Venture into one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet in Yukon, Canada and help in several projects regarding land and wildlife management in a First Nation Community. Immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of First Nation people while helping in the development of the area.
If you are looking for an adventure with awesome geological features for site seeing including beautiful lakes and mountains for recreational purposes, then this project is the one for you. Not only will you be experiencing a rich culture and traditions but also aid in the development of the community. Be captured by the vibrant history of the region during your time off. There are also great opportunities to view wildlife in the area! Sign up now for a minimum of two weeks and plan to have a memorable experience. Volunteers are needed all year round as there are several projects you can assist in. Working at these projects is rewarding and is by no means an ‘easy holiday option.’ If you are looking to visit bars and party, then this is not for you!
This Is Why
- Work along with the First Nation Community and learn new traditions and customs!
- Expand your knowledge on wildlife and environmental monitoring!
- Many opportunities to explore the beautiful Yukon territory!
- Key Start Dates
Year Round – on Tuesdays (however try to book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement – keep in mind winter can be very cold and summers extremely hot.).
- Package Price
02 weeks: $945 US
04 weeks: $995 US
- Volunteer duration
2-4 weeks (Longer duration preferred)
- Average Work hours
8:30 – 5 pm. 7 days a week (weekend work). Your evenings are free.
- Number of Volunteers
- Volunteer accommodation
- Housing Type
Shared accommodation in rustic log cabins.
- Internet Access
Wireless internet available
- Who Are They Looking For?
Love of the outdoors and a passion for wildlife and the environment is a priority. Must be open to learning new traditions and be part of a great learning experience. You must not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about doing hard work. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential.
Fast Facts: Canada
Where? North America, Canada
Country Size: 9,984,670 km2
3,854,085 sq mi
Population density? 3.41/km2
Country Famous for? Bears, Root Beer, Rocky Mountains, Skiing, Niagara waterfalls, Pacific rainforest, friendly people
When to visit: All year round, skiing and dog sledding in winter and hiking and wildlife viewing in summer
- What's Included
Wilderness wildlife & Enrvironmental research, Yukon
Shared accommodation in rustic log cabins - bed and wood stove (no running water or indoor plumbing). Bathrooms are in a separate building.
Two meals a day provided. You will be responsible for cooking your own lunch after breakfast. Depending on the activity, the cook will help to prepare your lunch.
- Pick up & drop off
We will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. You will need to fly to Whitehorse International Airport where you will be picked up.
- Mail-holding service
You can use FRONTEERINGS 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.
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 you stay in Canada you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.
What's not included: Flights and Insurance
02 weeks: $945 US
04 weeks: $995 US
The responsibilities will differ depending on the assignment you will be given. As a volunteer, you will need to arrive to all your assignments on time, respect the culture and customs and be open minded. You will assist the archeologist and work along with the First Nation Community, do environmental monitoring and assessing and Salmon work positioning. Other tasks include:
- Monitoring Caribou Populations
- Community Ecological Monitoring and Vegetation Surveys
- Song Bird and Raptor Monitoring and Bird Banding
- Wetland Monitoring (amphibian surveys, aquatic invertebrates, water quality and soil sampling)
Fisheries work including; Grayling Surveys, Salmon Restoration, Stream Surveys and Monitoring.
Heritage Data collection and Soil Pits and Archaeological work.
As your work tasks will vary depending on the time of the year we recommend to contact us for more detials.
- Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
- Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks
- NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
- Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
- Must be able to work under the guidance of the wildlife rehabilitators.
- Age: 18+
- No animal allergies.
- Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle
- A love for animals and the environment and some general experience in doing research.
- Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
- Good communication skills and the ability to work alone and in groups and Good knowledge of the English
- Must be on time to all assignments.
- A valid driver’s license would be an asset, but is not required
- Open to learning new traditions (eating wild foods and a non-colonized lifestyle)
- Respect the culture and customs
- Proof of current tetanus shot & medical insurance; Good physical stamina and health.
- Volunteer Benefits
- A unique opportunity to work at several projects in the Yukon.
- Work along with a First Nation Community.
- Gain and expand your knowledge on monitoring wildlife and the environment.
- Fast Facts
- Project location
- Area Famous For
Tundra, dogsledding, snow shoeing, rafting, Kayaking, wolves, bears, reindeer.
- When to visit
All year round!
- Wildlife viewing
You can view an abundance of wildlife. Wolf, Elk, Moose, Bear & Lynx often travel the path through this pristine land.
- Project location
- Itinerary & Details
Day 1 - Arrive in Whitehorse, Canada;
You will arrive in at the Whitehorse International Airport where you will be met and transferred to the volunteer project.
For 2 - 4 weeks - Volunteer in Yukon at several projects! For a minimum of two weeks, you will have the opportunity to live and volunteer in one of the greatest places on Earth.
Your last day - You will fly back home or take the opportunity to travel through Canada. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country. If you would like to visit Vancouver or Toronto; we can help you with both short and longer term accommodation.
Your volunteer accommodation will be in rustic log cabins. The accommodation will be shared. There is a bed and wood stove but no running water or indoor plumbing. Bathrooms are in a separate building and there are larger main buildings in the camp where participants would enjoy their meals.
Things to bring from home
- Happy, outgoing attitude and willingness to learn new things.
- Clothes for cold temperatures.
- An equipment list will be sent to you once your placement is confirmed.
An equipment list will be sent to you once your placement is confirmed.
The project is located 45 minutes from Whitehorse International Airport in Yukon. The area offers great opportunities for recreational activities, relaxation and cultural exchange. There is always some exciting activity to do on your days off!