Working with therapy and assistance dogs and general farm help -Queensland

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  • Description

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    No experience needed. COVID safe area (at the moment)

    Hi and Welcome! We are a couple who have done heaps of travelling and love meeting people with an adventurous spirit who are keen to share and learn about a very special part of Australia. We breed a small number of dogs for therapy and assistance work, in a really top quality, small sized facility. Our dogs are very spoilt and well cared for, and you will be helping with that daily care, and especially early socialising program of pups.

    We are in the 2nd year visa area

    What we are looking for: Independent, mature self starter.

    Due to COVID - we only will take one person, and prefer a longer term stay.

    ENVIRONMENT
    We live in a area of endangered Brigalow Belt vine thicket - forest teaming with birds (34 species on the farm), reptiles and lots of kangaroos and wallabies. The climate is good - not as humid as coastal Queensland and a few degrees cooler. We are in town a couple of times a week, but a beautiful spot otherwise.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    It is a very busy place, suitable for mature-minded, fit, active person. This is important to us, as we primarily do workaway to meet interesting people and enjoy conversation. Reasonable English and good comprehension is important.

    If you are happy to work efficiently on your own sometimes that is important. If you are the sort of person who pitches in to help without being asked, you will fit right in and really enjoy yourself.

    We try to match jobs to your experience and what you enjoy. We enjoy good conversation, laughter and sharing information about countries and culture over dinner. We prefer longer term stays, but flexible. I have travelled overseas to see people who have stayed with us, and enjoy making new friends. We are easy to find - I can pick you up from the city of Toowoomba, about half an hour from us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Sleeping accommodation is in a comfortable caravan of your own near our house. Part of our family the rest of the time. Good fast internet access. No Smokers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love the cultural exchange with workaway, and have met some really awesome people who will remain good friends. If you enjoy sustainable living and farming, we are happy to share with that. We provide delicious, healthy meals, a comfortable bed, and good company. We can help with English if you like. You will learn lots about life in australia and on farms, and about the wilderness areas in the precious Brigalow Belt area of Queensland. You will see awesome sunsets, the best star scares at night ever, and learn lots about native Australian animals. When it is hot, we have some huge monitor lizards which enjoy their meal of meat just beside the house - not something you see each day, even in Australia.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a variety of things that we would love a help with, especially helping us with the dogs at the moment. There are puppies to train and feed, cleaning, shampooing etc. We enjoy working with cheerful, outgoing people. Language is secondary and we are happy to help with English too.

    THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
    Covered shoes for working in
    Comfortable loose fitting work clothes suitable for our climate. Nice in winter, not too cold and beautiful days.
    Water bottle

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a comfortable volunteer room set up next to our house, in a caravan. This is just for sleeping in, and you will be part of our family for meals and the rest of the time. It has power, a comfortable bed, table chairs etc.

    We are off- grid and have a really good solar power system, and high speed internet.

    I love cooking and aim to have really tasty, healthy meals. Generally I will cook, and leave washing up to volunteers. We have high speed broadband internet - WIFI.
    Non smokers please, or if you are giving up, this is the place to do it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Explore Toowoomba and the surrounding areas, or go to Brisbane if you wish. In the local area we are reasonably close to the Bunya Mountains. They are really beautiful forest areas, with lots of walks and wild life. Our farm has protected tropical vine thicket and some beautiful forest areas. There are a lot of bird (34 species) and really cool reptiles. Good running tracks, biking if you want etc.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day / 5 days a week

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