New Brunswick


New Brunswick, Canada - Volunteer Host Keeper

Type:  Volunteer Host Keeper
Location: Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada
Contact: Laurie Murison (506) 662-8316
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Volunteers share a fully equipped 6 bedroom keepers' dwelling.  Those with RVs can park at a nearby campground. Opportunities are available from mid-May through early October, preferably for longer time frames but as short as a week.  Lighthouse and keepers' dwelling are located on a peninsula accessed by foot. Lighthouse is wooden and 4-storeys. Island has a daily toll ferry service.  Fog is common and the fog horn sounds every 20 seconds.
Duties:  May and June duties include maintenance (cleaning buildings, scraping, painting, yard/trail work, basic carpentry), setting up museum and gift shop for season, lighthouse tours as requested. July and August duties are shared with summer students in museum and gift shop from 10 am - 6 pm and includes yard and trail work. Off hour lighthouse tours are optional if requested. September and early October duties include work in gift shop, museum, maintenance and winterizing facilities.

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