Glamping eco-village in Kos Island, Greece, looking for volunteers!

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Update March 2021

Sails on Kos, Volunteer exchange in Greece – We are an Australian/Greek family operating a small camping site (glamping) on Kos island, Greece. We opened for the first time in July 2020 and had a very positive experience working with volunteers. We are now starting to prepare to reopen in two months’ time, on the 14th of May 2021. The campsite has been disassembled and tents and furniture are currently in storage. We are reaching out for volunteers that are able to come to Kos in the next 2 to 4 weeks to help us set up the camp again as well general maintenance, painting, assembling furniture, clearing the gardens, planting new plants etc.

Benefits

We offer accommodation, meals, a contribution towards travel costs and pay a very basic salary.

References available on request.

Keep reading our listing or contact us using the contact details section below🔍📧👇

How many hours of volunteering help will you expect per week?

about 30 hours

Previous announcement 2020

We are looking for volunteers to help us with general handy work, gardening now and when we open in May with customer service/hospitality. We provide accommodation and meals, close to the beach, bicycles and even yoga. Offer your Help and expertise in exchange for accommodation, meals and cultural experience at our glamping project. We are working on a tented resort and will begin operations in May 2021. This new glamping camp is a family operated by Alexi, his partner Madeleine and father George. Located close to Marmari beach on Kos.

Benefits

We offer free food and accommodation



How many hours of volunteering help will you expect per week?

about 20-25 hours

More information

We have a large property, aside from setting up the glamping tents, we are landscaping, planting trees, grow organic vegetables are near the beach and have a pool. Now we are looking for an experienced handyperson to help us with carpentry and or building, and or landscaping/gardening for the next few months until we open in May.

We are also interested in volunteer help with hospitality once we open to help us with our guests.

Work/hospitality exchange

The work/hospitality exchange offer is for, 27 hours of work a week. (5 or a 6 day week) . The remaining time the applicant will be free to explore the island and enjoy the sea nearby
We are able to provide shared accommodation, meals and possibly a basic salary. Volunteering in Greece is not clearly defined in work cover law. If required we will pay the minimum work cover insurance based on Greek legislation.

Benefits

We are surrounded by organic farmers are next to horse stables, and sea sports school.

You will have the opportunity to work with a family business, that is on the ground working to create their dream.

We are open to sharing anything that we have, we have a myriad of interests and skills and besides working on the project, or on the beach, we have a large garden to escape to, bicycles to use, occasional hikes, archery, and occasional soap making. And exploring a beautiful Greek island.

We are looking for team members when it comes to responsibilities, at the same time your free time is respected and it is yours. We are casual but we expect focused and responsible volunteers.



Our volunteer opportunity in details:

We are a family run business opening a luxury tent resort in May 2020.

What type of host are you?
  • Private/Individual/family
What are you looking for help with?
  • Building
  • Cleaning
  • Farming/Gardening
  • General Help
  • Hostel/Hotel
What’s the mission of your community?

To provide a family oriented hotel, where families can come to relax and bond with themselves, each other and the local environment. We are looking for volunteers to help us finish the build/construction/landscaping of the project and or to work with us during the season in various job roles.

How many volunteers could you host?
  • A couple of volunteers
When would you need volunteers?

March to May

How many hours of help per day?

4-5 hours of help per day

How many days of help per week?

5 days per week – 2 days off

Are accommodation and food included?

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide?

Tent/Other

Diet – nutrition information

We can accommodate vegetarians, We cook together as a family so each day there will be a family evening meal, normally greek/mixed cuisine

Fees transparency

no, no charge

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?

No, we cannot help with Visa but we can offer assistance

Volunteers’ benefits:

We offer a cultural exchange, working in a greek family, they can learn to do some of the activities we have on offer, from cooking classes to soap making, etc. Plus the options to explore the island and its sights.

What to do in the free time

The island of Kos is a busy tourist island with plenty of things to see from different beautiful beaches, hikes on the mountain and plenty of history to visit.

Language

English and Greek

Geography

We live in a rural setting on a Greek island. We are looking for help during the end of winter and beginning of spring, everything is green and all the flowers are blooming

How to get to your site

Airplane, ferry boat. We can arrange to collect from either port.

Is there internet access?

Yes!

 To see more photos of the place, please visit the host’s website (see contact details right below).



COVID19 DISCLAIMER 😷🦠

Please follow local guidelines about physical distancing and staying home during COVID-19. We suggest following the guidelines from the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – CDC.
https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html – read more: COVID19


CONTACT DETAILS


Please contact George george@sailsonkos.com

info@sailsonkos.com
Hostname: George

Email info@sailsonkos.com
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4 thoughts on “Glamping eco-village in Kos Island, Greece, looking for volunteers!

  1. Hi, my name is Louisa. I’ve been living in Greece for over a year. I would love to volunteer for your project! I have experience with organic gardening and I have also worked in restaurant kitchens as a dishwasher/kitchen hand for several years. I would love to learn more about the glamping industry as it’s an area I’m particularly interested in! I hope to hear from you soon!

    1. Hi Louisa, try to reach the hosts via their private contacts (email, website, ecc.). They might not be able to read the comment section (this one).
      You can find their contacts at the end of the announcement (look for ‘contact details’ section).

  2. Hello,
    I’ve been living in Kos for a few months and am interested in volunteering at your glamping hotel.
    I love the sound of your project and have a big interest in hospitality.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Mariana

    1. Hi Mariana, try to reach the hosts via their private contacts (email, website, ecc.). They might not be able to read the comment section (this one).
      You can find their contacts at the end of the announcement (look for the ‘contact details’ section).

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