Moose park - looking for help with general tasks in Ekshärad, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    WE NEED HELP WITH THE WINTER SEASON. ANY HELPERS THAT ARE PRACTICAL AND WANT TO WORK IN THE SNOW WITH MOOSE ARE WELCOME!

    We are a moose park in Sweden. We offer high-quality tours led by passionate moose guides – providing some of the best information and interaction with moose in Sweden. We also have a small river-side campsite and canoe hire centre.

    We are currently looking for welcoming enthusiastic team player(s) that can help us with general work at our moose park.

    You will also be helping us at our canoe hire centre and campsite (spring & summer volunteers)

    We need helpers all year but especially May to August. Shorter stays will also be considered.

    The work will be varied and in a beautiful setting. The moose park is located between dense forests, lakes and rivers, and our campsite is located directly on the banks of the famous Klarälven river! The atmosphere is relaxed and we offer room and board for the duration of your stay. You will be helping us with general work around the park including caring for the animals, collecting vegetation, helping with habitat maintenance, assisting with general repairs and working in our souvenir shop. If you have a driving licence you may also be helping us with driving from time to time! Whatever you are doing you will be an important part of the team!

    The hours in the peak season will sometimes be longer that 5 hours but we will try to keep them under 5 if possible. You will be given plenty of free time to relax, explore the area and do whatever you like. We will also plan group activities to do in the area!

    We will try to match your work to your skills/interests.

    - We ideally need helpers for three months starting May/June until the end of August. Shorter stays will also be considered.

    - English speaking is essential. Swedish and German is desirable.

    - Over 25 years old and a driving licence is an advantage (not essential).

    If you are interested please reply to this post.

    Kind regards,

    Moose Park

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a volunteer with us you'll expect to learn a lot about Nordic nature, wildlife, environmental issues and caring for animals. We also have a strong conservation message at the Moose Park and we like to pass a little of that on to our volunteers.

    You'll also meet some great new people, make friends, experience Nordic life and have some fun. You will be given plenty of free time to relax, explore the area and do whatever you like. We will also plan group activities to do in the area! As well as the moose park we have a canoe hire centre so you can borrow and canoe and explore the place whenever you're free!

  • 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

    Help

    You will be helping us with general work around the park including caring for the animals, collecting vegetation, helping with habitat maintenance, assisting with general repairs and working in our souvenir shop. You will also be helping us at our campsite and canoe centre with general work. If you have a driving licence you may also be helping us with driving from time to time! Whatever you are doing you will be an important part of the team!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swedish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be sharing a large house (220 square meters) located inside the moose park.

    We have a large kitchen, dinning room, living room and unlimited internet.

    Food is provided for volunteers for the duration of their stay.

    The house is for volunteers only. You are expected to keep it clean and in order.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place is often called Sweden in miniature and it certainly lives up to that in many ways. With a population density of only 17/sq km compared with about 395/sq km in Netherlands and England, it’s a comparatively peaceful and quiet place to be. It offers great nature, vast areas of forest with river valleys carving though the hills and lowlands. The region is home to many species of birds and animals including beaver, elk, bear, wolf and lynx. Even the elusive wolverine has been spotted on rare occasions in the forests around Ekshärad in recent years.
    Come at the right time and you will find wild food in abundance, mushrooms, lingon, blueberries, cloud berries to name but a few.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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