Volunteers wanted to help working in small mountain lodge in Northern Norway; Alta

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  • Description

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    Our lodge is a family run historical place and is the last stop before the vast Finnmark Plateau with its beauty and wilderness. We are in the heart of the Northern Light and the midnight sun and situated 25 km from the centre of Alta.

    We are looking for volunteers who are eager to help out with a variety of activities in our lodge with our guests. Tasks are checking guests in and out, serving meals, cleaning rooms and main building, provide guests with information about Alta and what to do, helping during our activities that we offer our guests. Our lodge offers overnight stay and activities to our guests who come from all over the world. Our guests stay with us for average 2 nights. We also have groups that arrange conferences here, weddings, birthday’s party and much more. This is just few of the things that you may be asked to help with. Your main tasks will be helping running the lodge and all activities connected to this.

    We prefer volunteers age 21 and older and do hold a driving licence. You need to be able to work with everything such as running the lodge, preparing and serving dinner/breakfast, cleaning, maintenance, assist with the activities and help out with the dogs. Sometimes we work in team of two or alone so you should be independent and self-driven. This is not a 8 - 4 job but more like a lifestyle:) And it is important that you are a flexible person as some days there will be long hours and other days less work. We do have internet access/ wifi. And we are non smokers.

    If you like outdoor activities, being around people, spectacular nature and animals then we can offer you all this :) We cannot promise you nice weather but a lot of great experiences.

    We have a small Alaskan husky kennel with 25 dogs. These dogs are mainly competition dogs as we participate in different sled-dog races and with focus on Finnmarksløpet 500 km. We participate in smaller races during the winter season. With this follows a lot of training throughout the fall and winter. You may be asked to help with daily routines in the dog yard such as feeding and cleaning.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Main tasks year round for our work ways will be helping out with all kind of hotel task such as:
    • Checking guests in and out
    • Provide our guest will all kind of information and help
    • Cleaning the rooms and cabins, making beds etc
    • Cleaning of our service building where we have the reception, bar, restaurant and relaxing room
    • In general all kind of task related to hotel and service.
    • General maintains such as painting, carpeting etc
    • Help in the dog yard with feeding, cleaning
    • Help out with the puppies

    This is not 8 to 4 life but a lifestyle.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own private room in the guest house with access to all facilities at the lodge. Breakfast and dinner we eat at different times due to working schedule. But we try to enjoy lunch together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are situated on the threshold to the Finnmark Mountain Plateau there are a lot of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, tracking in the mountains, freshwater fishing in lakes and small rivers, canoeing. Equipment for all these activites we have and they are free for use.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    There are no fixed hours max 25 hours a week


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Host ref number: 799598483784

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