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Eco Village Shawnigan Lake, Canada

5.0
4 reviews4

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

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

32h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Administration
Help with booking systems and payments.
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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
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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
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Stay at least
4 weeks

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

4 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Eco Village

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Creating true social impact

2 Practicing English

2 Immersing in the local culture

Chile

5

Sharing this space and time has been terrific. We found more than we expected. Brandy is an excellent hostess,so kind,frendly,hospitable and she was always worried about our well being. This spot is really georgeous,both the farm and its surroundings. Parks,lakes and forest make it so special. We deeply appreciate what we lived and shared with the eco village there two magical months. Learning and developing new skills getting to know a new culture & language. Thanks Brandy,and to all those who were part of this story to tell. "Ahó" for this beatiful meeting. love & blessings.

6 months ago

France

5

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

over 4 years ago

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 the eco village 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.

almost 5 years ago

Mexico

4

It is an incredible organization, with a great commitment to our planet and our society. Each member of the eco village 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!

about 5 years ago

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About the host

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Response Rate
This host usually answers to 20% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 13 days
2 published videos
This host has 2 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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