Husky Dogsled Caretaker and Racer

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founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
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High­lights

Take care and play with huskies, go dog sledding along with caring for the other animals of the ranch!
Live off the grid in the ultimate Wales wilderness experience.
Volunteer in the adventure capital of Europe and explore all that Wales has to offer.
Opportunities for hiking, touring, mountain climbing …
Learn Welsh and improve your English
Join us in the unexpected adventure capital of Europe, Northern Wales! Learn how to dogsled, race and take care of huskies! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

Our Wales Husky Ranch is family owned and operated, it is the first and only outdoor activity provider that specialise in sled dog rides and experiences in Northern Wales. Their team consist of a range of breeds including Siberian Huskies, Scandinavians Hounds, Alaskan Huskies and German short Haired pointers along with feral cats and free-range chickens! On a 13 acres smallholding surrounded by beautiful landscapes like open moorland, forest, vast beaches and Snowdonia National park they made their home! Take this opportunity to learn and experience the lifestyle of a dog musher and all the jobs and rewards that come with it. You will help with sled dog related tasks, house and land maintenance, sled dog riding when visitors are there, supervising and socialising with the dogs during free run exercise and whelping when it comes around.  You will have many opportunities to experience the Welsh culture and language when visiting the village for provisions and socialising. This project is no easy holiday option but it is rewarding. 

Typical day

Volunteers are a great resource to the ranch. It is always important to show respect, take initiative, ask questions and to get involved in all the activities that are done at the project. 
You will take part in some of the following tasks: 
  • Feeding 
  • Hydrating 
  • Cleaning Kennels
  • Maintaining dog room 
  • Changing dog beddings 
  • Supervising and socialising with dogs 
  • Cuddling
  • Grooming and bathing 
  • Puppy care and training
  • Whelping 
  • Kennel and Animal house maintenance 
  • Planting trees 
  • Manage dog on stake 
  • Work with visitors 
  • Hiking with dogs

Every day varies at the ranch but in general you will wake up around 7 AM have breakfast and then start feeding the dogs.

Free-time activities

The surrounding area; Mynydd Hireathog is an area of ‘Specific Scientific Interest’ and is the site of the ‘Haunted House of Denbigh Moor’ which can be seen and visited from the ranch. The Clwydian Range – ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ surrounds the local main towns of Denbigh and Ruthin.  Snowdonia National Park is within 30 minutes drive. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

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 (basic level)
Required Documents
CV, Letter of motivation, Application form, Policies and Liability waiver.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
At least a basic knowledge of English.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel
Placement
  • Husky Ranch Wales
Airport Pick up & Transfer
  • You will be picked up from Manchester or Liverpool Airport and from there you will be transferred to your accommodation on the project site. 
Accommodation
  • Room in family home
Meals
  • Meals will be included and prepared, however, we all take turns with cooking.
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.
Tours
  • Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in the Wales after you have finished your volunteer project.
24/7 Emergency contact
  • If there are any problems during you stay in Wales, you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.
Airport Pickup at Manchester Airport
You will be picked up from Manchester or Liverpool Airport and from there you will be transferred to your accommodation on the project site. 
Accommodation
A comfortable room within the family home will be provided, including bed linen. A large bathroom is shared with the family which includes a bath and shower. 
The water supplied to the property is via a mountain well, this is filtered within the property to ensure that it is safe for human consumption. 
Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
The Host father and mother take turns to prepare meals, however, the volunteer would be expected to help and perhaps prepare an occasional meal.  

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. The volunteer will have the choice of cereal’s, toast and eggs (from our chickens) for breakfast, sandwiches or eggs for lunch and a cooked meal for dinner.
Internet Access
Good 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 Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester. We assist you to find cheap flights to United Kingdom.
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 Kingdom provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in United Kingdom you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United Kingdom.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Key Start Dates

  • All year round (book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement)

Volunteer duration

  • 4 - 12 weeks (Longer duration available upon request)

Average Work hours

  • Flexible days, with an average of 5 days per week, flexible hours, averaging 8 hours per day.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,795
6 weeks
$2,095
8 weeks
$2,395
10 weeks
$2,695
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,995
Average fees
$349 /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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Husky Dogsled Caretaker and Racer

Join us in the unexpected adventure capital of Europe, Northern Wales! Learn how to dogsled, race and take care of huskies!

$349/week

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