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Persons: 2
Category: Boat
Host ID: 49259
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: February 16, 2018

About US

Our Boat is located in the beautiful Venice, Italy, one of the most famous, beautiful and most visisted City in the world .
We are Moored in Venice’s S. Elena Marina, Yacht Freedom offers a sun terrace and beautiful view. You can reach the Venice Biennale art exhibition in 5 minutes on foot. Excursions to the islands of Murano and Burano, Lido and Certosa can be arranged on request. Saint Mark’s Square is a 30-minute walk away.
The interiors are air-conditioned and the 10 cabins have private bathrooms. 2 living rooms have seating for all guests. We have different services such as: Fast WIFI internet, Smart TV, DVD and Dolby Surround stereo system that will enrich your guest experience.
The cabins and furnishings are in a marine style, in colors of mahogany wood combined with white and blue.

Our core business is cabin charter where people book a cabin on a shared yacht. In particular we are experimenting the "beds-on-board" formula that it's similar to boat-and-breakfast. Travelers basically can rent space (usually a cabin) on our docked boat to spend the night and discover the city.

Who we are looking for….

We are looking for one-two enthusiastic helpers for the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December.
Here at Caicco Freedom for a MINIMUM STAY of at least one month (30 days).
Couples are welcome too!

First week one volunteer works 4 days and has 3 days off and the other volunteer works 3 days and has 4 days off, next week roles are swapped and so on

Some of your responsibilities include:
- Cleaning cabins and common areas
- Checking guests into and out of the boat, allocating rooms and serving breakfast
- Welcoming guests on arrival
- Give support with dealing with reservations by phone, e-mail, and face-to-face
- Preparing bills and taking payments
- Daily shopping at the supermarket
- Managing the on-board bar (tea, coffee, aperitif, snacks, etc)
- Handling special requests from guests
- Answering questions about our facilities and the surrounding area
- Dealing with complaints or problems

Ideal Requirements:

- Ability to use a computer/tablet without supervision
- Friendly & a fast learner
- Good interpersonal skills are critical
- High attention to detail
- Nautical-boating experience/passion will be an higly appreciated plus
-italian speaking will be not critical BUT very appreciated

Accommodation for helpers:

IMPORTANT: At the moment we can offer a cabin that has a single bunk bed for 2 volunteers so note that you would have to share the room but if some day there are free cabins at midnight the volunteers can use them as long as they prepare them the next morning. Usually leaving the personal belongings in the crew cabin and taking just your sheets to the available cabin.

FOOD for helpers:

Helpers will be provided a food budget every week. At the moment we pay about 30/35 EUR per week which if you follow our advise about where to buy according to volunteers it's more than enough but if you don't have enough and you explain us reasonably why you need more we can pay you more, but bring some money in case you desire something special yourself, so you won't need to spend any money really except the transport to get here and entertainment if you choose to go out evenings with us and friends.

With just 25 hours per week given for the volunteering you have all the remaining time each day to explore the city, its cultures, hidden gems, its people and its life. How much you learn, experience and take away is totally your choice and your work ethic to strive forward and experience.

What else ….

If you are hard working, dedicated volunteer who loves people and accomodation business we
would love for you to help out here in the amazing Venice.

The role within the boat will provide opportunities to improve in the English language and many others as we host guests from all over the world. Furthermore the role will provide business knowledge of the service industry including the experience needed to run a hostel or bnb and the necessary skills to maintain one.

The role will also provide opportunities to get familiar with nautical and boating world, build business and social connections with guests and people in Italy to further create career paths for the future.

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