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Positions: Volunteers – Resident Service Program (RSP)
Cost: monthly fee $595 covers accom., meals, activities (see below)
Organization: Hollyhock
Location: Cortes Island, British Columbia

Hollyhock connects people to ideas, friends, and inspiration. Experience Canada's Lifelong Learning Centre, on magical Cortes Island...

Support our work and get behind-the-scenes experience with our month-long immersion program, including:

  • 30 hours/week of active service alongside our staff, including experience in our kitchen, housekeeping, garden, hosting, store, maintenance, and production departments
  • 3 wonderful Hollyhock meals each day
  • Comfortable shared accommodation with other residents
  • 4 hours/week of dedicated yoga, personal growth, mindfulness practice, island adventures, and guided nature immersion
  • Access to a variety of onsite amenities and activities, including ocean-view hot tubs, presenter evenings, oyster BBQs, morning rows, guided hikes, and more.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Has an open, positive, and willing attitude
  • Has physical stamina, range of motion, and ability to work on their feet for up to 7-hour shifts
  • Cheerfully takes on essential physical tasks such as housekeeping and food preparation
  • Wishes to dedicate time to a focused period of service
  • Enjoys working with others as a team
  • Is comfortable living in a collective situation
  • Is emotionally and psychologically stable
  • Is interested in learning and personal growth

Available Session Dates:

  • April 22 – May 23
  • May 23 – June 24
  • June 24 – July 24
  • July 24 – Aug 25
  • Aug 25 – Sep 23
  • Sept 23 – Oct 21

Starts with dinner on your arrival day
Ends with lunch on your departure day

8:30-9:30am Breakfast
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
6:30-7:30pm Dinner

LOCATION: Cortes Island BC


INCLUSIVE PRICE: $595 / 1 month. Covers cost of shared accommodation, all meals, and program activities.

Hollyhock can only provide a limited number of placements; please apply soon to avoid disappointment.

A limited number of RSP partial scholarships are available based on financial need. You may apply for a scholarship after your RSP application has been accepted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 27 2019    ID: 51686