We are a family with 4 sweet kids and a small terrier. We have limited availability but could host someone for volunteer help on weekdays around the house. The smallest ones (2.5 year old and 6 month old) are around during the day with me, so must be good with small children. Would volunteer with garden or house upgrade or cleaning projects, teaching the toddler a new language, walking the dog, help cooking, etc. We live in University City, 3 miles from a sandy beach and park in La Jolla, San Diego, California. We live right off of canyon hiking trials trials in walking distance to a coffee shop, groceries and other things, and biking/driving distance to the beach or downtown. We enjoy being outside, running, sailing, swimming in the ocean, photography, reading, and weekend day trips in the area.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I love meeting with other travelers and sharing stories. I've lived here for 5 years and enjoy sharing favorite spots in San Diego, or exploring new places. I live near a great beginner surf beach. Kayak rental and surf lesson, coffee shops all nearby. On the weekends daytrips together are possible. I have friends who sail if you want to get out on the water. We like getting out hiking if you want to join.
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Generally, I need help in the morning around the house or walking the dog to the park and helping prepare snacks and lunch. Some cleaning. Some gardening projects. After lunch, the day is yours. We prefer a minimum stay of a few weeks or a month, assuming the right fit. Great if you're musical, speak multiple languages, like to read or enjoy teaching little people.
Semi-private area of the house, shared bathroom. Has a pool/hot tub. Vegetarian dinner provided and stocked fridge for you to prepare other means/snacks. A short drive to beach and on bus route (though public transit slow in San Diego).
Easy access to canyon trials, swimming, surfing, kayaking, sea caves, snorkeling and scuba hot spots. Buses available to downtown or beaches. Near UTC mall, Torrey Pines, glider port, restaurants, beach shops. Bike available that you can use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week