ANIMAL CARE VOLUNTEER
Starting 23 November, 2014
Days are long, from dawn to dusk, but the happy smiling faces of the animals around you will make it all worth it. Duties include daily cleaning of barns and coops, feeding, health checks, light maintenance work, monitoring herd movements and intensive care of ill, old and baby animals. Extra duties may be required when new rescues, infants or school groups come in.
This is a very responsible role and there will often be days that you will manage the sanctuary on your own. You will be provided with specific requirements and care standards and your work will be monitored regularly.
Only those with a deep desire to care for animals should apply.
Free private accommodation and an $90 per month food allowance is offered in our volunteer bungalow in return for four 5-hour days work per week caring for rescued farm animals.
No experience is necessary as full training will be given. Preference is given to longer stays. You can bring a friend or partner to stay for free, but we may need to make a charge for water usage if you bring someone in dry months.
The bungalow features a bathroom with a shower running hot and cold water, living room, kitchen and a small back yard. You will have a private room and will share the bungalow with one other volunteer, who will also have a private room. A TV is provided along with a wood fire (you will need to chop wood if you want to stay warm!). Free wifi is provided and a swimming pool is also available.
Location of the Farm
The farm is 1km from the village of Dayboro, which has 5 cafes and a pub. Buses run twice daily on weekdays to the station from which express trains take 35 minutes to the city.
Conditions of the Role
The farm is vegan. Animal products are not permitted to be brought into, or stored in, the volunteer accommodation. The Australian government does not allow us to authorise second year Working Holiday Visas.
If you fail to complete a minimum one month period, no meal allowance will be paid. You should not apply for this position if you are scared of large animals, don’t want to clean up poop, don’t have the confidence to manage the farm for a 10 hour period on your own, or if you are subject to feeling lonely or homesick.
Please contact us using the form below for information and to apply.