Come make a difference at an amazing centre for arts education and creation, on 178 acres of heaven in Nova Scotia, Canada!

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  • Description

    Description

    We welcome hard-working, pleasant people to help our charitable arts centre with gardens (both decorative and produce), along with some events, programs, etc. It's an amazing community and you can be part of making it even better!

    We have a magnificent arts centre based on 75 hectares of fields and forest overlooking the Bay of Fundy, only 20 minutes from Wolfville and 80 minutes from Halifax. In winter, we need help with light construction projects, and assisting with some of our community programs. Spring, summer and fall, we need help with the art projects, with the large gardens, and with the kitchen.

    It is an amazing place, and when open programs are available, we invite our volunteers to take part in great arts programs!

    Also looking for people to help with cooking, ushering for the theatre, etc. In the summer, we require a police check to live on site because of the number of children in camp (available from your home or university police station easily).

    Looking for interesting, helpful people who want a new experience and want to make something beautiful!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    If we have arts programming, you are welcome to take part, and if the theatre is performing you can come as often as you are not scheduled somewhere. It is a great place to meet people who love meeting other people and making the world a more creative place.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteer help depends on the time of year - in the fall, volunteers might help with maintenance and decoration, and carrying out halloween events, along with special arts outreach programming in the community. In the summer, it is theatre and garden based, and in the winter and spring, it is school programming, our annual fundraiser, maintenance and planning. We try to use the skills you have and to enhance them, but also get you to try new things depending on what needs doing.

    We ask volunteers to give 5 hours a day for 5 days a week, and in exchange, you get meals and a cool place to live in a beautiful setting, plus to explore this beautiful region on Canada's east coast.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak some French and Spanish and Ross Creek is a great place to practice english but also feel comfortable speaking your own language!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Dependant on season - fall winter and spring, it is generally in the onsite farmhouse, otherwise it is one of our cabins.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a beautiful part of the world, with rolling farmlands, the highest tides in the world, great hiking (snow showing) and a university town a few minutes away.

    The management of the centre lives a few minutes away and we love getting to know our volunteers - who often keep in touch and become friends. We try to ensure you can get into town regularly if you don't have a car and that you get to see the best of Nova Scotia while you're here!

    It is vital that our volunteers are respectful; easy-going, but also hard working - and a sense of humour is always a help! We rely on volunteers to make an amazing experience - including for you! An interest in the arts is useful, and cooking and gardening skills are not vital, but certainly appreciated!

    We are very rural - close to town, but it is not walkable - we're on 178 acres, which means you can see the stars and the moon, walk in the woods and hike down to the beach. It also means there are no McDonald's within 20 minutes drive :-).

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It depends on the vehicle and the time of year, but it is often an option!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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