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Can you handle the elements of Lake Superior?

Applications accepted after February 13, 2020. See below for requirements.

Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior offers volunteers an opportunity to be a Host Keeper for a week-long stay at Porphyry Island during the 2020 summer season.

Host Keeping requires a volunteer to help out for five-hours daily, meet & greet visitors, assist with grounds keeping and help in the preparation of meals. Couples, small families, singles work well with our program.

Listen to Host Keeper Heather McLeod tell you about her families journey.

Host Keeping on Porphyry Island what does it entail?

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.

We have one double bed and a cot in a large master bedroom, for a couple or small family.

There is a cost per person to be a host keeper, each individual needs to purchase a $20 dollar membership and $200 for transportation and food allowance.

The membership cover’s insurance for your stay and provides you with a connection to the organization through future e-blasts and event notices.

Our food menu is basic, and we have years of experiences in accommodating different tastes and diets. We have a set menu that’s shared in advance.

Prior to your term we would provide you with an orientation document to help you acclimatize to your new surroundings.

  1. Send us an email and put “Host Keeper 2020” 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.

Being confirmed for a term as a Host Keeper will be determined on; your response to the email questions, the dates that you are available.

Host Keeper #1 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub June 28- July 5

Host Keeper #2 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub – July 5- 12

Host Keeper #3 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub – July 12-19

Host Keeper #4 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub – July 19-26

Host Keeper #5 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub – July 26 – Aug. 2

Host Keeper #6 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub – Aug. 2- 9    

Host Keeper #7 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub – Aug. 9-16

Host Keeper #8 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub Aug. 16- 23

Host Keeper #9 – Depart: Thunder Bay Hub Aug. 23-30