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What you offer

19h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

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Description

100 authorization , not a charge , for rare occurrence of breaking or damaging something , drops off after departure

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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Support
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Availability

Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Being ready to be the change Lift 30 pounds Painting is the largest part, moving materials and staging the building Learn how to make cabins at very low cost Stay in rustic tent , or very rustic dorm studio , depending on availability, so plan a on tent , use rustic shared kitchen or out door rustic kitchen 6 blocks to 1 mile from the buses and plan on own your own transport

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 70 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • Be from outside United States
  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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3 Reviews

3.0

Host & Team

2.5

Hours & Tasks

3.5

Eco Lodge

2.5

Learning & Fun

3.0

United States

5

A big house overlooking the ocean that sees many visitors from different parts of the world. duties include cooking and cleaning

over 1 year ago

United Kingdom

1

Horrific! John made no effort to aid my arrival and his poor communication meant I spent my first night in the lodge on the streets. The place was a tip, he tried to have me sleep in a chicken coop shack with sheets covered in bed bug and blood stains. Ingredients we had were years out of date and John refused to replace them. Ended up leaving after 3 days and having the best time elsewhere. John will tell you that this is just the lodge but it's not. He didn't join in with the work and the tasks were ridiculous. He is a stingy manipulative hoarder looking for cheap labour. Do not recommend.

about 1 year ago


John replied

The world is an adventure , we have checkin in the morning to honor the requests of other volunteers of no late arrivals and enfringement on other volunteer private time. It’s good to take others into account
Starting right is important
Staying out all night and sleeping on arrival did not set you up for success. . Volunteering appeared to be new to you. So being open to a new place and activity is important .
Volunteering
Volunteering is not for everyone. Washing out like you did, trespassing onto other’s property, not able to work with other volunteers, not able to stay with weeding, or other tasks , made it so you only completed 1.5 hours of volunteer time during the three days you stayed. I struggle with adhd myself , it’s best to get some help.
Food expectations
I am sorry we did not have right food match for you, we do not offer 3-5 meals a day and personal grocery requests. Best for a person to get what they know they like. Please let other know if you do not know how to prepare food, and you can not prepare food for yourself. Also food goes off in hawaii.
Stone soup was misunderstood so we will no longer offer food options for people on site as everyone has their own expectations about food choices. If food goes off we feed it to the chickens or compost it . We grow food onsite vegan choices were not an option for you.
Volunteer and expectations
I am sorry dude I have a lot of expereince working as a volunteer for events, good causes, and in safety teams /medical rescues.
It’s important to show up
It’s important to give a task a chance, try to support others
It’s important to volunteer for a cause you believe in
We help many local music, culture, environmental, and public radio causes in Kona .
We work with making housing , relationship with plants and community
We may not be a match for folks
under 25 that are not self guided or directed
Couch surfers
Drainbows
Or folks that don’t want to learn, explore, discover, or be a part of the future earth that’s unfolding



United States

3

John and Mike were very nice people. John needs help cleaning, his back prevents him from reaching a lot of spots. He is very environmentally conscious and recycles everything, including all the food scraps left from guests as chicken feed, left over beer + half eaten scraps all in a bucket you will be feeding to chickens. I left the night John gave me a pot of frozen chicken soup, "thawed it out and foot and hair rose to the top. The dorm is very unhealthy living quarters. lungs burn in the morning from dust, bed bug bites. other guest was fined $100 for bringing this to his attention.

about 1 year ago


John replied

You are missed , we recommended tenting it out side and you choose the an indoor room . Dust near the ocean and in the tropics can set allergies off. So if you have allergies best to go for a tent stay in the out doors.
Best to do your own food , as we shared with you before and when you arrived , we did have home cooked chicken , you should see the Chinese prep , good though.
Bugs
hawaii is the tropics, there are mosquitoes, fleas , knots. Best to bring some bug spray or cream , we provide essential oils, alllspice that get rid of them too. You got to use the spray before you go outside or back into your room.
Best to ask for help if run into an issue
As the tropics are new to you.you never brought anything to our attention and never asked for help. How could we help you .
The wild peasant , turkey pigs and chickens can also attract and carry bugs outside.
Bugs
We have never found any bed bugs in the volunteer room
We have all the powerful treatments if we find any , we look for and we do go after any we find .
Fines
guests and volunteers for bugs
Never done that , sounds like out of a comic
Food
If you need a food plan go to a place that offers that , as volunteers and community has food they like and it may not be vegan, meaty, or a match for you .

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