Area: EnglandMy name is Annie and I am a single mother with three children Georgie &Tilly my twin girls age 8yrs and my son Archie aged 12yrs. We have just move here to Minehead in Somerset and I need to work on our house and I would love some help painting and with the children. Everyone here in Somerset seems friendly and we would make you feel very welcome, comfortable and at home. We like sports and the children play rugby . I love hunting on my horse when I can. I work 5hrs a day during the week so you will be on your own during that time with Bertie the dog as company. As we are coming into winter the arrangement at the moment is walk the children to school for 9am then come back and paint for 3hrs and if there is some housework we agree on what needs to be done if we can work as a team that would be wonderful!. Its busy and sometimes crazy with the children and it would be great to have help and someone who is pro active not for me to keep telling what to do would be great. We would love to have you and we would like to think we could enrich your life while you were with us and help you with your English and show you a beautiful part of the world. We can't wait to meet you Love Annie XX
Area: EnglandExciting volunteering opportunity on diverse small estate in rural Cambridgeshire Our Farm is a unique mix of organic smallholding, nature reserve, formal gardens and in-house catering all underpinning a successful wedding venue. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience at a distinctly different family owned business; we pride ourselves on sowing, growing, cooking and serving our own produce as such the smallholding is a core part of our business. Accommodation and meals will be provided.
Area: Lower NormandyHello My name is Charlene I am 28 years old and have been living in France with my Husband Shane 31 years old for nearly 8 years now. We have a 3 month old son Enzo,who is a little sweety. We bought the house we are living in now 2 years ago and are slowly renovating it.It is a slow process as my husband works away during the week so is only able to do things on the house at weekends but now we have our son,Shane has been a little pre occupied.So it would be lovely to have some help around the house. We also have an 8 acre smallholding,running sheep,goats,pigs as well as chickens turkeys geese and rabbits. We have 4 horses,one of them works the land logging and planting potatoes ect. We have a very large vegatable patch,we cut all our own hay so there is always something to do here. Our family pets are 3 dogs and 3 cats.
Area: Rhone AlpsMy husband and I are Brits who run a high-end chambre d’hotes (B&B) / ski chalet in the pretty alpine village of Les Houches, just 8km from Chamonix Mont Blanc in the French Alps. We are looking for a non-smoking couple aged over 23 with no dietary requirements to help with the day-to-day running of the chalet in Summer 2014. In Summer, we have a variety of guests: walkers doing the Tour du Mont Blanc, climbers on courses for Mont-Blanc ascents, self-catered families, and are looking for a couple to help during the months of June, July, August and September. You must be willing and able to commit to 4 weeks and have no special dietary requirements. In summer, sometimes we are just B&B, other times we provide evening meals for our guests... and when we have self-catered guests, we basically leave them to it, apart from a mid-week clean/towel change. so there is a fair bit of variety. You should have the following skills and qualities: non smokers, high end chambermaid experience or waiting experience, have initiative, be dynamic, be sociable and outgoing yet also be discrete when appropriate. You should have excellent attention to detail, be scrupulously honest, efficient, able to work hard both on your own and as part of a team. A couple with moderate OCD with an abject hatred of dust and grime, who take pride in leaving everything cleaner than when you found it, who also love to weed and mow, would be our ideal candidates! Excellent English is a necessary at the chalet as most of our guests are anglophones, whilst anyone seeking to improve their French would be better off in a less metropolitan area of France as 50% of the people who live in Chamonix are not French, and even the locals seek to improve their English... Why would you want to come to the amazingly beautiful valley of Chamonix, where you can enjoy walking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, etc, etc? Well... Chamonix is world-renowned for its stunning scenery of mountains, glaciers and alpine pastures lands. We are just a few minutes walk from our nearest climbing wall, fishing lake, and tennis courts. Plus there are magnificent walking and hiking trails, and mountain biking routes past our door! In addition, you can enjoy rock-climbing, paragliding, golf, rafting, via ferrata, canyoning, glacial walking, swimming, and museums… Helen is a keen walker and runner, and Leighton enjoys paragliding. We both enjoy climbing and via ferrata and are both passionate about cooking - Helen was a top three finalist in the Times chalet chef competition in 2010.
Area: PiemonteWE CANNOT HOST UNTIL MARCH 2014! What we do? We try to enjoy the moments as they are (first of all). Then, now, we are running a media project about our beutiful area. READ PLEASE: We are relaxed, we are slow, we are travellers and this is our base, we do things when we like to do and not because we have to do, we don't know today what is going to happen tomorrow. So is hard to plan for your stay here. The best is that you come, for a 5 days maximum, you will be our guest, and then we can see what can happen next. Your job, depend of the moment you come, and what you like to do, could be about: *writing some reviews or stories, for our blog, about local events, activities, people *help on the improving of the blog, and facebook pages visibility (if you have the skills) *helping the organization about organizing some small events and hosting travellers *who knows? *There could be also a possibility that there is nothing to do, no one to meet, the sky is grey, so last but not least, your job will be (not could be), will be to enjoy your time in any conditions. Sometime we can host you in a small flat of the organization, some other time in house of local volunteers. P.S. We don't have a farm. We are not a community. We are in the city and we are part of the community that is around us and we enjoy it.