*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ PLEASE - WE ONLY HAVE A SINGLE ROOM FOR ONE PERSON AND DO NOT HAVE ROOM FOR COUPLES OR FAMILY VOLUNTEERS *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
LOOKING FOR A VOLUTNEER FROM MID MARCH
We live along the East coast of Ireland with our house overlooking the Irish Sea and local golf course in the beautiful port town of Wicklow (about 45 mins drive by car south of Dublin city centre). We bought our house during the summer of 2015 about 2 months after our twin boys were born, add in our older son (11 yrs) and daughter (13 yrs) and you could say that we have a busy household.
There is plenty to do in Wicklow town and surrounding county - including hill walking, mountain/road biking, kayaking, sea swimming, surfing, fishing, trail running or just take it easy in one of the local pubs or coffee shops. We have a spacious 5 bedroom house with a large front and back garden that we are slowly (very) trying to put our own stamp on.
We are an active family with a healthy interest in all kinds of outdoors activities.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We will do our best to help the Workawayer integrate with our family life. We also want them to experience the richness of the surrounding area including the hustle and bustle of local life, so we will do what we can to help the Workawayer participate in activities or travel that interests them.
Most of our past Workawayers liked to travel at weekends, however, if they wished to stay with us in Wicklow that is ok too. The only thing we ask of Workawayers staying with us during weekends is that they help out in preperation and cleanup of any meals that they have partaken in.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Due to limited space in our house we are NOT looking for any couples or family volunteers.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Very important!!!! Please make sure that you are comfortable around, and handling, toddlers/small children. The twins are great fun but they are still at the age where they need to be comforted, entertained / played with, read to, be fed, etc.....
We mainly need help around the house.
1). In the morning keeping an eye on the twins, may mean playing with them, taking them for a walk, or just supervising them while they entertain themselves. This will mean being left alone with them for a period of time once they become comfortable with you.
2). In the evening time we require help with minding the twins, helping the kids do their homework
3). Cook dinner 2 or 3 nights a week.
4). General housework could include washing/folding clothes, cleaning the kitchen after meals and other normal day to day housework.
5). When you are partaking in any meal in the house, you will be expected to help in preperation and cleanup
If somebody has an interest in gardening or interior decoration then we would love to have them, however, that would be a side project and not the main focus of the volunteer work.
The volunteer will have following provided by us, without charge
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ have a large single room to themselves on the ground floor of our two storey house. You will have to share a bathroom with the rest of the family, but there are more than one.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ WiFi internet, a spare (old) laptop can be provided if needed.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Bed linen and towels
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Washing facilities for clothing
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️All meals while you are in the house - we have our main meal in the evening around 18:00 and we aim to eat this together. It would be nice to have the other meals together, but it does not always happen. Packed lunches for personal day trips should be organised seperatly.
Part of our family are bilingual in English/Norwegian. We live about a 20 mins walk from the town centre. There are regular bus services to Dublin and the airport and also rail services along the East Coast of Ireland. There are plenty of local beeches and cliffs walks in the area and we are happy to help volunteers make as much of there time while staying with us - we have bikes and kayaks available for use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week