RSPCA Victoria

Volunteer Opportunities - Application: Maintenance Volunteer

Role Purpose

The Maintenance Volunteer will play an important role within the Building Services Team, giving a helping hand with basic indoor and outdoor maintenance, including general facility maintenance, garden duties, general cleaning and basic handyman activities as directed.

This role can be varied and will suit a volunteer who is flexible, enjoys undertaking a range of activities, has previous handyman or trade experience and enjoys working in a team.

As with all our volunteer roles, each plays an important part in contributing to the work of RSPCA Victoria to end cruelty to all animals and this role is critical to ensure the ongoing amenity of our animal care facilities.


Key Responsibilities

The Maintenance Volunteer may be responsible for the following activities:

  • General grounds support - garden maintenance, weeding, watering
  • General facility support - including tasks such as window cleaning and general cleaning
  • Basic handyperson tasks - including light bulb changing, filter changes, minor repairs, setting up/installation/moving furniture
  • Manual handling - moving equipment/supplies around a facility as required (for example, moving Foster Care pack contents from storage to the main building), using appropriate equipment
  • Driving - some incidental driving may be part of this role (please note, must be registered as a RSPCA Victoria volunteer driver prior to undertaking driving as part of this role
  • Building works as directed by Building Services Manager



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

  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow oral & written instructions carefully
  • Ability to carry out work unsupervised or alongside a team member 
  • Experience with the use of hand and basic garden and power tools
  • A good level of physical fitness, mobility and the ability to lift 10kg
  • Reliability and ability to meet a regularly rostered shift 
  • A current full driver's licence


  • Experience in an animal shelter or relevant industry experience
  • Knowledge/experience/commitment to Occupational Health and Safety concerns
  • Previous handyman experience or in a relevant trade 

Other requirements: 

  • Driver's licence
  • Screen for animal cruelty offences
  • CV/Resume/Linkedin