Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD

Laundry Aid | Dakabin

Join the Fun and Make a Pawsitive Difference!

Are you passionate about animals? Do you love the feeling of fresh sheets and towels? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! We’re looking for dedicated laundry volunteers to join our team and help make our dogs’ and cats’ stay as comfortable as possible.


What to Expect:

This isn’t just any volunteering position - it’s a chance to make a real difference in the lives of our furry friends. Yes, it comes with responsibility, but the fulfilment you’ll feel is unmatched. The work you do will directly affect the comfort of our animals! You will supply linen to not only the cat and dog areas but also to our specialised surgery areas, as well as our critical care units! 


What are the Benefits?

  • Become part of our warm and friendly community, where every wag and purr counts.
  • Make lasting and meaningful friendships with the volunteers and staff.
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction at the end of a days work
  • Lend your skills in organisation and tidiness to our much-needed laundry area.


As a volunteer, you'll be an essential part of our team, with hands-on responsibilities that include:

  • Sorting and allocating laundry.
  • Loading washing.
  • Hanging out washing.
  • Loading dryers.
  • Folding washing.
  • Sorting and allocating donations.
  • Working with industrial washing machines and dryers. 

Skills and Characteristics We're Looking For:

  • Upbeat and positive person.
  • Clear and respectful communicator.
  • Takes pride in being neat, tidy, and well-organised
  • Have a positive outlook and a great attitude - because attitude is everything here at Dakabin!
  • Are team players who thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Are fit and able to work outdoors (don’t worry, it’s undercover! But yes, it does get hot!)
  • Take pride in being neat, tidy, and well-organised.
  • Can follow directions and signage.



When Can You Join the Fun?

We have morning shifts available Monday – Sunday.

To ensure consistency and make a lasting impact, we kindly request a minimum commitment of one four-hour shift per week. Don't worry if you're new to this—our team will provide you with orientation and training.


Important Reminders:

Before handling animals at the RSPCA, please ensure you have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination. Safety first! If you're fulfilling mutual obligation requirements with Centrelink, let us know, and we'll work together to find the best opportunity for you. 

Need More Info?

For further information, please contact our Dakabin Volunteering Team at volunteering.dakabin@rspcaqld.org.au, or fill in the application above.