All Year: Yes
Persons: 1 or 2
Host ID: 896
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Last Updated: September 8, 2019
HELP NEEDED IN 2019
Hello! My name is Pushpendra and I am running a boutique Inn in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was established by my late father Retd. Wing Commander R. N. Bhargava in 1975 and has been hosting holiday makers of all ages.
There are many projects to be done here so you have the choice to do what you are most happy with!
1) Social Networking and Web Development
*Requires your own equipment (laptop, camera)*
I am looking for someone to help developing our internet presence. If you're good with web marketing, your work would consist of developing new content (writing and updating texts, taking photos, making videos, creating animations, updating graphics, programming new features, etc). We need to maintain and update our current site, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and also find new venues for increasing our online sales and ways of interacting with social media followers. The aim is to increase the number of guests and travellers in the Jaipur Inn.
2) Can you paint?
We are looking for artists, mural painters, sign painters or anyone handy with a big brush to paint or decorators. There is also a lot of general painting to be done on iron structures and wooden doors and windows, or add your personal touch by painting artwork to be hung around the hotel.
3) Chefs and Cooks
We love cooks! If you're a chef and you have time you could develop our rooftop kitchen, make your own menu and cook for our guests. We also love to have people cook for us! If you`re handy in the kitchen you can cook interesting food for me and my family, we love to try cuisine from around the world.
4) Roof top Host
If you like to hang out with guests, you could help to run the Amber Nectar rooftop lounge, open until 9 PM each evening. Right now we are serving soft drinks and a few snacks whenever there is a HelpX, and you can play your own music on our sound system and enjoy the beautiful terrace as the sun goes down.
5) Yoga Instructor
We are looking for a talented yoga instructor to offer classes for our guests. If you are a practitioner of yoga we would love to have you come and provide your services for our guests.
I would also like to try having a helper to work at the reception desk for several hours each day, so if you have any experience with that sort of work, it could be useful. Even if you don`t have experience, you can quickly learn how to do the few tasks required.
7) Stories Project
Many of the structures and features of the inn have been done by guests and have a story behind them. We would like someone to make small laminated signs which describe these stories to show our guests the history of the Jaipur Inn.
8) Recipe Project
We are currently building a recipe book of different dishes from around the world. We have gotten recipes from our helpXers and guests from many different countries, and are always looking for more! We hope to eventually compile them into a book and publish it, we would love for you to add a recipe or help us with the compilation.
9) Photo Project
We love pictures!! If you`re a photographer we would love for you to come and lend your talents to helping us fill our hotel with your art. We also need photos for our website and social networking, so there`s tons of room to add your work.
10) Walking Tours
We need people to help us offer walking tours of the city for our guests. This is a great way to get to know the city and also to meet and interact with our guests. Some previous helpXers have started a walking tour pamphlet and we are looking for more help refining and adding to this project.
11) Carpenter / Architect / Designer
We are looking to expand our hotel! We need an architect or designer to help us utilize some interesting space we want to develop into guest rooms. We will need skilled carpenters to help us build our vision. We also want to build teepees for guests! If you are knowledgeable about these endeavors we would love to have you, we are also interested in cob building and other sustainable building practices.
12) Nutrition expert/Fitness companion
We are looking for someone who would help us to keep a healthy lifestyle by coming for walks and runs, sharing passion for healthy cooking.
13) General Manager
We are looking for a dedicated volunteer who wants to take on a more involved role in the operations of the hotel. If you are interested in a long-term stay, we need someone who can act as manager of the Inn during the off-season so that we may have some time off ourselves! This position would require more time and experience than our other projects, if you are interested in this please inquire for more details.
If there is something else you think you could add to the hotel, I am open to hearing your ideas once you get here. Tell me what you can do best and we will try it.
**Im also looking for help in applying to university abroad for a family member, this July**
You can use the free wifi on the rooftop or in the restaurant. I generally prefer volunteers to bring their own laptops and digital cameras, as they are very important for much of the work we need done here.
In exchange for your work we offer a room in the hotel with a great view over the city. Itís a private room with attached bathroom; it has ceiling fans but no AC, but being at the highest point on the hotel you get a nice evening breeze. I will provide basic ingredients for you to cook your own lunch or dinner, one meal per day. You will take care of the rest of the meals at your own expense.
The working time can be 4-5 per day but it depends on the project youíre rolling on, most important for us is that each project we start must be finished, in that way you can use time as you desire (depending of the task) and have free time to discover the Pink City and its wonderful and impressive temples, forts and ancient buildings nearby. For more information about the hotel and the area around it, see my website or ask me by email.
Hope to see you soon!