Contribute In Person

 There are so many opportunities to promote a compassionate way of eating & living.  Here are some things you can do with others!  You can also contribute online and to this website :).


Click here for an up-to-date list of Little Oak Sanctuary’s Working Bees and Events

1000 Eyes Experience – Saturday, 24 June 2017

1000 Eyes Experience

Saturday, 24 June 2017 5:00 pm

@ King O’Malley’s

Creator: Vegan ACT

Join Vegan ACT​ and Animal Liberation ACT on Saturday the 24th of June out on the streets raising awareness about the reality of animal agriculture here in Australia.

If you are passionate about spreading the vegan message and promoting a life of compassion and peace this is a great way to share your enthusiasm and plant those important seeds!

If you have any questions, please post below, or contact Laila via messenger

We also ask that anyone coming along:

– bring a laptop if you can, with the following downloaded onto the device:
– dress adaptable to weather
– wear dark clothing
– bring a backpack, as we can’t look after your belongings, and you’ll be using your hands

Help Out on Vegan ACT Stall on Vegan Sunday @ The Fish Shack – 25 June 2017

The Fish Shack Vegan Sunday

Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:00 am

@ The Fish Shack

Creator: Events-ually Yours

Vegan ACT are delighted to announce that we will be contributing a vegan information stall for non-vegans and vegans alike ALL DAY this Sunday (with some merch too) for the much-awaited first Vegan Fish Shack Sunday! 🤤🙌

So come visit us and bring non-vegan friends to learn and try the delicious vegan meals available!

The Fish Shack has kindly committed to give 10% of proceeds from this event towards Little Oak Sanctuary, who does amazing vegan advocacy work in the community and they will also be having a stall all day that you can visit.

See you this Sunday for all the cruelty free goodness

**HELP OUT** If you would like to lend a hand on the stall, please comment below or email

Support Bake Sale, BBQ & Jumble Sale for A Poultry Place Sanctuary – Saturday, 8 July

Bake Sale, BBQ & Jumble Sale for A Poultry Place

Saturday, 8 July 2017 10:00 am

@ Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia

Creator: Vegan ACT

Support the Vegan ACT Bake Sale, BBQ and Jumble Sale Fundraiser for A Poultry Place! ♥

Head to The Cruelty Free Shop at 3/24 Mort St BRADDON, ACT on Saturday the 8th of July to score some delicious, affordable vegan treats (and treasures) to help raise funds one of our region’s amazing local sanctuaries!
We’ll be situated out the front of the store. Be sure to get in quick before all the best treats sell out!

A Poultry Place is home to hundreds of rescued birds at any given time (and a few mammals too), and has run by just one very dedicated Human for the last 16 years.  Watch the founder’s TEDx talk on Youtube for further insight into the story behind this sanctuary below!  And click here to read A Poultry Places Newsletters!

All funds raised will go to A Poultry Place. If you would like to donate directly to A Poultry Place now, you can do so by making a transfer to their bank account BSB 012925 Account 484228991 or by contacting the human via

Help us!
If you would like to donate vegan food for the bake sale and BBQ, or work on the bake stall, please PM Vegan ACT (or Michelle Isobel), or email
Please be sure to bring a list of ingredients! 🙂

See you on the 8th of July!


Provide home for Rats (Updated 10 April 2017)

Latest update from Laila:

Hi everyone

The rats needing adoption from CIT has become a matter of URGENCY

If you are interested in adopting pet rats or know someone that is, please contact Laila via messenger

PLEASE NOTE: these animals have not been tested on in any way, they have only been observed and handled for educational purposes (vet nursing course)

Just mention on the phone that you are interested in adopting some rats and Michelle will give you all the info

Please also consider adopting two or more, rats are companion animals and will get very lonely solo


Update from Laila:  Hey all, there are still quite a few rats that need adoption pretty urgently, if you’re interested or know someone that is please contact me via messenger and I’ll give you the details!

Also if you could ask around in other groups and on your own page that would be wonderful. Really want to give these guys a chance at having a forever home 🐁🐁

Help Kangaroos

Original Post by Shannon Rocket

Hey everyone, I’ve been going out to the local fire affected areas searching for animals who need to come into care, below are some of the animals who were tranquillised and taken into care yesterday.

For anyone living near the fire affected areas – Kangaroos tend to hop a little different when their feet are burnt, it kind of looks like they’re hesitant to put pressure on their feet when hopping – if you notice any kangaroos doing this, please get in contact.
If you’d like to help, we need soy milk and bandages for the influx of animals in care, if anyone would like to donate these items please get in touch here.

Become a Foster Carer for Greyhounds

Greyhound Foster Carers Needed

Original Post by Sia Brook

Foster carers needed!
With the recent ban on greyhound racing in NSW and ACT, there will be a high influx of hounds needing homes. If you’re able to provide a temporary home and help them learn how to be part of a family (many have never been in a house, existing in concrete kennels, and struggle learning about steps etc), please pm me:  Ongoing support provided 🙂 Thank you

(Updated) Become a Sanctuary-Hand Volunteer at Little Oak!

Little Oak Sanctuary Hand with ResidentBy Little Oak Sanctuary

Little Oak Sanctuary is located under an hour from Canberra, towards the South Coast in NSW.  We are a registered not for profit charity with a mission of providing sanctuary to animals in need whilst promoting compassion for all animals through education and cruelty-free living.  This is our news!

