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Category: Boat
Host ID: 19365
Country: Indonesia

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Last Updated: September 12, 2016

This is a rare opportunity for someone who loves working with wood and old boats. A 125 year old humanitarian sailing vessel in quite good condition that every year delivers 15 to 20 tons of donated educational and medical supplies to remote island communities in South East Asia. Each year we sail roughly 7,000 miles ranging from Thailand to the far reaches of Eastern Indonesia and back. The boats crew usually consists of 4. It's family environment and we are all volunteers, so no salary worth mentioning.

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in classic wooden boat care. You must be able to cook (we take turns), amuse yourself, learn fast and be able to work without close supervision, work well with your hands, enjoy wood and rope work, not get sea sick, eat just about anything - although we do eat pretty well - willing to learn and work hard at all hours. This is not a free vacation. We work very hard and you will be fully expected to pull your weight. But we do see some amazing places.

We prefer people who are looking for long term volunteer opportunities, couples are welcome. You will need to provide your own insurance and transportation to and from the boat.

This is a special opportunity for the right people, but also one where you need to make sure you fit in. So please to avoid problems only contact us if you are in the area or will be in the next few weeks. It could be heart breaking if you come a long way and decide you do not like the place or the work, or us for that matter.

We select people based on their skills and experience.

This volunteer opportunity is not suitable for short term "gap year" travelers who want to hop from experience to experience.

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