Take part in book writing/ building house project or assisting elder people in Saarland, Germany

  • Germany
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    I'm 38 years old, I am really chatty, outgoing, open-minded, funny and I like to talk about my life experiences and hear other people's story as well.

    About my life, I have dedicated my it to help others working and being an activist. I have worked as volunteer in humanitarian organisation for refugee in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon for 6 years. At the same time, I have been a journalist in Syria and Lebanon. Now, I live in Germany helping and assisting an older men.

    In my free time I like mediation, yoga and cooking, especially with others. If you are interested in learning about Mediterranean cuisine I could teach you many recipes and we could cook together, as well as doing some yoga, if you'd like.

    Generally, I need help with cooking, doing shopping and helping in the house. There are multiple projects that are taking place at the moment, you can decide which one to pick depending on your preferences:
    1) Book writing: I would like to write a book about my life, you would need to have a good level of English, listen to my story and help me writing it down. Speaking Spanish/italian/ greek would also be appreciated, as there are some parts of the story that have to be told in those languages.

    2) Manual labour: I am trying to build an house in the garden and I would need someone with demolishing house, digging up the ground, working the soil, put sand, drill holes in wooden straps. mixing concrete and carry heavy objects.

    3) Elder assistance: preparing basic meals and helping me taking care the elder man that lives with me.

    The workload is 4/5hours per day, you are free during the day to do your stuff, I like you to feel like home.

    To note: the project is process oriented a not not result oriented, thus it is meant to have fun and accomplish the project without overwork or stress.

    On a further note, the workawayer age isn't important, you can volunteer for min of 2 days to maximum 2 weeks, for longer period it is possibile but we should discuss it.

    Finally, feel free to contact me for any question.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - You can learn about Syrian, Lebanese, Greek language and culture
    - you can choose on which project to work
    - you'll be in a chilled environment and an open minded person
    - this is a process oriented experience

  • Help


    Writing English article, description for website.
    Type in computer .
    Cooking / shopping.
    Help in the house
    teach language

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    Greek: Intermediate
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You have your private room, full equipped and very comfortable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is located in Mülheim an der Ruhr, not too far from city-centre and has a train station. Generally, this is a perfect location as it is in the centre of Germany not only you can easily reach by train the Dusseldorf which is the capital of Nordrhein-westfalen, but also you can go to Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • 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: 326749366858

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