Helping with local charity projects and caring for my chihuahua in Los Angeles, USA


United States

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    Hi there! I'm a 26 year old female living in Los Angeles. I'm originally from Toronto, Canada. I love meditation, yoga (though I'm a beginner), horseback riding, and OF COURSE traveling. I work as a therapist and volunteer with many organizations helping those living in poverty and the LGBTQ+ community.

    I'm looking for a cultural exchange with some light cleaning and taking care of my chihuahua as well as company volunteering with low income kids and families in LA. Currently I’m also looking for volunteers to help me with social media marketing and hosting events related to yoga, meditation, therapy, and holistic healing.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Los Angeles is an amazing city with so much to offer culturally! Not only is it great for learning about American culture, but there are so many other cultures to learn about from the city. Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, and Santa Monica are close by for site-seeing.

    I am happy to show you around when I'm not busy at work.

  • Help


    I am looking for WorkAwayers for assistance with volunteering, hosting holistic healing events, and caring for my dog while I'm away.

    I prefer to host for a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 3 weeks.

    I would love for someone to accompany me to volunteer with at-risk youth who are living in poverty in the Los Angeles area. For this, you must be open-minded and enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers! Many of the people we work with identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender, so you must be accepting of this.

    The events and activities depend on the week but it would be less than 15 hours per week.

    I also need help with more simple tasks, like taking care of my dog when I'm away (he's a small chihuahua - only 3 lbs and 13 years old), some light cleaning and tidying around the house, and if you speak Spanish or Thai, I would love to do language practice because I'm learning those languages.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Thai: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will share an apartment with my roommate and I. I have an air mattress with a foam cover (so it’s a bit more comfortable, haha) downstairs in the studio loft. I sleep upstairs. Be mindful that the space is fairly small! But we share a kitchen and bathroom in the unit. You are welcome to eat any of the snacks in the house and cook your own food. During the week I'm usually out from 8 AM - 6 PM so I can only guarantee that I can provide 1 meal (usually dinner). I will also give you some money to go to the grocery store to buy other foods you like for breakfast and lunch.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My home is in Pasadena. It is a good location for exploring the LA area. There is also a metro and bus stop within a 5 minute walk.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Snickers and his twin!
Sharing dinner :)
Rooftop lounges in LA!
Swimming with the dogs
Sharing experiences with people from around the world!
Venice Beach! We can work there on the weekends.
Yes, Snickers (the chihuahua) comes everywhere with me.

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