Learn about huskies and help us with childcare in Slussfors, Sweden

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We are Petter and Angela, we live in Swedish Lapland with our 3 young children, beef cows and a whole lot of huskies (90, in fact)!

    We're looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join us from March onwards - a long term volunteer would be our ideal!

    We are looking for somebody to help us with childcare and housework.

    Duties would include taking the kids to school in the mornings and looking after them for a couple of hours after. We would prefer someone who loves to cook, as that would be the main job while the kids are at school alongside some other duties on an ad hoc basis.

    We are a racing and tour kennel, this means that we train dogs for most of the year, and in the winter guide wilderness tours and compete in long distance races. This would be perfect for a volunteer who is interested in tourism in the northern regions and who loves dogs - you will have plenty of free time to spend with our beautiful huskies and can spend some time helping out in the kennel if you would like or learning to run a small dog team. In the winter other activities include skiing and ice skating. In the summer biking and hiking in this region is quite incredible.

    We live in Slussfors, in Västerbotten. The area is very remote, on the edge of the beautiful Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve with it's incredible mountains, forests and lakes. Despite the remote location we do have some local amenities, a shop and even a gym!

    Our home suits people who love dogs and nature, are responsible and eager to learn.

    If this sounds like you, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a warm and welcoming team. In your time here we will share with you the culture and customs of northern Sweden. Our kennel is the perfect place to come if you would like to learn more about tour businesses in the north or how to run a husky kennel. We will happily share our 20+ years of experience with you!

  • Help

    Help

    Main duties are:

    - Help with childcare
    - Cooking
    - Some ad hoc housework

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak both Swedish and English at home.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in a cabin on the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers must be available for at least 2 months. A good standard of English or Swedish is required.

    I'm afraid we cannot accept volunteers with their own dogs.

    Volunteers must be prepared for varied weather.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours / 5 days a week


Host ref number: 949642192236