Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD


Volunteer Education Assistant

Join Us as a Volunteer Education Assistant!

At RSPCA Queensland, we believe in the power of education to inspire kindness and respect towards animals, people, and our environment. As a Volunteer Education Assistant, you'll play a crucial role in spreading this message of empathy and compassion.

What to expect

  • Empowering Presentations: If you're passionate about animal welfare and love engaging with people, this role is perfect for you. You'll have the opportunity to conduct RSPCA visits to schools, early learning centers, and community groups, delivering age-appropriate, standardised presentations on a wide range of animal-related topics.
  • Flexible Engagement:  In this flexible role you will be responsible for visiting schools and community groups delivering presentations on a wide range of animal-related topics. You can also be involved in pro-active programs providing direct assistance to local residents and their pets.  

What are the benefits?

  • Community Engagement: Gain insight into RSPCA's vital role in our community as part of our Education team.
  • Presentation Skills: Enhance your public speaking and presentation skills while delivering engaging talks on animal welfare.
  • Fulfillment: Experience the satisfaction of knowing you're helping animals find their forever homes by educating and inspiring others.

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Passion for Animal Welfare: A genuine love for animals and a commitment to promoting their well-being.
  • Effective Communication: Good public speaking skills and the ability to connect with diverse audiences.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to varying schedules and locations, with shifts primarily on weekdays during school hours. Although we don't always have shifts every-week, this would be suitable for someone who would still like to be involved with the work we do but can't commit to a regular weekly shift.
  • Access to Resources: Basic computer skills and access to necessary transportation for travel to different locations.
  • Commitment to Policies: Adherence to RSPCA policies and procedures, including obtaining and maintaining a valid blue card.

When can I volunteer?

  • Shifts are typically scheduled between Monday and Friday, fitting around school hours and booking requests.Locations vary, with opportunities primarily in Brisbane and surrounding areas, as well as Cairns, Townsville, and the Moreton Bay region.

What training and support do we offer?

  • We provide comprehensive training for each presentation, ensuring you feel confident and prepared for your role. Our supportive team works with your individual strengths and preferences, offering opportunities for growth and development within the organisation.

Join our growing team of passionate volunteers and help us create a more compassionate world through education.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of animals and our community.