About INTERNeX: Volunteer Program

Do you love animals and have a passion for helping those that are orphaned or injured? Have you ever want to explore the world of dog sledding or relive the old days as a Cowboy (or girl) in beautiful Guyana?  Our volunteering program is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in local communities and wildlife.

Your volunteering experience may require hard work at times, but it will be very rewarding and a rare experience of contributing to animals that need help. This is not only an opportunity to help animals, but it is also an opportunity to improve your English, experience different cultures, and engage with the local lifestyle.

At INTERNeX, our connections with volunteer stations will ensure you the best opportunities and properly prepare you for this experience. To do so, we will match you to an available station that caters to your interests and passion. Here are the types of opportunities available:

  • Volunteer experience with Wildlife rehabilitations centres
  • Social and community volunteer experience within First nations communities
  • Pets rescue and rehabilitations volunteer experiences located in one of our major cities.

The current available positions include bear care, husky ranch, Wild West – Guyana, bears and eagles, island crittercare, the last vaquero, bear, deer and moose haven, amazon and Amerindians, wildlife paradise, care for critters, and Amazon survival. Your stay will last from 2 to 24 weeks depending on the position.

If you have a passion for helping animals, the environment, or a local community, then check out the INTERNeX website for more information or contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts about Canada’s National Symbol

While Germany has a majestic eagle, Denmark a romantic swan and Spain a potent bull, Canada sends a beaver to enter the contest of national animals. Of all the amazing wildlife this country has to offer, it is a cute little beaver that represents Canada. One has to admit that there are fair arguments behind this choice. Back in 1975, when the beaver was announced to be the official national emblem, beaver fur trade had been the reason why a lot of Canada’s wilderness exploration had taken place at all and the animal used to be a symbol of industry in general. Apart from that, beavers are caring parents! Today however, people start talking about a replacement with an animal which represents the splendid beauty of Canada. Oh and there are so many to choose from! What about moose, grizzly or black bear, buffalo and polar bear for example! In my opinion, Canada just needs something more powerful, big and impressive to be symbolized by. What do you guys think about that? Polar bear? Moose? Rather stick to the furry little beaver? Leave a comment and share your opinion!

Cheers

Marianne

P.S. One more fun fact for you: A small, tasty, sugar-coated pastry is called a Beaver Tail (sometimes spelled Beavertail, in one word). It can be found mostly in the Ottawa area but you can also get it on top of Grouse Mountain!! Yumm! 🙂

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun facts

This is my first time in Canada, and there are a lot of new things that catch my attention.

The other night when I was coming back home, I saw three skunks in my street. I had never seen one before and there were three! They were walking quietly and at the same time like if they were hand in hand (or claw in claw…or whatever that the skunks have).

But there are more! My flatmates and I were having dinner and just in front of our window we saw a big rackoon climbing on it! Of course we hurried up a close the window like if there were a lion instead.

There are gentle animals, but it´s better not to approach them because if they feel threatened they can attack, and better not try it! Especially with skunks!

Everybody knows that Vancouver has a lot of wildlife, but I live in the middle of the city! There are just some plants and trees around my home! I can´t imagine what you can find if you live near Stanley Park or one of the multiple parks, lakes that Vancouver has.

British Columbia has the greatest concentration in bears of the world with more than 100,000 bears. They could be considered the most dangerous animal in Canada, but the main problem is humans usually see them like a cuddly animals because teddy bears or cartoons and some people feed them which is particularly dangerous because then bears associate humans with food! So never feed them!

In Vancouver Island are common the cougars, it´s is like a big cat, but dangerous. They usually attack the littler or more vulnerable people, so we must be especially careful if there are any children or we are short and thin (Xenia please take care!)

In some parks of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey nowadays we can often find coyotes. Humans are not usually in risk with them, but children can be!

We must enjoy all the awesome things that Vancouver offers like its wildlife but being always cautious!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: News / Fun Facts

Did you know that we are going white water rafting this month? Yes we are! AND on one of the wildest and craziest rivers in Canada too.

Destination: Chilliwack.

Chilliwack is located in the Fraser valley with a population of 80,000. The whole town is surrounded by beautiful nature: mountains, rivers and lakes; each one is home to some amazing wildlife. The Chilliwack River will take us along some of these breath taking places and maybe we’ll be lucky enough to spot a bear a long the way 🙂

Here are some great pictures from our last rafting:

Join us for another action packed weekend on the 20th of July! We just can’t have enough of them, we know you love them so much and so do we!

