English plus Volunteer Programmes in Canada

Volunteer. Travel. Grow! Our  world of connections will make a world of difference to your future. The amazing volunteer opportunities on offer will help you safely connect where your help is needed, and with people who appreciate your efforts. You and your future will be transformed, as will the lives of those you help. Plus you will start with four weeks of English language courses, to start you off on the right foot.

Our Canadian organisation fully prepares you for departure and supports you while you’re away, including picking up the phone if you call with a problem.

Whether you choose an environmental, humanitarian or wildlife project, you won’t just experience the adventure of a lifetime; your volunteer service in Canada will transform you and enhance your resume forever. There has never been a better time for you to take on the world.

Choose your project and starting making a difference today (2017 prices):

Conservation Projects (No Work Permit required, you can come on a tourist visa)

Lake Louise, Yoho, Kootenay National Park, Alberta

Welcome to Lake Louise, the proud jewel of Banff National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Lake Louise Ski Area was the first in the Canadian Rockies to introduce an Environmental Management Department, which oversees and reports about ‘green’ projects, including the development and supervision of interpretive programs and cutting-edge water conservation, waste management and recycling endeavours, and the supporting of staff in graduate level research.

Volunteers work 5 days on, 2 days off, 8 hours per day. During their free time, volunteers can enjoy the beautiful town of Lake Louise and the surrounding area (the town of Banff is only 45 minutes away). They will be encouraged to get involved in the community and experience the culture of Lake Louise and Banff. Volunteers will have the use of a bike during their stay, and can use it during work and non-work days.

Volunteers will live in the staff housing at Lake Louise Ski Resort right on the mountain. Volunteers will be responsible for purchasing their own food and cooking their meals at the accommodation. All volunteers are required to pay a 0 damage deposit that will be returned upon inspection of the room. The deposit can be paid by Cash, Debit Card or Credit Card. Transportation to Lake Louise is the responsibility of the volunteer.

Volunteer Park Host, Northern British Columbia Provincial Parks

Our host organization for this project is family owned and contracted to the Government of BC, Ministry of Environment to operate and maintain BC Provincial Park Campgrounds located in the Peace Region of northern British Columbia: Moberly Lake Provincial Park; Gwillim Lake Provincial Park; Charlie Lake and Beatton Provincial Park; Swan Lake Provincial Park; Kiskatinaw Provincial Park

These campgrounds range in size from 28 to 109 campsites and are located near the Peace Region communities of Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Ft. St. John.

The Park Host position gives you a unique opportunity to fulfill this desire. Not only will you have the opportunity to experience what the North has to offer, but it is your job to share your experiences and knowledge with those who visit us looking for the same adventure. The Park Host Program is an important hospitality service available to visitors in some park locations.

On average Park Hosts work around 20hrs/week on a flexible schedule. This gives Park Hosts plenty of free time to explore and enjoy their new temporary home and the Northern Region of ‘Super, Natural British Columbia’

Successful candidates will have their own campsite within the park. Park Hosts will be provided with camping gear and are welcome to share the Park Operator common areas. Park Hosts are responsible for their own meals, but cooking facilities, showers and other amenities are provided. Park Hosts will have transportation to and from the airport in Fort St. John, B.C., but airfare is the responsibility of the volunteer (1h40 from Vancouver).

Winter Culture and Conservation Project Lake Luise, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site, this volunteer project immerses you in the Canadian winter culture and conservation of the natural environment. Parks Canada, Lake Louise Ski Area, Hostelling International and Go International are collaborating to bring this winter international volunteer program to this region!

Volunteers will have 1 full day of training upon arrival in Lake Louise including an introduction to the park, safety, and an overview of the types of activities that will take place during the 4 week volunteer period and much more. The Volunteers will be supervised by the International Volunteer Team Program Coordinator. The Team Coordinator and the volunteers will communicate and confirm their daily schedule of group and individual activities with the designated Lake Louise Ski Resort staff supervisor.

