Be the good soul for the house

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The Exchange

Palazzo Pitti lives from the culture in the house which quality is made by the people. There is a lot of activities going on which need someone to comfort the guests in the house with a good service attitude to make the rooms fresh, keep the kitchens in good condition and welcome the guests.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Tent: A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Yoga classes: Namaste! Join our yoga classes and transform your health.

Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 24 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Amrit and I have been taking working volunteers since May 2013. It has been a full, fulfilling, and sometimes demanding experience. Overall, a great journey of learning. Our centre is developing tremendously (with approximately 400 working volunteers, things can be done :-). We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from hundreds of volunteers so far. Please note - fluent English is a must, and strictly no alcohol, smoking, or drugs are permitted.

THE EXPERIENCE: Palazzo Pitti is a historic building, and currently still partially a building site undergoing construction. Earth, dust and building materials are part of it. That means that we need your practical skills and willingness to keep the house and its rooms in a very clean and tidy condition.

Please see: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palazzo-Pitti/504251343008146?fref=ts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBd7EgY5CFM&t=51s


Activities & Shift

THE SCHEDULE: We do 5 hours of work daily. The time schedule is 7.00-9.00am Yoga, 9.00-10.00 am breakfast, 10.00am -3.00pm work, 3.00 pm lunch. Food is 100 % vegetarian. Evening or weekend meals are to be prepared by yourself.

We will create daily work goals together. When 5 hours of work are not completed before lunch, in some cases the work will have to be completed after lunch. This is because some tasks, including plastering walls or building with concrete, do not allow for breaks overnight.

It is advisable to bring a set of working clothes, since we do a lot of renovation in and around the house as well as in the garden. In winter, please bring extra warm clothes. The weather can get cold and the heating in the house can be limited. The rooms have wooden and coal stoves that you may use if required.


Rules

We are not a typical host. We give our best, but we expect your best as well. When you arrive, this house becomes your home. And it needs to be treated with love and care. The premises are smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug -free. Overriding this policy of the house will mean the person has to leave.

We require a €7 daily contribution: €5 to cover amenities and food, and €2 to cover insurance that ensures your safety and protect you from personal liability. We also ask for a €50 deposit, which reduces the risk of volunteers causing damage to the property.

IMPORTANT - Please see the links below and ensure you understand our project and rules:

HOUSE RULES - https://docs.google.com/document/d/146MeFsMZPEx3q6FWTasE0nUHtRrHpsVKVFZE7iyVpRc/

YOGA -
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_W7ktw08fZfisZpz1ghApJx8iiMfY6Y8EMa_OauEofY/