Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC)

Animal Welfare Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers who are passionate about animal welfare to assist at BARC  

(Bendigo Animal Relief Centre). Volunteers need to have a friendly personality, a passion for caring for animals, and a good sense of humour.


BARC provides feed, shelter, and medical treatment to animals who become lost, seized or surrendered. Be prepared to get dirty and fall in love! You will need to wear sensible work clothes that are suitable for outdoor weather.

There are many volunteer roles available at BARC. Volunteer duties may include walking dogs, socialising cats, grooming animals, cleaning animal enclosures gardening, animal photography, administration support, and general maintenance.


Shifts are of three hours duration.


BARC  provides a temporary home for your lost pet. We also have a variety of cats and dogs available for adoption.


A successful Police and Working with Children Check is a mandatory requirement for all volunteers.


Applicants need to be aged 16 years or over to Volunteer at BARC

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