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ECO RETREAT / ECOTOURISM VOLUNTEERS

Help wanted: Gardener, landscaping, helpers
Type: volunteer/work-trade with accom., some shared meals (see below)
Organization: The Sentinel Retreat
Location: near Kaslo & Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC

We are an Eco Retreat, Educational Centre, Orchard, and Woodlot. We exist to realize the full potential of humanity, creating a mindful world through cutting edge transformative programs. We work hard to be part of the local community and integrate helpers and visitors into Kaslo culture and all the wonderful things it has to offer. The operations Manager Dustin is fun to be around, attentive to the desires of others and keeps the vibe alive!!

Type of help we are looking for:

  • Gardening
  • Building
  • Cooking / shopping
  • General Maintenance
  • Help with Eco project
  • Helping with Tourists

Help

Brushing, Cleaning, Construction projects, Farming, Firewood splitting & gathering, Gardening tasks, general, Harvesting, Help with Computers/Internet, Landscaping, Planting, Pruning, Seed saving, Trail Maintenance

This summer we are working on developing a 3/4 acre organic vegetable garden, building a greenhouse, and building trails, bridges, and a labyrinth on the property. 30 yards of top soil have been delivered for the garden space and more is coming soon. Irrigation pipes have been laid in the ground under the garden spacen This month we will be working on shaping beds, installing a cistern and drip irrigation, laying mulch for paths between the beds, and then planting.

Accommodation

There is a separate building for our helpers. It consists of upstairs area with individual bunks and a patio. There is a studio with a full kitchen. There is an brand new out building with a shower and bathroom facilities. Help is welcome as host family as we all work together in meal preparation and clean up, Some meals are eaten together with the Hosts, Some meals prepared independently.

What else ...

We are 7 minutes South of Kaslo and 15 minutes North of Ainsworth Hot springs. There is amble hiking, biking and canoeing accessible from the property and in the surrounding area. The Host is a trained chef and happy to give lessons. The operations manager generally has his finger on the pulse of Kaslo, and willing to take anyone willing along for a Kootenay Culture ride :)

Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

Guests will be immersed in local culture. Anything from campfires on the beach to hiking the local trails to checking out the local music scene. The operations manager is continually looking for ways to make the experience enjoyable in and outside the centre. We are right on Kootenay Lake, the views are breathtaking and nothing more refreshing then jumping in for an afternoon swim.

Hours expected

Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

To apply, please e-mail your resume and describing any related interests and experience, to:
operations mask sentinelbc.ca*
subject: Helper/Volunteer

 

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Numéro : 45589       Date publiée sur GoodWork.ca: May 8 2018