Our Farm is a 97 acre therapeutic farm on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC! We are part of a residential community, where adults with developmental disabilities live, work and learn together with their caregivers. We grow a broad range of vegetables for our own use and an extensive range of herbs, for cooking and products to sell. We have cattle, sheep and a small flock of chickens.
Highlights of Farm:
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Live and work in the forest of BC!
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Work with adults with special needs
We currently have one opening available:
1) Vegetable Garden helper
We are looking for 1 - 2 people (single, couple, 2 friends who don't mind bunking together) to assist our gardener in our 3-acre vegetable garden. Tasks include: harvesting, weeding, washing/packing food, general garden tasks. Hours would mostly be in the mornings.
Ideal stay: one month or longer
Dates: August 21 - early October are available
The lodging will be:
A stand-alone, small hut with a loft bed. Shared meals in one of our houses. Bathroom is shared in the house next door.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️It is often possible to catch a ride to Duncan for bus connections to island spots, or sometimes to go along with others on outings.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️There are a handful of young volunteers here already, mostly from Europe.
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Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per work day, max 25 hours/week