Husky ranchstay

Alberta, Canada

$1495.00

 

The Experience

Experience the vast openness of Canadian Marlboro country and be part of a local farming family. If you like the country life, huskies and fresh air, and want to experience the great wide open, then Ranchstay is for you!

Ranchstay is for those who love to spend some time on a ranch or farm away from all the bright lights and big cities. Ranchstay is for people looking to learn something about the community where they are placed and farming in general.
Ranchstay gives participants the chance to become involved with family activities. Candidates can use all facilities of the farm, i.e. dog sledding, feeding the dogs, helping with some household chores like a regular family member, tc. The program is not only about the ranch; it is a cultural exchange program where candidates get a real inside of Canadian culture, mentality etc. The family takes candidates along when they visit neighbors, when they do their grocery shopping or when they go to events like rodeos, community festivals.
The minimum duration of stay is 4 weeks with a maximum duration of 16 weeks. Please consider that you will be surrounded by nature & wildlife (no bars and shopping malls here).

This Is Why

  • Learn about Canadian culture
  • Learn about dogsledding
  • Improve your English
  • Learn about huskies and farming in general
  • Live in the beautiful sceneries of rural Canada

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round (however Dogsledding is only between October to Maybe weather permitting).
  • Package Prices

    04 Weeks: $1495.00 US
    08 Weeks: $1795.00 US
    12 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    16 Weeks: $2295.00 US
  • Volunteer duration
    4, 8, 12 or 16 weeks (other durations available on request
  • Average Work hours
    As a volunteer, you will be required to participate 4 to 5 days a week, for 4 hours per day helping with family activies and learning to dogsled, depending on the time of year
  • Number of Volunteers
    1 - 2
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    Private room in house or trailer
  • Internet Access
    Yes, but limited
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Love of the outdoors and a passion for animals 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: Canada

Where? North America, Canada

Country Size: 9,984,670 km2
3,854,085 sq mi

Population density? 3.41/km2, 8.3/sq mi

Country Famous for? Bears, Root Beer, Rocky Mountains, Skiing, Niagara waterfalls, Pacific rainforest, friendly people

When to visit: All year round, skiing and dog sledding in winter and hiking and wildlife viewing in summer

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Husky Ranchstay
    • Accommodation
      Private room in house or trailer
    • Meals
      3 meals a day included
    • Hostel Package

      1 night of hostel in the city closest to the farm
    • Mail-holding service
      You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered
    • 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 Canada after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during you stay in Vancouver you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

    What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Transfer to the ranch (however you will be picked up from the bus station), airport pick up

    Package Price:
    04 Weeks: $1495.00 US
    08 Weeks: $1795.00 US
    12 Weeks: $1995.00 US
    16 Weeks: $2295.00 US

  • RESPONSIBILITIES

    As part of the family living at the ranch you will have some of the following responsibilities:

    • Feeding and grooming of the huskiess
    • Exercising the huskies
    • Some cleaning tasks
    • Gardening
    • Some occasional farm maintenance like checking and repairing fences
    • Light household chores
    • You will learn a great deal about huskies and farming in general.
  • TASKS AND DUTIES

    This experience gives participants the chance to become involved with family activities of a husky ranch. You can use all facilities of the farm, i.e. dog sledding, driving the ATV or Snowmobile. The program is not only about the huskies; it is a cultural exchange program where candidates get a real inside of Canadian culture, mentality etc. The family takes candidates along when they visit neighbors, when they do their grocery shopping or when they go to events like rodeos, community festivals.  Daily chores: Feeding and watering the animals cleaning of kennels & stables. Grooming during the spring and summer, walks during the spring and summer, maintenance of the kennels (feeding, fixing houses, cleaning up). There are additional daily duties which change with the seasons. Wood must be put on the fire first thing in the morning and last thing at night during the colder months.

  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks
    • NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
    • Love for the outdoors!
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Age: 18-30
    • No animal allergies
    • Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle.
    • A love for animals and some general experience of caring for an animal is a must!
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
    • Good communication skills and the ability to work alone
    • Good knowledge of the English
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • Have the opportunity to live with a Canadian family 24/7!
    • Learn about the Canadian way of life and farming in general
    • Improve your English skills
    • Go dog sledding!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Alberta, Ontario or British Columbia, Canada
    • Area Famous For
      Bears, Root Beer, Rocky Mountains, Skiing, Niagara waterfalls, Pacific rainforest, friendly people
    • When to visit
      All year round however we advise to come between April and October as you will have warmer weather.
    • Wildlife viewing
      Great wildlife viewing througout the Western halve of Canada
      • Itinerary & Details
        Depending on the ranch you will be staying at your itinerary will differ, for more information please contact us.
  • Accommodation
    You will have a private bedroom situated in the ranch or in a trailer at the ranch with linen and towels, (please make sure that your room is cleaned before you leave) together with (usually) a shared bathroom.  You are responsible to clean and tidy your own room.

    Meals

    Dinner and most of the time breakfast is eaten with the family. You may have to prepare your own breakfast and lunch once in a while. There is no specific catering for vegetarians, and they cannot accommodate picky eaters; however the meals are wholesome and nutritious. You will eat what everyone else eats. If you require additional food outside of the meal times, you will need to provide this yourself. You will be required to wash and dry dishes. On the ranch they love to experience different foods, so if you would like to cook or bake, this would be just wonderful. There is a limited amount of snacks, soda drinks and fresh fruit provided.  You are more than welcome to travel with the family to town, if you need to do your own personal shopping.

    Location

    Countryside of British Columbia, Ontario or Alberta. This is depedend on your preferences and on the ranch that will accept you. For more information about the locations of our Horse Ranches please contact us.

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