Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Maho Bay Work Exchange Program 2012

Each year on December 15th we start our application process for our summer work exchange program here at Maho. Typically we'll get about a hundred or so applications in the first 2 days, as those most excited about joining us for the summer wait for the first day we start accepting the applications. If you've been thinking about it but haven't filled out the application, you still have a few weeks left until April 15th.

Those unfamiliar with our program will quickly realize that when looking to spend some time down here it's definitely the most economical way to experience Maho Bay, St. John, and all of the Virgin Islands: In exchange for free lodging, we ask for a commitment of one month of work in one of our various departments; Maintenance, Housekeeping, Restaurant, General Store, Registration, or other specified area.

We look for enthusiastic people (or couples) with skills that will help us keep Maho Bay Camps up to par during the off season and help prepare for the high volume winter. We'll still have plenty of guests here during the off season, and being able to offer excellent customer service is an important part of the month long commitment.

We ask for one hundred twenty hours of work for a thirty day stay (124 hours for 31 days, etc.). This equals 4 hours of work for each night of scheduled lodging at Maho Bay Camps. Work exchange volunteers generally work 6 hours a day for 5 days with 2 days off each week. Duties might include: tent-cottage renovations, painting, cleaning restrooms, pruning, filing, pressure spraying boardwalks, cashier, data entry, cooking, customer service, etc.

Additional benefits include 40% discounts in our general store and restaurant, use of floats and chairs at half price, discounts on most water sports such as diving, windsurfing, snorkel gear and sailing trips, half off internet use and a dollar off the Mr. Frett taxi fares.

It's not all fun & games, as you'll be here in the heat of summer and most likely doing a lot of manual labor, but the amount of time off each day and weekend over the course of the month leaves plenty of time for beaching, snorkeling, hiking, boating, or whatever your idea of down time includes.

Pictured below is what could be your home..............for a month.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently applied here for the work/stay program and I check your site every day to look at the outstanding pictures you have here and the wonderful things people have to say about this place. It's a place where people dream about and I can't imagine a place like this closing down.

-Ashley Gamache