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Host Keeping, a working holiday with community in mind! If you like to see exactly what is involved, watch the video at the bottom of the page.

Would you like to be a host keeper for a one week term? If so please read the basic outline below, and email us your response for consideration.

CLLS offers volunteers an opportunity to be a Host Keeper for a week-long stay at Porphyry Island during the 2021 summer season. Host Keepers are required to help five-hours daily, meet & greet visitors, assist with grounds keeping and help in the preparation of meals. Single people, couples, small families, are invited to apply for the positions.

We provide a two hour orientation on site, and prior to arrival provide you with a working schedule and written orientation.

There are some costs to be a host keeper and our 2021 user fee schedule is not completed yet. The cost have in the past included a fee for room and board.

Prior to your term we would provide you with an orientation document to help you acclimatize to your new surroundings. Please take a moment to review the video below for a better understanding.

  1. Send us an email and put “Host Keeper 2021” in the subject line.
  2. Tell us why you would like to be a host keeper? (250 words)
  3. Tell us what skills you bring to the lighthouse or project ideas?
  4. Tell us how you found about the opportunity to be a Host Keeper?
  5. Let us know what your availability is? See dates below.

Final confirmation for a term as a Host Keeper will be determined on; your response to the email questions, the dates that are available and after review by a committee of CLLS.

Host Keeper #1 – Depart Thunder Bay June 27- July 4, 2021

Host Keeper #2 – Depart Thunder Bay – July 4- 11, 2021

Host Keeper #3 – Depart Thunder Bay – July 11-18, 2021

Host Keeper #4 – Depart Thunder Bay – July 18-25, 2021

Host Keeper #5 – Depart Thunder Bay – July 25 – Aug. 1, 2021

Host Keeper #6 – Depart Thunder Bay Hub - Aug. 1- 8, 2021

Host Keeper #7 – Depart Thunder Bay Hub - Aug. 8-15, 2021

Host Keeper #8 – Depart Thunder Bay Hub Aug. 15- 22, 2021

Host Keeper #9 – Depart Thunder Bay Hub Aug. 22-29, 2021