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Volunteer at our Bundaberg Shelter and Experience the Joy of Making a Pawsitive Difference!

Volunteering at our Bundaberg Shelter is more than just spending time with animals. It's about creating meaningful connections, forging lifelong friendships, and becoming part of a compassionate community that shares your love for four-legged companions. You'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who understand the profound impact that our furry friends can have on our lives—and how we, in turn, can change theirs.

Join us as we embark on this incredible journey together. Open your heart, ignite your passion, and let the power of unconditional love lead the way. The animals are waiting for you, ready to shower you with gratitude and affection.
Sign up today and be a hero in their eyes, and ours!

Volunteer Positions in Bundaberg

Animal Care Assistant | Bundaberg

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Join the Fun and Make a Pawsitive Difference!

Looking for a rewarding way to spend your time? Love animals and want to make a meaningful impact on their lives? Look no further! We have an exciting volunteer opportunity that's perfect for animal enthusiasts like you. Get ready for an amazing experience that will leave you with a wagging tail!

What to Expect:

Get ready for an adventure that combines your passion for animals with hands-on experience and learning. Although it can get a little messy and smelly at times, the joy you'll feel is immeasurable. From cuddling cute kittens to playing fetch with playful pups, you'll be immersed in a world of furry friends. Whether it's rain or shine, summer or winter, you'll be out there making tails wag and hearts happy.

What are the Benefits?

  • Plenty of quality time with lots of animals.
  • An amazing opportunity to learn about the care and health requirements of our furry companions.
  • Unleash your inner child and enjoy playtime and interactions with the animals in our care.
  • Develop valuable skills and gain insights into the animal care industry.
  • Become part of our warm and friendly community, where every wag and purr counts.

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

  • Giving the animals' pens a fresh start each day by cleaning up, replacing bedding, and ensuring everything is spick and span.
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment, because happy animals mean happy volunteers!
  • Helping to keep our Animal Care Campus in tip-top shape, making it a welcoming haven for our furry residents.
  • Taking our four-legged friends for a stroll around the campus, providing them with much-needed enrichment and exercise.
  • Embrace your playful side by spending time with all our animals and facilitating social interactions with other animals, toys, and fellow humans.
  • Handling laundry duties, ensuring that our animal friends have clean and cozy bedding.


Skills and Characteristics We're Looking For:

  • Confidence in working with domestic animals or a willingness to learn more about animal care in a shelter setting.
  • An ability to handle increased noise levels like a pro.
  • Independence is key! We need volunteers who can work autonomously and take initiative.
  • Physical fitness is a must! You should be able to lift up to 10kg and stand for extended periods.
  • Attention to detail is crucial, as you'll be following instructions to ensure the well-being of our furry friends.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work! Enjoy working collaboratively in a supportive environment.
  • Excellent communication skills will help you connect with both animals and fellow volunteers.
  • Show your dedication and hard work, as you'll be joining our passionate RSPCA team.

When Can You Join the Fun?

We have shifts either morning shifts, or afternoon shifts available Monday - Sunday with either our purr-fect Cats or our paw-some Dogs.
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 on animal interaction, training, and husbandry.

Please note that due to our limited capacity as a smaller animal care center, vacancies are limited. Apply now to secure your spot!

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. Our Bundaberg Op Shop might also be an option to meet your obligations.

 

RSPCA BUNDABERG ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS WELL. IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, PLEASE NOTE IN YOUR APPLICATION.


Need More Info?

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

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Foster Care

Foster carers provide temporary homes for animals in the care of RSPCA who may need respite from the shelter environment, support to recover from an illness or just extra TLC until they are ready to find their forever home.  

How do you become a foster carer?

  • Fill in an Application Form so we can get to know you. 
  • Complete our NEW 1 Hour online training.
  • Take part in a quick 20 minute virtual property check.

What type of animals are available to foster?
Please review foster regions below for specific priority needs across the state

  • Puppies and kittens that are too young for rehoming.
  • Animals recovering from illness or injury before being available for adoption.
  • Animals requiring behaviour support work.
  • Animals that need a safe haven due to a Domestic Violence.
  • Animals that have to be evacuated from an emergency situation e.g. floods, bushfires, cyclone.
  • Home Ever After animals that are waiting for their owner to return from hospital or whose owner has passed away and are waiting to be rehomed.

Important things to think about when considering Fostering:

  • The RSPCA will work hard to ensure they make the best foster matches for you, based on your current situation and the animals needs. Placing the right animal, with the right carer, in the right situation is our priority. 
  • Being flexible with what animals you can open your home to, opens you to the most potential for placement.
  • The Foster length greatly varies from animal to animal depending on their situation, in general most foster lengths are between 2 weeks and 6 months. 
  • Foster carers must be over 18 and have access to a reliable vehicle/transport. 
  • Landlord and Body Corporate approvals are required, which can take time to source.
  • Current pets in your home must be up to date with vaccinations. 

To begin your application process, review the foster regions below. 

Foster Positions Available

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Gympie

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Come and join the team in Gympie!

As an animal welfare organisation, RSPCA Qld have a variety of different volunteer roles involving hands-on animal interaction.

These roles are incredibly rewarding, but be warned - keeping animals happy and healthy requires a lot of cleaning! It can be physically demanding, and we need assistance every day of the year - whether it's sunshine or rain, a public holiday or a weekday. Of course, it's not just cleaning; there's plenty of opportunities for enrichment activities too. 

