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We are a non profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan, focusing on international cultural and educational activities.
We host international travelers and offer housing, English instruction, Museum tours, and fun activities, as well as help out other nonprofits.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Travelers will learn all about Detroit, an amazing city.
Native Speakers: interact daily with speakers of other languages and gain some knowledge of other tongues and cultures.
Daily interaction with people from all over the world.
*️️️️*️️️️*️️️️All volunteers are invited to participate in our NEW YORK CITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE too so if you are interested in that please inquire!! *️️️️*️️️️*️️️️
****NEW FOR 2021***
NATIVE SPEAKERS: EARN YOUR TEFL CERTIFICATION WHILE STAYING AT OUR HOUSE!
SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES: EARN YOUR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATION (SHOW OTHERS YOU CAN COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH)
We need help with maintaining our facilities
We need grant writing help
We have various research projects requiring online research
We need help with social media management and marketing
We need help creating and decorating new living spaces, including moving furniture
We need event planners, licensed drivers, help with our guests.
We help other nonprofits (food banks, community organizations, etc)
Special projects (We may bring you here for special projects, depending on your skills)
The main part of our program is English instruction/cultural exchange, so we are setting up English/Cultural exchange programs in various locations, so we need help with paperwork and filings
When you contact us, please let us know what you can offer to the project!
Flexibility is a must because our needs are constantly changing. Please do not contact us if you are not flexible.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
Outdoor tent/trailer accomodations only with inside kitchen and bathroom.
Community meals at the house only if you organize it. You may also dine at the local community kitchen for meals.
Fly into Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), and then take 2 buses to the house for about $3 USD, or Uber for about $30-35 USD.
NOTE: It's best to arrive during the daytime hours, from Monday to Friday if you want to take the buses, as bus service is either nonexistent or slow at night and on the weekend. I recommend you download the UBER or LYFT apps on your phone if you plan to arrive that way.
HOURS: about 20 to 25 hours a week
Depending on the time of year, there is usually an interesting mix of people in our houses a mix of internationals from all over the world. We usually also have native speakers in the house to assist non native speakers with English.
-Dequindre Cut (converted railroad line for biking)
-Belle Isle (Beautiful park on the water, for biking, swimming, fishing and exploring trails)
-Ethnic areas: Mexicantown, Greektown, and Hamtramck
-Midtown-explore the many shops around this cool area
-Museums! Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Motown Museum
-Downtown (house is 30 min bike ride/bus ride)
-Eastern Market-Highly renowned open air market. Best place to be on a Saturday morning from May to October
-Heidelberg project (large outdoor art installation)
-University life: houses are close to Wayne State University and a short bus or train ride for a day trip to our premier University, the University of Michigan, which is a lively city with museums, shops and restaurants
-SLOW ROLL: largest group bike ride in the country takes place in Detroit every Monday night in the summer
-REPLAY CAFE: AMAZING GAMING HAVEN
NOTE: WE HAVE A FLEET OF BIKES FOR HIRE ONLY. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT COST.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
3 hours a day
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