Help in the beautiful islands of Vanuatu

  • Vanuatu
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  • Last activity: 16/12/2022


  • Description


    Joe and I are both long term residents of Vanuatu. With help from our daughter Rae, we operate a property that hosts a small farm and a small tourist destination.

    The tourist side of the venture is called Eden on the River. Our underlying philosophy is family first and then as farmers how to care for our environment. We are not organic but definitely "Clean and Green".

    The property is 18 hectares and we farm free range pigs, chickens and sheep, tropical fruit and are also a tourism destination, with a variety of tour options, from our suspended bridge tour to mini golf. We have nearly 2 hectares landscaped gardens and a cafe.

    We need help in extending the menu in the cafe/kitchen; using local fresh produce and would be interested in someone that could teach the staff about making jams and pickles. Any way we can incorporate our locally produced fruit and vegetables into our menu, would be appreciated. Business training, process streamlining and documenting process and procedures would be appreciated is another area where we need assistance.

    Please note that while it is an incredibly peaceful property, your accommodation is located next to our daughter's residence. There is one child (8) and 4 dogs. Several times a week we have a combined family dinner and there is always a lot going on.
    We are a busy, noisy and fun family!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from learning about the Vanuatu culture from our staff, what's its like to run a tourist operation in our country, and also have the opportunity to travel around our many amazing islands.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Our requirements are only for skilled volunteers, it is essential for our workaways to be able share their skills and abilities so that our staff can learn and improve their skills.
    We require someone with knowledge in ESL and must be English speaking to help our tourist guides improve their English.
    Office administrators to train existing staff in basic booking keeping, computer and office skills.
    Horticulture- training staff in agriculture skills, grafting and pruning skills would be appreciated.
    We have a very special need of anybody that has the skill to design and build a mini hydro scheme.
    We have also opened a small café so we require someone with the skills necessary to train our staff to produce simple fresh tasty food and train in food safety.
    As you can imagine it is a full time job to keep all of our machinery and vehicles in shape so anyone with mechanical or panel beating skills would also be a great help

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers have the use of a small guest cottage with its own bathroom and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Vanuatu is a beautiful island nation and any volunteers should try and spend extra time visiting other places of the island while they are here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 19567515454d

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