Volunteer roles can involve working with:

  • Domestic animals (dogs, cats, pocket pets, or farmyard) at one of our Animal Care Centres
  • Gardening & Maintenance
  • Administration Support and Department roles

If you're keen to volunteer in an animal care role, please have a look at our current vacancies and submit an application.

General Interests

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Noosa

Volunteer at our Noosa Shelter and Experience the Joy of Making a Pawsitive Difference!

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Volunteering at our Noosa Shelter is more than just spending time with animals. It's about creating meaningful connections, forging lifelong friendships, and becoming part of a compassionate community that shares your love for four-legged companions. You'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals who understand the profound impact that our furry friends can have on our lives—and how we, in turn, can change theirs.

Join us as we embark on this incredible journey together. Open your heart, ignite your passion, and let the power of unconditional love lead the way. 
Sign up today and be a hero in their eyes, and ours!

General Interests

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Op Shops & Retail

Ignite Change, Shop with Purpose, and Be a Hero!

Looking for a fulfilling way to make a difference in the lives of animals? Our Op Shops and World For Pets stores are calling for passionate individuals like you to join our cause! By shopping, volunteering, or donating, you can become a hero for the animals we care for and support their well-being.

🐾 Volunteer Opportunities: Are you an animal enthusiast with a flair for retail, customer service, or simply want to be part of a fantastic team?
Join our Op Shop family as an Op Shop Assistant or Op Shop Driver Assistant. Make a tangible impact while gaining valuable experience and creating unforgettable moments. All of our current volunteer vacancies are linked below, please have a look through and apply today!

🐾 Shop with Purpose: Discover amazing bargains and unique treasures while helping us raise crucial funds for over 50,000 animals we care for each year. Our Op Shops offer a wide range of clothing, homewares, accessories, and furniture. Your purchases directly support our mission of compassion.

Join the RSPCA movement today and be a catalyst for change! Click below to explore our Op Shop locations, discover volunteer opportunities, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of animals. Together, let's create a brighter future filled with love, compassion, and wagging tails.

Volunteer Positions Available

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Rockhampton

As an animal welfare organisation, RSPCA Qld have a variety of different volunteer roles available. 
If you're keen to volunteer with us in Rockhampton, please have a look at our current vacancies and submit an application.

Animal Care & Animal Support roles

Animal Care Assistant | Rockhampton

What to expect

This rewarding volunteer role would suit applicants that love animals and are committed to improving their welfare; people who wish to experience hands-on work with animals and want to learn about the care and health requirements for future work in the industry; and anyone looking for a worthwhile way to spend their time.  It can be physically demanding and sometimes smelly, and you’ll be outside in winter and summer weather.  You might feel emotional about the animals you’re working with and may find this difficult, but ultimately the reward is that you’re making a huge, positive difference to their lives – and yours!

What are the tasks?

The position is hands-on and includes:

  • The daily cleaning of the animals' pens which involves removing dirty bedding, hosing or wiping out enclosures, sweeping and scooping up of poop, cleaning litter trays, and providing clean bedding and toys
  • Hygiene control – ensuring appropriate sanitisation and hand-washing, and avoiding cross contamination – and ensuring that the animals remain stocked up with food, water, bedding and toys.
  • Assistance with ensuring the Adoption Centre environment is presentable, and general tidying up.
  • Providing enrichment to the animals under your care by walking them around the campus
  • Playing and spending time with all animals and providing them opportunities to interact with other animals, toys and people where appropriate.
  • Undertake general laundry duties as part of each shift, including loading dirty laundry into the machines, loading and/or taking clean washing out of the dryers, and folding all clean items.
  • Following RSPCA philosophy of positive reinforcement with all animal interactions.

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Confidence in working with domestic animals and/or willingness to learn more about how to work with animals in a shelter situation
  • Able to cope with increased noise levels
  • Be able to work independently
  • Be physically fit (able to lift 10kg) and able to stand for long periods
  • Attention to detail and able to accurately follow instructions
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hard working and committed to the RSPCA

When can I volunteer?

  • Monday to Saturday 8:00am – 12pm or 12pm – 4pm 
  • Sundays 10am - 2pm

 

We request a minimum commitment of 1 x four hour shift per week for a minimum of 3 months to ensure consistency and continuity with the animals.   Orientation and training in relation to animal interaction, training and husbandry will be provided.

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 the Rockhampton Op Shop on 07 3637 0040 or volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au, or apply via the link above.

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Wacol Animal Care Campus

As an animal welfare organisation, RSPCA Qld have a variety of different volunteer roles involving hands-on animal interaction.

These roles are incredibly rewarding, but be warned - keeping animals happy and healthy requires a lot of cleaning! It can be physically demanding, and we need assistance every day of the year - whether it's sunshine or rain, a public holiday or a weekday. Of course, it's not just cleaning; there's plenty of opportunities for enrichment activities too. 

Volunteer roles can involve working with:

  • Domestic animals (dogs, cats, pocket pets, or farmyard) at one of our Animal Care Centres
  • Domestic animals recovering from illness or medical procedures at the Domestic Hospital or clinic
  • Wildlife animals recovering or rehabilitating in preparation for release to the wild, or to a wildlife carer for further rehabilitation
  • Gardening & Maintenance
  • Administration Support and Department roles

If you're keen to volunteer in an animal care role, please have a look at our current vacancies and submit an application.

Animal Care & Shelter Support

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