Would you like to volunteer your energy and skills to help us develop our Montenegro eco project? Are you looking for a working holiday with a difference?
We are now closed for winter and will re-open again in May 2017. We will be looking for volunteers from April 2017 onwards.
We invite volunteers to come & stay for 1 week and occasionally, depending on weather, workload and number of guests, we can sometimes offer a further 1-2 weeks. In exchange for your help and company, we'll provide three meals a day plus drinks (non-alcoholic - we leave you to buy your own alcohol) that you'll eat with us and any other guests who wish to join us. If you can bring your own tent and sleeping bags that would be great but if you don't have one we'll try to provide one. We'll also provide pillows and sleeping matts - if you're lucky you might even get a mattress!
We ask that you help us for 6 days in every 7 and we encourage you to explore Montenegro on your days off. The day normally starts around 7.30 and can continue until after evening meal has been cleared but it's not full on work for the whole of that period. It can be physically demanding nonetheless. You may be helping us to run the site (cleaning, washing up, cooking, putting up tents), maintaining the gardens and grounds (strimming, mowing, watering our organic vegetable and flower gardens) or helping with major and minor projects (collecting rocks and building dry stone walls, tiling, painting, maintaining our systems and facilities). Our friendly dog, Daisy, is also happy to show you around the surrounding countryside if you want to walk her.
Above all you'll be helping us to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests but respecting their space and privacy when necessary. We like to engender a community atmosphere on site and we see you playing a key part in that.
Please email us with as much information about yourself as you can so we can decide if your skills and experience are a fit for our needs. We understand it can be difficult to keep in touch by email if you are already on the road but please don't just turn up without prior warning.
If any of this is of interest please download our volunteer information pack and send us as much information as you can about yourself. Details of any similar past roles and references would be helpful but above all your anticipated availability dates. If you plan to join us between 15th June and 4th September 2017, please be aware that we operate a clothing optional policy during these dates. There's no compulsion for you to be naked but please be aware that others around you may be, so if nudity offends this is not the place for you. Vacancies on our volunteer programs are limited and sadly we had to refuse many applicants last year so get in contact soon. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.