Land and livestock (sheep) Volunteer

  • VO88071


Description

Lucky Ewe is seeking more volunteers to help with their sheep and land management, as they grow this new educational charity in NE Fife. Lucky Ewe aims to give people with additional support needs of any kind, the chance to experience farming, animal husbandry and food production at a pre-entry level. The placements aim to build skills, confidence and experience to help Interns progress towards employment. We are interested in volunteers who enjoy being outside on the land and helping with all the tasks needed to care for a small flock of dairy sheep. Volunteers would help to feed the sheep, provide water, muck out, join in with fencing, move sheep when necessary and take part in the ongoing care of this calm flock of dairy sheep. Volunteers would also be part of the team working with Interns (beneficiaries) and must enjoy working with people in a flexible, relaxed and empathic manner.

Organisation aims and objectives

Lucky Ewe offers workplace experience in land and animal husbandry to people with additional support needs

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3 hours per week

Restrictions

Experience required: Skills: facility for working with others, practical skills, hand tools, sheep husbandry, just a general willingness to muck in. Attitude: proactive and flexible disposition. It also helps to be light-hearted, sympathetic to Lucky Ewe beneficiaries, and community spirited. Experience: individuals at all stages and from all walks of life are welcome.
Travel details: The rented agricultural holding, where most of the sheep are kept, is at Bonnyton Farm by Leven KY8 5PF. Volunteers would have to make their own way there (Flexibus possible). The charity ‘office’ is in Cupar.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago