Volunteer with lots of different tasks on Vancouver Island, Canada

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    LOOKING FOR WORKAWAY's FOR ONE WEEK STAYS
    OPEN TO LAST MOMENT WORKAWAYERS..

    IT'S FALL here already on vancouver island
    and the gardens begin to go to sleep here on the front of the ocean
    so lots of gardens to be "mucked" and cleaned and raked and put to bed for winter
    its work all on a slope-side over looking the ocean and mountains in the distance.
    someone with care of gardens is great to have around at this time of year
    it is a skill learnt easy just takes patience to do
    assistance with pressure washing is also always appreciated from helpful hands
    it is a zen job of sorts many have mentioned
    patience again and attention to detail...
    a rewarding task to look back and see what you have done in a day
    the be also a cords of firewood that some needs a chopped into kindling
    if someone had axe skills and knew how to do this..
    there is often a small building project or two that need to be done...

    if you enjoy ocean front and outside work with nature all around you...
    with eagles flying over head and whales in the strait..
    then...

    my name is ritchard
    i exist on a large parcel of land overlooking the ocean
    on the west coast of vancouver island - canada
    this is a remote setting...far from towns and villages...
    there are amazing views and quiet beauty of nature...

    I am always interested to hear what skills folks from around the world have to share...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    vancouver island is canada's true west
    the world moves slower here..
    people take time to chat at the grocery store
    and smile along the way
    i welcome travelers often from all parts of the world
    and they say we exist in paradise
    nature abounds in ever corner of our little island
    come explore and "feel" the harmonics of nature

  • Help

    Help

    over the past years...
    numerous willing trade helpers have come down the path...
    often i find it is good to ask
    "what gifts or skills they might have to trade and share knowledge of..."
    have had some great answers...and fun projects...
    good conversation is a awesome attribute...
    respectful & honest workawayer is important
    you need to be guest friendly & gay friendly & animal friendly...
    basically friendly and open minded works well at this peaceful space ..
    this post is more for january to may-ish ( i do plan to get away in march for a bit of vacation )
    and for one week stays...

    short term engagements are requested....
    and little notice needed...
    so ask if your interested in coming...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    there is a cozy private woodsie hut for trade
    for those willing to do fair work trade.
    the hut has cold water only
    and an outside toilet / sink...
    there is access to a hot water at an ocean front shower when needed...
    this hut is totally ocean front with forest all around..

    that is in trade for four-five hours a day help.

    ideal is ONE WEEK VOLUNTEER stays.
    i am located on vancouver island...
    if you passing through do not hesitate to call...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    with years of hospitality and stories....
    there is much to share with the volunteers
    about this rural vancouver island setting....
    i am sure willing for volunteer workers to accompany me to sooke village
    to interact with numerous interesting village folks...
    this site offers amazing space of ocean walks
    and quiet calm freedom from the pace of city...
    there is no television here but there is internet access...
    a calm volunteer that is looking for less city and more country
    would be best placed here...

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hrs a day, 5 days a week - true fair hardworking willing to work hours at day for cool private accommodations and meals... enjoy the afternoons & evenings to adventure and exploration of the west side of the island

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