Area: British ColumbiaSorry, no help needed for the rest of 2013 and 2014 - I am traveling myself. Bon Voyage to all! An American in Canada, I am a single female, emergency veterinarian living with a cat who, with the help of my various workawayers and couchsurfers is becoming more and more social and 2 year old border collie cross who is mellow for his type, but still needs plenty of exercise and has, generally, loved all my visitors. I co-own a 3 unit 100 year old character home with another couple in the heart of Victoria only a block from the ocean. Due to a change in their work circumstances, my co-owners have moved away leaving me with lots to do around the house prior to my own departure in October. I have traveled to approximately 30 countries mostly in Asia and Europe. Originally from Northern California, I have lived in Brooklyn, NY, Taiwan, Hong Kong and now Canada. Waiting for the universe to tell me where I should go next. When not working I am gardening, hiking, and doing anything I can to get the dog tired. I've recently joined a sailing group and am planning a few camping trips this summer. I will be heading to Europe for 4 months in the fall. I've really enjoyed working with and getting to know my workawayers this summer. What a great opportunity for us all!
Area: ChawamaOur School is a an educational institution based in Lusaka Zambia Africa. We offer education to need children from preschool to grade nine (forst two years of secondary Education). We also offer cater for poor young mothers whith skills such a sewing. Our Vision to "Creating A Safe World For Every Child" and our motto is "We Share Because We care."
Area: Midi PyreneesWe are a family of 4 (Nic, Sara, Shirley and Max) with 10 dogs (Golden Retrievers, an Irish Setter and a Bichon Bolognaise). We have two properties in neighbouring villages. Mum (Shirley) - 6 dogs live there, and 4 at our place (Nic, Max and Sara) Our lives revolve around village life and - yep you guessed it dogs... Both properties are old farmhouses, that have been mostly renovated. We have plenty of land around the properties and we are in a rural location not far from the Pyrenees - so great for skiing, but hot in the summer when the swimming pool comes in handy. We run a small breeding kennel as a side line, (Nic is a business consultant) and we exhibit our dogs in France and Internationally. 1- 3 times a year we have a litter of puppies, which we raise and sell in France or Internationally.
Area: centralWe are Gijs, Linda and Carlos, and run a camping in Central Portugal where you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of running a small rural camping, located 9 kms from the historic city of Tomar and one hour.s drive from Lisbon. We are currently looking for a couple or two males to help with some small building projects during the month of March. Here we attract a variety of international visitors - chalet, caravan and tent guests who you will be able to assist with registrations and payments in addition to offering local tourist information and advice. In the mornings we need assistance with feeding and walking the animals, cleaning duties around the camping, laundry and chalet preparation. Occasionally there will also be maintenance or gardening chores to be undertaken. In the late afternoons the children like to walk with the animals or help with their feeding. In the evenings our guests enjoy to chat over a drink at the bar-terrace and on certain evenings we offer Camp Dinners to bring everyone together which you will be able to help prepare and serve.
Area: SkagafjörðurWe are farmers on a mixed farm in the north of Iceland 15km from Sauðárkrókur. We have 3 boys born 2008, 2009 and 2014. The older two go to kindergarten from 8-16, mon-fri. Mostly we are a dairy farm. We have 34 cows and about 40 female calves growing up to be milking cows. We milk the cows twice a day. Most often at 8 in the morning and at 19 in the evening. We can´t tell an accurate time because there can always something happen to disturb that. F.x. some animals on a wrong side of a fence or heymaking with a possible rain in the evening or the day after. From may/june til sept/okt the cows are outside, only taken to the stable to milk them. We have 170 sheep. From nov-mai we have them in a stable to make them pregnant, keep them safe during the pregnancy and giving birth. After they give birth they go out. In june they go to the mountains and in september we gather them again because we can have snow in the mountains and also to take the lambs to the slaugther house. We have around 40 horses. From jan - april we have horses in stable and train young horses and competition horses. In may or june we shoe our riding horses, around 10-20 horses, sometimes we have young horses then to if we have time. They are taken of shoes again in okt/nov and most of them are outside until next may/june.