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Want to Help Others and Put a Smile on Someone's Face? This Project is For You.

The beauty of a charity project is that you do it keeping in mind others' interests as opposed to your own. It is about gaining satisfaction without expecting anything in return. If you want to do your bit for those who are less fortunate than you, or contribute to a cause that is very personal to you, consider this project.

Hovos takes pride in connecting volunteers with hosts with a common goal: sticking up for someone or something that needs their assistance. Any effort in this direction is well-worth your time; even if you can't meet your end goal, you would have made some positive difference and inspired others along the way. At the end of the project, you can feel happy and proud knowing that the few hours of your life that you've dedicated to someone in need has not been in vain.

Get help from like-minded individuals for your charity work, in exchange for meals and accommodation


Do you need more human resources on your project? One of the first things that anyone embarking on a charity project asks is 'how much time can I devote to it?', followed by 'can I manage all of it by myself?'.

While it is less challenging to make time for a project - especially if you're passionate about it or if you don't have any pressing professional or personal commitments - going the distance alone without an extra pair of hands can be quite difficult.

If you're on this page, you may have already realized this, and will be looking for like-minded individuals willing to help you move your project forward successfully.

With a partner for assistance, you will be able to execute your project more swiftly. If the volunteer has experience on a similar project or has worked in the non-profit sector, you can leverage that to develop and launch the project more easily.

On the other hand, you could be keen on starting a community project but need someone's assistance to put all the details together.

You can start by identifying the skills and resources needed to solve the community problem. Then, define the mission and goals of the project, and plan the required budget.

You may want to draw attention to your project and mobilize people around it.

Leaflets, fliers, word-of-mouth publicity and awareness on social media will be essential to get the community interested in the cause that you want to shine a spotlight on. Here's where the marketing savvy of young volunteers can be invaluable.

In return for their help, you can provide them accommodation and food for free.

Wins from this experience

As a host in charity work you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of the volunteer, which can broaden up its view in life.

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Travel the world on a shoestring budget

A charity project can take many forms. Your assistance may be needed in teaching underprivileged kids or organizing a raffle or run for a cause such as breast cancer or to raise funds for a local hospital. This is your opportunity to put your natural and acquired skills to good use. At the same time, you can indulge in other experiences, understanding the local culture, meeting new people, and exploring local attractions. All of this without a big budget, as the majority of your expenses - accommodation and meals - will be handled by your host.

When it comes to a charity project, every little or lot counts. Sign up now to give shape to your aspiration to help others.

Wins from this experience

As a volunteer in charity work you will create something unique, and you will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain more knowledge about their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both. Hovos brings hosts and volunteers together.

Hosts that need help in charity work

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in charity work?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in charity work and are you curious about the payment? At Hovos, there are two options for hosts and volunteers concerning payment.

You could join Hovos for free and you pay a service fee or you could become a member and you pay an annual membership fee. Non-members will have to pay 10 dollars or 10 euros when a host and a volunteer agree on a help-offer through Hovos. Members will have to pay an annual payment of 25 dollars or 25 euros without additional costs.

The advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members could build up more trust by adding their mobile phone and passport.

Do you need help from different kinds of expertise?

Are you not looking for charity work, but you need help on other expertise? At Hovos, you can easily select the expertise you need help in.

Hovos offers animal care, art project, gardening, internet support, computer help and many other kinds of expertise.