Do you love dogs? if so this could be the workaway for you - Greek Island

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  • Description

    Description

    Is there anybody who would love to spend a peaceful time taking care of dogs? I'm currently looking for ideally a couple to come and stay for some time so that I can visit my family in England and leave you to look after all my dogs. Lovely wood fires available! With lots of books and videos!

    Do you love dogs? if so this could be the workaway for you. We require help with our family of pedigree dogs. The work involves daily grooming, feeding,cleaning of kennels, exercising and giving the dogs lots of attention and affection. We are not requesting more than 15 hours of help per week in return for the accommodation( two hours a day approximately).
    We are ideally seeking couples or two friends,over the age of 22 years who are able to stay for a minimum period of one month (to enable volunteers to get to know the animals and their routines). Single travellers would be considered. Non smokers only please.

    We offer a lovely self contained garden flat,with bathroom and fully equipped kitchen for self catering. The flat comes with TV and a range of DVDs and books for volunteers to enjoy. During the free time volunteers may wish to explore the island.

    Syros is a gorgeous island in Greece, the capital is Ermoupoli with a busy centre and port. The island has many beaches, small villages and lots of places to experience the local culture. Motorbike and car hire available locally, plus there is a regular bus service on the island.

    We have been hosting volunteers for many years and have met hundreds of people from all over the world; many of these have kept in touch and/or revisited us again.

    P.S. I AM AN ELRDERLY WOMAN WHO DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO ACCESS HER MESSAGES PROPERLY. SO IF YOU WOULD BE KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME A TELEPHONE NUMBER AND I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO CALL YOU BACK IMMEDIATELY.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    General skills in Dog grooming, washing, brushing and care.
    Assisting with general chores around the property and garden.
    Experience local culture and architecture.
    English and Greek languages.

  • Help

    Help

    We may require help with checking email and other internet use. We also have cats in residence and chickens.
    We also have opportunies during the winter for volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (1st language) Greek, Italian and French (badly)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Lovely and comfortable flat with private bathroom and cooking facilities. Tv, DVD player, DVD's and massive amounts of books available in your flat. Access to beach nearby for you during your personal time as well as walking paths. Volunteers in the past have chosen to take dogs for walks throughout the day to explore the beautiful island. You are required to have a love for animals and this should be the sole reason you are volunteering on our farm. The location of the farm in Greece is the added bonus. Owing to the recession, we are unable to continue supporting the numerous stray dogs that we have in the past, though sometimes we take in an occasional stray which cannot be accomodated in the dog pound for one reason or another. Volunteering here requires dedication to the animals and the care of the farm. We are looking for someone who loves animals and wants to help with them rather than someone only looking to get away for awhile. What we need is a couple of Mary Poppins who do not concider looking after small dogs a job!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no financial remuneration with this post.
    Syros offers lots of opportunities to explore and is often the starting point for those wishing to island around the Greek islands

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours a week













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