Our cute huskies, kids and the family is looking for a friend in Lapland, Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi!

    At autumn and winter 2021-2022 we can host volunteers who have stayed in Finland longer time. From other countries we don't know yet what will be the rules for traveling of our government because corona. Maybe we know more at end of August.

    Huskies, pets and 2 kids miss a friend to take care and play with them in Lapland very North Finland. Our daughter is 9 years old (at school) and our son 5 years old (at kindergarten during days).

    Help is needed feeding and cleaning animals, training (at autumn and winter time) and helping with huskies, helping with customers (at winter time), and taking care the kids (usually play, play and play again :) ). If you want, you can take part of housework like cooking or gardening (at summer). This time we both work outside the home, so you should be able to work independently when you have learned the job.

    Living in the house, own room. No smoking or drugs. No vegan, because we want use dairy products and eggs in cooking. Vegetarian is fine. Minimum time should be one month, two months is very nice.

    Please notice:
    - You will live with the Finnish family, with Finnish style, food and culture (not 2 hours dinner together, but some other nice habits...)
    - First lesson on Finnish culture: 1. we say what we think and we KEEP what we promise!, 2. being silent is part of the culture, we don't talk all the time, but we are ready to discuss when there is something interesting or important, 3. we would rather be too early than late, if you are late, you should tell about it, 4. HUMOR is the part of life that we can work 10 hours in -30 degrees Celsius, or that can guide children to what adults want, 5. you can learn more here, welcome :)
    - You work will depend on the time of year you are here!
    - This is family life, not business
    - Because many animals and small kids our situation often changes, we can't give to do -list one month before to you, you need to be flexible here
    - Muonio is small place (population 2400)
    - Muonio is far away from the Middle Europe, you need time and money to travel here
    - Usually two days off every week, if you work harder, you will get holiday, so you can go to visit other places, like cities in Lapland, Sweden and Norway (in normal life, not at corona time)

    Please ask more! Welcome to be a part of our family!
    Liisa and the family

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live with our family so you can see really Finnish family life but also at winter time (Dec - April) you can meet people (tourists) from anywhere in the world.

  • Help

    Help

    Everyone can learn to work here if you want be with animals and kids.
    Take care and play with kids and pets.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Living in the house, own room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can read more about this area in internet: write Olos, Levi, Ylläs, Muonio or Pallas-Ylläs nationalpark. What to do here depends time of year. At winter you can skiing, cross-country skiing, skating... Other time hiking, camping, swimming...

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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