As the second largest country in the world, Canada is filled with spectacular scenery and unique natural beauty. The country’s vast countryside is also home to an array of extraordinary species such as grizzly bears, raccoons and moose. You have the opportunity to get out into rural Canada and gain some hands-on volunteering experience on a family run farm.
The Farmstay project will involve some strenuous physical work, however, as one of a team of farm workers you will work collectively and the rewards will be extremely gratifying. There is a large variety of vital tasks you may undertake, including feeding and caring for farm animals, harvesting fresh Canadian food and farm maintenance in order to contribute the successful operation of the farm.
You will have the choice of a range of farm categories and Canadian regions that you could choose to live and work in, this will enable you to be matched with your ideal project in your chosen field and destination. Whilst living and working on your family farm you could be involved in agricultural or horticultural tasks or specific farming procedures such as artisanal food processing or poultry farming.
· Get hands on experience with farms animals and try fresh Canadian food straight from the ground
· Experience farm life in rural Canada and learn about harvesting, the care of livestock and farm-to-table
· Have a productive and educational stay in the beautiful Canadian wilderness
Location Canada, Country-wide
Activities harvesting, feeding and caring for farm animals, fruit-picking, gardening, maintenance, household duties.
Transport Airport pick up service and 1 night hostel stay in the city when you arrive, transport from arrival city to your project accommodation
Accommodation Host family home
Before you go
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.