Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD

General Driver | Toowoomba

What to expect

If you are passionate about animal welfare and looking for a rewarding volunteer role then perhaps consider becoming a driver for RSPCA Qld.  Being a large organisation, responsible for the care of over 50,000 animals annually, we are looking for reliable individuals to help transport both domestic and wild animals locally and regionally, and help with other tasks, such as collecting donated food. 

Every day we need assistance moving animals between campuses, pounds facilities, rehoming centres, vet surgeries and carers. You would be provided with all the necessary equipment, including an RSPCA vehicle, during your shift.  Please note drivers must have an open licence.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain a greater understanding of the RSPCA operations.
  • Becoming part of a friendly new team and making a great contribution to the ability of the RSPCA to raise much needed funds and care for animals in need.

What are the tasks?

The position involves transporting wildlife and domestic patients as well as collecting donations and includes:

  • Significant driving around the Toowoomba area, using an RSPCA vehicle.
  • Travelling between Toowoomba shelter, vet clinics, pet barns, council and our Toowoomba Op Shop.

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Be a courteous and considerate driver.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Hold a clean, manual open drivers license.
  • Sound driving skills and the ability to cope in traffic.
  • Physically fit and able to lift 10kg.
  • Good animal handling skills.

When can I volunteer?

  • We have a vacancy for Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Please be aware that due to the nature of this role we ask you to be flexible to an extent with your shift time – it can be difficult to judge the length of a particular trip due to changing traffic and weather conditions.

Please note: It is a requirement that before handling animals at the RSPCA you have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination.

For further information, please contact us at volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au