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

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Sails on Kos, Volunteer exchange in Greece –ย We are a family-run glamping camp on Kos island Greece. If you are a hands-on individual who likes to work outside, if you donโ€™t have a problem with medium-heavy lifting, if coming to Kos for a short break to experience island life in our mild weather doesn’t sound too bad then this might be your dream job!

Updated June 2022 –ย Sails on Kos Glamping site is looking for a full-time short order cook immediately.

Housekeepers and kitchen cleaners. Greece.

We are looking for 2 housekeepers as well as a kitchen cleaner / dishwasher for our glamping campsite in Marmari Kos, Greece. Some experience in housekeeping/cleaning is recommended, however, training will be given to the chosen applicants. The Housekeeping job ( 8.30 to 3.30 pm) entails daily servicing of our luxury furnished tents and bathrooms. Cleaning, changing linen/towels and maintaining a spotless space for our guests. This is a reasonable physical job, working in the summer sun and requires a certain level of fitness. The kitchen cleaner’s position is split shift. 12.30 to 3.30 and 6.30 pm to 11.00. Dishwashing and keeping the kitchen clean after closing at 10.30 pm.

Both positions are 6 days a week with one day off. Friendly working environment, one can still have free time to mix with our volunteers and socialize/enjoy the island
EU or UK applicants only as it may become essential to register as a company employee

We provide a good salary, ( 800 EU net for kitchen cleaner and 950 EU for housekeepers neg.) accommodation and meals.

We reached out to volunteering sites because there is a shortage of staff on the islands and we have been successful with volunteers also wanting to earn extra money.

The job includes:
  • full insurance,
  • accommodation,
  • meals,
  • a monthly salary of 1500 euro.

A very open kitchen with room to make the menu your own, but if not, the menu is straightforward. Job includes full training. We are looking for someone who wants to expand their skills in the kitchen and have a unique summer experience.

You will be living on-site with a group of young and lively employees with a fun community vibe.

Previous announcement: We offer a part-time volunteer and part-time pay package!

The volunteer part includes 24 hours a week of your labour contribution, for this, we provide you with accommodation and meals.
The part-time pay package is for an additional 24 hours of work a week (6 days x 8 hours in total) at a local rate of approx. 4eu an hour. This will result in a salary of 400 euros for the month of November

Update June 2021

Job offer available for an Au pair/childminder/educator. We are looking for someone to look after our 18-month-old. We are in a unique position and think we can offer a special experience and relationship to the right person.


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

References are available on request.

Keep reading our listing or contact us using the contact details section below๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ‘‡

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.


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.


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?


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.


English and Greek


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?


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

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 โ€“ CDC. – read more: COVID19

CONTACT DETAILSย  ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง How to apply?

References can be provided. The return part of the flight to the country of origin will be paid by us for applicants staying 2 months or longer

Please contact George george@sailsonkos DOT com

Hostname: George

Email info@sailsonkos DOT com
Website and social media: http://www.sailsonkos DOT 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,
    Iโ€™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.

    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 โ€˜contact detailsโ€™ section).

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