Volunteer in BC Merville, Canada



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    This is a small hobby farm on a riverside location in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island. Help is needed with yard and house maintenance, and with the flock of purebred poultry and 4 small fainting goats.. I'm a single person on the acreage, with a number of house pets..ie bulldog, furless cats, cockatoo. for you to be an animal lover (and an outdoorsy person) is paramount. I need general help with all sorts of different things!! Gardening, poultry, yard help, minor landscaping (however would love to get a stone patio installed) and some small house repair issues. Wi fi is available in the main house..however Ive been using a travel trailer for accommodation, unfortunately there is not wi fi reception in the trailer. If you are a smoker, I ask that you smoke outside.. In the spring it is interesting on this hobby farm...as I also have peacocks that are noisy for 8 weeks during their breeding season. But you do get to see spectacular displays from them that time of year. But spring is also when I am in need of the most help with the garden and yard.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    Have a myriad of small projects around the yard that seem to be never-ending. I also have a couple of house and barn repair projects that need taking care of...vast construction knowledge not required for them.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Variable...you can camp down by the river if you wish..or stay in a spare bedroom in the house..or live in the travel trailer in the yard...your choice!! Non-smoking in the house please.
    At the moment the spare bedroom in the house is not available. The travel trailer or the camper van are at your disposal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Headquarters/Merville area is in the Comox Valley, which is 10 miles from the nearest town (Courtenay/Comox)..and at the base of the access road to Mount Washington and its winter skiing , summer bike trails etc...Fishing is also great..as is water sports, hiking, biking. Great access to outdoor sports. Prefer singles only...a "couple" may possible, upon discussion.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 to 5

Host ref number: 25185273754d