The families that form our community organization all have experience inviting volunteers into their homes. Volunteers have their independent bedroom and receive their meals with the family, generally the food is locally produced and will probably consist of lots of different tubers, vegetables, grains, cheese, milk and not so much meat. In our experience this type of accommodation allows volunteers to really integrate with the family and the community and leads to a more enriching cultural exchange, we recommend the homestay option and a positive attitude from volunteers especially for the first couple of days until they adapt. The homestay option works in rotation with the different families to make sure everyone receives the same benefits.
When volunteers stay for longer than 2 weeks, they generally work from Monday to Friday in their assigned tasks and have the weekend free, if they wish they can stay in the community or travel to different destinations, in this case they should notify their coordinator here in the community.
According to your interests and abilities, the needs of the community and conversations with you, every volunteer is given a schedule of activities. Your schedule might include the following: