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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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
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.
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.
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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.
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a fiber optic connection...
This host can provide space for campervans.
They would have to spayed or neutered with up to date shots, rather non-vocal and able to get along with other animals...
More than two
Maximum 4.5-5 hours a day, 5 days a week