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Volunteer outdoors by the Kent Coast in the UK

We’re an outdoor couple based by the beautiful Kent Coast. We seek help on our allotment, with fruit cages, fencing, and raised beds. Join us!

Help with general maintenance & volunteer outdoors – requirements & tasks

We reside beside the Kent Coast, right next to the beach. This year, our expansive allotment and garden could use a few extra helping hands. We’re in search of someone comfortable working outdoors, either on the allotment, in the garden, or around the house alongside us.

Typical tasks include digging, preparing the plot, and using machinery such as strimmers, mowers, and rotavators. Additionally, help is needed in making raised beds and managing weeding. On top of that, there’s some general maintenance work at home, including painting the fencing, tending to low-level fascia boards, and cleaning the driveway.

If you enjoy preserving, pickling, or making jam, you’re in for a treat. We frequently engage in these activities. Having hosted students and lodgers, we are accustomed to welcoming people into our home. Both of us are skilled cooks, and a significant portion of our produce is homegrown.

This opportunity would be well-suited for a quiet, non-smoking couple or a single person who appreciates cats and the outdoor lifestyle.

Ideally, we’d like you to dedicate five hours a day, starting in the morning (sometimes quite early, especially if it’s hot). Afterwards, you’ll have free time to explore the area or join us in various activities. We’re looking for assistance five days a week, but we can be flexible if you plan to take some time off to explore other areas.

Help with general maintenance & volunteer outdoors – what we offer

Accommodation is a fully furnished king-size room in a quiet location with stunning sea views, along with a private bathroom. The room is equipped with a desk, wardrobe, mirror, dressing table, and convenient USB sockets. Your privacy is ensured with your own private bathroom, complete with a shower in the bath. Linens and towels are provided, and we take care of the washing for you.

We also provide a full board.

Our location offers a range of activities. We own a large double kayak, and a 5-minute walk during high tide leads to the beach. Bikes are available for borrowing, and we can guide you to some fantastic walks. The garden provides ample space to chill and unwind. Nearby attractions include Dover Castle, Rye, and Hythe town. Activities abound, from the miniature steam railway to paddleboarding on the military canal, sea swimming, beach walks, cycling, and visits to great microbreweries.

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