Help with animal care and more at an animal rescue charity near Aberfoyle, Scotland.

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  • Description

    Description

    Help with animal care, maintenance and fundraising at an animal rescue charity in Scotland.

    Come and stay in a caravan on our animal sanctuary next to the river near beautiful Aberfoyle in The Trossachs, central Scotland!

    The charity manager is an older lady who's health is not great and we need caring reliable people to help her care for the wide variety of rescued animals we have here as well as help with maintaining the site and attending fundraising events around the country!

    We have 15 special needs dogs including Chihuahuas with heart problems and multiple blind Labrador types. We also have guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, chinchillas, a pig, donkeys, 2 cows, 2 sheep, ponies, horses, chickens, tortoises, a bearded dragon, snake, cats and erm I think that's it!

    A lot of your time will be spent supervising the rescued dogs here, sitting with them and giving them company, making sure they are ok, please only apply if you would be happy sometimes spending a few hours at a time doing this!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area around our sanctuary is truly the heart of Scotland! Aberfoyle and The Trossachs is only a 10 minute cycle along a beautiful safe cycle path and has all amenities like co-op shop, pubs etc.

    A bicycle can be provided as well as lifts to the towns if required. We are close to Loch Lomond as well as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.

    Our sanctuary is home to 160 rescued animals and the rewards from helping care for them are huge!

  • Help

    Help

    We need help caring for the rescued animals at our sanctuary, from guinea pigs to horses and everything in between!

    This involves mucking out, feeding, watering, grooming and exercising as well as cuddling and loving! We also need help with fundraising events...this involves attending shows, highland games and events all over Scotland and assisting with set up and running of our tombola and charity info stall as well as looking after our special needs dogs who attend these events with us. We'd also appreciate help with general maintenance and odd jobs around the sanctuary, plus possible admin/social media help! Our site and facilities are basic and rustic, if you want luxury and fancy this is NOT the place for you!

    We are looking for kind, caring, hard working people who are willing to turn their hand to whatever is required to assist the charity manager with the day to day running of the centre. The work is not easy but is highly rewarding and offers great opportunities for seeing Scotland!

    You MUST be comfortable spending a lot of time with lots of dogs!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation will be in a comfortable cosy caravan right in the heart of our sanctuary! There is a Portaloo on site, and full shower/washing facilities are available for you to use nearby, but showering daily will not be possible so please be aware of this! The caravan has BASIC cooking facilities and there is the possibility of some shared meals but you would mostly be preparing your own food. We are happy to take you to town for supplies etc but these need to be purchased by you, unfortunately as a small charity we can't afford to provide your food. There is running water on site for washing/dishes etc but no running water in your caravan. Please be sure this will all be ok with you before applying, thanks!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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