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Would you like to be a host keeper for a one week term?

Host Keeping is a working holiday opportunity for people who’d like to experience living at a lighthouse while helping to build upon others work to engage visitors to this historic site!

CLLS offers an opportunity each year for Host Keepers to visit for a week-long stay at Porphyry Island during the summer season. Host Keepers live in a shared environment with their own bedroom, cooking their own food, and helping out whenever they like on volunteer projects. Couples, small families, and single individuals are invited to apply.

Your journey begins with an onsite guided tour and safety orientation of the island and its attractions. And when you are settled in and relaxed in the common space, make a meal in the kitchen or go for a walk on the many trails and beaches.

Being a host keeper includes, transportation ($100 pp) to-and-from the island and room rental ($210) includes 1 double bed, 2 camp cots. The charter schedule is every Sunday afternoon.

If you’d like to apply we’ll be taking applications mid March.

  1. Send us an email and put “Host Keeper 2022” in the subject line.
  2. Tell us how you found out about the opportunity?
  3. In 250 words tell us why you’d like to be a host keeper?
  4. If you would like to volunteer, what skills do you bring?
  5. Referring to the list below, what dates are you interested in?

Final confirmation for a term as a Host Keeper will be determined on; your response to the email questions, the dates that are available and after review by a committee of CLLS.

Host Keeper #1 – Depart Silver Islet – July 3 – July 10, 2022 – BOOKED G.M.

Host Keeper #2 – Depart Silver Islet – July 10 – 17, 2022 – BOOKED R.D.

Host Keeper #3 – Depart Silver Islet – July 17- 24, 2022

Host Keeper #4 – Depart Silver Islet – July 24-31, 2022

Host Keeper #5 – Depart Silver Islet – July 31 – Aug. 7, 2022 – BOOKED N.R.

Host Keeper #6 – Depart Silver Islet – Aug. 7- 14, 2022

Host Keeper #7 – Depart Silver Islet - Aug. 14-21, 2022 – BOOKED J.M.

Host Keeper #8 – Depart Silver Islet – Aug. 21- 28, 2022

Carlo Franco came as a guest to explore the island and find sea glass.