Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD

Community Outreach Volunteer

What is Community Outreach?

RSPCA Qld believes that people and pets are better together. The emotional, mental and physical benefits of the relationships between people and pets highlight the importance of a proactive community outreach. Our positive impact within the community is made possible through the support of our community outreach volunteers.

The Community Outreach team aims to support and educate the community in becoming informed and responsible pet owners. This rewarding role would suit like-minded individuals who enjoy engaging with members of their community whilst promoting and supporting RSPCA QLD programs and services.

As RSPCA QLD’s community outreach extends further into additional regions, this exciting initiative will have you at the forefront of delivering positive outcomes for people and pets within your community. We have a number of positive, welcoming and encouraging staff members ready to support your community outreach adventure.

Our team works together with human service providers to amplify the support needed for people and their pets. 

We are currently providing community programs in the Logan, Moreton Bay, Cairns and Townsville regions, and we need your help. As this preventative and proactive initiative is a new venture for RSPCA QLD, recruiting community support is essential.      

Our vision is that all communities are empowered to care for animals and people.

What locations are available?

We are currently focusing on providing community outreach into the Logan, Moreton Bay, Cairns and Townsville regions. 

What are the benefits?

  • As part of the Community Outreach Volunteer team, you will be at the forefront of delivering new and improved outcomes for your community.

  • Be part of the Community Outreach Team.

  • Supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged pet owners to better care for their pets.

What are the tasks?

  • Represent RSPCA Qld in the community and share your passion for animal welfare.

  • Provide assistance at community days alongside our RSPCA staff members.

  • Provide assistance delivering community workshops and programs.

  • Promote RSPCA Qld services and support programs.


Community event tasks will differ depending on assigned allocation and skillset.


What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Social etiquette – Welcoming, well-mannered, enthusiastic, empathetic, and patient 

  • The ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.

  • Clear communication skills and the ability to follow directions 

  • Confidence to interact with members of the public.

  • Understanding of RSPCA’s mission and stance on animal welfare issues, or the ability to enhance your knowledge.

Some roles may require a foundational level of computer literacy and animal handling skills. However, further training can be provided.

When can I volunteer?

Depending on your selected location, outreach days are only currently held on weekdays.

Please click the 'Fill in an Application" button above to register your interest in this role.