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Rehabilitate Bears and other Wildlife in Canada

Locations

Canada: Abbotsford, Calgary, Churchill and 6 other cities

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month

Dates

All year round

Qualifications

- Required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks (longer durations required to take care of the bears)
- Must complete 2-4 days of training and shadow a senior volunteer before starting independent shifts
- No smoking is allowed on the property.
- Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor and dependable
- Physically and mentally fit
- Age: 19-35
- No animal allergies
- The care of animals must be secured around the clock and work may include night shifts Free Time: Can be arranged according to your needs
- 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
- Proof of current tetanus shot & medical insurance; Good physical stamina and health
- Good communication skills and the ability to work alone
- Good knowledge of the English language both spoken and written
- Patient and comfortable around mammals and birds
- A valid driver's license would be an asset, but is not required.

Minimum Education

High School

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

900 - 2300 CAD

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

- Placement: Wild life rehabilitation volunteer experience
- Airport Pickup: We will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation.
- Hostel Package: 2 nights of hostel in Vancouver upon arrival
- Accommodation: A Shared room in a trailer for the entire placement duration at volunteer project
- Meals: 3 basic meals a day included (no catering available for vegetarians)
- In country transfer: you will transfer by bus to the project
- Pick up & drop off: An employee of the volunteer project will pick you up from the nearest bus station. On your way back they will drop you off at the nearest bus station.
- Mail-holding service: You can use our Fronteering 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 your stay in Vancouver you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

Salary/Pay

unpaid

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wildlife Surveying

Typical Volunteer

Fronteering volunteers have a Love for the outdoors and a passion for wildlife. They are not fussy, picky or hypersensitive about cleaning as this is one of the main chores. They remember that they are a guest and respect the rules.

Age Range

19-35

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2-5

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

4 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network