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Festive Give It A Go GIAG 2019

Festive Give It A Go GIAG 2019 logo

Give Volunteering A Go this festive time! These one-off activities offer the chance for you to get involved in your city - with a festive theme! They are a taster, so you can try something new, see more of the city and gain new skills.

Help the Donkeys at Mr Barnes' Farm - GIAG

This opportunity takes place until 14 Dec 2019.

Saturday 14th December, 8.30am - 3.30pm The donkeys at Mr Barnes' Farm are getting ready for their Christmas nativity - their paddock needs resurfacing and they need a manger for their food! The tasks include: raking and shovelling the old sand back into place as a base layer, some simple DIY woodwork, making a manger for the donkey food, and finally dumping and raking out the new bark layer to make the paddock comfortable. There will be heavy lifting, volunteers should not be afraid of animals, and if someone has woodworking and power tools experience that would be great! Full day out with an hour for lunch and to look around the farm.

What skills do I need?

Happy to do some heavy lifting and some outdoors work Not be afraid of animals Woodworking and power tools experience desirable but not essential

What will I gain?

Make a comfortable home for donkeys Create a festive scene An insider view of Mr Barnes Farm at Sheffield Manor Lodge

Training and support

All guidance and training how to use tools provided on the day

Time commitment

Saturday 14th December, 8.30am - 3.30pm







DBS (criminal records) check



Meet at Back of Bar One, Glossop Road

Travel information

As a group you will get transport to the farm, travel expenses will be reimbursed by Sheffield Volunteering.
  • CausesChildren and families, Farms and animals
  • Frequencyone-off
  • WhenSaturday morning, Saturday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsHands-on tasks, Outdoors, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsThird sector and charity work

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