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Area: Gili Meno, IndonesiaAs soon as your backpack hits the white sand, you will know you've found something you've been searching for. We're an eco camping hostel at a beautiful beach in Gili Meno, Indonesia, blissfully peaceful and the most tranquil of the 3 Gilli Isles. If you’re looking to join us sign up from NOV 15th for the 2015 volunteer positions! The Hostel team are looking for an enthusiastic group of volunteers to help develop our eco practices as well as in the day-to-day running of the hostel and complete stage 3 construction. There are always new projects going on and we’d love you to come and make a difference and make our place even more special. Expectations: You’re required to be willing and able to work until your project is complete and commit to a 30 day time period with us. REPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING INFOMATION: • Your exact start and finishing dates (30 days) • Your key skills and interests so we can assign you positions • A little bit about you (Include where you come from, which languages you speak, if you have first aid skills, if you play an instruments/sing, previous experiences and something fun/unique) Positions Available (You will be assigned up to three) 1. Construction – you will be converting our tent areas into small huts for an eco village and preparing the site for our upcoming tropical downpours. Don’t worry though, the sun still shines during this time. 2. Secretary – Managing online bookings, emails, promotions and updating online sites. 3. Maintenance/Caretaker – It’s your duty to keep the hostel looking good! The tasks will change daily as nature takes back its resources quickly on a tropical island. You need to be handy at almost everything and good at improvising. Best of all, it’s your duty to make/light the fire everyday! 4. Landscaper – Your main task will be to sculpt our wet lands and create an athletically pleasing ECO garden. 5. Gardener – Create a successful, tropical garden including herbs, vegetables and fruits. 6. Waiter/waitress and Evening Host – Sever customers/volunteers, welcome guests and make sure everyone’s happy. Also help out doing the evening dishes and kitchen clean up. 7. Reception – Manage all the bookings offline, check in/out people, do walking tours around site, advertise events, provide info about the island and other tasks. 8. Camp Keeping – Helping out with change over, cleaning the bathrooms, stocking, sweeping and raking. 9. Laundry Person - Simply putting the washing machine on, hanging out wet Laundry, folding and delivering clean washing. 10. Cook/Food Shopper – Your job is produce simple meals, with limited resources to feed up to 40 people for the communal meals every night. A communal meal is where everyone eats the same thing together so you will only cook one meal a night. 11. Breakfast Cook – It’s an early waking with the sunrise but cooking is an easy delight with only porridge and toast on the breakfast menu. 12. Bar Tender – It’s up to you to keep the energy high, chat to the guests and keep the drinks flowing! You’ll also have to promote new drinks, stock up, set up, pack down. Why not get creative and craft your own cocktail! 13. Night Security – It’s simple, make people feel safe. A resting hammock will be provided for you behind the bar. A light sleeper is essential. 14. Activities Leader – We need a sparkling, bouncing volunteer that loves to do arts and crafts, sport competitions and bar games. It’s a constant camp job to promote upcoming events. Have you got that passion we need? 15. Teacher – It’s your job to teach the children about Eco sustainability around the island. You need to be able to create lesson plans and strategies of how to educate the island on using their resources sustainably. 16. Turtle Keeper – It’s your job to link the Eco Hostel with the Turtle Sanctuary by nurturing baby turtles and raising money for their charity. 17. Eco Peace Keeper – Organise island clean up teams, clean the beach, reuse and recycle findings and promoting the ECO Rinjani Trips. 18. Project Manager (Senior Volunteer Position) – You need to be a skilled team leader and support a group of willing volunteers, with limited skills to get the jobs done. If assigned this position this will be your only position. You will be the “Go to Person” for volunteers in construction or maintenance. Support volunteers with their requests and keep moral high! As a reward of having more responsibility you’ll get more camp privileges. 19. Hostel Manager (Senior Volunteer Position) – you have to be able to delegate and make sure the hostel tasks are completed every day. Support volunteers with their requests and keep moral high! You will be the “Go to Person” for volunteers running the camp. As a reward of having more responsibility you’ll get more camp privileges. Location: We're located on a tiny coral island named Gili Meno - Lombok, East Indonesia without motorized vehicles. With a population of just 400, Gili Meno is the mellowest of the three islands, and certainly the most in-tune with a desert island ethic. The beaches are more tranquil than you’ll ever find on Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, so come and rest with us!
