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During the pandemic 'TIME' we are looking for one person in month of JULY 2021.Hope to hear from you.
We are looking for a helpers starting in AUGUST 2021
We love to host people from all over the world and share travel stories. Our 12 acre hobby farm is located in the heart of Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Come and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of our little piece of paradise!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Volunteers will experience a unique Canadian culture,much different from the rest of Cold Canada.Have opportunities to visit not only the most beautiful city on this planet...VICTORIA...,but also surrounding areas.Learn about farm life.We enjoy having NEW guests,also have hosted Intern.students in last 15 years enjoying INTER CULTURE exchange both in foods and a customs.We would include our Workaway guests into our activities as much as they are willing.
We would like to host volunteers, (maximum of double-occupancy at least 3-4 weeks stay, with an option to extend their stay up to........ Volunteering hours are 5 hours per day/Monday - Friday/ in return for meals, your fully furnished own cabin
and other benefits- such a free WIFI, bikes and fantastic environment on Unique Saanich Peninsula.
We would like our helpers to come on SUNDAY/ if possible/,so we have a time to WELCOME them to become familiar with our set-up on our Hobby Farm. The SATURDAY is usually check-out time at noon. Sometime depend on Helpers situation. We try to be flexible and understanding to everyone needs
We both are Semi-retired, but we continuously working our property as much as we can.
In this challenging times we still are looking for people who enjoy pleasant place, respecting the environment, being surrounded by forest,not far from a ocean and mountains ,have plenty of initiative and feeling, comfortable while being with the animals.
From month of OCTOBER/exactly 15th/ and beyond we are looking for a ONE helper with longer stay/Fall and Winter/.If you are a MALE and have some trade, please share with us your questions and your experiences. If you are a FEMALE ,please tell us a little about your experiences in your field.
We also would ask you the most important questions! Are you been vaccinated?? Please provide to us with your answer. Thank you in advance.
BEFORE YOU SEND US THE REQUEST TO STAY ON OUR FARM ,PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF, YOUR TRAVELING PLANS, YOUR INTEREST,YOUR HOBBY...SO IT IS EASIER FOR US TO GET TO KNOW YOU A "little" MORE....
AND with hope we will be for you a GOOD FIT!!!
GENERAL work description around the HOBBY FARM and Animal care: We have sheep, chickens, 2 EMU and 6 ALPACAS/and they all have their names/they need to be taken care every day-we expect from you to sweep their barn, add the water and sometime feed the ALPACAS. This daily clean up it takes less, then a ONE hour!
The specific tasks vary depending on the season. For example, we harvest our blueberries in July and August, and our orchard and vineyard in September. Other tasks throughout the year as I mention before: are some animal care, gardening, preserving and canning fruits/in the summer/, help in the house, general property maintenance, like , chopping and stacking fire wood, cleaning small forest, weeding veggies and the flowers gardens , collecting daily Alpacas manure, and, assistance with property improvement projects, …everything depend on the weather through out the seasons. If you have a specific trade of some kind and you think will benefit our Work task, please let us know. We very much appreciate all information you can provide ..
Volunteers have deluxe accommodations in a private self-contained CABIN with amazing ocean and mountain views. The CABIN is located on the farm in open pastures among our sheep grazing, with lambs in the early spring adding to your enjoyment. Included is a fully equipped kitchen , separate sleeping quarters with bunk beds, all linens, and a 3-piece bathroom. Your Cabin is also share with one more person,since we ONLY take TWO people. Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the kitchen each morning with your first cup of coffee.Our volunteers will do a laundry outside of our Farm in Public Laundromat/it is 5 minutes by bike from our home/We have 2 bikes for your use. Just bring yours lock for the bike you will be using.
In the Summertime we have to be careful of our water consumptions and the the helpers WILL BE asked to take short showers and other saving techniques for day to day!
We can provide the appropriate cloth and a footwear for those working during the rainy season here/DEC-FEB/
FOOD. Breakfast and a lunch are generally simple, volunteers will make it own in the cabin from basic food provided.
Dinners would be share with us. I like to cook a variety of healthy meals from scratch and appreciate help and company in the kitchen with either cooking OR clean-up. We are not vegetarian, we eat well, with food from our Farm..
Our farm is located in Saanichton, B.C., 20 km north of downtown Victoria. Public transit BUS #️72 will take you to downtown Victoria in about 35 minutes. We do have bikes available to our volunteers. The Saanich Peninsula consists of small communities including, small town of Sidney BY the SEA,, North Saanich & Central Saanich, Bentwood Bay and Deep Cove. The Victoria Airport, BC Ferry Terminal and the Institute of Ocean Sciences are all located within the Saanich Peninsula. We do have a maps for all about mentions area for our volunteers available.
Vancouver Island hosts a variety of activities and attractions, such as Whale-watching, Canada's oldest Chinatown, the B.C. legislature and the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria's magnificent Inner Harbor landmarks, salmon fishing charters, Sidney's Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the Butcher Gardens, and of course hiking, kayaking and biking Vancouver Island's 3,500 kilometres of ocean coastline, 700 lakes, 160 rivers and 890 streams. These waterways are located amid spectacular West Coast scenery and are shared by an abundance of marine creatures and wildlife.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25 hrs more or less per week
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