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Volunteering at Iris Lodge Alpacas

If you're passionate about volunteering and dream of spending your days surrounded by alpacas, llamas, horses, babydoll sheep, wiltipoll sheep, guinea fowl, chickens, and friendly dogs, consider joining us at Iris Lodge Alpacas! Our volunteer program offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the farming industry while getting to know the diverse personalities that make up our happy herd of pets.

About Us: Iris Lodge Alpacas is a picturesque farm nestled in the Jilliby / Dooralong Valley in the Central Coast Hinterland. We're dedicated to providing a quality home for our animals while offering an educational environment where visitors can learn about these remarkable creatures. Joining our volunteer team is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the joys of farm life.

Location: Iris Lodge Alpacas, 33 Dunks Lane Jilliby NSW 2259

Phone: 0467950470

Who can volunteer? To apply for our volunteer program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years and over.

  • Commit to the minimum time requirements.

  • Have a genuine love for animals and a passion for farm life.

  • Possess good physical fitness, as some tasks may involve lifting and physical labor.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for interacting with visitors.

  • Tertiary Student Work Experience only – applicants must be enrolled in a certificate/degree in veterinary medicine or animal care and have successfully completed all necessary course requirements.

Volunteer Roles and Duties: We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Animal Care: Assisting in the care of alpacas, llamas, horses, babydoll sheep, wiltipoll sheep, guinea fowl, chickens, and dogs.

  • Tours: Assisting tour guides in hosting guided tours for farm visitors.

  • General Farm Maintenance: Helping with gardening and grounds maintenance.

Time Commitment: We offer flexible hours with a weekly commitment:

  • Long Term Volunteer: One 4-6 hour day per week for 3 months or more (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).

  • Tertiary Student Work Experience: 1 or 2 week block, Thursday to Monday, from 9 am to 4 pm.

Benefits: Joining our volunteer program comes with several benefits, including:

  • Valuable experience in the farming and animal care industry.

  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn about alpacas, llamas,  sheep, horses and other farm animals.

  • Experience the perks of farm life, including breathtaking scenery and adorable animals.

  • Plenty of interactions and photo opportunities with the alpacas , llamas, horses and sheep

How to Apply: To apply for our volunteer program, complete the form below and provide details about yourself, previous experience, area of interest, and availability.

Join us at Iris Lodge Alpacas and make a meaningful contribution to our farm's mission while gaining valuable skills and experiences in the process. We can't wait to welcome you to our volunteer team! Note: All volunteers will be required to complete a brief orientation and training before starting their duties.

Please complete the below form if you are interested in volunteering

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