Husky Ranch USA

Minnesota, USA

$1995.00

 

The Experience

Venture to the Minnesota’s North Woods of USA for the experience of a lifetime. This is the ultimate husky ranch and dogsled experience for the real explorers among us who are looking for an adventurous volunteer abroad project!

Experience living off the grid while helping with the daily routines involved in caring, grooming and dog-sledging with the beautiful dogs of our USA dog sledding ranch. They promote and actively maintains a kennel of traditional sled dogs including the Freight Alaskan Husky and Hedlund Husky. Though this may be an awesome opportunity to get away from the bustling city life, it is important to take into consideration that this project is remotely located, well away from any towns. If this is no problem then come join us for an adventurous volunteering experience! You will have many opportunities to dogsled during the winter and of course play /care for the huskies! This project has excellent opportunities in winter however summer has its own advantages and many opportunities to hike, bike and it is a great place for wildlife viewing. The main activity is dog-sledging and mushing while taking care of them. The minimum duration of stay is 12 weeks with a maximum duration of 9 months. This will be one to remember!

 

This Is Why

  • Play with huskies and go dog sledding!
  • Live off the grid in a cozy cabin for the ultimate north wood Minnesota experience.
  • Volunteer in one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world and explore the natural beauty of Minnesota.
  • Opportunities for Wildlife viewing in the surrounding property.

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    All year round (book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement)
  • Volunteer duration
    12 weeks
  • Package Price
    12 week  1995 US$
  • Average Work hours
    5,5 days per week starting at 7-8 AM to 6-7 PM (with enough break time in between).
  • Number of Volunteers
    2
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    Shared rooms in a cabin house located on the project. Bunk beds, toilet and bath all included in the cabins.
  • Internet Access
    Available. Please take note that access is limited and not meant for downloading as it is very costly in remote places
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Love of the outdoors and a passion for wildlife is a priority. You should not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about cleaning as this is one of the main chores.  We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential.

Fast Facts: USA

Where? North America, USA

Country Size: 9,826,675 km2
3,794,101 sq mi 

Population density? 33.7/km2
87.4/sq mi

Country Famous for? Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, Old West, Rocky Mountains, Hamburgers & Hotdogs, Everglades, Alligators, Hawaii, Vulcano's, New York, Statue of Liberty, Las Vegas, Hollywood

When to visit: All year round, many activities all year round with great mixture culture and nature!

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Husky Ranch USA
    • Airport Pickup

      You will be picked up from the Thunderbay airport in Canada and from there picked up and transferred over the border to the project site located in USA in the state of Minnesota.
    • Accommodation
      Volunteers will be placed in shared rooms in a cabin house located on the project. Bunk beds, toilet and bath all included in the rooms. (Refer to the pics and vids for somepictures of the Accommodation).
    • Meals
      3 meals a day inclueded during your entire stay.
    • Ongoing service
      If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
    • Tours
      Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in the USA after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during you stay in Minnesota you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

    What's not included: International Flights and Insurance

    Package Price:
    12 Weeks: $1995.00 US

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
    Volunteers and Interns are the backbone of the organization. Attitude is the first thing the project looks at. These dogs are really well-known for strength, will-power and determination as well as for their friendliness. You will take part in some of the following tasks:
    • Construction/maintenance/cleaning.
    • You'll be spending majority of the time with the Dogs. Grooming, caring and nurturing the dogs should be one of the main tasks! There's also lots of opportunities to go dog-sledging)
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Age required: 18-35
    • Volunteers must commit for 12 weeks or more.
    • NO SMOKING is allowed on the property. Absolutely no smoking around the dogs; and never leave a cigarette on the ground because they are toxic to dogs.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Do not leave anything hazardous or any personal items around the dogs – out of curiosity, they may consume something toxic or harmful.
    • No animal allergies.
    • Positive attitude!
    • Must have health insurance
    • Routined Vaccination should be up to date
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • Go dog sledding!
    • Play with the dogs!
    • Accommodation included in the placement including the use of wireless internet. Apart from basic necessities, Enjoy the amazing nature of Minnesota!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      North woods, Minnesota
    • Area Famous For
      Dogsledding, lakes, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, wolves, Polar bears, beautiful forest.
    • When to visit
      All year round!
    • Wildlife viewing
      You can view an abundance of wildlife. Wolf, Moose, Deer, bears often travel the path through this pristine land.
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in the Canada;
    You will be picked up from the Thunderbay airport in Canada and from there picked up and transferred over the border to the project site in the USA in the state of Minnesota.
    For 12 weeks – Volunteer, dogsled and play with Huskies!
    For the coming 3 months you will have a great time working/volunteering with huskies while being surrounded by the beautiful nature of Minnesota! 
    Your last day
    - You will transfer back to the airport to take a flight back home. Of course it is possible to extend your stay in USA and travel around. 


  • Accommodation

    Volunteers will be placed in shared rooms in a cabin house located on the project. Bunk beds, toilet and bath all included in the rooms. (Refer to the pics and vids for somepictures of the Accommodation). 

    Things to bring from home

    • Clothes for cold temperatures as well as for summer for warm temperatures. Make these clothes are allowed to get dirty. Make sure to bring gloves, a toque and warm socks with you.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are essential, and you should also pack a raincoat and some sun block
    • Linen and towels will be provided.

    Meals

    Meals are included. (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

    Location

    The Husky Ranch is located in Minnesota’s North Woods of USA . It is quite isolated so please keep this in mind. If you are not comfortable with the idea of living in an remote location, this is not the right volunteer opportunity for you.

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