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Hosts in Scotland (286) - Page 1 of 29


Town or City: Edinburgh
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3.64
Persons: 11 per year
Category: Other
Host ID: 25592
Country: Scotland

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Opportunities available for 2016, Energetic Peer Mentors aged 16-30!
6-9 Month Placements available

Who Are We?
Cyrenians Communities provide 16 – 30 year olds who are homeless with a safe, secure and fun place to live. We have two residential communities; one within the beautiful city of Edinburgh and the other a working farm just outside of the city.

What Will You Do?
Be a member of our community! Live alongside other young people and create a fun, secure and stimulating space. This will help young people develop skills and confidence to move forward in life. By creating positive experiences you will help move residents from negative experiences of the past to a positive future.

Activities include: cooking and shopping with community members; decorating; playing games; accompanying young people to meetings with doctors, social workers or other professionals; providing mature/calm advice; being sympathetic to a resident in crisis; and supporting community members to ... more inside

            



Town or City: Oban
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1-4
Category: Other
Host ID: 21807
Country: Scotland

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Invitation to volunteers looking for something different

Availability is as follows.
"We have space in our girls room from now and into the summer"
"Our boys room is booked until mid september.... But we might be able to fit you in if you bring some specialist skills.

We have opportunity for all positions however we are really needing a person for position 1 and then position 2

Read our reviews to get a good understanding of our requirments.

We are located on Kerrera Island we are now ready to take bookings for a 'hosting' opportunity and we are looking for special ENTHUSIASTIC people! By this we mean volunteers willing to contribute their labour in return for an experience to remember. In fact we need help straight away. So, after reading all the information and reviews below, and if you like the sound of what we offer, please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

WHAT ITS LIKE
This is not for the fainthearted! I, your host, am a 42 year ol... more inside

            



Town or City: Near Ceres
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 24
Persons: 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 20559
Country: Scotland

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We are a private family estate situated on the east coast of Scotland approx 15 miles from St. Andrews and within a reasonable distance of Cupar.

Currently we are looking for help within our outstanding 60 acre (24 ha) garden which consists of a restored Victorian Walled Garden and Glasshouses used for producing cut flowers and fresh produce for the house, several informal gardens, hillside gardens and formal gardens around the mansion. The house was originally built in 1870's in the typically Victorian Scottish Baronial Style and was completely restored in the late 1990's.

The wider estate includes an organic livestock farm, trout fishing and an active shoot from the end of Summer.

Self-catering accommodation is provided at the edge of the estate and transportation across the estate is also available for HelpX volunteers.

We are looking for help in the gardens from 1st September 2015 and long-term (more than 4 weeks) volunteers are preferred.


The estate is an ... more inside

            



Town or City: OBAN
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: variable
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 10490
Country: Scotland

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Welcome to our backpackers! This is a fun, friendly hostel in the delightful Scottish west coast seaside town of Oban. Our motto is "FRIENDLINESS and CLEANLINESS" - so we need year-round help to keep the hostel sparkling clean and to make sure every guest feels welcome and special :-) Get in touch if you can help us with anything that keeps our hostel looking good, our guests happy and our cheerful international atmosphere buzzing!

We are always looking for happy, positive and friendly people to join us. Our business is providing comfortable accommodation and a warm, welcoming atmosphere to our guests, who are young travellers on a budget. Accordingly, we look for HelpXers who are genuine backpackers/travellers who will engage with our guests and enhance their experience with us. We can host you for minimum 3 weeks and no more than 2-3 months.

***Please note! No matter what else you can help us with, please be prepared to help us with housekeeping as this is what we A... more inside

            



Town or City: Unst
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 7
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 7618
Country: Scotland

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We are Britain's most northerly hotel situated on Britain's most northerly island of Unst in the Shetland Isles.

We are in an idyllic location only a few hundred yards from the sea. Excellent for most nature activities.
Bird watching, flora and fauna, fishing and chances to see dolphins, killer whales and otters at various times through the year.

There is car and bicycle hire nearby.
Also a leisure centre complete with swimming pool, tennis and squash court.

