I will first introduce ourselves. Our family consists of three people. That is me, Patricia, my husband Richard and our son Eric. We are a Dutch family who have been running a beautiful campsite in Skabram, Northern Sweden, since May 2018. Skabram is located just outside of Jokkmokk and above the Arctic Circle.
Besides the campsite we also have a small farm with animals such as goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and alpacas.
We are a small campsite where my husband and I work with just the two of us. In the high season (may - september) we are very busy with the campsite and the guests and therefore we are looking for volunteers who can help us with the care of the animals. Occasionally we will also ask to look after our son. We can also use help with maintenance of the garden and some painting of our house.
Our alpacas arrived in March 2019 and are still relatively young. It would be a plus if you can help tame the alpacas. We would like to organize hiking tours with the alpacas.
In addition to work, there will be plenty of free time to explore the area. There is also a car available.
Skabram is a true paradise for hikers, fishermen and nature lovers. In the summer the Midnight Sun shines continuously for three months and you can therefore fully enjoy all the natural beauty, day and night. Simply a unique experience!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We will try to show you as much as possible about life on the campsite and farm, but also about the surroundings, And of course we cannot forget the Sami.
The Sami are the indigenous inhabitants of Lapland (Sápmi). The Sami have their own language, culture and parliament, and it is precisely in these regions that you can learn a lot about traditional and contemporary Sami culture. There is a lot of attention for recognition and preservation of the Sami languages, handicraft techniques and traditions. A visit to the popular Sami museum is highly recommended
We are looking for reliable and friendly volunteers with a sense of responsibility. A volunteer with love for animals and nature.
We generally expect you to volunteer for about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, sometimes less and sometimes more. Days normally start at around 9 o'clock in the morning.
Good condition is required because the work also includes physical tasks such as carrying heavy buckets of water for the animals.
We prefer volunteers who are willing to stay at least 2 weeks.
For the volunteers we have a cabin available with a living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. You will share this cabin with other volunteers.
Regarding the food there are different options. The volunteers can eat with our family but it is also possible to receive a fee for the food so that you can prepare your meals yourself.
Camping Skabram is an excellent base for those who want to go out. Color-marked hiking trails lead from the campsite into the forest and take you along picturesque lakes to beautiful viewpoints and picnic areas.
The impressive national parks of Sarek, Padjelanta, Muddus and Stora Sjöfjället are also easily accessible from our campsite.
Or throw your fishing rod at the edge of Lake Skabram or row the water with a boat. Who knows, you might get your dinner together! You can also head out to famous fishing areas such as Pärlälven and enjoy the tranquility and impressive nature. There are fire places on the campsite where you can bake your own caught fish.
During warm summer days (they exist!) You can also cool off in the Skabram lake and laze in the sun on our small stone beach.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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