Volunteer Program – Up up and away!
After a short hiatus whilst we here at Edgar’s Mission focused our energies on coordinating the big move of our sanctuary, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Volunteer Program. So, we are putting the call out for hard working, committed, caring, kind and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in lending a hand at our sanctuary. Please note, while we are still in the process of moving and settling our animal residents into their new home, we must continue to put our time and energy to the best use.
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.
Weekly farmhand volunteering.
Weekly farmhand volunteering opportunities at Edgar’s Mission are open to those who are able to make a one-day a week commitment for a minimum of six months. We understand not everyone can make this enormous commitment however; at this point in time we are unable to dedicate a staff member/volunteer to co-ordinate and supervise one off volunteering. Why a weekly commitment? Each and every day of the week our animals need care, feeding, cleaning of their housing and routine animal husbandry practices, this requires trained and skilled personnel to deliver this on a reliable, continued and skilled basis. We need people we can depend upon to attend the sanctuary and who can continually enhance their training and understanding of our many residents. For more information please contact Julian.
Helping hand volunteering.
Spring heralds many good things like the return of our much awaited Helping hand volunteer program. If you would like to meet like- minded people who care deeply about farmed animals and want to make the world a kinder place, then these days are for you!!
Our helping hand volunteer program targets chores that are determined on a needs basis. They can include painting chicken houses, removing fencing, tidying up laneways, ‘spring cleaning of barns’, weed eradication, stuffing envelopes and more. Whilst these tasks are not glamorous and are often arduous and dirty they greatly assist in keeping our many resident animals safe, happy and healthy. All helping hand volunteer days include a short farm tour and animal meet and greet.
Why’s and where fore’s of helping hand days
- Registration is ESSENTIAL. Please do not sign up if you are not totally committed to attending as numbers are capped and you will be taking the place of someone who really wishes to come along.
- Days commence at 9.00am. Please do not come late, as we must start on time with induction and training. Sorry we are not able to cater for half-day attendance.
- Participants must be aged 18 years and over. For safety reasons individuals aged 15 -17 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on initial visits. Children under the age of 15 are not allowed to volunteer at the sanctuary due to public liability reasons. Sorry to disappoint. Do keep an eye out for our soon to be released Kind Kids Club which will provide for meaningful activities for those under 18 years.
- Helping hand days are the second Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month. Days will go ahead regardless of weather although there are no volunteering activities on severe fire alert days over the summer period.
Available dates for 2016 are:
Sunday 11 September – FULL
Saturday 24 September – FULL
Sunday 9 October – FULL
Saturday 22 October – FULL
Please email Deb to secure your spot.
Corporate or larger group volunteering
We’d love to see you all come and get down and dirty at the farm, however we can only allocate one or two days per month for this.
Please note we are completely booked out for 2016. If you would like to secure a date for 2017 please contact us.