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Going away for less than 6 months?

If your career break is less than 6 months, renting out your house is likely to be next to impossible. The solution? A housesitter. HouseSit Match lets you find a sitter who will look after your house for free! Plus they will look after the place, feed the cat, walk the dogs and will even mow the lawn. There’s no catch - HouseSit Match recruits Aussies who want to stay here while they work, so are willing to look after your gaff in return for a place to stay. Clever eh?

Click here to register and find a housesitter!

Use this summer to build a sustainable future

Raleigh volunteer and localInspire communities and young volunteers to work together to build a better future this summer. Raleigh International, a sustainable development charity, are recruiting volunteer managers aged 25 – 75 to join their 8- or 13- week expedition programmes in Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua or Tanzania. Development experience not needed, just the desire to create change. Click here to find out more.

Philippines volunteer appeal

Kaya - the typhoon in the Philippines

One of our approved partners, Kaya Responsible Travel, has an office in Tacloban in the Philippines - the city hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Their staff urgently need volunteers to help with the clean-up, so if you have skills in healthcare, nutrition, or teaching, or you can help with building work, please get in touch. You can visit Kaya's website, email them on info@kayavolunteer.com or call 0161 8706212.

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