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Are You Looking for Someone to Help You Around the House and Keep You Company?

As we advance in age, we can always do with some help completing chores, especially if we have quite a bit of seasonal work on our hand, such as trimming bushes, removing weeds, spring planting, small construction or repair work around the house, and so on.

The assistance of a young volunteer can be useful in completing these tasks successfully and with less strain.

Are You Looking for Someone to Help You Around the House and Keep You Company?


As a host, you can give the responsibility of a home project to the volunteer in exchange for free food and accommodation.

You can also enjoy their company and familiarize them with the local culture.

It won't be very different from spending time with your own children or grandchildren, while ensuring that you get the necessary assistance with your project.

Wins from this experience

The social support you get will be good for your physical and mental health. If you have mobility issues, you don't have to do any chore that stresses your legs or back. If you've been feeling a sense of isolation, being around a young volunteer can provide a sense of belonging to a community or group. You can go shopping with him/her, have him/her pick up prescriptions or medicines, or have him/her walk your dogs.

Sign up as a host and search for compatible matches to your project. We're sure you'll find a suitable volunteer and the support you need.

Volunteers interested in elderly care

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Offer Practical Help to the Elderly and Bring More Joy Into Their Lives.

Time spent with senior senior citizens is time well-spent. Hovos offers you the opportunity to help elderly people with house chores. You will also be providing them company, which they'll appreciate, especially those who feel a bit socially isolated owing to age.

Any form of positive companionship is beneficial for seniors' health. You can feel good about yourself knowing that you made a difference to someone's life with your small but significant contribution.

Some of the common chores that our volunteers do include cleaning, cooking, gardening, pet care, shopping, and accompanying hosts to doctors' appointments.

You can also help your hosts learn a new language, solve puzzles with them, and play indoor games that help them stay mentally active.

Wins from this experience

Get a close look into the lifestyle and culture of a destination foreign to you. Maybe your host will teach you a thing or two - the authentic way of cooking local delicacies or arts and crafts. During your off-time, you can head out to the city and explore city attractions. You always have a home and meal to return to!

Cut down on your travel budget without sacrificing enjoyment. Sign up now and view the list of hosts seeking your help and company.

Hosts that need help in elderly care

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in elderly care?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in elderly care 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 elderly care, 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.