We require people to help out with everything from housekeeping and waiting on to basic maintenance. Carpentry, plumbing and/or plastering skills would be ideal. You would be required to work between 25 and thirty hours per week. These hours could be done over more days with shorter hours or less days with longer hours. Accomodation would be provided in a staff house just a few hundreds yards away from the hotel. You would be provided with a single room if possible but you must be prepared to share if necessary. If ... more inside

            



Town or City: glasgow
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 4899
Country: Scotland

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Small friendly organic market garden in west of Scotland with herd of milking goats, about ten miles from Glasgow city centre. We set up the farm 25 years ago to provide young people with training in natural goat-keeping and all aspects of organic growing, such as permaculture. biodynamic methods and other innovative and time-saving methods.

We are looking for volunteers to join us for long or short stays (minimum three weeks) who want to know more about goats, growing food and survival methods such as saving seed. In return for about six hours work a day you will enjoy healthy organic food and stay in a heated caravan.

The work can sometimes be hard but we have a lot of fun!

Sadly these days, since we had some crazy folk here in the past, we have found that we have to ask people wanting to come and live with us for a reference, and to let us have the name,occupation,(farmer, other host, previous boss, lecturer or teacher) and telephone number of the referee. We have had ... more inside



Town or City: Isle of Skye
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 41488
Country: Scotland

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Hi, we are a small family run guest house on the stunning Isle of Skye, and we are looking for 2 people to help us out with waiting on in the dinning area, and 2 people to help us with reception. Maximum of 5 hours day, 5 days a week, with the rest of the time, being your own giving you a chance to explore and experience our beautiful island.

Experienced is preferred, but is not essential, as training will be given if required.

We have a fun and friendly environment, that is also safe and homely. Accommodation and food, is provided in the main house.

      



Town or City: Fort William
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5.6
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 40757
Country: Scotland

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We are a small family run business based in the beautiful West Highlands of Scotland. Our business comprises of a small shop/cafe,glamping pods and a small working croft with cows,hens,goats and horses.We are situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe overlooking the stunning Glencoe mountains.The local town of Fort William is a 15 min drive by car or bus.We are also only 2 hours from Glasgow which has regular rail and bus links.If you enjoy walking,cycling,hill walking, bird watching and kayaking then this is the place for you!
We are looking for someone to help with gardening,general maintenance,animal care, housework and help within our shop and cafe.Building skills would also be desirable but not essential.You would also work with tourists.
We speak English, Gaelic, a little Italian and rather poor French.We are a musical family who enjoy Traditional Scottish music. Fiddle and guitar lessons are available.
Accommodation is provided in our caravan which has its own shower,toilet an... more inside

          



Town or City: Kirkwall
All Year: summer only
Area (ha): 100
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16445
Country: Scotland

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Remote island in Orkney group rearing North Ronaldsay Rare breed sheep -the sheep roam the island and are pretty self-sufficient, eating seaweed for preference. We clip them with hand shears and manage them without dogs. The flock is the second largest of the breed and we use their fleeces in every permutation in order to make them commercially viable - we are looking for help in every area of sheep management and maintenance of fences and buildings as well as with the production of our sheepskins, yarn and felted and woven goods. The island has many archaeological sites, seabird colonies, caves and good fishing. Our family live on the island alone but we have many visitors from local birdwatchers to pipe bands, fishermen to poets.



Town or City: Isle of Eigg
All Year: September October
Area (ha): 6
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Boat
Host ID: 37145
Country: Scotland

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Looking for help from 22 September till end of October.
Hello… I’m Celia and I live with my 11 year old son on the Isle of Eigg. We have an 18 acre croft and a new yacht charter business. I am looking for help with the final stages of preparing Selkie, a 15m aluminium yacht and sailing south to a boat yard on the weat coast of Scotland.
I also have work to do on the croft with sheep, pigs, chickens and garden. My croft is on the NW side of Eigg with wonderful views of Rum. Singing Sands is a short walk.
I am offering yurt accomodation and food in exchange for help. There is wifi.





      

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