RSPCA Victoria

Volunteer Opportunities - Application: Foster Care Assistant - Resources Support

Role Purpose

This role will support the Foster Care Team in ensuring that animals in foster care with RSPCA Victoria receive the best possible care throughout their journey with the RSPCA Victoria.

Some animals that come into the RSPCA Victoria are not ready for their forever homes straight away.  They may be too young, unwell, recovering from surgery or may need training to improve their behavior.  These animals recover and develop much more successfully when they are in a home environment- resulting in improved animal outcomes.

Our Foster Care program supports this by recruiting volunteer foster carers, placing animals in their care and supporting them during their volunteering; the Foster Care Assistant - Resources Support Volunteer will play an important role within the Foster Care Program in ensuring that when animals go into their foster care homes they have the equipment needed to support their placement (including food, toys, bedding etc) and further ensuring that when a placement is finished the returned resources are cleaned and stored ready for use by the next foster carer. 


Key Responsibilities

The Foster Care Assistant - Resources Support volunteer may be responsible for the following activities:

  • Making foster care packs ready for use by the team when placing animals into the program.  This will include assembling packs to the needs of the placement, as instructed by the Foster Care Team
  • When a foster care placement concludes, review, clean and store returned packs and items for re-use
  • Cleaning, when appropriate, returned equipment such as cages,litter trays, food bowls etc; or providing to staff for thorough disinfecting
  • Other duties as agreed to support the foster Care Team



To be successful in this role, the volunteer will possess the following necessary skills and attributes:


  • Attention to detail
  • A good level of physical fitness (as packs can at times be heavy to move)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Reliable and ability to meet a regular rostered shift