Reina Fennell, 21
Email: click here
Present Country: Canada
Join Date: January 12, 2016
Last Updated: October 13, 2018
Last Signed In: March 13, 2019
I am scoping out driving from Kelowna to Saskatoon between August 15-20 (2017). I am open to a female companion or two for the drive if they are happy to chip in for gas :)
BC West Coast, February 2019
As of the fall of 2017, my horse and I have moved to Saskatoon and I am a veterinary student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
I'm interested in helpxing on ranches in the province during my reading breaks (Feb 18-24) and possibly in the spring after exams (post April 30th).
I was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, a small island of BC's west coast. I am an explorer and traveller at heart. I love anything to do with animals, the ocean, beaches, boats and wilderness adventure.
In 2015 I was introduced to workaway programs through Farm Helpers in New Zealand (FHiNZ). While abroad, I volunteered on two different farms on New Zealand's south island though the program. I was hosted by amazing families in both places. I really enjoyed learning about each locations culture and self-sustainable living practices.
Prior to vet school, I completed 2 years of a Bioveterinary science degree at Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus. While in the maritimes I was able to HelpX over school breaks and during transitions from the east coast back to the west coast. Each of my HelpX experiences has been phenomenal and I continue to keep my eyes open for opportunities in between and around my university schedule.
My family has had a number of WWOOFers and backpackers stay with us over the years; it's such a great way to meet phenomenal people. Travel combined with volunteering is a good experience on both ends of the spectrum--for the host and the hosted!
My primary skills:
manual labour ( trail building, treeplanting, painting, fencing, weeding, etc.).
I'm always open to learning new things! I am passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle. I enjoy learning about anything cooking or recreation-related that enhances this :)
-Parks Canada - Marine ecology research assistant (summer 2017)
- Richardson Ranch - Ranch hand (summer 2016)
-Treeplanting (2 years, west coast)
-Municipal Village Maintenance Crew
-Eagle crest ent. Contracting work (including trail building, deck handing and dock maintenance for fishing lodges)
-Haida Wild fish processing/packaging plant
-Haida Gwaii recreation summer program assistant (kids day camps)
Past Volunteer and/or HelpX Experiences:
-Morningstar Farm/Little Qualicum Cheeseworks (X2 - BC)
-Laskeek Bay Conservation Society (Haida Gwaii)
-Chase River vet clinic (Van Isl.)
-Truro Animal Hospital (NS)
-Forever Memories Equestrian Centre (NS)
-Lake Else Teen camp (BC)
-Haida Gwaii Animal Hospital (BC)
-Blue Raven Farm (NS)
-Hinchinbrook Farm (NS)
-Peel Forest Farmstay (NZ)
-Tira Ora Wildlife Sanctuary (NZ)
-Misty Isle Bible camp (Haida Gwaii)
I look forward to meeting you!