We’re nothing without ewe!! Edgar’s Mission gratefully appreciates the invaluable assistance of like-minded people who too share our belief in a kind and just world for all. Whether it is making kind choices in your life, donating your hard earned dollars to our cause or sharing your time with us here at the sanctuary – we truly appreciate your support and belief in our work. Please read on to find out more about volunteering at our Lancefield home.
What is Edgar’s Mission
Edgar’s Mission was founded by Pam Ahern, who acquired a pig as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of pigs. He would come to be known as Edgar Alan Pig and his mission of kindness continues to this day. Over the years the sanctuary has grown from housing one to over 450 animals, with thousands more rescued and rehomed with loving families.
Here’s a short clip from the end of 2015 with snippets from the year, we hope you enjoy it:
We also encourage you to take a look and “like” our Facebook page, so you can get a feel of what’s currently happening and see which animals are around now.
What to wear
Work on a farm can be dirty, dusty, wet, muddy and anything in between (and often all in one day!). With this in mind, please come prepared with sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, gloves and clothes that you don’t mind never looking the same again.
What you’ll be doing
Please arrive at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. We will try to finish up by 3.30pm, and then you can be on your way.
Hours: 9.30 to 3.30pm
- 9.30 – 12pm: Working out on the farm – tasks could involve anything from painting to pulling down fencing, raking or cleaning up manure.
- 12 – 12.30pm: Lunchtime
- 12.30 – 2pm: Working in the shop – picture Santa’s little helpers. Tasks could include tying bows on little animals, attaching tags to keyrings, packaging packs of gift cards or sorting calendars and flyers into envelopes.
- 2 – 3.30: Time to go for a tour! Now you’ll get to see many of our residents – and some may even treat you to a cuddle.
As we are some distance from the local shops, please bring along your own food and snacks (The Aspey in Lancefield does stock lots of goodies you could swing by and grab on the way).
Out of respect for our animal friends, we ask that no animal products make their way to our farm via your lunch box. Usually we suggest groups make a picnic, where each person brings something along to share. It’s more social and fun that way, and you get to taste (and critique!) each other’s cooking. Of course, this is up to you.
Just in case you need some inspiration, we’ve put together a list of links to blogs chock full of delicious recipes.
Minimalist Baker: http://minimalistbaker.com/recipe-index/
Oh She Glows: http://ohsheglows.com/categories/recipes-2/
Deliciously Ella: www.deliciouslyella.com/
One Green Planet: www.onegreenplanet.org/channel/vegan-recipe/
Our address is 81 Bridies Lane, Lancefield, just 5kms from the town Lancefield, off Three Chain Road (that is the road that heads to Kyneton).
Please note we require a minimum of 6 participants in the group and can accomodate up to 15.
Please email Meg for availability.