Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities In Greece
90% Rating
(2 Reviews)

Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities In Greece

A wonderful horse park with 20 great horses, dream beaches to ride along with the horses. We offer fair payment. A nice staff house is provided with internet connection included. A car also comes with the job. We are a great team to work with and live on a wonderful island.

We are looking for someone who can take care of the horses and be a tour guide for our international guests.

Locations
Europe » Greece
Length
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
Language
English
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
between 400 and 1500 Euro each month plus free house, car, petrol, mobilephone, internet

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Program Reviews

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    85%
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    75%
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    80%
  • Safety
    80%

Program Reviews (2)

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Emelie
Female
22 years old
Skovde, Sweden

Volunteer paradise

10/10

I loved volunteering at Naxos horse riding. They have got 24 horses/ponies on a tidy yard. My job was to exercise all horses, go on tours with tourists and take care of the horses and the yard. Couldn't have been better really! I rode daily around 2-3 times - along the beaches, or up in the mountains, or for a nice swim, or just around the beautiful terrain. It was all my childhood dreams coming to life. Sure, it's hard work, but it's a lifetime experience. I would have stayed longer if I weren't needed back in Sweden, but I would love to go back some day.

I lived in the staff house in the center of the town. Close to everything, and provided with everything you might need. Roof top available for sunbathing, big plus for a sun craving Swede like myself.

Lots of love

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Sav
Female
24 years old
San Francisco
University of Texas- Austin

Volunteered last summer

8/10

If you are not prepared for 10% of your time to be spent on the beach relaxing and 90% of it to be shoveling horse manure, then this is not the volunteer position for you. You are not paid, yet you are expected to work every single day (including Saturdays and Sundays). A typical day involved waking up at 7am to get to the stable by 8am to tie up all of the horses, mix their feeds, clip their buckets to their harnesses, shovel their manure that had accumulated since the last time you shoveled, go around and take their buckets, wash their buckets and stack again, and lastly unclip the horses. The horses are rather mean so you also have to make sure you avoid their bites and kicks while you're in the field with them. Then you would saddle the horses if you had a morning tour. The tours were beautiful and were on the beach. If there was an afternoon tour, you wouldn't be done feeding and unsaddling the horses until 9pm or later. This was a very long and physically demanding work day for an unpaid volunteer position.

Overall, I loved the experience. Greece is absolutely gorgeous, and Linda is a really hardworking and admirable woman. I wish she would have been more upfront about the conditions of the apartment and the expectations for work. If you are hoping for a true nitty gritty horse stable experience in a beautiful setting, then this is the program for you.

How can this program be improved?

More free time. Weekends off so volunteers could travel to other parts of Greece.

About The Provider

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Enjoy the distinctive nature of Naxos on horseback. Gallop along the wonderful beaches, swim with the horse in the lagoon, ride whilst the sun sets over neighbouring Paros or trek into the mountainous interior. All levels of riding ability catered for.

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