Porridge and Rice Young Volunteers

About Porridge and Rice Young Volunteer Programme

Porridge and Rice Young Volunteers, also know as PaR Juniors or simply Ridgers, meet each Sunday morning from 10am to 1pm to participate in a number of activities supporting the work of the charity, including planting up seedlings for sale at local looking after the animals for the petting zoo from The Farm at 64, and balloon modelling. Young volunteers also help out at fund-raising events.

Porridge and Rice is happy to support young people working for awards such as "Duke of Edinburgh". If you or a child are interested in the Porridge and Rice Young Volunteer Programme, please email to arrange a meeting to discuss.


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Cleaning Guinea Pigs 9 February 2020

Tom and Joe, Porridge and Rice young volunteers, clean the guinea pig cages, keeping them healthy and happy.

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Cleaning Guinea Pigs 9 February 2020

Tom and Joe remove old bedding then sweep and scrape the guinea pig cages, as part of volunteering for Porridge and Rice.

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Fair Preparation 9 February 2020

Tom and Joe wrap items for sale and use at the Porridge and Rice Spring Fair.

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Sorting Donations 26 January 2020

Joe counts and sorts football boots into pairs that will be taken to the schools supported by Porridge and Rice in the Nairobi slums.

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Sorting Donations 26 January 2020

Kaya checks and counts pens that have been donated to Porridge and Rice for distribution to the charity partner schools.

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Sorting Donations 26 January 2020

Naomi checks and counts football boots to be taken to Kenya for the children in Porridge and Rice partner schools.

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Christmas Fair 12 December 2019

Jamie (middle) helps on the stand selling craft items made to raise money for Porridge and Rice at the Church Street Christmas Fair.

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Christmas Fair 12 December 2019

Sadie, Naomi, Amber, and Motion manage children who want to pet animals at the Porridge and Rice petting zoo.

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Christmas Fair 12 December 2019

Joe oversees books sales at the Christmas Fair while in the background, Max, Poppy, and Sadie supervise children petting the animals of the Porridge and Rice petting zoo.

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Crafting 24 November 2019

Joseph and Jamie cutting out letters for the Porridge and Rice banner.

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Crafting 24 November 2019

Naomi, Jamie and Theresa stitching the Porridge and Rice banner.

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Crafting 24 November 2019

Josi, Sadie and Emma assembling pins for sale to raise funds for Porridge and Rice.

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Counting Cups 17 November 2019

Josi, Joe and George sort plastic cups that will be used to as seedling pots to raise plants for sale at fairs to raise funds for Porridge and Rice.

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Counting Cups 17 November 2019

Joe, George and Max count plastic cups that will be used to raise seedlings for sale at fairs to raise funds for Porridge and Rice.

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Sorting Seed 17 November 2019

Jack, a Porridge and Rice Young Volunteer sorts Hollyhock seeds for sale to raise funds for the charity.

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Cage Cleaning 10 November 2019

Josie, Kaya and Naomi, young volunteers for Porridge and Rice clean the guinea pig cages.

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Pig Holding 10 November 2019

Josie, Kaya and Naomi hold some baby guinea pigs after cleaning their cages to get them used to being held and petted at Porridge and Rice Petting Days.

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Planting Area 10 November 2019

Joe clears an area to plant cuttings for sale to raise funds for Porridge and Rice.

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Moving Chicks 23 June 2019

Poppy, Jasper, and George move chicks back into their home after it has been cleaned.

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Moving Chicks 23 June 2019

Jasper carries a chick back to its newly cleaned cage.

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Moving Chicks 23 June 2019

Jasper carries a chick back to its newly cleaned cage, while George dries a duckling after its first swim.

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Moving Chicks 23 June 2019

Jasper hands a chick to Kacey while George dries a duckling after its first swim.

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Drying a Duckling 23 June 2019

Jasper and Poppy pet the duckling that George has just dried.

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Drying a Duckling 23 June 2019

George inspects the feet of a young chick before putting it back in its cage.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Hands Fair Petting Zoo 27 May 2019

Young volunteers George Verghis and George Crawley supervise children and the animals at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice at Hands Fair on Twickenham Green.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Hands Fair Petting Zoo 27 May 2019

Young volunteers George and Jamie supervise children and the animals at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice at Hands Fair on Twickenham Green.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Hands Fair Petting Zoo 27 May 2019

Young volunteers George Verghis and George Crawley supervise children and the animals at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice at Hands Fair on Twickenham Green.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Hands Fair Petting Zoo 27 May 2019

Young volunteer George supervises children petting the young guinea pigs at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice at Hands Fair on Twickenham Green.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Hands Fair Petting Zoo 27 May 2019

Young volunteer Jamie supervises children petting the young Pekin bantams at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice at Hands Fair on Twickenham Green.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Hands Fair Petting Zoo 27 May 2019

Young volunteer George supervises children petting the African Pygmy Hedgehogs at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice at Hands Fair on Twickenham Green.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Moving young chickens 19 May 2019

Young volunteers Analise, Izzy, and Kacey move young chickens to their new home at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Moving young chickens 19 May 2019

Young volunteers Analise, Izzy, and Kacey move young chickens to their new home at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Moving young chickens 19 May 2019

Young volunteers Analise, Izzy, and Kacey move young chickens to their new home at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Moving young chickens 19 May 2019

Young volunteers Analise, Izzy, and Kacey move young chickens to their new home at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Moving young chickens 19 May 2019

Young volunteers Analise, Izzy, and Kacey move young chickens to their new home at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Moving young chickens 19 May 2019

