Alaskan Husky Ranch Caretaker

founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.
Visit us now for an amazing experience as you become a volunteer & learn off-grid living, dog care and best of all, dog mushing! Join us now at our Husky Ranch Alaska! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Come get a feel of what it takes to cut off all connections with the modern day world! But not to worry as to make your experience even more fun you will be helping with the daily routines involved in caring, grooming and dog-sledging with the beautiful dogs of our Alaskan dog sledding ranch. Here they promote and actively maintains a kennel of traditional sled dogs, they also teach handlers the basics about dog care and dog mushing along with providing tours.  

You will have lots of chances to dogsled during the winter and of course play /care for the dogs! This project has excellent opportunities in winter however summer has its own advantages and many opportunities to hike, mountain bike, Kayaking and so much more! It is also a great place for wildlife viewing. The work on the ranch is physically demanding and it is by no means an’ easy holiday option’! The minimum duration of stay is 6 weeks with a maximum duration of 12 weeks. Join us Now!

Typical day

Volunteers and Interns are the main force that pushes the organization forward. Attitude is the first thing the project looks at. Keep in mind that you will not be spending your whole day working with the dogs. You will be working a few hours per day with the dogs and your other time will be spent doing something you’d like to do privately. There will be many tasks involved that might not be so interesting at times. It is good to keep in mind that this project is great because it allows you to experience a different life style, while volunteering with huskies and other dogs and getting the opportunity to dogsled! These dogs are really well-known for strength, will-power and determination as well as for their friendliness. You will take part in some of the following tasks:
  • Construction/maintenance.
  • Dog yard; working with the dogs, feeding them and caring for them.
  • Hooking dogs up and taking them on training runs.
  • Off-grid care throughout each week.
  •  Dog-sledging and Cleaning tasks.

Free-time activities

Volunteers have endless opportunities to go dog sledding and there's also opportunities to view wildlife nearby the project!

Winter Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter, Application Form, Liability Waiver form and Volunteer Policies (provided during application process)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel
The Fee includes:
  • Placement
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact
Airport Pickup at Fairbanks International Airport

You will be picked up from the Fairbanks International Airport and from there, you’ll be picked up and transferred to your accommodation on the project site.


Shared back to basic cabins.

Food & Beverages

3 meals a day included during your entire stay.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) in Fairbanks. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in United States you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

4 – 6 hours per day, 5-6 days per week (There will be lots of leisure time throughout your stay).

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
6 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
8 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$287 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Alaskan Husky Ranch Caretaker

Visit us now for an amazing experience as you become a volunteer & learn off-grid living, dog care and best of all, dog mushing! Join us now at our Husky Ranch Alaska!


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