Peninsula: Garden Maintenance Volunteer

Garden Maintenance Volunteer

People and Infrastructure Team


Facilities Coordinator


RSPCA Peninsula Shelter, 1030 Robinsons Road, Pearcedale

Time Commitment

Weekly or fortnightly, 4-hour shift, Monday - Friday

Date Revised

June 2024

Approved by

Volunteer Program 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

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- may be responsible for the following activities:

§  Weeding gardens

§  Applying mulch where required

§  Knowledge based pruning

§  Watering and fertilizing

§  Planting of new gardens Building works as directed by Facilities & Infrastructure Manager

·  No plumbing or electrical work to be carried out



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 Volunteer Program Team.

Other Requirements

National Police Check

Screen for animal cruelty offenses

Drivers Licence

Working with Children Check

Medical - proof of tetanus vaccination

CV / Resume / LinkedIn

Identity check

Other as noted:

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

RSPCA Volunteers contribute vital support to ending cruelty for all animals