Volunteer with a family in Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear previous applicants! I deeply am sorry I didn't answer you all- my life situation has changed in last few months and had no possibility to response all the applications. Now I promise to do this better ;)!!

    We would be happy to have a volunteer asap. The most necessary times are right now -to till end of June 2019. After that, I´m not sure yet how it will be in the future. However I will soon move the house (at the end of June) so I will need help until that on our present small farm.
    If you like peace and the tranquility of the countryside, you are able to experience it with me (middle-aged woman), my foster son 19 (German, foster cared by me) and my youngest son 21years. We and two cats, four dogs. and still have the horse and one pony.
    I understand German language (My foster son's native language), but me myself prefer to communicate in English (Or Finnish ;)! ) At home we speak mostly "FinGelisch ;)!"

    If you are interested, please take contact so I will tell more by mail!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can experience Finnish clean and pure nature...silence, fresh air. In spring time and summer, experience great Finnish light nights. Live at the place, where the lakes still are clean and birds still are singing :)!
    Besides these, we here by ourselves already are two different nationalities and from a bit different cultures (Finnish, German). We have met many different nationalities through the years -easy to see we humans are similar everywhere, -only cultures and manners are different. Don't let it be distressing and rigorous -take this an experience.

  • Help

    Help

    For volunteer's help there is no any regular times like example from 8 am. to 13 pm etc, but just some duties during the days. I will soon in future, move to some other smaller farm-place, so we will need some help at the present place with like raking the yard, cutting the grass etc. Would be great if you are able to cook, prepare some simple meals? This is not necessary, but I would be happy at times to get out from the kitchen ;)!!
    Sometimes take care of two lovely twin boys 8-years old (my grandchildren)

    Difficult to say the exact time hours/day... more and less. Very flexible. Possible to have free days also at week if you want so, and help at the weekend.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Finnish, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own nice, small room. Living like the member of family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No public transport, but the car to use, so we hope you will have the driver's lisence.
    We are living in rural areas in the very small village. No street lights...but in summer you really don't even need them.
    The nearest villageshop in 10 kms. Nearest towns in 35 and 65 kms away. Closest cities are Pieksämäki in 37 kms, little bigger Mikkeli in 75 kms.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Volunteer's small bedroom
Summertime
In summer Just a lot of grass to cut ;)!
"Hertta," eight-years old friend pony for Saku-horse. Backsides you can see the forestwork....
Savage ("Saku") 26 years old, the former racing horse. Precently retired.
Our yeard quard Doris, three and half years
Barn
Hilarious "Hodge-Podge" ;)















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