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Arctic Huskies Caretaker and Dogsled Trainer

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Join a Dog sledding organization in the Canadian Arctic and take care of amazing white Huskies, assist with dog sledding and help with day to day operations of this lodge

Venture to the Arctic part of Canada for the experience of a lifetime. This is the ultimate husky ranch and dogsled experience for the real explorers among us who are looking for an adventurous volunteer abroad project! Have the opportunity to work with pure white huskies, dog sled and gaze at the amazing northern lights! Our go  summer dog mushing and the experience of guiding tours and training dogs with all terrain vehicles called 4-wheelers.  This is fun and exciting and happens almost on a daily basis. 

This ranch needs volunteers all year round and has many great opportunities! This project is located in the remotest northern corner of mainland Canada tucked between the icy Beaufort Sea and a million lakes. This great experience let's you relive the frontier days where your accommodation will be in style without the luxury comforts of the modern world. That means no electricity, but what is there cozier then a crispy and warm fire place? This ranch is extremely popular volunteer abroad project and is great place to experience the Canadian Arctic. You will have many opportunities to dogsled during the extra long winter and of course play/care for the huskies! This project has excellent opportunities in winter however summer has its own advantages with extra long warm days and many opportunities to hike, bike and it is a great place for wildlife viewing. When volunteering for more than 4 weeks it is important to keep in mind that the program is not with a registered charity therefore you will be required to apply for a working holiday visa. Also, The work on the ranch is physically demanding and it is by no means an’ easy holiday option’! Please consider that you are in a very remote area and this is not the place to be if you are solely interested in pubs and clubs. 

This is Why!
  • Play with huskies and go dog sledding!
  • Live of the grid in a cozy cabin without electricity for the ultimate northern experience!
  • Volunteer in one of the most beautiful sceneries in the worlds and see the northern lights.
  • Opportunities for Wildlife viewing in the surrounding the property.
  • Discover Canada's Arctic by dogsled!

In all cases volunteers will always have lots of time to spend with the dogs. Just cuddle or take them for a walk, brush them or play with them! 
You will have one and a half day off every week and there’s lots of things to do! Catch a ride in to the nearby frontier town. You can also go hiking, biking or canoeing. The nature around the husky lodge is very beautiful with thousands of lakes nearby.

  • Required to commit to a minimum of 8 weeks
  • NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
  • Bush and Forest Fires are an enormous concern during the hot dry summers!!
  • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit. 
  • Absolutely no smoking around the dogs; and never leave a cigarette on the ground because they are toxic to dogs.
  • Never yell at dogs except to stop a fight.
  • Do not put food between dogs – make sure that food is directly in front of the dog it is intended for.
  • Do not cuddle a dog on a chain too far from it’s house. One of the neighbors might get jealous, and if they are too close together, they might get into a fight – and you would be in the middle.
  • Working Holiday visa required (we can assist you with the application)
  • lDo not leave anything hazardous or any personal items around the dogs – out of curiosity, they may consume something toxic or harmful.
  • To make sure you complete your work to the appropriate standard
  • To speak up if you do not feel comfortable completing a task
  • To keep all personal belongings outside of client areas
  • Age: 18-35
  • No animal allergies

The project is located in the most northern part of the Northwest Territory. There is a small frontier town located near the project. This is also where you will be picked up from the airport however you will first have to book a international flight to Whitehorse, Yukon. From there you will take a domestic flight (cost around 700 CA$ for a return ticket, however the flight is amazing). If you are searching for lots of contact with other people, night life or coffee bars, then this is not the place for you. Surrounded completely by nature and wildlife this a paradise for outdoors lovers!  From Hiking to biking, to dog sledding and wildlife viewing this is the place to be for all outdoors lovers!

Typical day

Volunteers and Interns are the backbone of the organization. This is a medium sized family run kennel with only pure white Siberian huskies.  
Attitude is the first thing the project looks for in a dog. There dogs are really well-known for strength, will-power and determination as well as for their friendliness.. 
  • You will take part in one of the following tasks:
  • Construction/maintenance
  • Dog yard (working with the dogs)
  • Garden work
  • Cleaning tasks
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 spend to help the lodge.  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 live affordable in the Artic, while volunteering with huskies and getting the opportunity to dogsled!!!

For more information regarding your typical day please contact us.

Details on Arrival

There are no specific start/arrival dates for this project, however, we recommend that you arrive on a Monday.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can enjoy a number of leisure activities on their days off. During the winder there are excellent opportunities to enjoy skiing, dog sledding, snowboarding, and other winder activities, However, the summer has its own advantages  with extra long warm days and many opportunities to hike, bike and it is a great place for wildlife viewing, hiking and more. These activities however are covered by the volunteers own expense.
Winter Sports

Program 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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation and Two pics and signed Policies and Liability Form
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 07:00 - 18:00

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The fees include:

  • Airport Pick up & Transfer: You will be picked up from the small airport near the project and transferred straight to your accommodation at the project.
  • Accommodation: Shared back to basic cabins without running water, volunteers will have to use the bathhouse.
  • Meals: Meals not included, transportation to a nearby grocery store will be provided
  • Mail-holding service: You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport

You will arrive in Northern Canada by flight and you will be picked from the airport and transferred to the project.


Shared back to basic cabins with running water. You will share the accommodation with other Volunteers. The washroom is in a bath house in a separate building. 

Dorm Room Bungalow
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport (YEV) in Inuvik. We assist you to find cheap flights to Canada.
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 Canada provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Canada you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Canada.
Costs (Prices in USD)
8 weeks (min. stay)
9 weeks
10 weeks
11 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Inuvik/Canada between 8 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Canada.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
  Americas Northern America Canada  Inuvik,  25 Carn St #1099

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