Hi there, thanks for your interest in volunteering with us. My wife and I have a 5 acre smallholding which has llamas, alpaca, sheep and where we host weddings. This is an opportunity for a non-smoking couple (or two friends) to help us out domestically with some gardening and childcare for our young boy, while we run the business.
Up until January 2020 we operated solely as a restaurant but have changed the direction of our business so as to promote a better quality of life. Although we still require our Workawayers to be hard working and to have a positive attitude we hope that from now on the tasks will be more varied and we are excited to see what skills and fresh ideas you can bring.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We no longer live at the farm but visit 2-3 times a week to do maintenance and conduct weddings and viewings. When we do so we will often ask you to join us in some tasks which will give you the opportunity to practice your English, which will definitely improve over time. During these times we may all sit down together for a lunch or breakfast where we can take the time to really get to know each other - we love to learn about other countries and cultures as much as we like to tell people about our own. We are very proud and knowledgeable of Scotland and Loch Lomond in particular and are very happy to encourage and advise you on how best to explore and enjoy the area.
The hours you help will be flexible and dependent upon when you will be needed. As such you will also have a great deal of free time to get to know the area and beyond. If there is a longer trip you would like to take then we will certainly do our best to give you that time off to go off and explore Scotland further afield.
We require an enthusiastic couple (or two friends) to come along and give us a hand. There will be a variety of tasks depending on your skills and our needs e.g. collecting wood, gardening, maintenance and some cleaning. We also have a small baby, born in October 2017, so if you have some experience with little ones then that will be useful too.
You will have a bedroom with a shared bathroom and toilet. There are two single beds in this room which can be pulled together if you are together. All food is provided with cooking facilities to prepare meals.
Our Farm is located within the Loch Lomond National park. In such an area of outstanding natural beauty there is much to do for the outdoor-loving and adventurous of spirit (fishing, swimming, kayaking, hill walking and mountaineering, to name but a few). The Farm is 4 miles from Helensburgh where railway links will connect you with the rest of the country. Glasgow is only 40 minutes away and to the North, there is of course the Highlands of Scotland. There is a regular bus service that passes nearby, however, to allow our volunteers greater freedom, we shall provide cycle bikes (there is a cycle path right outside the farm) which will enable you easy access to the railway station, Loch Lomond (1 mile away) and beyond.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week