Extra set of hands needed in Ottawa, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a working couple with a 14 year old son. We are a fun, active little family, living in the west end of Ottawa. We looking for an extra set of hands with dogs and son, Jack, before and after school. He is very independent, and doesn’t need much minding anymore. However, hosting world travellers teaches Jack that the world is bigger than his backyard. It teaches Jack to be open, inclusive, trusting and kind. This program has been such an amazing experience for our family.
    We live in a three bedroom house with lots of space for a single visitor to spend some time with us. ( No couples please ) Ottawa is a wonderful city to visit, lots of tourist things to do (being our nations capital). We would be happy to show you around, or just let you explore on your own.
    Let us know if your interested, looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have hosted many people from around the world. I am happy to say that many have returned to be our guests time and time again. But not just as a volunteer from Workaway. But as a part of our family. This is why we do what we do. We love helping people achieve their dreams. I know it is expensive to travel and see the world. If we can help someone out, by giving them a place to stay while they explore our city, that is so gratifying. It also teaches our son to be kind, giving, and loving to all people of the world. That is so important to us! This world needs more love.
    So..... if you are looking for an extended Canadian family to be a part of during your adventure here, send us a message!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I need a hand with waking Jack up for school, walking the dogs, and meeting Jack after school.
    I have my Mom close by, she is a great help to us now. However, she is aging and need a bit of a break. She is very active in our son's life, and will remain.
    With our full schedules, you will have quite a bit of time to yourself to explore this great city and enjoy your time here in our nations capital.
    I take care of food and housing in exchange for some help with my son, and our dog We do our best to cater to dietary needs, and I love to cook!!
    We want to host someone who wants to be a part of a Canadian family while they are here. What does that mean? Well, someone who gets involved in the daily activities of our life. Spending time with me in the kitchen, or preparing a meal for us for when we return from a long day at school and work. Someone who helps us with what we are doing, whether it be gardening, playing cards, watching a movie, or cleaning the house. Team work, makes everything easier!!! And a team mate is what we are looking for.
    If your speak a different language, we would love to learn from your and learn all about were you are from too!!
    How ever we can make your visit comfortable and fulfilling, we will try our best to accommodate.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room on the same floor as ourselves. There are two family rooms with TV's.
    Our house is a bungalow, but lots of space. With a finished basement, and a full bathroom downstairs for you to use! Beautiful outdoor space. It's in a nice, safe community. There is paths for biking, running and walking. My son has lots of friends in our neighborhood and there are a couple parks in walking distance from our house.
    It's a lovely neighborhood.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    25 hrs a weeks.

Host ref number: 938452919166