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Wildlife wilderness Field Researcher

Whitehorse, Canada show on map

Travel to the Amazing and Wild Yukon to assist with Wildlife & Environmental research as well as wildlife monitoring programs on a first nations reserve!

Venture into one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet in Yukon, Canada and help in several projects regarding land and wildlife management in a First Nation Community. Immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of First Nation people while helping in the development of the area.

If you are looking for an adventure with awesome geological features for site seeing including beautiful lakes and mountains for recreational purposes, then this project is the one for you. Not only will you be experiencing a rich culture and traditions but also aid in the development of the community. Be captured by the vibrant history of the region during your time off. There are also great opportunities to view wildlife in the area! Sign up now for a minimum of two weeks and plan to have a memorable experience. Volunteers are needed all year round as there are several projects you can assist in. Working at these projects is rewarding and is by no means an ‘easy holiday option.’ If you are looking to visit bars and party, then this is not for you!

The project is located 45 minutes from Whitehorse International Airport in Yukon. The area offers great opportunities for recreational activities, relaxation and cultural exchange. There is always some exciting activity to do on your days off! 

You will be volunteering alongside other international volunteers as well as local experienced staff who will guide you and train you during your stay.

Requirements
  • Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks
  • NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
  • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
  • Must be able to work under the guidance of the wildlife rehabilitators.
  • Age: 18+
  • No animal allergies.
  • Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle
  • A love for animals and the environment and some general experience in doing research.
  • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work alone and in groups and Good knowledge of the English
  • Must be on time to all assignments.
  • A valid driver’s license would be an asset, but is not required
  • Open to learning new traditions (eating wild foods and a non-colonized lifestyle)
  • Respect the culture and customs
  • Proof of current tetanus shot & medical insurance; Good physical stamina and health.

Typical day

The responsibilities will differ depending on the assignment you will be given. As a volunteer, you will need to arrive to all your assignments on time, respect the culture and customs and be open minded. You will assist the archeologist and work along with the First Nation Community, do environmental monitoring and assessing and Salmon work positioning. Other tasks include:

  • Monitoring Caribou Populations
  • Community Ecological Monitoring and Vegetation Surveys
  • Song Bird and Raptor Monitoring and Bird Banding
  • Wetland Monitoring (amphibian surveys, aquatic invertebrates, water quality and soil sampling)
  • Fisheries work including; Grayling Surveys, Salmon Restoration, Stream Surveys and Monitoring.
  • Heritage Data collection and Soil Pits and Archaeological work.
As your work tasks will vary depending on the time of the year we recommend to contact us for more details.

Details on Arrival

The project recommends that you start on a Tuesday. 

Free-time activities

Volunteers can get involved in many leisure activities during their days off. They can enjoy an abundance of wildlife: wolves, moose, bear and lynx which often travel the path through this pristine land. In addition, volunteers can go hiking, climbing, be apart of water sports and just relax in the calm environment and learn new traditions and customs of the First Nation People.  However, leisure activities out of the volunteering hours are at the volunteers own expense.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
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 (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:30 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fees include:

  • Accommodation: Shared accommodation in rustic log cabins.
  • Meals: Three meals a day provided. At times you will be responsible for cooking your own lunch after breakfast.
  • Pick up & drop off: We will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. You will need to fly to Whitehorse International Airport where you will be picked up.
  • 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 Whitehorse Airport

You will arrive in at the Whitehorse International Airport where you will be met and transferred to the volunteer project.

Accommodation

Your volunteer accommodation will be in rustic log cabins. The accommodation will be shared. There is a bed and wood stove but no running water or indoor plumbing. Bathrooms are in a separate building and there are larger main buildings in the camp where participants would enjoy their meals.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Three meals a day provided. At times you will be responsible for cooking your own lunch after breakfast. Depending on the activity, the cook will help to prepare your lunch as well.

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 Whitehorse Airport (YXY) in Whitehorse. 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.
Vaccines
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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$945.00
3 weeks
$970.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$995.00
Average fees
$361.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Whitehorse/Canada between 2 weeks and 4 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 Canada.
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 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  Whitehorse, 30 Arnhem Road

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