Volunteer & Apprenticeship Program
Inspiring The Next Generation of Regenerative Farmers!
Welcome to our volunteer and apprenticeship page. Whether you want to spend some time volunteering on our farm or become a full-time apprentice, this page has everything you need to get started.
At Alpenblick Farm we offer volunteer and apprenticeship opportunities, both of which we will explain below.
We welcome the public to stop by and help us complete our daily tasks here on the farm. Most people volunteer the same day every week, and some come on a non-consistent basis. We need to plan ahead.
Volunteering hours can vary. It is more efficient to start in the morning and stay for a duration of 2 hours or more. See below for availability, then contact us using the contact form below to inquire.
We offer apprenticeships for the future farmers or small hobby farmers. Please contact us to discuss cost and duration of the programs as well as the different subjects.
Apply for Volunteering:
2) Apprenticeship Program
The purpose of our apprentice program is to teach people how to farm the way we do. We will do our best to give you a detailed overview of the farming practices and animal husbandry. We will teach you about the environment, about fencing and give you a fair amount of practical experience on a farm. You will learn how to take care of the animals from season to season as well as the production side of things. We offer a quiet and peaceful environment. If you love nature, animals, going for walks and learning, this is the right place for you.
One to three months (or more)
Apprentices will complete a list of daily tasks, as well as the unexpected tasks that inevitably come up on a farm, like attending to the birth of new animals, fixing fences, the challenges of weather changes from season to season, etc.
- Feeding animals inside and outside
- Milking the cows
- Making cheese and kefir
- Cleaning the barn and animal care
- Restocking barn supplies and hay
- Small repairs
- Keeping the farm clean and organized
- Our apprentices are served 100% organic food
- You make breakfast and lunch for yourself
- Petra will cook dinner for everybody
- Every day on the farm is different and cannot always be measured by hours. When the chores are done the day is done, which is typically 4-6 hours.
- Apprentices have the entire upstairs of our house to themselves, which includes 2 private bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Things to Bring
- Rubber boots (summer) or insulated boots (winter)
- Winter jacket or insulated coveralls
- We will provide gloves for you for all seasons
Leisure and Fun
There are a number of fun, healthy activities waiting for you during your free time. You can use the Trans Canada trail for bike rides or walks. We will help to ensure you have a balanced and fulfilling life during your stay at our farm. Here is a list of some of the possible activities.
Our farm is also located right next to the Trans Canada Trail, where you can walk, run, or bike. You're also welcome to go for long walks on our 100 acre farm.
The next small town is only 15 minutes away by car and you can join us on our shopping sprees during the week.
Every Sunday, we usually go out for the afternoon to visit local festivals, events or villages. Helpers are welcome to join us or stay on the farm and just relax.
Apprentices are welcome to use our internet to check emails, but need to use their own data for movies, video chats or whatsapp.
Ready to Begin?
Apply now for the Alpenblick Farm apprenticeship program by scrolling up and filling out our application form.
We look forward to talking to you and will get back to you within 48 hours.