Workawayers wanted to help with childcare and setting up at a surf camp in Aquitaine, France



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    We need help for our surf, sup, skate and yoga school in France at the southwest coast (atlantic). In our school we are speaking german, french and sometimes also english. For working with us it would be important to speak french or german,, because we are working mostly with guests from Germany and France.

    We usually need help for various forms of the organization, help for our family life (cooking, shopping, a little bit of household) and the children care (two children, 11 and 14 years old).

    The volunteers will have the opportunity to take free surf, SUP, skate- and yoga lessons (including the equipment). Contis Plage is a very nice, individual and sportive place. Our season begins in may and ends in the end of september.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteers will have the opportunity to participate at all activities proposed by the surf, sup, skate & yoga school, including the equipment (surfboards, skateboards, wetsuits, bikes). Beside this they can practice several languages (French, german and english). In the camp we have a nice community which spend nearly the whole time together.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    For each kind of help it will be a great advantage that the volunteer like to be in a group, communicate with others and be able for several organization works. We require a minimum stay of 3 to 4 weeks. It would be helpful to speak either French or German fluently.

    For the children care we need help during the vacancy periods, july and august. Our children are very sporty and they have a good surf level, so it will be very helpful to have already an intermediate level in surfing. We don't want that they are surfing alone, so to take care of them you should be able to paddle out in the same conditions like them.

    Our children are used to make a lot of sport (skate, surf, biking and swimming). They are 11 and 14 years old
    The children are bilingual (french and german). So it will be fine, if the person who want to help us with the children care is also sportive.

    In the main season, june, july and august we need help for our family life, like cooking, shopping and a little bit of household.

    In the surf school we need help for organization things like going with us to the beach, helping the students, specially helping the kids to manage the way with the surfboard, taking photos at the beach and helping us with checking, repairing the surfboards and the wetsuits.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The volunteers will be lodged in tents and caravans They can cook and shop together in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their time off the volunteers ca participate at the surf-, skate-, sup- & yoga lessons. They can go to the beach, go biking, skating and visiting the local villages. They can use our bikes to move around. There is also a bus shuttle for free to move between the villages.
    In general the volunteers are helping and the rest of their time they stay with the group at the beach or they are doing other activities together.

  • 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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