Help busy arts and museum business owner in Hillsborough, New Jersey and Brooklyn NY, USA


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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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    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.

    My partner Is a professional web designer, digital Marketing specialist and photographic artist and essayist who exhibits locally. Support is needed here also.

    in addition to the music school, we run a African American museum involved in history reclamation, telling lost stories, and creating a shared and equitable future.

    At times, but not since the pandemic, 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.

    As you can see, we are quite busy doing great work. It’s quite a whirlwind! We need lots of help around the house, around the school and with our non-profits. We value volunteers that are excited by these learning opportunities and are willing to roll up there sleeves and get to work. 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 are occasionally Brooklyn, NY (on weekends.)

    We are looking for enthusiastic, kind and hardworking travelers who will share their culture, cuisine and spirit 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.



    You should be very energetic, smart, cheerful, self-motivated, resourceful, and creative. Independent as well as a team player. Rest and down time is respected. A generous spirit AND sense of humor is a MUST!

    NOTE 1: Health and safety are our top concern as we exist among vulnerable people. You must be vaccinated and understand that the pandemic is not over and comfortable using appropriate cautions to be in our home and business. Lack of respect for safety is s deal breaker.

    NOTE 1A: Personal hygiene and personal tidiness is a must. Deodorant is a must.

    NOTE 2: 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 3; We prefer to receive volunteers who have their own laptop and can stay a minimum of 1 month or more.

    NOTE 4: We prefer to receive volunteers who know how to cook and enjoy it, and are willing to clean and be proactive about it.

    NOTE 5: 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,
    Personal assistance.

    Please let us know what experience you have with regard to the above when sending your message, We don’t have time to answer all inquiries so please be very specific. thank you and good luck.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 and museum non-profit. Practice language skills.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Semi-private or private bedroom and shared bathroom. Good food, spacious suburban New Jersey house with access to Philadelphia and NYC.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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