David and I (Johanna) are a marriage with four children. Emma (11), Otto (9), Anna (7) and Lotta (3). David and I where born here in Colombia and live in Armenia - Quindio, but have German, Colombian and American ancestors. Our kids are being raised as bilingual as possible, but here in Armenia no German school exists and it becomes hard to keep on speaking in German as they grow. That is a concern to us and we would like to find ways to keep them practicing.
David is farmer and grows coffee and plantain. I am dedicated to home and kids.
Rosa comes every day with patience and defication to help at home with cleaning, cooking and kids.
We love to travel, make trips to sorroundings here, go out and search contact with nature, ride by mountain bike and have a good cup of coffee.
A big issue to me is to try to keep kids as much as possible away from TV, internet, etc. Which is not easy...
Our home is almost always full of kids as we live in a very nice condo where other little neighbors use to come and visit us. It can become kind of loud and chaotic here.
We also have two cats.
As Armenia and sorroundings is a very beautiful and has become quiet touristic, we often receive visit and enjoy showing people around.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
They would benefit by sharing time with us as a German-Colombian family and having enough time to visit a language course and to get to know this part of Colombia. We would take time to show the volunteer around, to share time and let him or her have time to explore by him- herself.
We would like to have a person who helps us with our four kids at home, but the most important is speaking with them all the time in German.
We want the person to be active, to enjoy going out, showing books to the kids, making some arts, etc. With four kids of course it is very important that the volunteer enjoys kids, is patient and responsible.
Volunteer would have a room for himself.
Salento, Filandia, Cocora, coffee tours, horseback riding, etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week