Learn about ethical farming in Bridge Lake, BC, Canada. Help with gardening, building and animal care.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey there! Here at Antler Ridge we focus on ethical farming. We raise sheep, chickens, ducks, cattle, turkeys, goats and rabbits.

    Work on the farm changes so fast! It could include building/finishing new animal housing/pens; fencing new pastures; daily care of sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, dogs, cats, cows, and horses; checking/fixing fences; rock-picking/stick-picking in pastures and pens, help in the house; cutting/collecting firewood and more!

    We are looking for volunteers who can learn fast and have the ability to buckle down and get the job done. We are looking for people who are quiet and respectful, both indoors and out. Respect of our equipment is also very important so we are looking for helpers who are responsible and mature with tools and toys alike.

    After work, there could be the opportunity to enjoy a game of horseshoes, a swim in beautiful Bridge Lake (10 minute walk to the lake directly opposite the driveway), or a hike through the forest. Or maybe practice your roping skills on our calf dummy, or listen to the guitar around the campfire. In return for your hard work we make sure to immerse you in our local culture, as well as showing you the sites, taking you to events, and offering as fulfilling as an experience as we can! You will learn a lot of useful skills here for sure! We offer a private queen bedroom on its own floor and private bathroom (only shared with Workaway’s), and wholesome home cooked meals.

    If you’re interested in volunteering for us feel free to contact us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our community is brimming with activity and truly represents the Canadian spirit. We raise and butcher our own animals here on the farm. We love teaching people about ethical farming practices and have had many volunteers leave and choose to continue this lifestyle, even if it means sourcing their meat from local farms etc (instead of grocery stores). We also love teaching people about respect for nature and our environment and enjoy spending as much time outside as possible. During the summer there are many community events for volunteers to enjoy; some we can take you to, some you can take yourself to if you have a vehicle, such as rodeos, live music concerts, fairs, markets etc. There’s hiking trails galore and beautiful bridge lake is right next door!

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with gardening, animal care, building (including shelters, fences, and other farm requirements), maintenance (rock picking, yard cleanup, clean out of shelters/coops) and more. Jobs change daily and we need a volunteer who doesn't mind going with the flow, switching things up, and some dirt under the finger nails!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room (queen bed) with shared bathroom with other volunteers (or private). Meals will be provided of course. Breakfast is usually cereal/toast and sometimes some kind of eggs (from our own happy hens), lunch could be soup, salad, sandwiches and/or leftovers from the previous dinner. Dinner is usually well balanced meals comprised of meat, vegetables etc. If youd like we can always take you to go grocery shopping and you can purchase some things for yourself to either keep in your room or we can make you a spot in the pantry/fridge as well :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have many great walking trails and mountain bikes available for volunteers to use. We are also lucky to live beside Bridge Lake, a very popular fishing/boating lake, so visits to the lake are common through the summer. It is a great place to cool off after a day of work on the farm! The best way to get to the farm is to make your way to 100 Mile House from one of the major cities. We can then pick you up from there. Pickups from Kamloops can usually be arranged as well. Our home is friendly and open and usually brimming with activity. We do not smoke, do drugs or drink excessively and expect the same from our volunteers. As we are at risk of wildfire in our area due to high amount of fuel in the forests we Kindly ask that those who smoke tobacco do not apply. We appreciate our privacy and know volunteers do as well. We aren't pristine or obsessed with cleaning but we do ask you keep your room and bathroom tidy and relatively clean during your stay and then clean your bathroom fully and clean/wash your sheets before you leave the farm. We also ask that volunteers clean up after themselves in the common areas and help with after-meal cleanup, vacuuming etc in their off-time.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Unknown/Varies max 25 hours a week, 2 days off








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