Program Details

This is a truly unique opportunity to live and volunteer in a remote First Nations community in northern Canada. You will have the opportunity to learn and experience a different culture and way of life while dealing with the challenges and problems that
Location:
Ottawa, Canada
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Frontiers Foundation is a federally chartered non-profit organization operating in Canada since 1968. Our mandate is to provide volunteers to small, often isolated, First Nations communities to assist on a variety of community development projects. Most of our projects encompass two areas-education and recreation. On our education projects the volunteers assist as tutors and teaching assistants and on our recreation projects the volunteers help to provide social and recreational activities for the community youth.

This is a truly unique opportunity to live and volunteer in a remote First Nations community in northern Canada. You will have the opportunity to learn and experience a different culture and way of life while dealing with the challenges and problems that exist in many of these communities. Any successful volunteers would have the opportunity to see and do things that very few people have had the opportunity to see and do.

Our projects bring value to the community by having volunteers that can bring skills, experience in working with youth and students, and, perhaps most importantly, enthusiasm, to the schools and communities with which we work. We are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic, and motivated volunteers that want to make an impact on the communities and schools. The volunteers have an incredible opportunity to learn about another culture and way of life while assisting in an area of Canada that desperately needs assistance.
Setting Description:
Our projects are primarily in the far north of Canada in the Northwest Territories. The communities in which we work are as small as one hundred people and as large as four thousand. Some of the communities can only be reached by small plane and others by northern roads. We expect to have projects in the communities of Inuvik, Fort Good Hope, Fort Simpson, Wrigley, Fort Liard, Nahanni Butte, Fort Providence, and Hay River.
Cost:
All of the volunteer's costs on the project are covered including food and accommodations and medical insurance. We also provide winter clothing, as it gets cold in the winter, and a living allowance of $50 a week for pocket money. The travel within Canada, to and from the project location, is also covered however the volunteers from outside of Canada are required to pay for their travel to and from Canada. The overseas volunteers are required to obtain a work visa and while we assist them to

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