Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD

Laundry & Donations Sorting Assistant

We Love our Volunteers! | RSPCA Queensland

Make a Difference as a Volunteer Laundry and Donation Sorting Assistant!

If you have a passion for animals and their welfare, and you're searching for a unique and meaningful way to contribute, this rewarding volunteer position is perfect for you. Join us as a Volunteer Laundry and Donation Sorting Assistant and play a crucial role in ensuring our shelter provides a clean and comfortable environment for our animals. Your dedication will make a profound impact on their well-being, whether they've experienced abuse, are lost or stray, or have recently been surrendered. While this role may not be the most glamorous, it is essential for the effective operation of the shelter. Additionally, part of your responsibilities will include sorting and organizing donated items to maintain a constant supply for our furry friends.

What to Expect:

  • Gain valuable knowledge about the inner workings of the RSPCA and how we operate to protect and care for animals.
  • Work in a friendly team environment, where you'll have the opportunity to meet new people who share your passion.
  • Acquire hands-on experience working in an industrial laundry setting.
  • Find fulfillment in knowing that your efforts directly contribute to the comfort and well-being of our animals.

Tasks at a Glance:

  • Sort and load all laundry items into industrial washing machines.
  • Discard heavily soiled, damaged, or torn items to maintain high standards of cleanliness.
  • Hang washed items on lines to dry.
  • Fold and neatly put away clean laundry for future use.
  • Wash and dry "special" items such as dog beds, toys, leads, and collars.
  • Coordinate with Op Shop sorting staff and transport appropriate donated animal care items from the donations area to the laundry.
  • Sort and organize donated items for easy accessibility.

Skills and Characteristics We're Looking For:

  • Strong teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with the rest of the team.
  • Demonstrated commitment and a diligent work ethic.
  • Physical fitness and ability to lift up to 10kg as needed.
  • Good communication skills to ensure smooth coordination with fellow volunteers and staff.

When Can You Volunteer?

This position is available every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday, with flexible start and finish times. We value your availability and commitment to support our cause.

If you are ready to join the RSPCA Qld team, please click "Fill in an application" above. For further information, please contact us at volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au

Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. Your dedication will not only benefit our furry friends but also bring a sense of fulfillment and purpose to your own life. Apply today and be a part of something meaningful!