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Help with an animal rescue charity near Dayboro, Queensland, Australia

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    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 for the animals to range free across our 55 acres which creates unique challenges for our helpers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 600kg 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

    Help

    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.

    Working seven half days per week. Two half days will often be combined to make one day.

    Only those with a desire to help animals should apply.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is basic, but the kitchen is fitted out with everything you need and there is a comfortable living area. It's the responsibility of volunteers to clean and tidy the bungalow.

    The bungalow features a bathroom with a shower running hot and cold water, living room, and kitchen. The animals have access to the front and back doors, so you never now who will turn up to say hi. Animals are not permitted inside the accommodation. You may share the bungalow with up to two other people. A TV is provided along with a wood fire (if you want to stay warm you will need to chop wood!). Free wifi and is provided, along with a swimming pool.

    The bungalow was renovated in April 2022.

    Meals are not provided, but we do reimburse food costs up to $10 a day. You will be rostered six half-days per week (this may be rostered as two full days and a half day depending upon operational need).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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. There is no public transportation.

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We are on Starlink. 128mb/s download. 16 mb/s upload.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Campervans are welcome. We only have standard power sockets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hours/week), 2 days off

Host ref number: 596677246953

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