Animal rescue help and get back into the wild at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Canada




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    Our sanctuary has been in existence for 11 years now and we are taking in many animals who with us get a second chance in life. It is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by a fascinating landscape, wildlife and it is just real nature. Here you can see and watch everything from a cougar to moose and grizzly’s and still there are many other wild animals.
    My husband 66 Years and I 60 Years enjoy every day and feel privileged to live here in the mountains on 160 acres land.
    We are happy to share this wonderful life with young people who truly have a desire for freedom.
    With us you can live this dream: “Back Into the wild “
    We are a non-profit animal sanctuary and rescue located in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. Started in 2008, we are ever expanding and building in order to care for and house more animals and are reliant on outside charity support in order to do so.
    Summer consists of Ranch work ,helping with Wildlife ,riding horses, gardening, painting ,Landscaping We are looking for help on our Ranch in caring for our animals, doing projects around the farm, , helping with household chores and Garden.YOU MUST LOVE ANIMALS AND NATURE .If you do not take an interest in our animals then you won't fit in well)...this is very important if you want to stay with us; if your uncomfortable around animals then our farm is not for you. There is also opportunity for horseback riding for experienced riders. We are a German couple, who speak German and English.
    We are looking forward If you're a friendly, animal loving, hard working person who is looking for adventure , this place will be a paradise for you. We are a non-profit organization, when you come to us, you will help the animals.
    We don't ride in the wintertime !!! For the Winter month we need People they really like the Winter in the Rockies .

    I need a experienced Horseback Rider in August ,
    We had a very strong storm in January, which destroyed some of our Animal shelters.We are urgently looking for some strong Guys who can help us with the construction !!!! Thank you very much .

    We do have a few rules:
    No drugs on our farm
    Clean up after yourself
    We cannot accept families with children or pets of any kind sorry

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot about Ranch Work ,Landscaping rescue animals and Wildlife Orphans , Horses,a lot about gardening and flowers and building .

  • Help


    We are looking for nice couple for House sitting ,in the Month of September and October may be longer ,taking care for our Dogs and Cats.
    We need in August a experienced Horseback Rider .

    Volunteers and Interns are the backbone of our organization. It is these individuals, who give freely of their time, that make caring for all the animals possible. We have no paid staff
    If you love animals and nature here with us in the sanctuary you will feel like in paradise. Our sanctuary has been in existence for 11 years now and we are taking in many animals who with us get a second chance in life.
    Weekends are free, but of course, in the morning and evening the animals need to be taken care off.
    Love for animals is a requirement in order to come here, animal care is very versatile.
    Mucking out, fence construction, wood work, construction of some buildings or gardening will be one of your tasks.
    We'll learn how to handle a chainsaw, and many other machines, depending on what you want to learn.
    We’ll learn how to take care for Wildlife Orphans
    It's a wonderful life in the wilderness, daily adventures will astound you.
    Looking for very good riders who ride horses every Day ,must be very experienced !!!
    If you have any carpentry experience you will be a very welcome addition to our farm as we do have animals shelters that will be putting up this year. Chainsaw experience would be great but is not necessary. We are looking for people who are willing to work on some building projects, fencing, there is also weeding and harvesting to be done in the garden.
    Thank you for your interest, Cheers and good luck in your travels.We look forward to meeting you.
    Brigitte and Al

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English ,German

  • Accommodation


    Your accommodation will be in a cabin ,big school bus or Volunteer house with Kitchen, the toilets are outside and a shower house is open to all at your disposal. Also we have a very nice and warm inside Winter shower house just for the Winter month.
    We really care for Mother Earth and want to keep this little heaven as natural as possible .If you really like the Nature you can spend some nights in our Tipis.
    In exchange for your help you will get room and board, many great memories and new friends are included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the country with no public transportation !We are regularly back and forth to town and you won't be left stuck on the farm.
    For the months of September to January, we are looking for a couple who take care of our 4 dogs.Experience on a ranch is required! It may also be for a few weeks in winter, Thank you

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 5 hours, 5 days a week

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