Help me keep tourists happy on their way to Yosemite National Park in Groveland California, USA


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    Come help me serve my customers at my Hot Dog & Snowcone stand in Groveland California. Groveland is the northern gateway to Yosemite National Park. I need light help with the day to day operation of my business and some additional help inside the house cleaning and organizing. It's easy work for two or three, a huge task for me alone. I appreciate any help very much and it is rewarded kindly with a competitive wage for all hours worked beyond 2.5 hours a day. I have a room with a queen size bed for someone to stay in and two very large couches in the houses main room.
    I pay $13 per hour for each hour not traded for the room (2.5 hours per day). Not every day needs the additional paid hours. Mostly Friday Saturday and Sunday. There is always food available in the house and a list for requested food items is purchased regularly. In addition to house keeping like sweeping floors and dishes, tasks include keeping the hot dog stand eating area clean, greeting customers, making change for purchases, hospitality and helping with keeping soda cans and bags of chips fully stocked.
    Additional Plans!
    I plan to hold several private parties that include food, poker, pool & beer for an entry fee. I have an Instagram Photo spot that will need an attendant to sell printed postcards of the image to tourists (see photo) and someone to help with the poker & pool games. The local Mar-Val grocery store 1/4 mile away is hiring for full & part time positions if anyone needs to earn additional funds. The hotel across the street has hired my guests to help in there kitchen washing dishes as well. There are many other jobs available in the area. I plan to hold a Thanksgiving dinner for a those in need and in December I plan to sell Christmas trees. As you can tell, I have many plans and I need a lot of help. Are you up for it? Yosemite National Park is amazing this time of year and everyone will have ample time to enjoy it and the surrounding areas. I also have a car that can be borrowed in exchange for work hours. 1 hour for 1 hour rate. Everything is going smoothly and I have my second pair or workawayers now. I feel fortunate to have their help and to share the local culture with them.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My businesses close proximity to Yosemite Nation Park means that people from all over the world stop at my hot dog stand. It's also easy for my guests to visit. Its amazing to meet such a diverse group of people on a day to day basis while serving the best quality Hot Dogs & Sausages with VEGAN options too! LIVE MUSIC is often played here and you can perform too if you are talented in that regard. Learn about entrepreneurship and how a small business like mine can be so prosperous. Practice your English among those that love to help teach. No stress or drama. Peaceful & happy. California gold country is beautiful. You can find gold in streams nearby. I have equipment for separating it from dirt. Yes, real GOLD! San Francisco is about a two hour drive away.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    I need help with the day to day operation of a hot dog & snowcone stand from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Assistance with keeping tables clean, keeping condiments in good order, makeing snow cones, helping to inform & charge customers for purchases using a Square device & a tablet. No cooking in required as I prepare all orders. I do have workawayers run the cart from time to time. This is a fun & happy place to be and my customers are mostly tourists traveling to & from Yosemite National Park. The work inside the house is what you would expect from any house. Floor cleaning and dishes.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    I have a house with a private room with a queen size bed & a shared bathroom / shower. I also have two very comfortable couches. There are many places to eat in the area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The north gate to Yosemite National Park is 25 miles away. Groveland is an amazing town with a rich and facinating history. My business is a very fun & happy place to be. My international customers are among the best in the world. Many opportunities to make money in the community in addition to a few hours a day helping at the stand.

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    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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day.

Host ref number: 111549377599