We are a glampsite (glamorous camping) of Tipis, Yurt and safari tents and a cottage in 5 acres of countryside, 7 km from Portimao and 11 km from Monchique on the N266 road. We have a small swimming pool, shaded area with hammocks and sun beds, chill out lounge, pond, outdoor Yoga temple, massage room for our paying guests (and volunteers) to enjoy.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FEBRUARY - APRIL
We need volunteers to help get our site ready for opening in April.
Volunteers should be interested in working outdoors, enjoy organic gardening, weeding, cutting back bushes, preparing the land, planting vegetables and plants and other gardening tasks such as working on improving the look of the pond. Also eco building, painting buildings, painting furniture, restoring and repairing furniture, and other general maintenance work. If you are an artist, can paint, do textiles, restore furniture or any other artistic talent please come to us! You will need to be friendly, hardworking, like working outside, flexible attitude and willing to work with other volunteers to get projects finished. We will ask you to be willing to help making vegeterian lunch every day to eat with the volunteers. We provide you basic vegeterian food to make your own breakfast and dinner. You will help clean the facilities such as main kitchen and communal lounge, the shared toilets and showers and your dorm. Hours are: Monday to Friday: 9 am to 1 pm
(1 hour for lunch) the 2pm - 3.30 pm
Around 5 - 5 and half hours per day. You will get 2 days off
VOLUNTEERS DURING TOURIST SEASON APRIL - OCTOBER
We are looking for volunteers who preferably have a big interest, qualifications or experience within hospitality or have worked in hotels or hostels or similiar tourism environment. This is important to us because we have paying guests staying with us with an expectation of good, friendly, helpful customer service and continuously nice and clean accommodation, and facilities. We are proud that we provide excellent customer care and lovely accommodation and expect our volunteers to want to do the same. If you do not like or are not good at cleaning, toilets, showers and bedmaking, cleaning rooms and kitchens then we are not for you. But if you dont mind this type of work and can cook as well, and a big bonus if you can make any type of cake to sell to our guests that would be really great! We welcome anyone with a flair for interior design and making nice touches so things look lovely for our guests such as honeymoon and romantic stays as they are popular with us. So the focus is hospitality and cleaning, housekeeping, bedmaking, a small amount of watering the garden and weeding and helping our guests. If you have childcare care qualifications (mandatory) and experience and happy to baby sit for our guests you could receive a little pocket money from our guests. Tips are shared out with the volunteers and Managers so if you do a great job cleaning, making the Tipis nice and being helpful towards our guests they can leave good tips in the tip jar! Hours of work May - Oct are either 8 am to 1 pm or 2 - 6 pm (cleaning toilets and showers, cleaning and bed making, making up Tipis), and 2 or 3 times a week 6pm to 7 pm to watering garden, cleaning toilets and showers) Once a week we ask you to help prepare BBQ night with the Managers which you get to enjoy eating the yummy food and drink and socialise with other volunteers and guests.
ASSISTANT MANAGER COUPLE (PAID POSITION)
*We are looking for a couple to be our Assistant Managers during our busy summer season ( Mid June to Mid September : 3 months), to Manage our volunteers, supervise them and work alongside them coaching them. Also be hands on cleaning, making up Tipis, bedmaking, housekeeping etc . Also a combination of administration, Office management skills to work with the Office team and help with enquiries through to bookings, reception etc and willing to help the owner in the maintenance work, enjoy and help with vegeterian cooking, host BBQ nights for the guests and make home made cakes to sell to our guests or encourage our volunteers to make them. You will receive a small salary, and bonus at the end if you stay the duration, free board in separate room from the other volunteers and food and 2 bikes to use. (Bonus if you are a Yoga or Massage therapist!) So if you have experience in hospitality, supervised people before and have some office or administration experience please email and we will ask for a CV and then a skype interview. *
VOLUNTEER YOGA/ and or MASSAGE THERAPIST - April - mid June
We are lookin for a volunteer Yoga and or Massage therapist to cary out the above volunteer duties such as cooking, cleaning toilets and showers and tipis, bedmaking, general housekeeping and hospitality towards our guests 8 am to 1 pm , 6 pm to 7pm and then in the afternoon to be available to do massage 2 pm to 6 pm or from 7pm to 8 pm or on your 2 days off (if you wish)
Yoga at "sunset" 7/ 7.30 pm to 8 /8.30 pm You will have your own caravan to sleep in if your prefer your own privacy, or a shared dorm and shared showers and toilets, free food. You will be paid to do Yoga and massage treatments. Please email for details.
We provide you with the basics to prepare your own breakfast and evening meal . You will help make a communal vegeterian lunch for all the volunteers. Help assist in BBQ night once a week season for the guests in the summer from June - Sept.
There is free wifi, so bring your lap top, a pool table, table football, plenty of card and board games, books to read and swap, chill out lounge plays music, hammocks, great hiking and walks near by , a large lake nearby, and a very friendly dog and cats. ... and a swimming pool to enjoy!
There is a local bus service at the end of the track to Portimao on the coast with great beaches, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops ets and to the lovely green mountains of the old town of Monchique. A taxi will cost between €12-18. We have local restaurants nearby within a 10 to 15 minute walk. We have 2 bikes to use.
We ask that you have your own health insurance and give us a contact number of your next of kin in case of any emergencies. We only usually like to accept helpers who are willing to stay a minimum of three weeks, but prefer longer such as a month. We do not accept volunteers for one week because it takes two to three days to train. This is non negotiable, so please do not ask! Please once you decide to come, commit to your decision because it takes time and energy to organise volunteers accommodation and work and in the past we have had to write "no show" on the profiles of the volunteers who never arrived.
So if you are interested in spending some time with us, able to commit to the dates you can come, don't mind working hard when needed and want to have fun in the sun, in a cool, chilled out enviroment, can smile often and laugh lots then contact us. We have a strict no drugs policy and people who have problems with alcohol please do not come to us. Smoking is strictly outside only. We encourage a healthy, laid back vibe.. we are not a party animal kind of place.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
English, German, Spanish
There is a dorm cottage to stay in, and communal camp kitchen, communal shower & toilets. Once you contact us we will send you more information and a booking form to complete.
We welcome vegeterian eaters as we do not provide meat but basic veggie food and fruit. If you want special treats, meat or expensive vegan produce we ask you to buy them yourselves.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
. In the summer 8 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 6pm , (6 pm to 7 pm on a rota two ot three times a week maximum) 5 to 6 hours) with two days off. These days off may not be a weekend ,but you will get two days off after working 5 days.
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