Helping in gardens & yard on Beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC


The experience

We prefer to request the help of a young male due to the type of work required. We are building new garden areas and improving those that we started over the decade. A lot of the work will be related to digging new areas, planting, mixing soil, etc. We also have a lot of wood to be chopped using a hydraulic wood chopper as well as stacking this firewood.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate French

Between 20 and 55 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We accept volunteers year round but cannot host anyone for the last two weeks of July as we have a large friends and family gathering at that time. It is also possible that part of September not be an appropriate time for volunteers here. Please check our calendar.

You will have your own accommodations including a comfortable bed in a well-insulated separate building along with a TV and a huge DVD selection and your own little breakfast area. You will also have a full bathroom for your exclusive use. Unlimited internet connection available everywhere.


Activities & Shift

Most of the tasks to be done are helping experienced gardeners work on our many gardens (fruit & Vegetable & landscaping). We are also putting up rabbit & deer fences and building more gardens. Sometimes we work on creating paths in the bush down towards the ocean and building rock walls.