Land and livestock (sheep) Volunteer

  • VO88071


Description

Lucky Ewe is seeking more volunteers to help with their sheep as they grow this new educational charity in NE Fife.

They aim 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. Their placements aim to build skills and experience to help them progress towards employment.

They are interested in volunteers who enjoy being outside on the land and helping with all the tasks needed to care for their small flock of 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 their beneficiaries and must enjoy working with people in a flexible and relaxed 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, sheep husbandry, just a general willingness to muck in Attitude: proactive and flexible (also useful) light-hearted, sympathetic to Lucky Ewe beneficiaries, community spirited Experience: individuals from all walks of life are welcom
Travel details: The rented agricultural holding, where most of the sheep are kept, is at Bonnyton Farm by Leven. Lucky Ewe is based in Cupar. Volunteers would have to make their own way there.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago

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