Help with our children and experience a Zimbabwean family life in New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a family of 4. We live on a lifestyle block with few animals, cows and goats. We have 2 kids, girl aged 14 and boy aged 10.

    We live about 20mins away from the nearest town. Our children catches school bus from the town centre.

    We take turns to go and do contract work in Australia.

    We therefore looking for someone who is willing to help drive the children to and pick up from the school bus. Help with cooking and cleaning the house. Added bonus if you like gardening.

    We prefer someone who is willing to live with us long term.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We originally from Zimbabwe and we are willing to teach, how we make our food, our language and history.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I have 2 kids aged 10 (boy) and 14 (girl) and they attend private school in New Zealand which is quite a distance from home. We would appreciate if we get someone to help us after school with taking them to activities such as Netball, soccer, swimming and some local activities which we not able to do due to shift work. Just making sure they complete their school home work. Teach them a different

    We actually prefer a female volunteers. We are looking for someone who would like to stay for long and must be below 25 yrs old. If anyone is interested, email us and we can discuss.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Shona: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a 4 bedroomed house with 3 separate bathrooms and toilets. It has a study room and games room.

    You will have own double bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    New Zealand has a lot to offer. We still exploring it and you will benefit from road trips to other places which we still to explore with us. Accommodation and food is well catered for during these trips.

    I love fishing and if you interested in fishing will have the opportunities to experience boat fishing or surf casting catching snappers, king fish or kawahi ect.

    The local bus company has introduced regular buses linking to the next town which has trains, linking to other cities.

    We live in a rural area, linked to big towns by buses and trains. The buses are on 2hrly time table. Ideal for someone who prefers rural living.

    You will be allocated a car to use for running around.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 131276143472