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Spiritual well-being

Spiritual wellness has different meanings for different people.

Companionship is a main form of service in spiritual well-being.

At its core, however, it is the ability to engage with other people or the things around us - such as nature - for mental relaxation, happiness and peace of mind.

A supportive presence is an important aspect of spiritual health, and here's where Hovos can help you.

Spiritual wellness can also be about prayer, affirmations and meditation.

Hosts: Define your spiritual project

On our website, you'll find volunteers offering their assistance in your spiritual projects so that you can bring them to fruition.

Does your project have religious elements, such as Bible studies or recitations of Hindu Vedic chants or learning the basic tenets of a new religion? Or do you want volunteers who can teach you meditation or yoga?

Take the time to detail your projects and exactly what you are searching for in a volunteer.

Regardless of your spiritual aspirations, you're sure to find individuals with a strong sense of spiritual self to guide you in the right direction.

Alternatively, perhaps you have a certificate in health and healing, and you're planning to offer classes. You may want to get a feel of it, practice a bit, and get feedback before going live.

Volunteers can assist in this trial phase, providing you honest opinions while also benefiting from your knowledge.

For some host families, a spiritual project may simply involve practicing yoga or going for nature walks with companions.

Spiritual wellness can also be about prayer, affirmations, meditation that resonate with your belief system.

If your idea of spiritual support is musical companionship, you're bound to find musically talented volunteers who are singers or proficient at an instrument.

Most of our volunteers perform more than one activity. For instance, they may not only contribute to your spiritual project but also assist with animal care, light cleaning around the house or gardening. You also have the opportunity to learn a new language from them.

Wins from this experience

As a host,you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). You’ll be able to get more work done without any huge increases in costs. Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of their travelers – it’s a great experience and exchange.

Travelers interested in spiritual projects

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Are you interested in deepening your spiritual life?

A gap year for college students doesn't always involve 'living it up' at a beach/skiing destination or volunteering as an au pair in a foreign country.

Many use their gap year for self-discovery and awareness, often embarking on journeys that enable them to connect more deeply with themselves.

If you identify with this group, we urge you to consider spiritual projects offered by host families on Hovos.

Have you taken a break from work to explore the world? Is your idea of spirituality helping others achieve their spiritual and self-development goals?

You'll appreciate this chance to participate in making someone's life happier. You will also be meeting your own goal of exploring a new country, its culture and people. Sign up now and check out your options.

Wins from this experience

As a Hovos Traveler you will learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain insight into their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both sides. Hovos brings hosts and travelers together.

Hosts that need help with spiritual projects

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

Traveler Membership: $25/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 ‘favoriting 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 spiritual projects or you need help with a different type of work, 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!