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Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 38353
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: September 25, 2017

*?*?*?*?*?*? Need someone from the 30th September for about 2 weeks *?*?*?*?*?*?

We are a multicultural family of 4, an Italian and a white Jamaican, two kids English and Scottish, 11 and 4 years old. We live in the heart of Edinburgh in a six bedroom Victorian house split over three floors.

After almost three years in trading now our B&B is blooming, with all three rooms to capacity. We are currently seeking helpers to assist in all daily activities and chores in running the B & B. These include but are not limited to changing linens, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning showers, mopping, sweeping and refilling room essentials. These duties take priority over anything else while staying with us. It will take about one week for you to be properly trained on our processes and daily workload. On a typical day, it will take 3 to 4 hours to complete your B & B tasks. Some helpers that are more efficient can get these done in less time. If you complete these tasks in less time, there are a myriad of opportunities for other projects. Learning skills and helping in other areas such as with the children or artistic projects.

When helpers stay with our family, they become part of it. This is not the best opportunity for those looking just for accommodation without any interaction. We eat family meals together, share stories and make friends.

If you are looking to learn skills like time management, attention to detail and efficiency as well as improve your English, learn about other cultures and explore Edinburgh, this may be the right fit for you.

We offer a mix of shared and solo accommodation (depending on availability) as well as family meals and a warm welcome into our home and family.

We need people who are responsible and hardworking.

PLEASE SPECIFY ARRIVAL DATE AND LENGTH OF STAYING WHEN APPLYING.

We can be quite flexible with some hours, as long as the daily responsibilities of the B & B are covered. Usually, the minimum placement we can offer is 6 weeks. Ideally wed like to take volunteers for a minimum of 8 weeks - or even more, as we would love you to really feel part of our family :) However, we are happy to be more flexible if you are only wanting to stay a short period of time and come for a specific project. But really, who wants to spend less than a few weeks in one of the most beautiful cities in the world?!

If you have any of the following special skills and would like to discuss staying with us:
*????Carpentry
*????Marketing
*????Social Media
*????Upholstery & Sewing
*????Metalwork
*???Electrician

We have two private rooms for helpers and always overlap arrival/departure dates. We will never ask you to help above your average 25 hours per week. However, we always encourage volunteers to get involved if they wish, and this opens up a lot more opportunity to get a real experience on skills and improve your language if needed. Please explain your interests as much as you can, specify arrival date and the skills you can offer! Due to the high amount of requests, we sometimes do not manage to reply to everybody straight away. If you are lucky and we think you'd be a great fit you will get a chance!
We need people who can help us with :
- childcare
- marketing, writing and social media for business purposes
- website and graphic design
- sewing / upholstery
- physical jobs, such us painting, gardening, making furniture
- basic electrician skills.
If you have any of the above, send us a request.
PLEASE SPECIFY ARRIVAL DATE AND LENGTH OF STAYING WHEN APPLYING.

We can be quite flexible with hours, as long as the weekly agreed hours are covered. You will never get bored of doing the same thing and you will get involved in creating and making things with style.
The minimum placement we can offer is 4 weeks. Ideally we'd like to helpers to stay 6 weeks or more as we would love you to really feel part of our family :) However, the minimum has to be 4 weeks and absolutely no less, unless you offer specific skills at specific times. The reason for this is that for short placements we can't realistically give you the responsibility that we need to in order to make the experience firstly fun for you, and useful for us. A week-long placement, for example, does not offer enough time to train you nor see any of the wonderful sights around the city.
We will never ask you to work above your average 25 hours per week. However we always encourage volunteers to get involved if they wish, and this opens up a lot more opportunity to get a real experience on skills and improve your language if needed.

We will give you the opportunity to learn different tasks and gain understanding and experience in various fields. We will help you to improve your English. Spending the tourist season with us is a great experience for anyone looking for a culturally enriching volunteering experience, while also learning about customer needs and travel industry and becoming a member of a team.

Edinburgh is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with a rich cultural heritage, gorgeous nature, and a thriving nightlife as well as a strong festival culture. Interacting with travellers from all over the globe is guaranteed to be a rich and fulfilling experience.

You will also have a unique opportunity to interact with the local community, learn about the history and way of life, and get a full cultural immersion experience.\n\nWe have had volunteers from all over the world stay with us and everyone here believes in promoting cultural exchange and learning new skills.

Please be as much explanatory as you can, specify arrival date and skills you can offer!
Due to high demand of requests, we sometimes do not manage to reply to everybody and straight away.
If you are lucky and good enough you will get a chance!

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