Send us an email to pr@internexcanada.com if you wish to sign up.

Cheers,

Lies

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: WHISTLER Trip Announcement

Whistler – one of the most famous and beautiful places in Canada!
Want to see spectacular landscapes? Want to feel the Olympic spirit? Then join our incredible June trip!

We will start out on Friday evening and take the Greyhound bus to arrive in Whistler just in time for dinner and some drinks in the city. We will stay in the brand new HI Hostel Whistler with an on-site café and game room with free pool. Our weekend will be packed with adventures: We can go ZIP LINING in incredible heights, HIKING in Whistler’s scenic mountains, or rent paddle BOATS or KAYAKS on Lake Alta to enjoy the beautiful views! A BBQ DINNER on Saturday will make sure that you are relaxed and your stomach filled for the Saturday night PARTY in the après-ski party city of Whistler! After this action-packed weekend we will head back to Vancouver on Sunday afternoon around 5pm.

There are endless options for other activities:

  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride
  • Olympic venues tour
  • Bungee jumping
  • wildlife watching
  • a SPECIAL event this weekend “Tough Mudder” – watch the ultimate test of strength, grit, and stamina with more than 20 military-style obstacles throughout a 16-20km outdoor terrain.

Date: Friday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 24th

Price: $ 160 for INTERNeX Candidates / $ 165 for non-INTERNeX Candidates
This trip includes:

  • Transportation from Vancouver to Whistler / Whistler to Vancouver
  • Hostel accommodation for 2 nights
  • BBQ dinner on Saturday
  • *Discounted price for zip lining – if you want to do zip lining, please sign up and pay as soon as possible – we have to reserve spaces well in advance!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the heart of British Columbia!

INTERNeX Canada: BiKE ToUR @ Stanley Park

Get ready for our big bike ride at Stanley Park this weekend. We will rent bikes (or bring your own) and spend the afternoon cruising around Stanley Park! It will be a sunny weekend in Vancouver – the right time for some outdoor activities after a long rainy winter.

We can bike the 8km-Stanley Park section of the Seawall right on the edge of the water. Did you know that the Seawall was renewed in 2010/2011? It is now the most popular (and the most beautiful) place to bike and skate in Vancouver. We can also take a look on wildlife and sights inside the park. The Lost Lagoon or the Totem Poles wait to be discovered!

When: Sunday, May 27th, 1 pm
Where: Meeting point is  the intersection West Georgia St/Denman Street in front of the bike shop. We will get our rented bikes and head towards the Park.

See you there!

Xenia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Information About Our Destination Guyana

INTERNeX has exciting news! We have updated the information for our destination Guyana on our website.  Here, you have the opportunity to take part in several exciting Volunteer Projects, whether you are an animal lover, a friend of the environment or an adrenaline seeker, our programs here have something for everyone!

Guyana is an English speaking country in South America and is home to some of the most unspoiled, and beautiful wilderness and wildlife.  Guyana is a great opportunity to experience new cultures, give back and learn about yourself!

At the moment, we have these exciting projects to offer!

Wild West Guyana: This 2 week long experience allows you to live out your inner cowboy (or girl).  Where you have the opportunity to live on a ranch, ride horses, round up cattle and master the lasso!

The Last Vaquero (Cowboy):This program also lasts 2 weeks and you will get the rare opportunity to live amongst the cowboys in Guyana and help build an old style, split wood coral for horses. This program also offers the bonus of visiting a rodeo festival!

Wildlife Paradise:In this program you have the option to stay for 2, 4 or 8 weeks where you will live in the village of Surama.  Here, you will have the chance to assist with wildlife monitoring programs as well as making wildlife and forestry trails and animal spotting hides. This program is perfect for the animal lovers!

Amazon & AmeridiansThis program also offers 2, 4 or 8 week stays where you will spend your time helping set up sustainable eco-tourism.  If you are interested in the environment and love working outdoors, this program is perfect for you! Some of the tasks may include fauna monitoring programs, dugout canoe building, forest trail planning and so much more.

Amazon Survival:  This program is for the outdoorsy adventurers out there! You will take part in a 2 week Amazon survival course learning how to find water, make traps, hunt, build shelter and leave a trail for rescuers.  This one of a kind experience will teach you invaluable knowledge and give you stories to last a lifetime!

If you would like more information on eligibility, specific details on the programs available or just general information on Guyana,  please check out our website,

Cheers,

Kristina

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com