Join us in a nature reserve in picturesque Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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Irlanda

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    28/06/2022

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  2022 

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hi. We are located in the “garden of Ireland” in beautiful County Wicklow beside Carrig Mountain and its extensive forests. Our property of approx 50 acres is truly unique, a real one-off gem with beautiful woodland, parkland, ponds and access to the mountain from the valley. There are lots of walkways through the property, with plenty of wildlife, such as deer, foxes, badgers, pheasants and wild duck. The entire property is a Nature Reserve.

    You will have your own lovely self-contained unit on site with central heating, shower and kitchen. There is WiFi at the property. We are looking for people to assist with the day to day improvements, maintenance and repairs on the Reserve for 5 days a week for approx 6 hours per day. Accommodation provided, together with food, which you will mostly cook for yourself. It is a really special place and offers a tranquil, peaceful and delightful environment for the right person. The nearest village, Ashford, is 3km away. The nearest town is Wicklow and Dublin is only approx 30 minutes drive, with a direct bus every few hours each day to the city centre. There is lots to do in Wicklow cultural, sporting, sightseeing and leisure. There are quad bikes and bicycles for you to enjoy and fishing off the Wicklow coast, with the tourist attractions nearby in Glendalough, Laragh, Roundwood and Wicklow Mountains National Park.

    The Position is to help out and assist in the nature reserve with a variety of duties, undergrowth clearance, replanting of trees, wild bulbs, looking after reserve projects, building or making paths, walls, ditches, bridges, cleaning out bat boxes, bird boxes, ponds, pruning and sculpting trees, harvesting wild fruits, building pens and fences, repairs to roads, property maintenance, caring for our gardens, woods, parkland flora and fauna and collecting data on birds and wildlife. Knowledge of construction, chainsaws, strimmers and/or carpentry or concrete use would be a real advantage. We also take in orphaned and injured wildlife, care for them and when ready, release them back into the wild. One never knows who or what will be visiting us!

    You should be a good communicator, responsible and trustworthy, with a deep enthusiasm and passion for wildlife, conversation, trees, nature and animals. You must be able to speak English well and work on your own initiative.

    Ability to drive with a clean Licence would be most helpful as there are neighbouring reserves 15 minutes and 40 minutes away where similar work is carried out.

    If this exchange position is of any interest to you please email us with your details and history of work you have done or any queries you might have. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reading!

    Best wishes.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We are also an animal sanctuary so will get to see rare birds and animals which we care for and then release back into the wild. In the past we have had pine martins, owls, It can be very varied as to what animals and birds we have.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    The exchange is to help out and assist in the nature reserve with gardening duties, woodland tasks, undergrowth clearance, maintenance and repair, planting of trees, planting of wild bulbs, looking after the animals, reserve projects, pond cleaning, building walls, harvesting wild fruits, building fences, help with repairs to roads, property care, caring for our gardens, woods, and fauna.

    Knowledge of how to get along in construction or with chainsaws, strimmers or carpentry would be a real advantage.

    You should be a good communicator, responsible and trustworthy, with a deep enthusiasm and passion for wildlife, conversation, trees, and natures. You must be able to speak English well and work on your own initiative.

    Ability to drive with a clean Licence would be helpful as there are neighbouring reserves in Co. Wicklow where similar work is carried out at times.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Accommodation is in your own self contained unit with views overlooking the trees and garden and lovely stove fire. We generally ask helpers to provide a shopping list for their groceries and you can then cook for yourself.

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    The nearest village, Ashford, is 3km away. The nearest town is Wicklow and Dublin is approx 30 minutes drive, with a direct bus from Ashford every few hours each day to the city centre. There is lots to do in Wicklow cultural, sporting, sightseeing and leisure. There are quad bikes and bicycles for you to enjoy and fishing off the Wicklow coast, with the tourist attractions nearby in Glendalough, Laragh, Roundwood and Wicklow Mountains National Park.

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    Un poco más de información

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (4.5)

Intercambio cultural: (4.3)

Comunicación: (5.0)











Número de referencia de anfitrión: 121243186137