Come and help me while discovering the mountains in those countries: The Black Forest in Germany, the Voges in France, or Jura in France and Switzerland and not far away from one to two hours’ drive to the Alps and another three border corners. Visit ancient cities like Basel, Bern, Luzern in Switzerland, Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse in France or improve your English, French, or German language skills and workability with tools on some constructional skills while helping. Maida Maia Kiefer (Facebook)
ENGLISH: I need diligent helpers who see working as fun and not only as a possibility to save money on bed & breakfast. You come as a volunteer and leave as a friend. Preferably you are experienced in working on construction and all kinds of repairs. We agree on all you would like to experience and on what I need to be done before you start and I guide you in all you don't know how to do. You come as a trainee and leave with the knowledge that may help you in your private, but also in your professional future life. If you are experienced you will be treated as an expert and your ideas will be considered as a future friend coming back home. ESPAGÑOL: Tengo necessita de gente que quieren trabvajar y no solo buscan un bed & breakfast. Vienes como voluntario y te vas como amigo/amiga. Preferiblemente, has ya trabajado en construcción y todo tipo de reparaciones. Pero, si no sabes cómo hacer algo de trabajo, no problema. Me gustaría darle una guía sobre cómo hacerlo. Usted viene como aprendiz y se va con el conocimiento que puede ayudarlo en su vida privada, pero también en su vida profesional futura. Si tiene experiencia y está dispuesto a ser un experto y sus ideas serán consideradas como recomendaciones de amigos.
Maida is a very nice person. I enjoyed so much during my experience with her. She provided everything I needed and shared many stories of hers and her volunteers with me. I was encouraged to explore the area, the nature and sometimes she was even going with me. I was so glad to have participated in this volunteer work, which was not very heavy, and I have learnt a lot from the experience I have had there. The guest house was very nice and I felt very comfortable as if I were in my home. If possible, I would do it again and highly recommend to anyone who loves living in countryside!
5 months ago
literal un hogar lejos de casa, maida es una persona muy especial, piri (mi perrita) y yo nos sentimos muy bien recibidos y no solo eso, me alegra decir que tengo una gran amiga en esta parte del mundo y un motivo para regresar.
ella es comprensible, casismatica y mil cosas mas. aprendi mucho de ella y estoy seguro de que lo seguire haciendo por que ella es de ese tipo de personas que quieres mantener cerca.
muchas gracias por esta primer experiencia como voluntario.
over 1 year ago
I’ll admit I’m not perfect. Now, Maida is a really kind and sweet woman who just wants her volunteers to feel good, but her greatest quality is also her greatest weakness. She tries so hard that the volunteers feel good, that she stops taking care of herself, making her tired and with a lot of pain. This makes her feel not good. When your host is not feeling good, it’s hard for them to create a “feel good” environment for everyone else. Advice: stick to what is said in the web page and make no deals in word with her (she will forget or modify the deal). More details, private message. Good luck
about 2 years ago
My biggest mistake was to give in to Santiagos constant asking to go traveling during the time he was supposed to be helpeing after a free weekend. He wanted to leave because he didn't get along with the two other helpers.
None of this was my change but O tried to avoid stress for Santiago and they all left one week earlier not being able to make the agreement work.
I was not asked and my schedule was not respected.
So please Santiago, keep your own commitments and don't give others advises.
That was exactly why the other two volunteers didn't get along with you. You were the youngest of all of us but you felt like leading the work without being experienced in any of the tasks.
Please advise yourself in the future.
Maida es un mujer muy especial es directa inteligente, fue una lastima que mis habilidades no son las que ella necesita para continuar su proyecto, pero ella me recibió con los brazos abiertos, mostrándome una nueva forma de ver al mundo.
espero utilizar lo que aprendí con ella.
una experiencia excelente llegue como un voluntario y me fui con una nueva amiga.
dios te llene de bendiciones Maida.
over 2 years ago
Mi experiencia en lo de Maida fué maravillosa!
Fué mi primer voluntariado y realmente lo pasé muy bien.
Maida es una gran persona que siempre está pensando en el bienestar de los demás.
Me sentí siempre muy acompañada y cuidada por ella, preocupandose de que me sienta bien.
Entre nosotras nació una gran amistad que seguro va a durar por el resto de nuestras vidas.
Si ella me acepta volvería nuevamente.
Gracias!! Muchas Gracias Maida!!!
over 2 years ago