Help on a Family Dairy Farm in Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland



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    I'm looking for a volunteer to help on our family farm and help out in the gardens and green house. We are located in West Cork just outside a town called Skibbereen.

    Calving season has started and we require someone to help with feeding calves and general farm jobs, we also have a polytunnel where we grow vegetables and a volunteer with interest in gardening would also be great.
    Our main duties from late feb-april is helping out on the farm, feeding baby calves etc..
    We have had 5 volunteers over the past two years which have all been a great success. They have been a mix of male&female. We like to make everyone feel at home and never expect any volunteer to work too hard or do any jobs there uncomfortable doing.

    The work can pretty hands on at times but as i said we never expect anyone to do anything there uncomfortable doing.

    The accommodation is a double bed in the family house with wi-fi, cable t.v and being made part of the family. You can help yourself to food and we have a family meal every evening.

    If you have a drivers licence we can look into insuring you on a car so you can explore on your time off etc.. there are great places to discover around the coast.

    There is three of us working on the Farm, My father, my brother and myself- Kevin.
    Im 25 and my brother is 32. We also have a pet Labrador Buddy.
    Ive done a lot of travelling over the past few years and have used workaday whilst travelling south america.

    The area we live in is located between the village of Leap and the town of Skibbereen. Roughly 5-6km between each one.
    We are located a few km from the sea and live overlooking some beautiful lakes.
    There are many great attractions in the area and a very vibrant food and music scene.

    I enjoy taking volunteers with me to events and nights out etc..
    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask id be happy to answer.

    Kevin.. :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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

    They will benefit by learning about Irish Farming and we will help you learn English. Show you some of the amazing things in the area.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Gardening, Painting, Milking, General Maintenance eg. Tidying up, Cleaning around the house and farm and of coarse enjoying your time with us. :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Your own room in the family home with meals provided. We have cable t.v, wifi and access to a labtop.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live a 5 minute drive from the beach, there are many villages in the area and we are a 5 minutes from a large town called Skibbereen. In my spare time i go surfing, walking the dog, hang out with my friends, I really enjoy live music and festivals. In the summer months i usually have bbq's quiet regularly so it would be a great way to meet my friends and enjoy yourself.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 681192726828