Volunteering


Volunteering

Algarve Guest House helping - we are looking for volunteers to help us out during 2019!

Volunteering close to nature & to the beach

Algarve Guest House helping – Overview:  We are a family run guesthouse in the countryside about 4 km away from the city and the coast line. Marc & Paula speak several languages and will help you with either Portuguese, French, English or even Swedish! Marc is a nature lover and he can teach you one thing or two in agriculture, maintenance, mechanics... We would love to have your help and learn from you too!  If you wish to practice a specific language within those we can, then you have come to the right place! I have been a language teacher and have a degree in translations. Also, Marc is a handy man - if you wish to learn a specific trade, especially in agriculture, building or mechanics, he can help you with that too! We opened our guest house in 2013 and have had good and bad moments since we started. We have learned a lot and still get positively surprised with the hardworking and positive people we have found on our way.  Therefore, when we receive volunteers, they are treated as family.

 

Algarve Guest House helping -Tasks and roles: We would need help with agriculture, you will learn the basics on how to clean the ground, how to cut grass, trees and bushes, take care of the chicken, organic agriculture, permaculture, olive and caroub picking, the process of turning into olive oil and much more!

We may need a hand or two with handmade things, if you are creative, also cooking. Approximate working hours would be 5 hours /day. Can be that work is in 2 parts, 2 hours in morning and 3 hours in evening or 5 hours in morning and take the rest of the day off. Could also be that part of work is during weekend in the morning (2 hours only).

Algarve Guest House helping - Working hours & days: 24 hours a week, 1 day totally free and maybe 2 days work for 2 hours in the morning on weekends - you can take the rest of the day off .

Algarve Guest House helping - What’s included? Accommodation & full board.

Algarve Guest House helping - Selection process: Message us about your relevant experience, why you’d like to volunteer with us & the dates you would be available. Your profile must be complete (description and photo). Please send us any references you may have. We only accept volunteers with proof of personal insurance. Period of stay desired is on month at least. If we become a real team then you can stay longer.

Algarve Guest House helping - Accommodation: you will be staying in a small studio with bathroom and shower. The food is provided in the main house.

Algarve Guest House helping –What else? We are situated in the countryside but close to a city (4 km away) and the coast line. The region is situated in the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. There are lots of activities several beaches and islands to visit. One can even cross from island to island when low tide. There are bicycles here that you can use if you wish to move somewhere. Otherwise, there are buses and trains. The season for us start already in April, there will be new guests coming and leaving and the place needs to be continuously maintained.  We are looking for volunteers that could stay a minimum of one month. We need people with a positive attitude, open and joyful with a sense of initiative.

Paula takes care of the admin work and Marc is the handy man… but it is too much for the two of us. We have some cleaning and laundry help and this year we are asking for your help too, especially with breakfast preparation and serving. We would appreciate some help with the meals too.

Want to come?
Send us an e-mail with the date you would like to come and what you enjoy doing, or what you are good at, we will try to keep this into account: paula@cochichosfarm.com

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