A year of projects! British Columbia, Canada

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Canada

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    06/06/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    the Farm is a small (60 acre) mixed farm including hay production, chickens for meat, pigs, sheep, cows, bees, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and an exciting new project we’re working on, a large cut flower garden for market. We will also have some building projects in the works. It will be a busy year with many varied projects!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love to hear about our volunteers lives and experiences, and in return offer rural farm living as an opportunity to experience Canadian culture and hospitality. This is a beautiful area of BC, and we are fairly close to world renowned Wells Grey Park. There are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities, and we try and enjoy local events with our helpers. We've had many volunteers from countries including China, Germany, Britain, France, Belgium, Japan and the US over the past 12 years.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    The volunteer help is mainly farm tasks but may include cooking or housework. The farm help includes helping in the gardens, flower field, and the hayfields, irrigation, firewood, painting, etc. A large flower crop is grown and marketed at a farmers market. A comfort level with equipment or a willingness to learn is an asset. The farm is peaceful and beautiful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A private travel trailer is available for volunteers and easily accommodates a single person or partners. Meals are eaten in the farm house or on the deck. The farm is fairly quiet, - our children are grown and gone but often come back to visit with grandchildren. WiFi is available, but may be limited (i.e. Movie downloads). TV is not available - we enjoy the outdoors too much! Most of our food is organic and grown on the farm. A guest room in the house is available at times in the event of an overlap of volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The North Thompson Valley is a beautiful area. We are 10 minutes from a small town and 1 hour from Kamloops, a small city. Wells Gray Park is a must see! Lots of wildlife in the area.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Lots of room for a van, trailer etc.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Average 5 hours per day, 2 days off, but there is flexibility for days off or bigger projects.

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Host ref number: 646158548718