What does it take to become a Young Leader
To become a young leader you must have completed the Young Leader sheet which is monitored on a monthly basis. You need to show initiative, be a good communicator, show williness, and always be friendly with others. You must love animals and show this by caring for them and looking after them propertly. Making sure they always have food, water, hay and making sure they are not cold or too warm and making sure they are clean.
When you reach the level of Young Leader you no longer will have to pay a membership to come to Animal Rangers and you can attend as much as you like during the weekends and holidays, however you must let us know you are coming and not say you are coming and not turn up as we depend on our young leaders to help the farm run smoothly.
You must be able to give us at least a Saturday or a Sunday and at least two days during the schools holidays of your time. If you are not able to do this then please do not apply to become a young leader.
Once you have made the level, you will will have a one month trial and if you decide that it is for you, then you will receive a Hoodie with your name and title on. You will be given £5.00 per day volunteer expenses to cover your lunch or you petrol to get to us.
Trainee young leaders
To take small groups or one to one Saturdays /Sunday and during the holiday, and show the others how to work with the animals feeding, cleaning, exercising and passing their knowledge on. Show they are capable of doing the tasks given and do them to their best ability, be willing to help out where-ever needed. Always being friendly to other children. Never talk about others behind their backs. If you have an issure you must speak to Emily-Rose, Dawn or Laure.
Every person what ever their title is expected to clean the animals cages and feed and groom the animals. Every young person is expected to show others how to behave by leading by example not by telling or being bossy. We wont except bossyness in the leaders. Being a team leader/young leader is not about telling people what to do it is about leadership.
All persons above are expected to help out Saturdays and Sundays and help out during the half terms and summer holidays.
All above are expected to eat with the others, chat with the other rangers and not seperate themselves into groups or become clicky with others. We are inclusive and want everyone who comes to feel welcome, seperating ourselves in groups can make others feel unwelcome. We must be welcoming to all.
Respect for all students, staff, and everyone on the farm
No talking about others behind their backs if you have a problem with another talk to Dawn, Laurie, Charlotte, Emily-Rose, or Laurie
No bullying or been unkind to others
No coke or energy drinks, no sweets
Always listen to instructions given regarding the animals