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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20 acres
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 38077
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: March 3, 2020

**Hi All, we have had some FABULOUS Helpers in the Sanctuary for the last few months, THANK YOU SO MUCH .. We have a vacancy now for March ..

****N.B. : PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS you LOVE ANIMALS & BIRDS, AND YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE lots of daily jobs and sometimes long hours that looking after them properly entails ..These are rescued animals and birds and they now deserve a HIGH standard of Care .. We have had several helpers in the past who expected otherwise and who did not read our Profile or long info email, Please please please please read both carefully and do NOT apply, if you are not happy to muck in and help us to look after our many rescued animals and birds properly ****
** N.B. .. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ OUR PROFILE carefully.. This is very detailed to try to avoid misunderstandings ..
We have a large number of rescued animals and birds and their daily care is vitally important, so a true animal lover is a must.. as well as animal care there is often weeding / field maintenance / painting required to improve our rescued horses and ponies lives .. we also have several large hen rescues coming up too, which are always very rewarding to attend and you will get the chance to travel all over the country ..
We need helpers who are GENUINE ANIMAL LOVERS, who have a great interest in animal welfare..and who will go the EXTRA distance for our rescued animals and birds, you Do Not have to, but we really appreciate helpers who will do extra on busier days, some days can be long and hard, as rescued animals don`t stick to a 9am to 3pm routine, but most days ALL chores are finished by 2/3pm !! And there is always something going on :)
Littlehill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary rescues animals and birds from a variety of deplorable situations and death. We provide Vet care, rehabilitate and find new homes. we are a strict `No Kill` and so any animals or birds who are unrehomeable stay in the Sanctuary for life. We have to date rescued Thousands of ex battery cage hens from slaughter, then rehabilitated them and found them new homes. We have a flock of ex batts who are permanent residents at the sanctuary, along with horses, ponies, donkety, feral cats, dogs, hens, ducks, geese, turkey, pigeons, sheep, goats and pigs. You will learn a lot re animal care and behaviour.
The daily work includes taking care of many animals and birds, looking after our organic hens, eggs. Depending on the Season,( and number of helpers,) there are different daily jobs ie general maintenance, weeding in paddocks, fencing, painting, General maintenance and some housework. It takes at MOST 5/6 hours per day, some like to go more slowly so it takes a lot longer ! .. Pocket money available for Longer Stays for one person for this option..
####** or there is a `bed and breakfast only` option for three hours help per day ??, so you would be free from 12 noon and could go off out every day exploring, and this would be expected ! ####
Please specify which option you would prefer ..
Accommodation is in the Gate Lodge/wooden house, it is very BASIC but comfortable, two double bedrooms, bathroom, heating, hot water bottles, cooking facilities with lots of fresh vegetarian food and snacks and treats provided. You have your own TV, bicycle available and you can go off every afternoon. . We go to Dublin regularly and you are welcome to join wherever we go ..
NB If you are a meat eater this is probably not the place for you. Laundry facilities are limited so please bring plenty of clothes !!
We go to Dublin regularly so helpers can have several hours to explore Dublin. On your day off we can drop you to several local buses, you can go the day before, stay over and so travel a bit further round Ireland. We can help you with bus/train routes and suggestions of interesting places to see.
Daily hours vary, helpers need to be flexible and will have one and a half days off per week. We need helpers who have a sincere interest in animals and their welfare.
Buses available to anywhere in Ireland all within a few kms and bicycle available to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.
We request applicants stay for a minimum of four weeks, longer stays are even better and we BEG that applicants read our Profile carefully, have realistic expectations and give us definite dates of departure, so we can plan ..
THANK YOU to our recent fabulous helper, Leonard, who helped here for nearly three months, you are a pleasure to know and also to Fanny and then to Gracie, and also to Pia and Hasret who were here for over three months and then Aine for two months , Aude, Aine and wonderful Lana and Julia for the last six months and Pia, Beth Daniel, Gertie, Noah .. and Michael for the last six months .. it was and is an absolute pleasure to have you here :) thank you ..
Please contact us as soon as possible if you are committed to the above and would like to come and help.. We really appreciate and welcome committed helpers and it makes a huge difference to our rescued animals lives and helps us to save even more lives.

reviews (7)
Helper: Elisabeth PONSA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 17, 2017
Maybe you don't remember me but I remember you perfectly and all the dogs who... view complete review

Helper: Elisabeth PONSA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 13, 2017

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Helper: Pia Zielewski Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 26, 2017
I just had great 3 month at Little Hill from october to january! But I also w... view complete review

Helper: Morgane Girard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 24, 2017
Hi Helpers ! Okay, so I must say that this help experience was really bad to... view complete review

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Helper: Martin Brannelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 10, 2016
I wasn't all that familiar with animal welfare and sanctuaries before I went ... view complete review

Helper: Anag and Juliette Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 19, 2015
Our 3 week stay remains a good memory! There, all the animals are adorable! S... view complete review

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Helper: Alison Soprovich Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 4, 2015
I already miss Littlehill! I stayed with Susan and the animals there for abo... view complete review

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