I discovered there is a Facebook group
for stranded travellers, that could be a good start for networking opportunities around the globe. From their fronpage message:
"Hundreds of thousands of us are stranded, thanks to billowing ash from Iceland's Mt. Elslksjlaresssrfzzzt. Let's come together, swap stories, keep our spirits up, and offer advice for coping with our situations.TWITTER: #getmehome #ashtag for up-to-the-minute opportunitiesFind HELP in the Country-by-Country threads under the DISCUSSIONS tab (upper center of this page)Find RIDES at http://www.roadsharing.comFind MORE RIDES at FB Group CARPOOL EUROPEFind LODGING and RIDES via http://spy.appspot.com/find/getmehomeFind BOTH in this group's Discussion tab (above)MORE HELP at VOLCANOHELP.EU be sure to post there!Find SANITY by realizing you are doing the best that you possibly can. The volcano is, well, bigger than all of us."
Is it going to be possible to start a skills exchange just for a few days' labour? It would be worthwhile for people who are struggling to pay for extra accomodation and so on. Not sure how to take this forward, any ideas?