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St Ives
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Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 60355
Country: England

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Last Updated: October 14, 2019

We run a small, attractive 4 bedroom guest house, in picturesque St Ives Cornwall, England, which has 4 stunning sandy beaches and a working harbour. Our guesthouse is very close to the surfing Porthmeor Beach. Its an idyllic place to spend a few weeks volunteering.

We are offering a part-time opportunity for 4-6 weeks,(depending on your availability), for 2020, ideally covering the period between Easter - Late October 2020.

We are flexible on timings and happy to discuss your preferred arrival and departure dates.

Approx 13-16 hours per week - spread across 6 mornings - usually sometime between 9.30 am - 12.00 pm depending on the schedule for that day. Sometimes it's a slightly earlier start, sometimes its barely 1.5 hours work, it just depends on the number of changeovers in any given week.

Therefore, 1 full day per week, as well as all afternoons and evenings are free. Leaving plenty of down time for the volunteer, which is particularly good news for any EU citizens who may wish to seek a part-time temporary job, outside of guest house hours. Please note, if you wish to do this, apply for a National Insurance Number, (UK Government registration number), which allows you to work), before you arrive, as it can take several weeks to come through.

Our helper will work alongside the very friendly management couple who run the guesthouse - sharing all aspects of their work - although no cooking is required. It is a happy, friendly and laid-back environment, with a very strong customer focus. Most of our non-UK helpers, come with the specific aim of improving their English, and are always delighted with the progress they make. All we ask in return is that they must be honest, trustworthy, healthy, self-motivated and reliable. They should be prepared to roll up their sleeves and help with all aspects of service, including general chambermaid, light housework and general gardening.

This is not difficult or strenuous work at all, but we require it to be carried out to a high standard - so we are looking for an individual who takes pride in their work.

In return, we offer a friendly and laid-back working environment. We also offer a very comfortable, rent-free, self-contained and fully equipped studio-room accommodation - (please see 4th, 5th and 6th photos below), in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Free utility bills and food for all meals, will also be provided. We take very good care of our volunteers - check out our reviews.

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