At Wild Spirit we often have Workaway volunteers. Initially when you start working with us at Wild Spirit we train you ready for the dog sled tours. We expect you to be fully on board and put in at least 40 hours of voluntary work.
We have two facebook pages and this is one for Workaway volunteers and one for the actual workers. Any tours or voluntary work that we ask of you will be posted on this voluntary facebook page.
Once you have completed your voluntary hours we will then put you on the workers facebook page, and subsequently assign you to tours based on the hours that you have given us.
Workaways at the kennel
We aim to work with everyone to make their experience with us pleasurable, and as a business we aim to provide Workaway volunteers and staff with a good open working environment. Here we expect everybody to be self sufficient, but when problems arise we aim to help you to overcome them. Our team is comprised of honest hardworking people who aim to do the very best for our business, dogs and staff.
As a person in our business, you must be aiming for the same goal as us, and that is to give the best experience to our customers, and work hard with our dogs to give them the best tourist dog sledding life they can have.
Furthermore it’s not only the kennels that need tending to, there are more to the tours than the dogs. However you might assist us by picking up customers, preparing tour food, and picking up kit etc
Tasks you’ll expect you to carry out:
Workaway Jobs @ the kennels
- Feeding the dogs
- Helping to set up tours
- On some instances you will be helping on tours
- Prepping food for humans and dogs
- Checking the kit for damages and fixing the kit
- Any other jobs that seem to fit in and around the business
- ITS 80% HARD WORK 20% FUN!
Finally once you have completed your volunteer hours and training, you will then start helping with the tours.
We at Wild Spirit are conscious that you are here for the love of working with dogs, and at no point do we want to push you upon completing timed tasks. Therefore we have designed a system that once you are trained you will be paid per task. e.g you will be paid for a half day tour, a full day tour, 2 day tour etc. You will be paid on a casual basis, and we expect you as an employee to submit your timesheets to us on time to be paid, this is your responsibility.
You will receive these details on your induction meeting.
We expect Volunteers From Workaway
To take responsibility and initiative for your own jobs in addition to personal responsibilities. Above all we look forward to working with you in the future and welcoming you to Wild Spirit Dog Sledding and Bushcraft!
Richard and Claire Rees