Barn Work

Overview

Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) - Peace Ranch Program

Locaton

Orangeville, ON

Availability

Once a week

Daytime hours

Commitment

1 year or more

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Individual

Sector

Community & Care

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Agriculture

  • Animal care

  • Mental health education

  • Physical health

  • Accountability and time management

Ideal for

  • University/college students

  • Young professionals 

  • Individuals interested in agriculture, animals and animals services

  • Individuals interested in mental health

Contact

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Sue Morling

(905) 584-9156 ext. (30)

Locaton

19179 Centreville Creek Rd, Caledon, ON L7K 2M3, Canada

About the position

SHIP is looking for a volunteer to help out at a the barn. 


Some of the duties include:


  • Cleaning the barn stalls once a week. Cleaning a stall requires the ability to lift stall material using a fork, deposit in wheel barrel and dump in designated area.

  • Cleaning water buckets.

  • Sweeping the halls and outside pad.

  • Other barn related tasks.


Shift hours are during the daytime. 


This position requires someone with own transporation who is able to drive to the barn.

Requirements

  • Must be physically fit.

  • Prior experience with farm animals.

  • People not afraid to get dirty, bugs or be with farm animals (for example, chickens, goats, horses etc.)

  • People that do not suffer with bad allergies.

  • Able to follow direction and work independently.

About the organization

Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) is known for our history of identifying gaps in available service provision and directly addressing those needs. As a respected health service and housing support provider, we promote Healthy Housing™ by forming lasting relationships with landlords and developers. 


We advocate mental and physical health services through in-house service teams and partnerships with community-based agencies.  Many of our programs and service models have gained national attention within the healthcare field.


Peace Ranch is a community mental health agency offering supportive housing and social recreational rehabilitation programs to individuals with serious mental illness as well as those who are dealing with co-occurring addiction challenges. 


Located on a beautiful 25 acre farm in Caledon, Peace Ranch provides a unique rural setting for whole health and healing. Their residence offers full time supportive housing for up to 10 individuals living with schizophrenia.

Impact

You will be part of a team that supports mental health and believe in the therapeutic benefits of caring for animals.






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