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Volunteers needed in rural Ireland

Country: Ireland

Updated

Workaway Host rating
7
Last Activity
19/04/2014

Description

All vacancies filled for this season. Many thanks for looking at our profile.

GENERAL INFORMATION.
We have a Tourist Hostel/B&B/Retreat Centre on the northwest coast of Donegal which is close to five beautiful beaches, the Horn Head sea-cliffs, Muckish and Errigal mountains, Glenveigh National Park and Tory Island.

Our 2 hectare (5 acre) property, a pre-Celtic site, is located alongside a main bus-route and two miles (3km) from the nearest village. We are right beside New Lake Nature Reserve, with sea views over the Atlantic to Tory Island.

There are small shops and some pubs with traditional music in the nearby villages of Dunfanaghy (3km) and Falcarragh (8km) . Letterkenny, the nearest town, is 45 mins away by car or bus,

The property and the buildings are renowned for their tranquility, warm hospitality, recycling policy, organic garden, meditation sanctuaries and the sound of the Mill stream by day and the crashing of waves on the beach by night. We have no TVs or Radios here for entertainment. We don't need them!

The hostel/B&B work includes looking after our guests, ... answering the telephone, helping/making and putting out breakfasts, cleaning bathrooms/common rooms/kitchen, etc. The season developes slowly from Mar to June, gets busy during Jul-Aug and starts getting quiet again thereafter. We close for winter from about 08 Nov to 08 Mar.

The hours of work depend on the amount of guests staying but usually, the housework will be in the morning... (1-3 hours, cleaning the building after the guests leave). If there is little or no work in the hostel we work in the garden weeding, cutting grass, looking after the flowers, chickens, etc. After that, or if you really need a break, you can go exploring the wonderful landscape, beaches, forest park, etc..

The evening work (1600-2200) requires one person to be on call... answering the telephone or receiving, briefing and booking guests into the accommodation. Everybody has a day off every week to go for a longer trip.

If you like the countryside you will love it here. We need somebody who is friendly, reliable and not afraid of work. It is important that you have some English, (to make bookings, answer the phone and have a chat with our guests).

We offer free accommodation to our volunteers, in a little annex to the Mill House and €50 per week towards your food. We provide free Internet and WIFI so bring your Laptop if you wish.

Many, many thanks to all you wonderful helpers/workers/volunteers who helped us through 2012! You brightened up our lives.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Best wishes and looking forward to hearing from you.

Brendan.

Area

County Donegal

Type of help.

Other,
Helping with Tourists,
Gardening

Help

The hours of work depend on the amount of guests staying but usually, the hard work will be in the morning... (1-3 hours, cleaning the building after the guests leave). If there is little or no work in the hostel we work in the garden weeding, cutting grass, looking after the flowers, chickens, etc, but you can go exploring if you prefer.

The evening work (1600-2200) requires one person to be on call... answering the telephone or receiving, briefing and booking guests into the accommodation. Everybody has a day off every week to go for a longer trip.

If you like the countryside you will love it here. We need somebody who is friendly, reliable and not afraid of work. It is important that you have some English, (to make bookings, answer the phone and have a chat with our guests).

We offer free accommodation to our volunteers in a little annex to the Mill House and 50 per week towards your food. We provide free Internet and WIFI so bring your Laptop if you wish.

Languages spoken

English, Irish, Lithuanian, Russian

Accommodation

Little private annex to the Mill House (ensuite bedroom) where helpers share accommodation.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

max 5 hours, 5 days a week

Photos

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Host ref number: 17957294954a

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