- What is the accommodation like?
Together with the other volunteers you will be living on the horse ranch in a small guesthouse. You will share the sleeping room, bathroom and kitchen with the others. There is also a small library which you can use.
- How is the food provided?
The volunteers are responsible for their own meals and grocery shopping. A staff member of the ranch will drive you to the supermarket in a nearby town on a regular basis. You can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare your daily meals by yourself or with the other volunteers.
- How are work time and free time divided?
You will work Mondays through Fridays, approx. from 9 AM until 5 PM. Evenings and weekends are off and you have time for your own activities.
- What can I do during my free time?
In agreement with the staff on the ranch it is possible to organize day or weekend trips to explore Canada a bit further. The ranch is not far from first class ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains and the city of Calgary is always worth a visit. The area that surrounds the ranch is a beautiful place as well – just walking and hiking in the area is quite lovely.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
Yes, there is a contact person on site while you are volunteering on the farm. You can also contact the NATUCATE team 24/7.
- What expenses do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
Volunteers should plan enough money for the trip to buy groceries as you are responsible for your own meals. Depending on the free time activities which you have planned you need to calculate accordingly.
The official currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar. A couple of weeks before your departure you can ask your bank to order you a certain amount in Canadian dollars which you can take with you. You also have the possibility to withdraw money at the airport in Calgary. We recommend you bringing a credit card so that you can withdraw money at the airport or in a nearby town.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
There is mobile phone reception on the farm but very limited. You can use the internet with a smartphone and a Canadian SIM Card, but this connection is also limited. The house of the project owners has a phone which you can use if you need to make an urgent call to your family.
- What's the climate like?
The region in Alberta where the project is located has a cool and moderate climate. The winter months are especially cold, and the amount of rainfall is rather high, even in November, which is the driest month of the year. Regarding your clothes, you should be prepared for all weather.
- What happens in case of an emergency?
The closest town is approximately a 20 min drive away. In case of an emergency the participant will be picked up by an ambulance and brought to the hospital. Before your journey starts, please check with your travel health insurance if they also cover ambulance rides.
- Are there any rules or restrictions?
Smoking in the barns or buildings is not permitted. The moderate consumption of alcohol is allowed, but only in your free time. If you drink alcohol during your working hours or consume other drugs you will be immediately suspended from the project – with no refund.
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