Volunteer in Thompson Valley, BC



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We Hans, Irene and our son Dominic with his wife Sam own a semi remote small family-run cattle operation of about 70+ cows. We also have horses,a donkey and two dogs. In addition we have a big garden where we raise a lot of our own organic produce.
    We come from a traditional background with very strong work ethics. We enjoy working hard as well as taking time for recreation and relaxation when time permits.
    There are many beautiful lakes in our area.Well known Wells gray park is close by (11/2 hours from our place)gorgeous untouched wilderness and a different way of life can be discovered on our meadows.
    Over the years we have hosted many students from all over the world and enjoy getting to know new interesting people. We welcome all ages and backgrounds but we do require someone who can work independently.Our need for help is constant over the summer month but continuously changing. We have found from experience that the most important asset a Workawayer can bring to our place is an optimistic outlook and a positive attitude. Anyone who comes needs to be willing to work effectively and not be afraid to try new things.
    This year is still a transition time as our son and his wife are ready to take over the ranch operation.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience a simple way of life in paradise ,so we call it. Living in a semi remote area makes you learn to appreciate nature.The quietness here is what every person comments on.
    Also learning about animal husbandry.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who can help us in general:
    tending to the garden, making hay, changing irrigation pipes,fixing fences, moving cows,field work,seeding, splitting wood,carpentry work , feeding cows and other animals and general house-hold chores like cooking and baking.
    We usually find the type of chores and work that is best suited for the person.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a one bedroom with bathroom,downstairs in a two level guest cabin available. The top level is where our son lives.If someone likes to have more privacy,there is also a travel trailer available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wells Grey Park is close by with beautiful waterfalls, hiking and camping. In Clearwater there is white water rafting and river kayaking available as well as many lakes for fishing and swimming in the summer.
    Also Sun peaks is just an hour drive away and offers great mountain biking trails and alpine hiking.Or during the winter month there are superb skiing slopes to be found.

  • 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

    max 25 hours- it usually works best if a helper works all day and takes two or three days off together.It gives a person more opportunity to go and see the area.But we are flexible.

Host ref number: 968217954143