Fronteering Travel

Huskies Caretaker And dogsled assistant

Hovland, United States of America show on map

Non-profit | Fronteering Travel

Live off the grid in Minnesota’s North Woods of USA while helping with the daily routines involved in caring, grooming and dog-sledging at our Dog-sledding Ranch! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles

Take a trip to Minnesota’s North Woods of USA 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!

Experience what it feels like living off the grid while helping with the daily routines involved in caring, grooming and dog-sledging with the beautiful dogs of our USA dog sledding ranch. They promote and actively maintains a kennel of traditional sled dogs including the Freight Alaskan Husky and Hedlund Husky. Though this may be an awesome opportunity to get away from the bustling city life, it is important to take into consideration that this project is remotely located, well away from any towns. If this is no problem, then come join us for an adventurous volunteering experience! You will have many opportunities to dogsled during the winter and of course play /care for the huskies! This project has excellent opportunities in winter however summer has its own advantages and many opportunities to hike, bike and it is a great place for wildlife viewing. The main activity is dog-sledging and mushing while taking care of them. Stay for a minimum duration of 4 weeks to a maximum duration of 12 weeks. Come now and make unforgettable memories!

Typical day

Volunteers and Interns are the backbone of the organization. Attitude is the first thing the project looks at. These dogs are 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/cleaning.
  • You'll be spending majority of the time with the Dogs. Grooming, caring and nurturing the dogs should be one of the main tasks! There's also lots of opportunities to go dog-sledging)

Details on Arrival

This project has no specific start dates. Spots are available year-round however, try to book early in advance to be assured of a volunteer placement. Please take into consideration that the project prefers applicants start on a Monday!

Free-time activities

On days off volunteers may have the opportunity to go dogsledding, snow shoeing, hiking and so much more. 

Climbing
Hiking
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 (basic level)
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, 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 - 19:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Fronteering Travel (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

  • Airport Pick up & Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mail-holding service
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Thunder Bay International Airport

You will be picked up from the Thunderbay airport in Canada and from there picked up and transferred over the border to the project site in the USA in the state of Minnesota.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be placed in shared rooms in a cabin house located on the project. Bunk beds, toilet and bath all included in the rooms. 

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day will be provided during your entire stay.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) in Thunder Bay. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States of America.
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 of America provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in United States of America you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States of America.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,795.00
6 weeks
$1,995.00
8 weeks
$2,295.00
10 weeks
$2,495.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,795.00
Average fees
$341.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Hovland/United States of America between 4 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.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in United States of America.
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 cash at arrival at the project site.

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