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Visit our island and help in garden and campsite

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionIn 2016 we set up Canna Campsite, providing camping, camping pods and caravans for visitors to our island.
    We can only host female volunteers as the accommodation is shared.

    On Canna there is a population of around 24 people and my family are from this island. My mother and two sisters also live here.
    The nearest point on the mainland is Mallaig where you get the ferry from and the nearest town is Fort William.
    There is a small cafe/bar in the summer and a community shop and we have a great harbour with lots of visiting boats and yachts.
    Canna is a great place for wildlife, birdwatching, fishing, kayaking and having a great time in the hebrides.
  • LocationUnited Kingdom, Scotland, Highland

  • Work
  • Type of work Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
  • Hours per day Volunteers usually work 5 hours a day in return for food and accommodation.
  • Work requirements: We can only host female volunteers as the accommodation is shared.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: July and September
  • Duration of stay: usually 4 weeks but we are flexible
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? Cat and dog
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: I have 2 cabins next to the house - one for a shared female only bedroom and the other had a toilet and a cooking/eating area.
  • Additional info
  • Our little island has lots of wildlife, is a working farm and has loads of archeology, culture and local heritage. Volunteers can also spend time fishing,kayaking or just walking and relaxing. This work also gives you the opportunity to spend some time on our lovely island of Canna and be part of the community here.

    We are used to lots of visitors and we just want people to come, enjoy our island and have a very positive experience of being here.