Help with our olive harvest and explore Chios, Greece



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  • Description


    I am an owner of fields with olive trees and I would like the help of volunteers. I offer accommodation, breakfast, snack-fruit for coffee break and one meal a day. The transfer from Chios City (port or airport) can be either by public bus or under arrangement between host-volunteer. The transfer to the fields is done by our car. It has to be mentioned that the olives and the oil produced are not sold. They are only for our family's use. The fields are located in the northwest of Chios. Around the area there are small picturesque villages and the largest of them is Volissos (old medieval village with about 300 inhabitants). There is a doctor's office, pharmacy, post office, ATM, mini markets. In the surrounding area there are many beautiful trails for those who love to explore nature, historical medieval monuments with a long history and the place of residence of the volunteers is close to the sea. In Chios in general a volunteer can learn and see many things, apart from visiting the mastic museum and learn about its cultivation. We can accept couples of volunteers too. We also accept dogs but not cats. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WORKAWAYERS WE WILL HOST HAVE TO HAVE VACCINATION CERTIFICATE OR COVID19 DISEASE CERTIFICATE OR RECENT NEGATIVE RAPID TEST!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities


  • 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

    First of all, they travel to a large island in Greece, which is not known for the entertainment of tourists, but mainly for gaining experiences and knowledge about its history, culture, traditions and lifestyle of the inhabitants. For those interested there are many historical monuments, also special local cuisine. The history and cultivation of mastic (visit Museum for Mastic) and also of the famous Chios wine (visit winery). Also, those who love hiking can enjoy exploration of some traditional paths around the area. On the other hand, we also want to know about life in the countries where the volunteers come from, their customs and daily habits (their food, their jobs, their history, their music).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The volunteers will help us to collect the olive fruits which are only used for our family's consumption, the same with the oil produced from them. It is a work done by hand. The fields are located mainly on mountain slopes in northwestern Chios and transport is by car. The weather is usually mild, but you need to be dressed in light but warm clothes. When the weather is not good or it is raining we do not go to the fields. The volunteers will be interested in the way the olives are collected as well as how the oil is made.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Spanish, Italian

  • Accommodation


    They will live in a fully furnished apartment with its own bathroom, kitchen with all kitchen utensils, hot water and heating and we will provide them with all the linen

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would prefer young people interesting and loving to work in nature.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

Host ref number: 667968389283