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All Year: May - September
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Category: Other
Host ID: 7154
Country: Germany

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Last Updated: December 17, 2010

Volunteer with a canoeing & kayaking family near Frankfurt/Germany!

To our customers we rent canoes & kayaks - this is what we do! We operate between Marburg and Limburg. The season starts in May and ends in September. But this depends on the weather. Peak time is in August. But notice it is hard work.

The Lahn river is quiet flowing and ideal for beginners and familys. You can do an one day tour or up to a six days tour. Along the river are campsites and hotels. When canoes or kayaks are available take for free a kayak or canoe and discover flora and fauna of this water! It is worth it!

New year - new accomodation!
At the basement of the canoe hall we have a bathroom, kitchen and spare place for two bunk beds. It is rustic and comfy. You will share premises with one of our staffer. He has his own sleeping room. Oberwetz is a small village next to the forest. The public transport is not highly frequented. You can lend one of our bikes to go for a trip.

You will cook for yourself at the kitchen in the basement. We will provide you the standard goods you need. Thanks for cleaning up after yourself!

Volunteer Work:
Saturdays are the busiest. It is mainly weekend work. During week you will have two days off. We have early mornings, up at 7; we need helping hands to bring the boats out to different starting points. You have free time around the middle of the day between when the customers go out and when they come back. Then we start collecting the boats to bring them back home. The equipment has to be cleaned and you will help the customers in and out of the boats. There is a lot of boat lifting and cleaning to be done, we would prefer someone tall and strong for lifting boats on to the trailers. Honestly it is hard work and long days!

Gardening, helping in the house, cooking, farming, painting, chopping wood, helping out in our metal work - it is all possible because we are flexible.

This rental is a family business and a lot of our friends helped in the last years. What was amazing! You will feel this when you work with us. We have always new ideas and are glad when we hear yours.

Languages: German, English, Spanish, French
Not everybody of us speaks all these languages - we help each other out.

Hessen is known as the state of forest. Here you have a lot of possibilities to hike, see castles, cute lakes, festivals and awesome cities.

In the cute town Wetzlar we have a base.

At the train station in Wetzlar we can pick you up.

The closest airport is Frankfurt am Main.
Not far away are even the airports Düsseldorf, Köln/Bonn or Münster.

We just want to give something back and want to be a part of your travels. Come over and have a great time with us!

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