Help at our animal rescue and shelter in paradise Tofino, Canada




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  • Description


    We are a non profit animal rescue and solar powered shelter based near Tofino, BC, Canada. We primarily work with dogs and cats but will help any animal in need. We have been operating since 2011 and serve rural and remote communities in our beautiful region. Our accommodations are basic and one may have to share a room with dogs and cats needing cuddles. Fortunately we are within walking distance of a great surf beach and National Park.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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 are a compassionate group of vegan volunteers who like to have fun. We can arrange for bikes and surf boards to be loaned.

    As for what you could learn?
    - Building and landscaping skills.
    - Animal handling, care and rescue skills.
    - Vegan cooking.

  • Help


    We have several building projects that could use some extra hands and skills: a bathhouse built on a boat trailer (we have the compost toilet for it), covered decks, storage sheds, etc.

    Our property is still in development so there are endless landscaping jobs to do at this point. Also, we have exterior, white, metal sided walls that could use some art - anyone available to paint a mural?

    We also need help with animals in our care at the shelter - feeding, walking, cuddling and medical care if a vet comes our way.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a few options. We have an 11 foot trailer with a little kitchen. We also have three rooms that each have two twin beds and a desk. We have an outdoor kitchen with a roof equipped with a 3-burner stove top and a little BBQ. A staff room with a fridge and storage space would be right next to it.

    We have a hot outdoor shower that will eventually be moved to the bathhouse that we plan to build. Until the compost toilet is up and running we have a rented and professionally cleaned port-a-potty toilet on site. It is a short walk from the rooms/trailer to the shower and the toilet.

    As for food, our site is 100% vegan, no exceptions. We rescue animals, we don't eat them or support industries that directly exploit them for their milk, skin, etc. Some meals will be shared but most will be self-guided and prepared.

    As an aside, we do expect our guests to keep our facility safe for wild animals too - no food or garbage left out, etc. wolves, bears and cougars are our neighbours.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When you aren't helping animals you may want to check out Long Beach (to surf or take a long walk), Pacific Rim National Park (hike and explore beautiful forests, beaches, etc.) Tofino (cute town), or any of the other amazing places and activities that millions of people come here to enjoy.

    Having your own set of wheels will definitely allow you to explore the beautiful Pacific Rim area best. However, we can occasionally provide runs into and pick ups from either town (Ucluelet or Tofino) , but it will depend on our animal emergency and workload situation - we cannot make any promises!

  • 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

    We have a fiber optic connection...

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    They would have to spayed or neutered with up to date shots, rather non-vocal and able to get along with other animals...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4.5-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 871648588294