My name is Aiola Komenda, I am 19 years old and I live in
Camphill Village Copake, NY.- A village where we live and work
together with the mentally and physically handicapped.
I am urgently looking for a place where I can volunteer in
exchange for room and board (I am unable to pay any large
program fees) at a place that is completely different from my
own country ( e.g. Africa, South Africa, Brazil, Nepal, India,
Thailand, Dominican Republic, South America, Vietnam,
basically anything besides Europe or the USA ). I would like
to work with children or people if possible. I am willing to
work in any settings such as orphanages, teaching English or
German, homeless shelters, slums, other education/awareness
programs, and the like. I am hoping to begin in January, and
stay until approximately May 2005.
I am trilingual (English, German, French) since I grew up in
Europe, am experienced with children, the handicapped, life in
community, cooking (European/American), spinning, weaving. I
am practical, patient, caring, open to anything new and
very enthusiastic to help where help is most needed.
I want to make a difference in my year off before going to
college for the studies of sociology and foreign languages.
So please if you have anything to offer, or any other
suggestions or links, please let me know as soon as possible,
and I will be more than happy to possibly join your
organization and help.
Thank you so very much for your effort and time,
hope to hear from you very soon,