Many horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys, pigs, goats and house dogs welcome your care in Kildare, Ireland

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  • Description

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    ***Due to Covid restrictions we are looking for workawayers who are currently in Ireland or if coming from abroad have completed their 2 week self isolation ***

    My name is Martina and I am a co-founder of the animal rescue. I am a graphic designer by trade. I live on the farm at weekends and then go back to Dublin to work on a Tuesday.

    There’s a very good bus service to Dublin and other parts of the country if you want to explore on your days off.

    The rescue organisation is very busy and full of energy, we regularly have emergencies to attend and new animals arriving constantly, visits to the veterinary hospital, and sometimes have to deal with severe cases of neglect. It is not for the faint hearted, but it is incredibly rewarding. People who enjoy this type of help have lots of energy and enjoy getting hands on experience with large numbers of animals of all varieties. We have many horses, Shetland ponies and donkeys, pigs, goats and and a big pack of house dogs [15 to 20] so you will never be lonely :).
    It is hard and tiring help but very rewarding.
    All the volunteers are a great bunch of people, very friendly and helpful.
    It’s noisy and full on most days. Always people in and out.

    It is very important that you speak English. Winter you would need warm clothes and warm boots/wellingtons.

    We have a no meat policy because most Volunteers are vegetarian or vegan.

    The farm is a busy happy place 💕

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    We have a bustling rescue centre where many volunteers come to help out as a team. They will learn about how to treat injuries, basic vet nursing, handling horses, gaining trust, equine nutrition.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for physically fit volunteers able to help with animals, muck out, water, feed, help with fencing, all the tasks needed on horse farms. A lot of team spirit is needed and the ability to communicate is important.
    Good English is essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a really lovely mobile home for you to stay in, very clean, heated etc. The farmhouse beside it you will have use of the bathroom and shower.

    Food will be provided by us, there is always loads of food at the farm for volunteers.

    We are all vegetarians and vegans. The farm is a no meat zone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The opportunity to travel is great. We also have regular buses to the West of Ireland from our nearest village and to Dublin. The area has canal and forest walks but own transport would be advised for real exploration as we are a volunteer based rescue and don't take time off personally.
    Great if you have a car but not essential.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have dogs onsite, we have had workaways with their own dogs before and it has worked great

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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