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: BrandenburgVolunteer in the eastern part of Germany and join our life. We are a family of 3: Kerstin (47), Carsten (47) and Christopher (20). We live in a village on an estate that was a farm in the past. The village is situated 60 km from Dresden, 100 km from Leipzig and 170 km from Berlin in a national park. We have 4 cats that live with us, too. If you come to us, you must like cats. The business run by our family offers a holiday apartment and different programmes for freetime and holidays. We also want to create a place for meeting new people and offer activities for the community. Therefore new projects are planned and we want to reconstruct the buildings and the old barn, recultivate the garden, plant herbs etc. Catsitting is one of your tasks. Much help is needed in and around the house and volunteers are welcome. We offer our hospitality and invite you to join our life. You can learn German and live like a German, travel around in the area and enjoy the beautiful countryside and lovely places. We integrate you into our life and will show you around, too. Working hours are flexible, 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. We expect active, responsible, motivated, respectful and reliable guests, who also "see" the jobs that have to be done and work on their own initiative. You live in our office & guest room, if there are two volunteers, you share the room. Non-smokers prefered. No drugs. You have internet access and can use a computer, too. Feel free to contact us to ask any question. Hope to see you soon in Germany. Kerstin, Carsten and Christopher Update: Being a member of different platforms we had more than 50 helpers from 20 countries since June`13, all great people. But I get many requests that are very simple and impersonal. And helpers demand more than we can offer (like visa, pay, paying travel etc). That's why I changed my profile and although it sounds very strict now, it makes sure that just people apply who take it serious and don't play around. We don't want to waste our time with people who just need a bed to sleep. You will be part of our family and you will definitely have a great time with us. Please make sure that you take care of visa requirements, insurances, travel costs etc. before arranging an agreement with us as your hosts. Recently helpers did accept our offer and then did not even care to let us know that their plans changed or they would not come. That is very sad, especially as we refused other requests. If you accept our offer, we expect you to stay in contact with us and inform us about any change concerning your travel schedule. Update April'14: from our last requests and experiences: Just to let you know before you contact us: we can't send a letter of invitation and we don't take any legal responsibility for our guests. We offer a big deal: hospitality, company, food and accommodation. If we sign anything, we are legally responsible for all costs. This we can't and won't do. Helpers must cover own travel costs and insurances (health & travel insurance etc.) as well as all duties concerning visa regulations. Before applying please make sure you have read our profile in detail. We don't answer general requests, that are sent to many hosts. We appreciate personal e-mails. If you understood all of this information, please write in your FIRST mail the codeword "explore the east", all e-mails without this codeword will be denied! Vacancies starting from April 2015!
Area: QuebecHi! We are a family of 6, we have 4 kids from 9 years-old to 1 year-old. We are homeschoolers. We speek French and our English is good. We live in Granby, a lovely town which is 1 hour from Montreal, 1 hour from Sherbrooke and 3 hours from Quebec City. There is so much to discover here: The Zoo de Granby, Ski Bromont (water park and ski station), lakes, golf, agrotourism and much more! Our town is served by a bus network. We also have a bike to lent you if you hope so. Even if he works a lot, Simon always have a few hours every week to play golf. During the winter, he enjoys skiing. Marie's passions are photography, cooking and everything related to homeshcooling. We enjoy to spent time all together. Our children take part to almost all our activities. We enjoy doing sports with them, sharing good meals, discover life with them! Bonjour! Nous sommes une famille de 6 personnes, nous avons 4 enfants âgés entre 9 ans et 1 an. Nous faisons l'école-maison, c'est donc dire que nos enfants font partie de notre quotidien! Nous parlons français et notre anglais est bon. Nous habitons Granby, une charmante ville située à 1 heure de Montréal, à 1 heure de Sherbrooke et à 3 heures de la ville de Québec. Plusieurs attraits touristiques y sont à découvrir: le zoo de Granby, Ski Bromont (parc aquatique et station de ski), agrotourisme, sentiers pédestres, lacs, golf et plus encore! Notre ville est desservie par un réseau d'autobus. Un vélo est aussi à votre disposition. Bien qu'il travaille beaucoup, Simon a toujours quelques heures disponibles chaque semaine pour jouer au golf. En hiver, il aime faire du ski alpin. Marie, elle, se passionne pour la photo, la cuisine et pour tout ce qui a trait à l'école-maison. Nous aimons passer du bon temps en famille. Nos enfants prennent part à la majeure partie de nos activités. Nous aimons faire du sport avec eux, partager de bons repas, découvrir la vie avec eux!
Area: LimousinWe are a Vocational Training Centre in the town of Tulle, offering specialized courses in the fields of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Food Production, Hairdressing, Cabinet Making, Butchery, Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Artisanal Bread Baking and Chocolate Making. Tulle is located in a valley surrounded with hills, with Corrèze River running through it. It is long, narrow, tall with steep stairways and very pretty! Tulle is a commune and capital of the Corrèze département in the Limousin region in central France. It is the third largest town in the Limousin region, after Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde. Known sometimes as "the town on the seven hills", Tulle rose to prominence through the development of its manufacturing sector. Centre de Formation pour Apprentis, spécialisé dans les métiers de l'hôtellerie restauration, alimentation (boucher, boulanger, charcutier-traiteur, chocolatier confiseur, cuisinier, pâtissier), coiffeur, ébéniste.
Area: Sierre, Valais, SwitzerlandA little family living in a house in the centre of Sierre. Peter, two children (4 years and 2 years) soon 3 (in February) and I. We both work in tourism and like meeting people from different countries and cultures. We are very easygoing and I m sure you'll be able to feel home. Looking forward to hear from you.
Area: Busan, South KoreaWelcome to Busan! We are a corporation that owns both a Hostel and a Language exchange Café, we are based in one of the city’s most lively districts, located near two very important universities, and only 15 minutes away from the beach. Our goal is to provide the local students and residents with a friendly and open-minded environment where they may practice English, along with other languages, through games, conversation and events. To achieve this goal, we need experienced helpers with the following qualities and skills: We need you to be able to speak English fluently, any other language is a plus, but English is an absolute necessary. We also favor helpers who have worked in social fields in the past, as our work will keep you in touch with people at all times during your working hours. Any other skill you may have is also extremely important to us, whether it be cooking, dancing, singing, sports, etc, as we need passionate, creative and energetic people with various interests to work with us, this will incidentally increase your chances to join us. UPDATE as of June 2014: We are looking for: Hosts, chefs, event organizers, language tutors, dancers and artists. We will provide housing and food in exchange for 5 hours of work a day, 5 days a week. You will also be provided with Wi-Fi access. The work mainly includes hosting, but you may also be asked to clean occasionally. We ask that you stay with us for a minimum of 1 month, but longer periods of time are preferred. While we definitely will ask for a lot of participation and effort, we will reward you equally with a very friendly and motivating environment where you will meet many others from all over world, party hard on our Friday nights where some free drinks will be provided, and a heart-warming atmosphere. If you’d like to learn more about our project or are interested in joining us, feel free to contact us and make sure you check regularly for updates! We’re looking forward to welcoming you here with us. Mike (New management from May 2013)