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  • Land and livestock (sheep) Volunteer
    with Lucky Ewe

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO88071 - Created/last updated: 25/08/2021



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    About this opportunity: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

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    No

    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

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe 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.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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