RSPCA Victoria


Peninsula: Horse and Livestock Assistant

Horse and Livestock Assistant

Supervisor

Lynette Jackson (Animal Care Supervisor)

Location

Peninsula  

Time Commitment

Weekly/fortnightly/weekends

Date Revised/Created

December 2021

Business Unit - Department

Livestock/Operations

 

 

About us

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is
‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare
organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare
through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity
and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear
expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

Volunteers are an integral part of the RSPCA Victoria 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.

 

This role will provide assistance to the animal attendants in the delivery of day to day care of
mainly horses but also small livestock and poultry in care at the RSPCA, contributing to the
achievement of the best possible welfare outcome for every animal in our care.

 

The Horse & Livestock Volunteer will be providing assistance with the following activities:

§  Feeding poultry, horses & livestock

§  Making up feeds based on feeding plans

§  Cleaning paddocks with animal attendant

§  Cleaning stables and yards with animal attendant

§  Grooming horses under the direction of the animal attendant

§  Picking out horses feet under the direction of the animal attendant

 

To successfully undertake this role, the volunteer will possess the following skills, attributes and/or
experience:

Essential:

§  Must have experience with horses through work experience or ownership

§  Be able to carry out husbandry activities such as cleaning paddocks, making up horse feeds

   and hay nets, cleaning stables

§  Must be comfortable to safely handle a horse for basic tasks such as grooming and picking out horses feet.

Desirable:

§  Small livestock experience

§  RSPCA Volunteer experience

 

National Police Check

Screen for animal cruelty offenses

Drivers Licence

Working with Children Check

Medical - proof of tetanus vaccination, COVID

CV / Resume / LinkedIn

Identity check

Other as noted:

 

 

-      RSPCA Volunteer induction

-      Local induction in safety

-      Provision of the Horse manual (outlines safe practice around horses)

-      Training to be provided by the livestock animal attendant team

-      Volunteers to work alongside animal attendants ongoing

RSPCA Victoria volunteers contribute vital support to ending cruelty for all animals.