Help us at our 'time out space' Retreat in beautiful Taranaki, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family living about 15 minutes from New Plymouth. We run a Retreat which is a time out space for families and individuals who are going through a challenging time, to stay for free. We are looking for help with welcoming our guests and keeping the lodge & grounds tidy, or helping with the animals. There are always projects that need completing if you are keen to leave your mark. If you have any gifts you would like to share with our guests (eg. art, music etc) then even better! You will have some access to a car and very flexible hours. We aim for there always to be someone on site so hours can vary and primarily we are looking for an extra pair of hands to be there.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work

  • 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

    Living in beautiful Taranaki, New Zealand, living on site with a family, meeting a wide variety of people and helping provide a vital Space to Breathe for those going through tough times. We are a 15 minute drive to the beach and city of New Plymouth and 45mins from the Mountain - so lots to do in your free time!

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a very welcoming and friendly person or couple to help in the general running of the Retreat. This will include things like making up a room for guest to stay in, feeding the animals, being around to answer queries, letting the Retreat family know when supplies are low etc. Also there is always work to do on the grounds, sometimes simple building projects for those that are keen. We have 2 goats, 2 rabbits, some ducks and chickens and dogs on site so an animal lover would be ideal! You need to be easy going and able to get on well with a variety of different people, be open minded and non-judgemental. 4/5 hours a day with 2 days off a week is what you can expect with days arranged between you and the Retreat family to suit.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & some French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Fairly modern caravan with double bed, kitchen and bathroom plus facilities of the lodge house which is nearby. It could suit a single person or a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Food will be provided and usually there will be a joint evening meal together. We are happy to work out hours and days to suit between us, so that we can make sure someone is on site all day. You will be able to borrow a car to get around and visit the local area if you are over 21 and have a license. You will need to be able to work somewhat on your own initiative and after you are familiar with the runnings of the place be left on site sometimes on your own.

  • 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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