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Do you have a green thumb?

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that involves getting your hands dirty and sweating it out in the great outdoors?

If yes, then this project is right in line with your tastes and/or abilities. Find generous hosts with a love for or interest in gardening who need gardening help and who're willing to provide free meals and accommodation in return.

Hovos connects hosts who need help with their gardening activities/project and volunteers who are interested in an outdoor job.

Find the gardening help you need and transform your green space


Do you have to pay for a gardener to cut weed, grass, hedges and maintaining foliage plants?

A volunteer from Hovos can do the same job for free. You only need to provide him/her accommodation and meals. If your gardening projects requires several pairs of hands, volunteers from Hovos can help you see the project through to completion while keeping your budget lean.

Sign up today to find the gardening help you need and transform your green space. Beyond the experience of shared work, you'll enjoy the opportunity to interact with volunteers from a different country. Volunteers may also be open to assisting you with other tasks, such as light cleaning and construction, farming or animal care.

Wins from this experience

As a host in gardening projects 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.

Volunteers interested in gardening projects

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As a volunteer, you'll find a range of enjoyable gardening-related projects on our site. The projects can include:

Organic gardening: Grow organic vegetables, fruits and herbs at a verdant property that attracts birds, insects and wildlife. Make or savor fresh homemade meals using the herbs and vegetables from the organic garden that you helped build!

Build a garden from scratch: Some hosts may want your assistance building a small vegetable garden from scratch. They may wish to attract different different birds and insects such as humming birds, butterflies and fireflies to the garden.

Multiple small gardening tasks: Your help may be needed in areas of cataloging, planting, pruning seeds. You may be asked to assist local growers plant their own produce on the host's allotments. Your work may also revolve around landscape gardening, composting or maintaining your host's property.

As a garden helper, you have the opportunity to work in a team. The team may comprise local workers or volunteers from other countries.

You might find yourself in a cultural potpourri - if 'the more the merrier' is your mantra, then you're bound to have a whale of a time.

Or it could be just you and your host working in a garden. You may have a quiet yet productive time in the company of a knowledgeable gardener.

It's quite possible that you may be the more knowledgeable of the two, in which case your host will be relying on you for assistance and maybe even direction!

Regardless of the situation, an outdoor job in the middle of nature promises to be fun, adventurous and rewarding!

Sign up today and find generous hosts with a love for or interest in gardening who need gardening help.

Wins from this experience

As a volunteer in gardening projects you will create something unique , but 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 with gardening projects

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in gardening projects?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in gardening projects 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 gardening help, 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.