Jardinage, bricolage et autres menus travaux dans le Devon, GB

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  • Description

    Description

    Current opportunities for August for someone to help with mostly garden / outdoor clearing and tidying tasks, cutting grass and brush, able to use power tools. Must be prepared to work in all weathers. A small amount of help with animals, painting, repairing an old trailer also appreciated.

    October on - general help with house, horse, hens, dogs, garden and some granny sitting. Possibility of some extra, paid work for someone with experience of caring for the elderly ( nursing skills not needed), or who is happy to learn and who would prefer a longer stay.

    We are musicians (traditional/folk) living in the South Hams of Devon 3 miles from the sea, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are self employed in musical instrument repairs and always in need of more time for our business - the reason we need some help. We live in an old cottage/farmhouse with our 97 year old mother who is quite frail but still has a little independence.
    We have 2 dogs - a terrier and a large white Shepherd (both rescued), a Lusitano horse and 8 hens!

    We are looking for someone to help who is strong and able and thoroughly practical and who doesn't mind getting wet or dirty on occasions..

    We anticipate help for approx 20/25 hours per week - can negotiate the days / times worked - usually approx 4 -4.5 hours per day Mon-Fri and 1 hour Saturday and Sunday.

    One person only - we do not have accommodation for more than one volunteer.

    If you are interested contact us for a more detailed description of the volunteer work needed at the time.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Jardinage
    Construction
    Assistance aux personnes âgées
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les animaux
    Aide avec les langues

  • Aide

    Aide

    We would love to meet someone who will offer an extra pair of hands with gardening, tidying the garden areas and outbuildings, looking after the hens, helping with the horse, help with cleaning and housework and occasional B&B, occasional granny sitting / possible care.

    In the garden there is always lots of weeding to do, plus planting and caring for vegetables etc, general tidying and cutting the grass.

    In the house we need help with cleaning, especially when we have B&B guests (not all the time) and this has to be done to a very high standard.

    There is always general maintenance to do such as painting here and there, mending things.

    We occasionally go away for a couple of days so would appreciate someone happy to care for our elderly mother who lives with us. (this entails preparing very simple food, organising her daily needs, a little companionship and just being there for support)

    We would also be interested in a longer stay, for someone to help care for Nigel's mother, and there could be some payment for these extra duties.

    We would love to meet someone strong and fit who is happy to muck in with anything for 4 -5 hours per day with lots of free time to enjoy this beautiful area of Devon.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English / a little French

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Own double bedroom . Wifi available. Shared bathroom with shower. All meals / food for meals provided - breakfast, lunch and a good evening meal; however we don't supply alcohol, chocolate, snacks, unlimited fruit etc.

  • Autres choses...

    Autres choses...

    Volunteers must be OK with boisterous dogs and generally respect and like animals.
    Please note- we eat a mostly vegetarian diet, with some fish and occasionally locally produced meat, so you must be happy with this. Also we love spicy food! ( but can offer alternatives)
    We try to do our little bit to help the planet, so are careful with what we use and we recycle as much as possible, so we ask that you do not take long showers or be extravagant with water / electricity etc.
    Volunteers must be physically fit and willing to help in all weathers (being England and often wet) and have suitable clothing / footwear for outdoors , and must be able to get up and ready to start work by 9 am.
    Breakfast (cereal /toast) and lunch (sandwiches, soup, light meals) are usually do it yourself meals unless I have prepared something, but we do provide a good evening meal when we try to eat together. We will of course provide tea and coffee, soft drinks etc.

    All volunteers must have their own insurance against illness and accident.

    We would especially welcome musicians/ music lovers and hope you would enjoy coming with us to regular local pub music sessions.
    There should be an opportunity to experience some traditional English Morris dancing and traditional music sessions in local pubs. We love to take our guests out to local pubs with us and will them buy the odd drink, but please don't expect us to buy all your drinks!
    There could be an opportunity for riding for a very experienced sensitive rider ( in your free time) - our Lusitano mare is not suitable for a novice to ride.

    We appreciate our guests understanding that we may want to have quiet times to ourselves occasionally.

    We are 3 miles from Kingsbridge and there is a limited bus service, hourly through the day, other than that you will need to walk, cycle or have other form of own transport if you want to get out and about independently. We can offer a lift into Kingsbridge some days. We have a bike you can use.
    We love to show our guests the local sights and you will have ample free time for exploring yourself.
    In Kingsbridge you can hire a kayak or go paddle boarding; there is surfing 15 mins by car; other water sports; great walking (coast path 4 miles); boat hire. Kingsbridge offers cafes, pubs, a wonderful small cinema, a nightclub, live music, a market twice weekly.

    As well as the volunteering work agreed, we do expect our volunteers to muck in with everyday household tasks like washing up, keeping their bedroom and bathroom clean and generally tidying up after themselves.

    We do not accept smokers, heavy drinkers or drug users.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Being traditional musicians we hope that our guests will enjoy listening to , learning about and even joining in with traditional English / Irish / Scottish music and songs. However, we will not force it upon anyone!
    We have a wealth of knowledge of this particular part of the UK and love to share it with travellers, and we are always happy to take our guests out and about to show the 'sights'.

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    Nombre d'heures d'aide bénévole attendues

    20 - 25 hours per week


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Jose from Spain with Chris
The dogs - Molly and Tess
Traditional Morris dancing in Kingsbridge
One of our beautiful beaches
Beach in the evening
Part of the garden
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