale serait hispanophone et anglophone, serait très dynamique et communicative, créative, aurait des idées pour occuper les enfants, aimerait faire du sport avec eux, aurait du goût pour la culture, saurait faire preuve d'autorité en cas de besoin. Elle aimerait cuisiner et aurait des idées pour la maison.
Area: Tamil NaduHello! I'm Johnnie, an Englishman who lives on the edge of a small village in a Tiger Reserve in South India. I am the fifth generation of my family to live in this area. My elderly parents live in the next property. My family was growing coffee here in the jungle (India produces about 6% of the world's coffee) until India became independent. We live about 30 km north of Ooty and 100 km south of Mysore. Surrounded by mountains, in the biosphere reserve, with fresh air, amazing wildlife and the sounds of the jungle, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, that enjoys a relatively mild climate all year - the average daytime temperature is 26°C (79°F). I have two sisters who live in the UK, and they visit every year - one comes for up to six months and the other comes for a couple of months every year. I am here most of the time, but I can't be here all of the time, which is why I'm looking for volunteers. I am mostly vegetarian and I also cook vegan food. My parents eat meat and fish.
Area: MEDITERRANEAN SEAWe live in an extremely attractive resort, on the Mediterranean Sea, very close to Spain (walking and hiking distance). Please, for the winter 2012 and spring 2013, do not contact me as I shall be travelling !....
Area: Gin Gin / BundabergWe accept members of Workaway.info, all year round. There are olive groves, orchard, vegetable gardens, flower gardens, dams, dog, donkeys, and poultry. Work includes all aspects of property management, olive groves, and our B&B. Our place has four guest bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins), so we can accommodate up to eight, but we normally prefer to only take one or two WorkAwayers at a time unless our current projects require more. We also normally prefer those who have done Volunteering or WorkAway before, as we have found that they appreciate what we have to offer and look after things with greater care. If you would like to do Workaway with us, feel free to email or ring at any time. You can read what others have had to say about their stay in our Guestbook and view them working in Photos at our Webpage (please ask for it when you write to us)