Join our family and visit beautiful BC, Canada



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    We are an active family of 4. My husband is a school counsellor, I'm a RN, and our 2 boys are in grades 2 & 4. We are looking for someone to help out for a few hours a day during the week with before and after school care. We live in Chilliwack which is located 1 hr east of Vancouver and is surrounded by hiking trails, lakes and rivers, ski hills, and the temperate climate allows for many outdoor recreational activities year round. We may also be looking for someone to house sit while we are gone on vacation in December. We have been learning Spanish, so would welcome any practice with this. We have a private room and a separate full bathroom for guests, a home gym, pool and hot tub.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would experience a typical Canadian family, and visit Vancouver which is 1 hr west of our location. Vancouver is very culturally diverse, and you will find many nods to Indigenous culture. Similarly, Chilliwack and it's surrounding communities are rich in Indigenous culture. You do not have to travel far to experience the great outdoors of beautiful BC and the Indigenous culture of Canada.

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  • Help


    We are looking for help with before and after school for a few hours during the week for our 2 boys grades 2& 4. Possibly some light gardening or housework.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A private room in the house with a separate full bathroom with shower. We encourage our guests to help themselves to all food in the house and feel completely comfortable doing so. We enjoy cooking dinners together as time allows, or we take turns.

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    What else ...

    My husband works mon-fri during the week, and my schedule varies with some weekends. We have a home gym and typically lift weights daily, run and bike. Our days off are usually house chores and grocery shopping and family actives such as hiking, biking etc. We would be happy to take a day or so per week to do an activity with you such as a hike or go into the city, if desired. We are within walking distance of tennis courts, a bus stop, and downtown Chilliwack and biking distance to parks and a river. There is an intercity bus that will take you from Chilliwack to Vancouver, and there are several cities between with many site seeing opportunities along the way.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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