Help on a husky farm in Suomussalmi, Finland

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    27/05/2022

 
  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    UPDATE for summer 2022 and winter 2022-2023:
    We will move in the new home at autumn 2022, and also many other things will be chanced. Because of that, we don't take a new volunteers for winter so far, until all future plans are clear. but for summer time we have place for volunteers. Basic tasks are told later at this text, but I (the owner) will move outside for work at mid-June, and handler will stay at current home with animals. Anyway, we have young dogs who need special attention, all the working dogs need training and also some puppies will be born. And in autumn we might need help with moving. So, if you want to spend your summer with fluffy friends, feel free to contact.

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    We are looking for hardworking candidates with confidence, initiative, and self-motivation. Ideally, we want helpers to be physically fit (it will make the work easier, if so).

    Our business is a small home-based sled dog farm, based in Suomussalmi, Finland. Our farm is located in a remote place in the forest. There are good options for hiking, fishing, and spending time in nature. The nearest city is 100 km away, but a village with shops is only 26 km away.

    On our farm you will experience a pack of over 70 dogs. During this experience, you will learn a lot about dog behaviour. There are many opportunities to learn to handle sled dogs. There’s more to this experience than just the dogs, this experience will provide you with insight to the Finnish way of living. We also have 2 cats and some rabbits. All of which are friendly with a variety of personalities. These dogs are trained year-round in preparation for the safaris hosted in the wintertime. Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to learn how to train dogs for safaris. However, during the summertime (July-September) it is often too hot to train to dogs consistently, therefore, we use this time to teach the dogs basic commands. Common duties as well as running the dogs are: feeding, providing water, cleaning poo, grooming etc. The expected hours are 08:00-17:00. We try to stick to a work schedule, but this type of work is more of a lifestyle. Although, the main priority is caring for the dogs, there's other duties such as chopping firewood, building kennels, and shopping for groceries.

    Volunteers and I share a house along with a few dogs that are comfortably living their retired days indoors. We all are expected to join in with household chores. Past volunteers have also helped with cooking meals, for instance, we take it in turns each day to cook dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided; however, any snacks or alcohol should be purchased yourself.

    Usually it starts snowing mid-November and lasts until the end of March. During this time the weather can be as low as -30 degrees Celsius, it is essential you pack clothes that will keep you warm, I recommend wool clothing and not cotton clothes during this time. We do have some clothes here that we can offer to use, however, please don’t rely on these as there is a mixture of sizes and may not fit you. In the summertime it can be hot, so you needn’t bring your thermals. Do not bring any clothes that are valuable to you as the dogs will inevitably ruin them. Although, we do visit friends’ houses for the occasional party.

    In the evenings you’ll have the opportunity to relax, go to the sauna, watch movies, and visit local events. Every now and then we try to visit different places such as Hossa, a national park based in Suomussalmi.

    Facilities:

    - Running water.

    - Shower

    - Sauna

    - Tumble dryer

    - Washing machine

    - Limited WiFi

    IMPORTANT: Winter (October-March) workers must be able to stay a minimum of two months, however, summer and spring (April-September) workers must stay a minimum of one month.

    Do not hesitate to ask any questions in your application.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    On our farm you will experience a pack of over 70 dogs. During this experience, you will learn a lot about dogs behaviour. There are many opportunities to learn to handle sled dogs. There’s more to this experience than just the dogs, this experience will provide you with insight to the Finnish way of living.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Most of the chores on the farm are daily routines like feeding, cleaning and exercising the dogs.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Finnish: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Share accommodation with myself and other volunteers. If you travel as a couple, it's not guaranteed that you will both share a private bedroom. Three meals provided everyday.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    It depends on number of volunteers, and what kind of animals you have with. If you want to bring your own pet, don't hesitate to ask, and we can figured out is it possible.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week





Número de referencia de anfitrión: 914822771353