Olive Pickers Required for the 2012 Harvest
Traditional Olive Factory/Estate on Crete needs volunteers
Biolea olive estate in western Crete(www.biolea.gr), specialises in the production of artisan stone milled,
cold pressed organic olive oil. They need volunteers for the harvest period 2012 (end
Oct-Jan). You will learn the basic concepts and practical applications of organic food
You must be energetic, motivated and passionate.
The work is physically demanding and you will need a positive attitude and a love of working
outdoors. In return you will be provided with accommodation in a village house, with
individual bedrooms (for two people), good kitchen facilities and Wi-Fi. For more information
please contact Biolea directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
This page is being developed to allow people who need help with their harvest to
get in touch with those keen to provide assistance. We are delighted to host advertisements here for a small
How it works ...
- Contact Olive Picking to place an advertisement outlining where you are and
when you need help.
- Please provide an email address so we can forward replies (this won't be
published on the website).
- It is your responsibility to provide food and accommodation for volunteers
while they are with you and to make their stay positive experience. Most volunteers are interested in
discovering more about the culture and the traditions of the area in which they are working.
- Volunteers are NOT paid workers and should only be expected to work for around
5 hours a day over a 5 day week.
- Although willing, it is quite likely that your volunteer won't have done any
olive picking before!
- You will need to get yourself to the host's venue at your own
- You should be fairly fit as you will be expected to spend five hours a day
helping with the harvest (this is likely to include climbing and lifting work).
- This is all about experiencing a different culture and way of life at first
hand - expect things to be different and having a flexible approach will ensure you have a time.
- Remember to arrange appropriate insurance before setting out.
OlivePicking.com is unable to vet either the Hosts or the
It is up to volunteers to contact hosts via email@example.com. We will then forward emails
to the host. It is then up to the host and volunteer to make their own arrangements and establish that you
are happy to work together.
If you need an extra pair of hands to help with your olive harvest an Italian
speaking American based in Turin is keen to assist. If you have something suitable please make
contact via their blog.
You can now book car hire, flights, hotels, train tickets and more
from this site - making planning your olive picking experience even easier. Why not visit our travel shop
Preparing To Harvest The Olives