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Do you enjoy caring for others and helping out with a variety of tasks?

Assisting some of our more elderly hosts might be the perfect opportunity for you. In exchange for your help around the house and property, they will provide you will a room and meals. You will have the opportunity to explore the area in your time off and enjoy the company of your host during work hours.

The assistance of a young volunteer can make a huge difference - why not sign up today and begin planning your next trip?

Are You Looking for Someone to Help Out 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 hands, such as trimming bushes, removing weeds, spring planting, small construction or repair work around the house, and so on. 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 support you receive 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 them, have them pick up prescriptions or medicines, or have them walk your dogs.

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

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

Any form of positive companionship is beneficial for seniors' health. You can feel good 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.

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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 by sharing a portion of your time with someone who needs it. Sign up now and view the list of hosts seeking your help and company.

Hosts that need help with elderly care

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What is the cost to sign up as a Host or Traveler?

Traveler Membership: $10/Year This gives them full access to all hosts as well as a FREE Travel SIM. However, they can create an account for free so they can start ‘favoring hosts’ and build their profile - but advanced features such as contacting hosts will be unavailable until they become members.

Host Membership: $0/Year It is free for hosts to sign up and they can begin contacting travelers immediately.

An additional advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members can build up more trust by verifying their mobile phone and passport as well.

Are you interested in different types of work?

If you’re not interested in elderly care or you need help with a different type of project, there are many other categories available. Once you sign up, you can select as many different categories as you like.

Hovos offers language practice, help with art projects, gardening, internet support, tourist support and many other options!