Analise closes the cage of the young chickens in their new home at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Caring for the hedgehogs 19 May 2019

George checks on the female hedgehog to ensure that she is in good shape at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Caring for the hedgehogs 19 May 2019

George checks on the female hedgehog to ensure that she is in good shape at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Caring for the hedgehogs 19 May 2019

George checks on the female hedgehog to ensure that she is in good shape at the petting zoo for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Balloon Modelling 12 May 2019

Young volunteers learn to make balloon models for sale at fairs to raise money for the work of Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Balloon Modelling 12 May 2019

Young volunteers learn to make balloon models for sale at fairs to raise money for the work of Porridge and Rice.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Balloon Modelling 12 May 2019

Young volunteers learn to make balloon models for sale at fairs to raise money for the work of Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo at Trafalgar School Fair to raise money for the charity work in the Nairob slums

Cleaning Cage Equipment 12 May 2019

The animal cages and contents need regular cleaning to them happy and healthy for the petting zoos at fairs for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and balloon modelling by volunteers raising money for Porridge and Rice on Hampton Hill 
      high street

Cleaning Cage Equipment 12 May 2019

The animal cages and contents need regular cleaning to them happy and healthy for the petting zoos at fairs for Porridge and Rice.

Pekin chicken bantams, mini-lop rabbits, and guinea pigs for the children of Nelson school to pet

Cleaning Cage Equipment 12 May 2019

The animal cages and contents need regular cleaning to them happy and healthy for the petting zoos at fairs for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and stand on Twickenham Green raising money to feed children in the slums of Nairobi

Cleaning Cage Equipment 12 May 2019

The animal cages and contents need regular cleaning to them happy and healthy for the petting zoos at fairs for Porridge and Rice.

a petting zoo where children can meet rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs at Orleans school in Twickenham

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 12 May 2019

The guinea pigs, rabbits, and chickens from 'The Farm at 64' promoted the work of Porridge and Rice. at the fair.

Porridge and Rice on the Whitton High street with a petting zoo to raise money to support schools in the Nairobi slums

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 12 May 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Hedgehogs 12 May 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Hedgehogs 12 May 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Hedgehogs 12 May 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and stand on Twickenham Green raising money to feed children in the slums of Nairobi

Holding Hedgehogs 12 May 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

a petting zoo where children can meet rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs at Orleans school in Twickenham

Holding Hedgehogs 12 May 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

Porridge and Rice on the Whitton High street with a petting zoo to raise money to support schools in the Nairobi slums

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 12 May 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and stand on Twickenham Green raising money to feed children in the slums of Nairobi

Washing Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

The guinea pigs need to be washed periodically with a suitable medical shampoo to keep them free of diseases like ring worm.

a petting zoo where children can meet rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs at Orleans school in Twickenham

Washing Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

The guinea pigs need to be washed periodically with a suitable medical shampoo to keep them free of diseases like ring worm.

Porridge and Rice on the Whitton High street with a petting zoo to raise money to support schools in the Nairobi slums

Washing Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

The guinea pigs need to be washed periodically with a suitable medical shampoo to keep them free of diseases like ring worm.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

the petting zoo and stand on Twickenham Green raising money to feed children in the slums of Nairobi

Clearing Soil for Seeds 28 April 2019

Plants and seedlings are grown for sale at fairs to raise money to support the work of Porridge and Rice in Kenya.

a petting zoo where children can meet rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs at Orleans school in Twickenham

Clearing Soil for Seeds 28 April 2019

Plants and seedlings are grown for sale at fairs to raise money to support the work of Porridge and Rice in Kenya.

Porridge and Rice on the Whitton High street with a petting zoo to raise money to support schools in the Nairobi slums

Holding Hedgehogs 28 April 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Hedgehogs 28 April 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Holding Hedgehogs 28 April 2019

The African Pygmy Hedgehogs are popular with young volunteers and a hit at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

guinea pigs, hedgehogs, mini-lop rabbits, and Pekin Bantam chickens meet children who want to pet them

Cutting Grass 28 April 2019

Young volunteers cut fresh grass for the guinea pigs, an important source of nutrition for them.

the petting zoo and stand on Twickenham Green raising money to feed children in the slums of Nairobi

Clearing Soil for Seedlings 28 April 2019

Plants and seedlings are grown for sale at fairs to raise money to support the work of Porridge and Rice in Kenya.

a petting zoo where children can meet rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs at Orleans school in Twickenham

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

Porridge and Rice on the Whitton High street with a petting zoo to raise money to support schools in the Nairobi slums

Holding Baby Guinea Pigs 28 April 2019

Baby guinea pigs need to be handled regularly so they become comfortable being held and petted at fairs when raising money for Porridge and Rice.

Information

The Farm at 64 supports Porridge and Rice, an education charity that works among the extreme poor living in the Nairobi slums. The charity adopts a broad approach to education through seven programmes which include everything to hot porridge at breakfast to sanitary pads for girls at the schools.

Videos of the animals from the The Farm at 64 can be found on YouTube. New videos are uploaded on a regular basis. Please visit and SUBSCRIBE to help the channel grow and raise money for Porridge and Rice. These videos as well as photos from The Farm at 64 can also be found on Reddit in Pets Corner, a sub-reddit for pets being interesting, funny or cute.


Pekin bantam chickens enjoy a scratch in the garden while a protective dog, a jack russell, stands guard over them
Pekin bantam chickens scratch in the flower beds among the corn marigolds and verbenas, for insects especially worms
       that make a tasty afternoon meal

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