Learn about Bison Ranching and Eagles, helping on our ranch on Southern Vancouver Island, Canada



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    Hello I'm Buffalo Bob :) , Owner of the Bison Ranch

    Here at the sprawling 240 acre Ranch there's always lots of interesting things to do and see. We always welcome our visitors and will supply you with safe and comfortable lodging in exchange for your helpful contributions as you travel around our part of the world.

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    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Language practice

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in Cassidy on Southern Vancouver Island, close to Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver BC. There's lots to see and do in the area of the world. Here on the farm you will learn about the Bison and participate in our farming operation and have an opportunity to practise your English and learn many new things. You may see Beaver, Eagles, Elk and many other natural wildlife.

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    It has been another good year with work-away volunteers. Many awesome young men and women lived and worked on the ranch. You were very much appreciated, and I thank you - one and all... :)

    Due to the nature of the work here the ideal volunteer is strong and not afraid to get dirty.

    There is always a variety of things to do on the Ranch , such as:

    - Christmas tree pruning
    - Help feeding the large herd of Buffalo,
    - some fence repair
    - weed elimination (broom and tansy)

    and many other interesting country type things to do.

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    We have a mobile home with nice comfy beds and all the amenities. From your living space you can look out into the fields and watch the herd of majestic Bison.
    At this time we are not equipped to accommodate couples, and prefer single sexed groups (all male or all female) as the accommodation space is shared.

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    What else ...

    We are located only 15 minutes south from the city of Nanaimo. We are close to a popular swimming hole in a local river, the ocean with sandy beaches and close to restaraunts , movie theatres and so much more. We also go into town many times every week and can turn you loose there for a while.
    Please take note that we are not on a public transportation line as we are somewhat remote, so if you have no vehicle, we will arrange together your excursions.

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25/hours/week)

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