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We are a registered charity that rescues farm animals from abuse, neglect and situations where they are in danger and provides them with a forever home. The sanctuary provides the animals to range free across our 55 acres which creates unique challenges for our helpers.
Our Animal Rescue provides compassionate care to animals that have been designed by the commercial food industry to live short, unhappy lives. helpers here learn to provide for the needs of these poor abused animals by understanding when they are in need and meeting their requirements. You will learn some basic medical procedures (you might have to give a rooster a pill!) and you will learn how to manage yourself safely around 300kg pigs and 500kg cattle, many of whom have suffered at the hands of people in the food industry before their rescue. You will learn an appreciation for these wonderful animals and will learn to spot trouble signs and when they just need a pat. You will also learn to sweep, mop, scrub and use a pitchfork like a master! 3 month helpers will receive an internship reference stating that they have been trained to handle large animals and provide basic medical care.
Help includes daily cleaning of barns and coops, feeding, health checks, light maintenance help, monitoring herd movements and intensive care of ill, old and baby animals. Extra tasks may be required when new rescues, infants or school groups come in. You will help in a team of two.
Only those with a desire to help animals should apply.
IMMEDIATE start (minimum two weeks)
19 January, 2020 to 27 January, 2020 (fixed period)
6 February, 2020 (minimum one month)
27 May, 2020 (minimum one month)
The bungalow features a bathroom with a shower running hot and cold water, living room, kitchen and small back yard. You will share a room with one other person and will share the bungalow with three people. A TV is provided along with a wood fire (if you want to stay warm you will need to chop wood!). Free wifi is provided, along with a swimming pool.
Meals are not provided. However we will reimburse food costs provided with receipts up to $210 per month.
This is a responsible role. You will be provided with specific requirements and care standards and your work will be monitored regularly.
The farm is 1km from the village of Dayboro, which has 6 cafes and a pub. Buses run twice daily on weekdays to the station from which express trains take 35 minutes to the city.
The farm is vegan. Animal products are not permitted to be brought into, or stored in, the helpers bungalow. The Australian government does not allow us to authorise second year work visas.
You should not apply for this position if you are scared of large animals, don't like to get dirty or clean poop, or get lonely or homesick.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week
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