Area: Puerto Jimenez, Osa peninsulaAs a family project, we planted 10 000 trees on an abandoned farmland to bring back some life and grow exotic precious wood. Seven years later, animals are coming back.We grow 60 different species of endemic trees. We are part of a costarican program called Fonafifo. We live in Quebec, Canada and go down to Canaza, 18 km before Puerto Jimenez, every winter for 2-3 months. Meanwhile, our project manager, Mabiel, needs help with taking care of the trees, garden and farm work. We have a couple of cows, a horse (that you can ride), 12 sheep, 2 dogs and 2 cats. On the farm you can easily observe 3 species of monkeys, coatis, birds, caimans, anteaters, sloths, river otter, toucans and scarlet macaws. We also have a garden that produce in small scale salad and herbs that Mabiel sells to Puerto Jimenez. The rio Sabala, a small river crosses the property, it is a great place to spend the really hot afternoons. We are 500 m away from the Golfo Dulce, one of the 4 tropical fjords in the word. Dolphins, whales and whale sharks ( in March) can be observed with time and patience. Mabiel has been with us for 20 years, he does understand french but doesnt speak it. He would like to learn english but doesnt know much yet. He loves teamwork and knows so much about nature and farm work. He loves to share with foreigners all he knows if you get up early and you are willing to work hard. He has a great sense of humor and he loves teamwork. He likes company at work while we are away. He is exceptional at spotting animals in the wild. Work starts at 6 am and is over at 10 am, Monday to Friday. You have to be an early bird to come to the farm. You have to be ready at 5h30 so we can have a nice strong costarican coffee, organize work and tools and get started by 6am. It is nice and cool, then it gets hot and nice to go to the beach or river. You could also do some of your hours between 3pm and 5pm. We ask a minimal stay of 3 weeks but reserve ourselves the right to shorten your stay if we don't have a good fit. On the other side if you want to leave earlier, tell us at least 2 days ahead so we can plan work and food. We also ask you to be respectful of the space you live in, clean up and respect and take care of the tools. If you loose or brake a tool we will ask you to pay for it. We ask the workawayers to cook and provide their own food because most of the time Mabiel goes to his mom for meals. Also, food is not cheap in Costa Rica so it is not cost efficient for us to feed workawayer with the cost and the quality of costarican farm workers. At the farm you can pick arugula, basil, rosemary, ginger, turmeric, sometimes a bit of tomatoes and peppers, celery leaves, papayas, cilantro, mangos (may to July), starfruits, mandarines, lemons, coconut, sugar cane, yucca, breadfruit, heart of palm, plantain and bananas (organic and fresh, so delicious) and you can fish in the pond (snook and tilapia) if you are a pro and patient. It is a wonderful place 10 km away from the Corcovado national park, one of the 10 biodiversity hotspots of the world, says National Geographic. We would like you to use the farm to learn and discover tropical agriculture, forestry and ecosystem and discover a little piece of the Osa Peninsula. We would like to put together farm tour for local hotels and grow spices. No drug use is tolerated on the farm and you can only drink alcohol after 5 pm. You cannot smoke in the house or near the dining table. We are also expecting you take at least 2 showers a day and change clothes as when you work in the tropics you do sweat a lot and we do not appreciate gringo body odors!
Area: VictoriaWe are a professional couple who live on a picturesque small property (1 hectare)with trees and pasture. We have a small flock of sheep, chooks, cat and garden. We are not registered for organic status but follow the principles. We want to eat healthy food( we cook good food and enjoy eating and sharing it) and grow as much as we can. Looking for help to establish and maintain garden and basic property maintenance. Building skills would be great if you have any as we are looking to expand the chook run. Looking for 25 hours per week in exchange for food and board. We are located not far from the Great Ocean Road and only 5 minutes from Warrnambool, a very convenient position. We are both easy going people who enjoy conversation and connecting with others. Thank you for reading and considering helping us build a great self sufficient small property.
Area: CenterI have a small hotel with 8 rooms in the Centre of France and we are located near Bourges which is a wonderful medieval town with lots of tourism and history. 40 minutes away, we are in the middle of Sancerre reknown for its white wine and now its Pinot Noir. We are also 20 minutes away from Sologne where huge forests are to be visited. The accomodation is a room with WIFI and TV. We use organic vegies and meat for our meals and cook all meals on the premises.
Area: WalesNew exciting project, former intensive, run down dairy farm, now in conversion to a 28 acre, organic, family run small farm. We have started a large veg patch, polytunnel, an orchard and will be planting woodland. We have some small cows, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, rabbits and dog. Our aim is to be self sufficient for meat, veg, fruit and fuel. We are currently mainly busy doing building work, renovating the traditional stone built farmhouse and barns. Situated in a beautiful, quiet, rural location with great walking, short drive from town/coast. Please note that public transport is limited and infrequent. We home educate our 4 children, we are a busy family, we work extremely hard get up early and go to bed early, but we are a warm and friendly bunch who like to have fun too - camp fire cooking, singing and playing card or word games, and watching films are our style. We're looking for ENTHUSIASTIC, outgoing, energetic, polite helpers to come and join in and participate with our family 'good life'. If you are happy, independent , dynamic, keen to help, learn and share we'd be delighted to meet you. If you are shy or very introverted and quiet or lack self motivation we'd rather you apply to another host.