Farm Captain Cook, United States

5.0
(7 reviews)7

Handy person cleaning gardening.

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Name
The host will pick up and drop off travelers from Drake Bay Airport (DRK) free of charge. Travelers arriving by boat in Drake Bay will need to pay for a taxi transfer to Finca Ganadito (around USD 30).
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Availability

Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for a kind down to earth person whom enjoys being in nature. We require housekeeping gardening and are open to any creative projects. Sometimes if there is a last minute requirement we all getter done. It would be also great if you like the water! We have some of the best in the world! We have a last minute opening! So don’t be shy, apply!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Intermediate English
  • Over 25 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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7 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Farm

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 4 Practicing English
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 2 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 3. Good health and well-being

Brazil

5

I had a rewarding experience at the farm Sanctuary. I was lucky that the house was full of volunteers (long and short term), witch made all the difference. We have a really good infrastructure here so you'll feel like home. Joanne has a generous heart and will trust and earn your respect with time. The begging was not the easiest one, but we got along on the way and I'm thankful for what this volunteer here added to my background. The job was cleaning and gardening, it's important to set your work hours from the beginning to avoid misunderstandings and you can enjoy your time here the most.

4 months ago

Germany

5

My experience at the farm was amazing! I planned and applied for 3 Weeks but I end up staying 2,5 month! A was warmly welcomed from the first day! After that time it felt for me like my second home! I met amazing people there and made friends! The work was like I expected and so much fun with my colleague Altar! Almost every day after work I headed down to the farm to Swim and Freedive! If you want to get around more than the farm I highly recommend a rental Car! The public transportation is free but does not work very well! Keep that in mind! I definitely would stay again!!!

4 months ago


Joanne replied

Nico was an amazing asset to Whalesong property in ALL ways! He followed direction, was super skilled, and carries many handyman talents. If he was not sure of how to fix or install something he would ask or learn, investigate and come up with even a truly better solutions then we could imagine. Nico was joyful, fun ,very kind and unwavering in showing a positive attitude to every single person he encountered on and off the property. He kept his personal, communal and work areas impeccably clean and organized. Our caretaker, said Nico has been been the very best volunteer we he has ever experienced. We all miss you Nico and thank you so much for blessing our life’s in so many ways professionally and socially. May your incredible zest for life bring you the happiest new future adventures.

Colombia

5

The farm is a wonderful place where you find total connection with nature. Joanne is a very special person because she is concerned all the time that you are comfortable and enjoying the experience. The schedules and tasks are very flexible, you would only recommend to establish clear responsibilities for each team member to make the work more efficient. the farm is beautiful and there is a lot to see.

6 months ago

Venezuela

5

I am a traveler and it's been a long time since I left home, but here I have found a beautiful home. My experience here was so rich and memorable. Joanne and Michael were the BEST hosts I ever had. They were so loving, flexible, communicative, kind-caring... Even the guests were great to me The job was diverse, I did what needed to get done in the moment, from painting to managing other volunteers. Also housekeeping, sewing, decorating, and weeding. The accommodations were a the farm private room with amazing views of the ocean <3 They are looking for someone that can take care of the place!

11 months ago

United States

5

I believe this is the best experience listed on WorldPackers for Hawaii. Michael and Joanne were the hosts at the time I was there and they were the best hosts one could ask for. Each volunteer got their own room, we often cooked meals together in the gorgeous outdoor kitchen, and the work mainly consisted of restoring the sanctuary (cleaning, painting, landscaping) with flexible hours. You will have the most spectacular view, but the tradeoff is that it is very difficult to get into town for food/going out without a car. I hope to come back in the future!

about 1 year ago

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