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Farm Animal Rescue

World, Oceania, Australia, Dayboro



Travel dates

27°C, 13:32

About the workproject

We need 4 volunteers

Available start dates
IMMEDIATE start (minimum two weeks)
10 October, 2019 (minimum one month)
20 November, 2019 (minimum one month)
6 December, 2019 (minimum one month)
27 February, 2020 (minimum one month)

Days are long, from dawn to dusk, but the happy smiling faces of the animals around you will make it all worth it. Duties include daily cleaning of barns and coops, feeding, health checks, light maintenance work, monitoring herd movements and intensive care of ill, old and baby animals. Extra duties may be required when new rescues, infants or school groups come in.

Permanent part time opportunities are available here.

This is a responsible role. You will be provided with specific requirements and care standards and your work will be monitored regularly.
Only those with a deep desire to care for animals should apply.

Location of the Farm

The farm is 1km from the village of Dayboro, which has 6 cafes and a pub. Buses run twice daily on weekdays to the station from which express trains take 35 minutes to the city.

Conditions of the Role

If you fail to complete the one month period, no meal allowance will be paid.

You should not apply for this position if you are scared of large animals, don’t want to clean up poop, don’t have the confidence to manage the farm for a 10 hour period on your own, or if you are subject to feeling lonely or homesick. Working around farm animals is heavy, dirty and tiring work and requires strength and stamina. Working with large animals is not without danger but the sanctuary has policies in place so that you are insured against workplace accidents. Your safety is primarily your responsibility, you must follow our safety procedures or else you will place yourself at risk.
If short-listed you may be required to spend a day with one of our current volunteers, so that your abilities can be evaluated.

About the host


Host since




Last seen online

4 months ago

Our Founder and President is Brad King. Vice President Carol Slater. Communications Director Joanne Webb. Farm Supervisor Sally Murray.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • animal care

Expected workhours

  • 8 hours a day
  • 4 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared apartment

Free accommodation and a $210 per month food reimbursement is offered in our volunteer bungalow. You will share a room with one other person.
No experience is necessary as full training will be given.
The bungalow features a bathroom with a shower running hot and cold water, living room, kitchen and a small back yard. You will share a room with one other person and will share the bungalow with three people in total, who will also have a private room. A TV is provided along with a wood fire (you will need to chop wood if you want to stay warm!). Free wifi is provided and a swimming pool is also available.

  • self catering

We reimburse food costs up to $210 per month. The farm is vegan. Animal products are not permitted to be brought into, or stored in, the volunteer accommodation. The Australian government does not allow us to authorise second year Working Holiday Visas.

  • no money is involved

This is a volunteer opportunity.