Volunteer in a community house and explore the ancient ruins of Amman, Jordan

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Jordan

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! Thank you so much for visiting our profile. We’re so excited to potentially welcome you to our house in beautiful Amman.

    In the last six years our house has been a mix of a guest house and community space where we have hosted hundreds of workaway volunteers and Airbnb guests. Prior to COVID-19 situation we hosted a variety of community events and activities, however our house is now exclusively a shared residence with five rooms for individuals staying in Amman longer term (1-6 months). There are people from a variety of backgrounds living in the main house, and there is an extension on the with two additional rooms with a bathroom & shower for the volunteers.

    About Me: I am a passionate social entrepreneur, graphic designer, lifetime learner, and crazy hiker who loves to cook yummy food. My professional background is in community building and social innovation. I like to do business and to try new things. For as long as I can remember I have always loved helping others and the world around me. I actively take on leadership roles and get involved in organizations that align with my strong morals of doing what is right and being more accepting of others. I live between Jordan and Turkey as I work on multiple projects, so I am looking for volunteers to take care of the house and my dog Bahar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    In exchange for all of your hard work, we offer accommodation, a peaceful, beautiful house, and surrounding environment, and a chance to get to know a friendly bunch of people. We are located in one of the most active and open-minded areas of Amman (Rainbow Street), with many events happening regularly nearby. We are surrounded by language schools, art galleries, cultural spaces, and many cafes and bars. In your free time, you can discover the area, learn the Arabic language, and travel to other parts of the country.

  • Help

    Help

    There are two main tasks for the work at our house. We expect any volunteer to help with both of these regular tasks.

    The first task is to take care of the house. This involves taking care of the plants, watering them, cleaning and maintaining the garden, cleaning the resident rooms when a resident leaves or a new resident arrives, welcoming the new person and giving them a tour of the house, and being their go-to person. Cleaning the house is a collected effort, but we expect the volunteer to lead and follow-up with the house residents to ensure cleaning days happen. Volunteers will also need to clean and take care of the shared areas in the house (like the kitchen and outdoor spaces).

    The second task is to take care of our sweet dog Bahar, which will involve walking her at least two times a day, feeding her, and playing with her. She is a very sweet rescue who loves people and likes to be petted all the time. She has some past trauma so she at times gets scared or shy, so she needs someone who is great with dogs.

    Tasks, responsibilities, and hours will be scheduled based on the number of volunteers in the house and will be balanced to ensure each volunteer gets free time. Please note that we always need at least one volunteer to sleep in the house and be around for Bahar.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    An extremely comfortable and happy environment will be provided for our volunteers. Depending on how many people there are, we can host between 2-3 volunteers at the same time. The volunteers are staying in the extra extension of the house where there are two small rooms and a bathroom with a shower. The kitchens, garden, and outdoor areas are all shared with the main house. Our home is cozy and very welcoming to all different kinds of people. We are located in central Amman, next to Rainbow Street with its nice cafes. Within a 5 minute walk you can reach Downtown, where you can find a lot of cheap restaurants, vegetable markets, and almost anything your heart desires.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    1. Last minute requests are very welcome.
    2. We like to have a chat before people come to us.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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