Volunteer with HELP International in Saskatchewan: Tree Production, Research and Training Farm
Contact: Rodney Sidloski, CEO
Tel: 306-842-2433 Cell andTexts: 306-861-0814
Location of Volunteer Internship:
Near Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
HELP Internationals TreeProduction, Research and Training Farm 8 KM West of Weyburn, SK.
Accommodation is provided for volunteers in apartments within thecity of Weyburn
Start Periods for Internships
HELP has openings for one to six month terms year round
Date starts are April 1st, May 1st, June 1st,July 1st, August 1st, September 1st or the 1st of any month
but can be negotiated for other start dates according to availability and needs of each volunteer.
Name/title of volunteer position
Volunteer Green Technologist
Number of positions available:
Six volunteer technologists for two to six month terms in the period: April 1 through October 31
Three volunteer technologist positions available in the period:November 1st through March 31
Address at which volunteering will take place
Rural Location: 8 km West of Weyburn, SK on Highway 13
Rural Municipal location: NE Quarter of Section 20; Township 8;Range 15 West of 2nd Meridian
at HELP International Tree Production, Research and Training Farm
Description of position
Volunteer Technologists will engage in a fast moving multicultural volunteer team environment carrying out:
1) Tree production at the worlds first floating fields tree production nursery with current capacity of 800,000 trees.
This system was discovered and patented by HELPs lead researcher and it being launched internationally.
2) Field forestry: mechanized tree planting, mulching and grassing with community partners and landowners.
3) Irrigation systems installation for HELPs new 24 km lines of treestooling beds
4) Harvest, condition and store genetic material for tree cloning; produce ideal soil; produce homemade non-toxic rooting hormone
5) Transfer the skills you learn to school kids during day long eco-camps
6) Participate in zero waste living and programming
7) Chance to become a management trainee for a portion of the term for those interested
8) Chance to manage an organization debit card, carry out purchasesand related bookkeeping
9) Interns offered opportunity to manage one of fourteen management portfolios at HELP.
HELP provides free:
$150/month stipend for incidentals
Field training and supervision
Certification in up to 130 tools, technologies, and processes inwhich a volunteer gains mastery
Use of HELP vehicles for responsible drivers during off hours andfor weekend excursions
40 hours of volunteer work per week
Daily activity tracking report
Participatory self-assessment reports
Share domestic duties
Volunteers with the Following Qualifications Sought
Love of nature, the outdoors and physical activity
Respect for all things including but limited to: water, earth,air, waste materials
Strong service ethic to serve trees, partners, customers
Two or more previous employments or volunteer experiences
Love of constant learning, research and innovation
Love of other cultures
Fun and Reliable in a team and when working independently
Individuals seeking a fast paced challenging learning experiencein environmental programming
How to Apply
Send application letter and resume to: HELP International email: email@example.com
HELP will then send you an Application/Declaration of Intent whichis a type of self-screening
For general information about HELP and its programs please go to:
Special Note: Please note that HELP International is a federally incorporated non-for-profit corporation founded in 1994 in Saskatchewan,Canada. Though we carry out work overseas in Africa and Asia from time to time, we have never had any association nor affiliation in any way with the HELP International that was founded two years after our founding in Utah in 1996 which sends American volunteers to other countries.
Time Commitment: 40 hours per week; one month minimum commitment
Duration (one-time/ongoing/short term): Can be one-time, ongoing or short term as per availability negotiated with each volunteer.
Most come for single on time term of one,two, three, four, or six months.
Age requirements: 18 to 35 years of age.
Volunteers 35 years and older also sought for those with special capacities in:
. Field training/supervision
. Tree production research