Volunteer on one or two sunny tropical Caribbean paradise islands!

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Anguilla

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello!
    Our family live and operate small businesses on two small, beautiful and friendly Caribbean islands.

    If you enjoy gardening and appreciate the beauty of nature, gardens, plants, flowers and exotic trees, or have a friendly disposition to help welcome and assist with tourists, then this project on the tropical island of Nevis is for you. Intimate, charming and welcoming with a good dose of Caribbean charm and a majestic central mountain, it is truly a gem of a tropical island paradise.

    This is a great opportunity to experience joining our international team in various capacities of the operation of a popular tourist attraction - meet visitors from around the world; design, implement garden features, or maintain existing ones such as the waterways, and nurseries. YES! weeding is involved:-)

    Creative or eager-to-learn new gardeners, repair and maintenance (experienced and DIY) with varied skillsets; social media experts, event planning enthusiasts, or, just lend us a pair of helping hands to improve nature and our infrastructure.

    At this time we especially welcome;
    1) those in the hospitality industry such as waitstaff and bar-staff for our fundraising events.
    2) computer savvy people with solid skills in either accounting and Excel, and website maintenance and social media.
    3) Handymen/women with medium to good construction/repair//carpentry skills

    On days off you may choose to hike to the mountaintop or to the waterfalls, take a dip in the hot springs, walk around the historic picturesque town center, visit the various beaches or snorkel, and listen to reggae music at lively beach bars. we have had several volunteers either ask to extend their stay or to return for another stint. We have been privileged and enjoyed welcoming visitors from various countries, with multiple languages and cultures.

    Accommodations available in a private cottage with bath and galley kitchen; or when occupied, private room with shared kitchen and bath.

    There is a possibility of visiting both islands, depending on how things go on the first stay. Long term and couples welcomed. No smokers please. Thank you.

    At our second location on Anguilla, our lovingly constructed family home suffered great damage during Hurricane Irma and we have since been meticulously restoring the houses, the surrounding structures and gardens. We have strived to use as much recyclable material as possible to make the repairs. Currently, we have now paused the heavy work and concentrating on garden work, light maintenance, cleaning and daily pet care, for now. We have 3 dogs - Topsy, Turvy, and Twister, Peanut the Parrot, Whiskers the cat, and numerous land tortoises. There is much to see and do in Anguilla as a tourist, including visiting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, one of which is a few doorsteps away.

    Images with beaches are on Anguilla; while those with nature are on Nevis.
    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Island life and culture; recycling materials; creative thinking, as not all materials are always available; life in the tropics, tourism and food and beverage industry. Strength, tolerance and commuting with nature. Become more familiar with tropical plants, Buddhist and other Asian art and culture from the art exhibited throughout our Gardens on both islands. Feel free to bring your diving, snorkeling or biking gear, beach attire and towels.
    Nights are filled with fresh healthy air!

  • Help

    Help

    All repairs and maintenance including automotive, basic electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry; mechanical, photography, social media, and administrative skills welcomed.

    Garden needs to be cleaned daily and replanted occasionally. Please bring us your ideas and enthusiasm for garden projects and be prepared to implement them!
    Minimum stay 3 to 4 weeks, longer stay possible.
    Personal medical/ travel insurance required.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private rooms with beds per individuals or couple. Ceiling or floor fans in rooms. Shared bath with one other.
    Unfortunately we are unable to provide cars for Workers' use other than to work site and for 2x/week grocery shopping but there are public buses, taxis and rental cars available for those who wish to explore.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Snorkeling, swimming, nature walks, hiking, fishing, crabbing, beautiful sunsets, birdwatching.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

View of the mountain peak
Our Welcome Center
Our Vine Gdns - most popular for events
The Garden staff making cleanup into a fun project
Our staff are very creative when fruit and flowers rain down!
Mango season harvest
Bridget the Tour Guide
Arturo & Deodora
Our Worker Ben with his labyrinth project
compound view
Out the gate and on to a fabulous beach!
Your daily walk
They love their daily swim!













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