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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 being a host keeper and our 2021 include transportation and room & board. Our charter leaves on Sunday morning and you return the following Sunday afternoon.

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