Little Oak Sanctuary is predominantly by its creators, James & Kate, with assistance from our community in the form of working bees.  We’ve had great success with our first round of weekend sanctuary hand volunteers, and would like to thank Laila and Jennifer tremendously to their contribution to the sanctuary!  We have reviewed the structure of our volunteer program and will be modifying the positions accordingly.

We are once more seeking expressions of interest for a Weekend Sanctuary hand position, the position will be unpaid (volunteer basis) as per all positions at Little Oak Sanctuary.  Volunteers will be required to make a commitment of one day (max 4 hours) on the weekend at the sanctuary each MONTH.  We hope to gather a group of between 8-10 committed individuals and will be rostering the time so that volunteers will be at the sanctuary in pairs.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please read on!

Cleaning shelters
Replenishing bedding
Cleaning water troughs
Assistance with routine animal care (Grooming, hoof trimming goats and sheep etc)
Providing interaction/cuddles for the animals
Preparing feeds
Assistance with fencing
Weeding of paddocks
Training will be provided for all duties

Essential skills
Own transport (preferably SUV or 4WD but not essential)
Ability to drive a manual transmission car (farm ute etc)
Confident and calm around animals
Reasonable physical strength/fitness (no back injuries etc)

Desirable skills
Experience with large animal care – horses etc

Position Description
This role is unpaid as a volunteer position (as are all positions at Little Oak at this time). It will require a commitment to attend the sanctuary once a month on either a Saturday or Sunday for a maximum of 4 hours, depending on sanctuary events such as open days.  The role will require a commitment for a minimum three (3) month period, which may be extended if Little Oak Sanctuary and the volunteer both agree to an extension.

If you love animals and are able to commit to regular volunteer work or would like to know more, please email your application to

Teach Vegan Cookery to make the ACT Vegan :)

Raw Food Demo Kitchen

By Michelle

Hey everybody,

I have been speaking with one of the co-ordinators from Lake Nite Learning at Lake Ginninderra College, and we reckon we need to get some vegan classes going on there!
Do you have a skill you would like to share relating to veganism and some time on weeknights to spare? Maybe you’re incredible at vegan baking, or have a background in nutrition, or something else…?

The course does not cost the teacher (that’s you) to set up, you will even receive some payment for your work, and you will of course be rewarded with the knowledge that you have put veganism on the curriculum for the 60,000 people that receive notice of these courses!

Please let me know if you would like to get involved, or if you have any questions via facebook or

Volunteer at Possumwood Wildlife Sanctuary

We are in despPossumwood Sanctuaryerate need of volunteers here at Possumwood. Do you love animals and have time to help them at our sanctuary?
Possumwood is a wildlife sanctuary just outside of ACT, run by a handful of dedicated vegans who rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife and any other animal that needs our help.
This page has been created in the hopes that we can find more volunteers to help out the animals.

Skills/requirements needed:
-able to lift large animals eg: kangaroos
-keep calm during stressful situations
-able to deal with/not be sick at the sight of wounds or injuries
-have a heart of gold
-willing to go the extra mile to help animals on death’s door
-experience with animals is not necessary as we will help train you
-have a car & drivers licence or able to get to and from the sanctuary

Main chores:
-feeding the animals
-cleaning & laundry
-cuddling and patting the animals
-help administer medications
-help with wound treatment
If you feel you have what it takes or are willing to become someone that has what it takes, please private message us your name, email, phone number, availability and skills.
Please share this page on your own pages to help us find more volunteers.

Help NSW Hen Rescue and/or Rehome Hens!

Hen RescueWritten by ALACT

Our friends at NSW Hen Rescue have recently saved approx 200 ex-laying hens from slaughter.  Our friends at Little Oak Sanctuary took on around 50 hens with the view to rehome 20-30 of them in the future.  If you are able to give a safe (no kill), secure (fox and predator proof housing), life-long loving home to these ladies please fill out the adoption form at the link here.

You can help save hens from slaughter by becoming a Hen Hero and donating $30 per month. Or you can make an urgent single gift today.  Click here to find out more.

Adopt a Miniature Ceramic Animal to Support A Poultry Place

Local artist, Steffi Linton, sold lots of amazing miniature animals at the ICAS Stall at the Living Green Festival with all proceeds going to A Poultry Place Sanctuary.  $10 each or three for $25.  Her mammoth effort saw her raise $1500 for the sanctuary.  If you are sorry to have missed out on adopting one of the creatures, you can get in touch with Steffi via to arrange the paperwork :).

Volunteer for Vegan ACT!

Vegan ACT Stall LGF

If you would like to join the committee or help out in a less official capacity, we’d love to have you!  Simply email and we’ll get in touch.

Here are some more ideas for getting involved with creating a kinder capital territory:

  • Are you a good Vegan cook?  Would you like to give a cooking workshop?
  • Are you a friendly person who likes to chat to people?  Would you like to help with setting up, packing up and/or taking care of an information stall?
  • Are you a good speaker who would like to give a talk?   Vegan Nutrition, Ethics, Dairy, Animal Welfare, etc…
  • Are you an ‘activist’?  Would you like to join a protest?   Or carry a placard at a Climate rally or similar event?
  • Are you a writer?   Do you have some interesting stories you could share?  Would you like to write public articles in newspaper etc?
  • Are you an internet cruiser – would you like to forward excellent links and articles to us for inclusion on our pinterest boards?
  • Are you a keen photographer with Vegan images to share?
  • Do you have graphic design skills?  Would you like to help us with design, layout from time to time?
  • Do you have other skills that you would like to share?

If you’d like to get involved in any way, please fill in the following form or email

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