Looking for volunteer to help with the dog kennel and develop the trails, in Rural Alberta, Canada



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  • Description


    We relocated our sled dog kennel of 40 to rural Alberta (between Edmonton and Jasper) in the fall of 2018 and continue to train the dogs and develop the trails. The dogs are our passion and we are excited to see what this property has to offer. In the winter months we attend sled dog races in North America. Although there are no races this winter, due to COVID, the training program for the dogs is maintained. In the summer months we work with the dogs and puppies developing them for racing with the teams.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience the natural habitat and wildlife of Alberta and learn how to train and care for sled dogs of all ages. Depending on your abilities, you may have the opportunity to drive a dog team.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    You must be a dog lover, self-motivated, responsible, a hard worker with a positive attitude and willing to learn our procedures. The ability to fix things, perform trail work and any other tasks related to maintaining the dog yard would be an asset. Daily chores include feeding, cleaning, maintaining and caring for the dogs and their surroundings. Assistance with training the adult dogs and walking and playing with the puppies will be part of the daily routine. Our place is best suited for individuals who are able to work independently, reliable, physically fit and able to lift up to 50 pounds. Driving the ATV is part of the daily routine. Volunteers should be kind, independent, innovative and ready for adventure.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own sleeping quarters in the large heated RV trailer. Meals and bathroom facilities (2) are in the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 2 hours from the Miette hot springs and Jasper and 1 hour from Edmonton, which may be visited should time and schedules permit.

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    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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (may vary)

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