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Eco Village Shawnigan Lake, Canada

4.5
3 reviews3

This is your opportunity to actively participating in a meaningful contribution to OUR community


Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

40h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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 Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Support
Support
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Worldpackers Insurance
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The Experience

At O.U.R. Ecovillage we provide volunteers with a positive, educational experience. OUR volunteer program seeks to build public awareness of the concept of sustainability and the Ecovillage movement. We are looking for good people in winter months to help with carpentry/woodworking/infrastructure repair, cleaning common areas, gardening in the greenhouses, working with animals, and, if you are long-term volunteer, to join to OUR admin team.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
1 week

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  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

3 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Village

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

France

5

This is such a good place to learn and share with beautiful people.

May/12/2018

Brazil

5

It as an amazing experience! In the little time I was there I learned so much, challenged myself, got out of confort zones and made wonderful friends. The residents at O.U.R. Ecovillage are all very welcoming and great teachers. There is a strong sense of community and helping each other which is beautiful. I am extremely grateful for all.

Feb/28/2018

Mexico

4


It is an incredible organization, with a great commitment to our planet and our society. Each member of OUR Ecovillage was super attentive. The activities are simple although there is a lack of accompaniment from those who already know what must be done in order to be much more efficient in the collaboration with the organization. The landscapes are beautiful and you breathe a tranquility that in few places exists. Super recommended!

Nov/13/2017

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