All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 12 well organised!
Host ID: 52124
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Last Updated: December 14, 2017
Availability now for 4 friendly volunteers to start with us, for 2 - 3 weeks to help us sell our fruits! We work 4 days and enjoy 3 off to explore beaches and surfing and hiking and new friends :)
Also ** 6 Places available to join our team, enjoying BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR CELEBRATION all together!! Starting on December 14TH fruit selling! APPLY NOW! :)
Also * * 3 wonderful COOKS who love to cook healthy delicious vegan food! For us delicious meals and wonderful dinners are the key to a happy home! We need help now, and to prepare our amazing Christmas celebration. You don't gave yo be an expert, but you must be someone who loves caring for and cooking for others :) :)
We love people who are friendly, happy, independent, know how to work hard :) preferably are over 25 (or who have lived out of home for 5 years! :) and who drive!
We enjoy hiking, camping, surfing, yoga, delicious vegan food, inspiring conversations and good friends!
For Christmas we form a beautiful team, all living and working together for the holiday season, we form a beautiful family of travellers, celebrating Christmas and new years together with wonderful new friends, abundant food, beach time, fun and of course hard work :)
Please, read all the listing information! We carefully wrote it for you! LoL
We're looking for people who share values and will be happy to live with us and are not just looking for free food and accommodation :)
4 friendly, positive, hardworking, independent people to help us selling fruits! We offer you a great community, wonderful vegan food, hiking and yoga activities, and a friendly, inspirational home! Read our MANY fantastic reviews :) :) We prefer people with minimum 5 years of driving experience :) We look forward to welcoming you :) :)
We are a young group of people who run a summer fruit business with a strong social & environmental vision.
We buy fruits from local farms and sell them direct to the public from our road side stalls; teaching ourselves & the consumer about the real value of fresh seasonal food. We invite you to help us & be part of our team. Our community is very well organised with up to 20 volunteers.
At our ecological guesthouse, where you will be staying, we cook with fresh, seasonal produce, sharing a big meal together at the end of each day. We compost all our food scraps, we recycle, we value community; and we use trade to create social, cultural and environmental value. We like hiking, surfing, yoga, meditation, vegan cooking, caring for our cats and playing music.
Be warned! We are a living, breathing, thriving social enterprise and community, so of course financial aim are part of what we do and by volunteering with us, you`ll have to be comfortable helping us to achieve these.
"But how can I help ?"
You'll drive to one of our vans to one of our fruit stalls located around Auckland and sell fresh local fruit to many people!
"How can I know if I fit in, in the community?"
We love peaceful people over 25 who enjoy hiking, nature, yoga, vegan meals, a cup of tea and who are ready to contribute to a wonderful community :)
"How long will I need to volunteer?"
Our woofing minimum term is 4 weeks (exception for now, we need people for 2-3 weeks and Christmas week, when we need extra help!). There is a possibility of extension if both parts are willing to have one more week together!
Dates we can accept people:
14th December, or
11th January, or
"What else do I need for woofing there?"
To be a seller you will need to have a drivers licence and be comfortable driving a car on this side of the road.
5 years of driving experience is preferred! We need mature responsible people, who are prepared to take responsibility if they cause an accident. So we require you have insurance, which covers vehicles also.
If you read this, please write in your message what you had for your last breakfast. :)
"For how many days I'll work?"
We work four full days a week, and have three days off to explore. Often we do hiking and camping trips on our days off :)
"Where will I sleep?"
We all live together at our eco house, forming a family of travelers from many countries. Accomodation is in shared dorm or tents, which we supply (with mattress and blankets) in our beautiful garden and vans.
"Where is the community located?"
Our small farm is located on the edge of Auckland – 30 minutes to the city centre by train, close to the Waitakere Ranges National Park and the west coast surf beaches.
Idealistic ideas :)
Organisations can make a real difference and one of our missions is to be an example of how positive change can be made. From little things, big things grow. Fruit Vans supports local farmers and local diversity; supports the multi-cultural community who work together each summer to operate it; offers a place for learning and exchange; for living a sustainable lifestyle as the centre of a business; provides customers with fresh, seasonal produce, encouraging people to go back to the source of food, to know where it comes from and to re-establish this connection with the earth.
A large motivating factor for us is to invest profits generated from Fruit Vans to form and support ecological communities, where travelers are able to experience an ecological lifestyle by living it.
If you have any question, please let us know!
Hope to see you soon!
Due to the large amount of requests we receive from wwoofers, we are not always able to answer every email, so please forgive us if we don't get back to you quickly.