Volunteers work 5 days on, 2 days off, approximately 8 hours per day. During their free time, volunteers can enjoy the beautiful hamlet of Lake Louise and the surrounding area. For the duration of the program, volunteers will live in a dorm room in the Hosteling International (HI) Hostel in Lake Louise. Volunteers will be responsible for purchasing their own food and cooking their meals at the accommodation. Transportation to Lake Louise is the responsibility of the volunteer.

2017 Cost for Conservation Volunteer work plus 4 weeks of English

Program Fees Conservation Program:
CAN$ 1,399.00 + TAX

Package A. (Conservation Program + Self-Catering Accommodation+4 weeks of Skill Builder English Course at Tamwood Vancouver or Toronto)
CAN$ 3,319.00 + TAX

Package B. (Conservation Program + Self-Catering Accommodation+4 weeks of Skill Builder English Course at Tamwood Whistler)
CAN$ 2,979.00 + TAX

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Wildlife Projects (You will need to obtain either a Working Holiday visa, a work permit under C30 exemption or a work permit under the C50 exemption: ask StudyCanada for more information)

Small Animal Rescue, Vancouver

This volunteer wildlife rescue center is the largest in Western Canada and is located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Volunteers at the wildlife rescue centre will be involved in a variety of tasks from preparing meals for animals, feeding animals, assisting with rescue and release of wildlife, cleaning cages, record keeping, cage maintenance, general repairs, preparing educational materials, assisting in fundraising events, and various administrative tasks. Volunteers need to remember that this job is labour intensive and some duties require working outdoors in wet, muddy, or cold conditions.

Volunteering hours are flexible, and volunteers can do part-time (20-30 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week). 2-3 days off every week will vary depending on how much help they need, and how many other volunteers they have at that time.  Volunteers take part in a training session on their first day. They are also trained on-the-job alongside staff. 

Since this rescue centre is in a large city, accommodation is not provided by the centre. Participants are responsible for their own housing and food.

Small Animal Rescue, Central Ontario

This volunteer wildlife rescue center is located 3 hours north of Toronto, Ontario. Volunteers at the wildlife rescue centre will be involved in a variety of tasks from preparing meals for animals, feeding animals including bottle feeding infants, assisting with rescue and release of wildlife, cleaning cages, record keeping, lawn care, cage maintenance, general repairs, preparing educational materials, assisting in fundraising events, and various administrative tasks. 

Volunteering is 5 days a week, 8 hours per day. The 8 hour shift may be broken into segments. Two days off every week will vary. Volunteers are trained on-the-job alongside staff. The volunteer may not be allowed to work with babies during the first week of their training, but will be given responsibility as they learn more. Participants are responsible for their own food but the centre provides frequent trips to the grocery store so that volunteers can purchase food.

There are two more small animal rescue centers in Ontario to choose from.

Raptors rehabilitation, Vancouver.

This volunteer wildlife rescue center is located 30km of Vancouver, in Delta. During the spring, summer, fall and winter the wildlife rescue centre cares for and rehabilitates Eagles, Owls, Hawks, Falcons, Osprey and Vultures.

Volunteers at the wildlife rescue centre will be involved in a variety of tasks from preparing meals for animals, feeding animals, assisting with rescue and release of wildlife, cleaning cages, food record keeping, lawn care, cage maintenance, general repairs, preparing educational materials, assisting in fundraising events, and various administrative tasks.

Volunteering is 5 days a week, 7 hours per day. Two days off every week will vary depending on how much help they need. Volunteers are trained on-the-job alongside staff. Participants are responsible for their own food and accommodation.

2017 Cost for Wildlife Projects Volunteer work plus 4 weeks of English

Price for Animal Rescue project (no accommodation included): CAD$ 1,349 + tax

Package A (Animal Rescue Project + 4 weeks of Skill Builder English Course at Tamwood Vancouver or Toronto + Application fee for Tamwood + Materials fee for English Course) 
CAD$ 3,319 + tax

Package B (Animal Rescue Project + 4 weeks of Skill Builder English Course at Tamwood Whistler + Application fee for Tamwood + Materials fee for English Course) 
CAD$ 2,979 + tax

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