This project is based in central New Jersey. We run a thriving music and theater Arts school with my family and some really great young arts educators. We help children in our community develop confidence by running acting and music programs throughout the year and in the summer four fully-staged youth musical theater plays. We are also responsible for running a music festival with extraordinary local bands to raise money for youth suicide prevention efforts and creating mental health programming for the community. The school is quite a whirlwind! We need lots of help around the house, around the school and with our charity! I am the mother of grownups and we love to meet people from other cultures, build lasting relationships and help mentor and share experiences that make life better. We live in New Jersey (during the week) and in Brooklyn, NY (most weekends.) We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking travelers who will share their culture and help out our efforts along this journey.
The type of help we are looking for changes month to month, so it is always better for you to let us know how you can help us and we can discuss further if our project is a good fit for you. Please include this information in your initial inquiry to ensure a response.
We are looking for someone with skills and interest in the following areas:
Web-design/programming, video editing, social media marketing and management, blog writing, digital marketing, and branding to help improve our online marketing, web sites, social media advertising, as well as print promotions.
Creative and digital technology skills are needed in film and video editing for our projects. We use Final Cut Pro and can also work with Premiere.
ORGANIZATION, YARDWORK, AND OTHER PROJECTS AT HOME AND SCHOOL LOCATION
You should be energetic, cheerful, self-motivated, resourceful, and creative. Independent as well as a team player. A sense of humor is a must!
NOTE 1: volunteers must understand that the project is in suburban central New Jersey and must be committed to our objectives during the exchange. If your primary objective is to be in NYC, this project is not a match.
Note 2; We prefer to receive volunteers who have their own laptop and can stay a minimum of 1 month or more.
NOTE 3: We prefer to receive volunteers who know how to cook and enjoy it, and are willing to clean and be proactive about it.
NOTE 4: We prefer to receive volunteers who have experience working with children and have knowledge of the craft of acting, visual art and/or music OR have experience with doing organization, cleaning, building, outdoor landscaping projects.
Please let us know what experience you have with regard to the above when sending your message, thank you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Work with and support a dynamic and successful woman leader in a fun multicultural youth arts environment with special projects related to youth mental health. Learn about social media and learn about the operations of a successful music school. Practice language skills.
Help busy woman business owner with various projects focused on organizing and cleaning home, garden, and business. Additionally, help organize theater costumes and props. We have opportunities to help with social media.
Semi-private or private bedroom and shared bathroom. Good food, spacious suburban New Jersey house with access to Philadelphia and NYC.
Explore Princeton, New York City, and Philadelphia. Meet and socialize with young professionals in theater and the arts. Gain language and conversational skills and business management and entrepreneurial skills.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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