Join our family, help us with kids and explore Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are looking for help with kids starting in September for approximately 4 months. We are an active family of 5 who love the outdoors. We enjoy camping/hiking/canoeing in the summer and skiing/snowboarding in the winter and would love to show you the outdoors! We have three girls ages 3, 6 and 8 who love reading, colouring and playing outside. We are looking forward to being able to take them on increasingly epic outdoor adventures as they get older. We are excited to welcome our second au pair to the family to share in our daily lives.

    ***Due to the COVID19 situation we are searching for an au pair with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency or who has a currently valid Working Holiday Visa for Canada (new working holiday visa applications are not being processed at this time)***

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a fairly central location in Edmonton, Alberta which is a large vibrant Canadian city with a beautiful river valley (the longest stretch of urban parkland in north america) which we enjoy all year round. Edmonton is known as the festival city and is located about 3 hours from the Rocky Mountains. We like to get out to enjoy the mountains every couple of months and you would always be welcome to join us!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need some help from approximately September to January. We would love volunteer to be a responsible, mature, who loves small children with a passion and will get out there and play while keeping safety a number one priority. The time table would be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm and sometimes 11am-5pm) (24-27 hours per week). You will have 4 days off (Friday to Monday) every weekend to explore! We have a steady schedule and clear expectations for your integral role in the family.

    We need a helper who will be comfortable and able to drive in Canada. Although we live very close to the schools, it can be very cold in the winter and driving may be required to pickup the kids or take the younger one on short outings to the library or playgroups.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We want to host a volunteer who will be like a big sister to the girls and be part of the family but we also have a beautiful separate suite in our home where you will be able to enjoy some privacy when you need it! The bachelor suite includes your own bathroom, bedroom area and kitchen/living room area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a location with good public transit but you could also borrow a vehicle occasionally during your time off. Edmonton is larger city with a beautiful river valley and lots of opportunity to join groups and clubs and meet other people. It also has many festivals and an active arts and culture scene. There are plenty of outdoor opportunities in and outside of the city. Alberta has a vast landscape with the Rocky Mountains, badlands, prairies, forests and lakes.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 546155161216