RSPCA Victoria

Peninsula: Garden Maintenance Volunteer

Garden Maintenance Volunteer

People and Infrastructure Team

About us

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) is a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia’s leading animal welfare charity.

Volunteers are an integral part of the RSPCA team. They play an active and vital role in helping to support our work to improve the welfare of animals, and protect them from cruelty and neglect. Volunteering involves commitment, dedication and passion.


Role Purpose

Rspca Victoria have updated/upgraded some of our gardens at Pensinsula (Pearcedale) and with these upgrades comes ongoing maintenance.

The Garden Maintenance Volunteer will perform garden maintenance on an ongoing schedule as guided by the People and Infrastructure Team.


Key Responsibilities

The Garden Maintenance Volunteer will be responsible for the following activities:

§  Weeding gardens

§  Applying mulch where required

§  Knowledge based pruning

§  Watering and fertilizing

§  Planting of new gardens



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

·    General fitness, physical strength and the ability to handle loads up to 10kg

  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow oral and written instructions carefully
  • Preparedness to work in a noisy environment 

·     Ability to communicate with others in a pleasant manner

·     Ability to work in accordance with our values


·        Knowledge of plants

·        Good working knowledge of gardening, especially with Indigenous plants



Training & Support Requirements

The following training and support will be provided:

  • On the job training with People and Infrastructure Team
  • Online RSPCA Victoria Volunteer Orientation

Ongoing opportunity to discuss your role and any concerns with the supervising staff member or the People & Culture Team


This Volunteer Role Profile may be subject to change throughout the RSPCA (Victoria).   

RSPCA Victoria Organisation values are:



We value and acknowledge every contribution from our people, our supporters and the community.



We show courtesy, compassion and a genuine desire to help, and we seek to understand others’ perspectives.



We are clear, ethical and consistent in everything we do.



We take ownership of, and responsibility for, our actions.



We value evidence and insight.



We actively share our knowledge and partner with others to educate and influence change.

RSPCA Volunteers contribute vital support to ending cruelty for all animals