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Care Farm Animal Assistant

  • Location: Lara VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Time Required

    Flexiable roster with morning (9.00 - 11.00AM) and afternoon (5.00 - 6.00PM) shifts avaliable

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Working with Animals
    • Garden Maintenance
  • Training

    Online Induction & site specific induction. Regular training offered on a variety of subjects.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Heavy Lifting

    Our Volunteers Office will help you apply for a free Police Check, a free Working with Children's Check and sign the Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme Consent Form.

    Applicants must have an interest and general knowledge of animal care and gardening.
    Duties may include:
    - lifting a wheel barrow
    - Feeding and caring for animals
    - Some gardening and kneeling
    - Be comfortable working outdoors.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Do you like working outdoors? Do you like animals?

Our Volunteer Care Farm Animal Assistants assist the Care Farm Supervisor, to maintain the health and well-being of our Care Farm animals and develop and maintain the Care Farm gardens at Costa Residential Aged Care, in order to add to the Lifestyle and well-being of residents and visitors to the facility.

The Care Farm is home to a Shetland Pony, Sheep, Chickens, and Ducks. The animals provide a calm and therapeutic environment for our aged residents to enjoy.

Volunteers commit to a regular day shift through the week, and are supported by the Care Farm coordinator who provides initial training.