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Bundaberg

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

Reception Administration Assistant | Bundaberg

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What to expect

This rewarding role would suit applicants who are passionate about animal welfare, are outgoing and enjoy meeting new people, and have great computer and administration skills.  In this role you will provide vital help to all creatures great and small by being the ‘face’ of the RSPCA Bundaberg, greeting people as they bring animals in, entering critical data onto the RSPCA systems, answering telephone calls and other general administrative tasks as required.

Please note: In this role, you will be the first point of call for members of the public, staff and volunteers bringing in injured animals.  As such you will need to possess a certain level of resilience when handling these situations.

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunity to further develop skills and experience in administration and customer service.
  • Experience in the day-to-day operations of a busy animal shelter.
  • Being part of a team of enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who make a difference in the lives of animals every day.

What are the tasks?

  • Greeting members of the public as they enter the shelter.
  • Answering phone calls and customer enquiries.
  • Assisting staff with adoptions, surrenders and boarding bookings.
  • Various data entry tasks.
  • Ensuring the reception waiting area is kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Other duties office duties as required.

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
    Confident, friendly nature and positive in meeting new people and making them feel welcome
  • Prepared to be involved in some delicate and sometimes challenging situations
    Reliable, with the ability to work independently , take initiative and multitask
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    Willingness to learn handling techniques and housing requirements for incoming animals

When can I volunteer?

Our current available shifts are:

  • Wednesday and Thursday 10am -2pm or 10am - 5pm
  • We request a minimum commitment of 1 x shift per week for a minimum of 3 months. 

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

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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Dakabin

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.

Volunteer Opportunities available at our Dakabin Campus

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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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Rescue

Currently recruiting volunteers for Townsville and Toowoomba!

Answer the Call of Compassion: Unleash Your Heroic Spirit with RSPCA QLD's Inspectorate & Rescue Team!

Embark on a heroic journey that will touch your soul! Join our Inspectorate & Rescue team and become a lifeline for animals in need. In 2022 alone, a staggering 28,177 creatures received our life-saving assistance through our dedicated Rescue Units. Among them, an astonishing 77% were the magnificent treasures of Australian wildlife—our native birds, possums, koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies.As a Rescue Unit Driver or Rescue Unit Assistant volunteer, you'll be at the forefront of these daring missions, making a tangible impact on the lives of animals in distress.

If being out on the road and rescuing animals is appealing to you, the Rescue Unit Driver or Rescue Unit Assistant volunteer roles might suit you! These roles are also perfectly suited to people who want to volunteer together, such as teaming up with a friend or partner. 

 

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

Gardener & Handyman | Rockhampton

What to expect

This rewarding volunteer role would suit applicants that wish to spend their spare time giving back to the local community and who enjoy being outdoors.

The role can vary in the type of work required. Jobs can include anything from general maintenance around the centre to working in the grounds doing mowing, whipper snipping, watering to keep our grounds looking good.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain an understanding of a well-respected charity and be able to share this knowledge with others in order to help animals, enlighten people and change lives.

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Gardening, handyperson or maintenance experience. When applying please highlight what part of the role you are interested in doing.
  • Reliable, punctual, organised and professional.
  • Able to work as a team member and individually.
  • Need to be physically fit with the ability to lift 10kg when required.

When can I volunteer?

  • This is a flexible role, Monday – Sunday 8.30am - 5pm.
  • We ask for a weekly commitment of one shift a week for a minimum of 3 months.

PLEASE NOTE: It is also a requirement that before handling animals at the RSPCA you have an up to date Tetanus vaccination.

 

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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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Wildlife

Join us in making a wild difference!
Volunteer at our Wildlife Hospital and unlock a world of opportunity. Discover the beauty of native wildlife, deepen your knowledge of daily care, and experience the rewarding environment of an animal hospital. With flexible shifts and a chance to spend time with an array of wild animals, this is your chance to contribute to their well-being. While it can be challenging, the immense satisfaction of transforming lives, both theirs and yours, makes it all worthwhile.

Please note that we are not currently accepting applications for our Wildlife Hospital based at Wacol. 

 

Wildlife Opportunities

Wildlife Reception | Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

What to expect

This rewarding role would suit applicants who are passionate about Australian wildlife and dedicated to improving their welfare, who are outgoing and enjoy meeting new people, and have great computer and administration skills.  In this role you will provide vital help to all creatures great and small by greeting people as they bring animals in, entering critical data onto the RSPCA systems, answering telephone calls from wildlife carers, local vet surgeries and other RSPCA departments, and other general administrative tasks as required.

Please note: In this role, you will be the first point of call for members of the public, staff and volunteers bringing in injured or deceased wildlife.  As such you will need to possess a certain level of resilience when handling these situations.

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunity to gain skills and experience with various administration responsibilities and further develop your customer service skills
  • Experience in the day to day operations of a busy Wildlife veterinary clinic, including the opportunity to get an up-close look at a wide range of species from common animals to endangered species
  • Learning more about Australian wildlife, including learning species ID techniques and natural behaviours
  • Being part of a team of enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who will support you in learning new skills

What are the tasks?

  • Greeting members of the public and registered wildlife carers as they bring animals into the hospital
  • Recording the details of incoming and outgoing animals
  • Assisting staff with animal handling as required
  • Ensuring the reception waiting area and consult rooms are kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Liaising with wildlife carers regarding the placement of injured/juvenile animals, birds and reptiles
  • Answering general telephone enquiries from wildlife carers
  • Other data entry tasks and general duties as required
  • Assisting in other areas of the hospital if reception tasks are up to date

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    Confident, friendly nature and positive in meeting new people and making them feel welcome
  • Prepared to be involved in some delicate and sometimes challenging situations
    Reliable, with the ability to work independently, take initiative and multitask
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    Willingness to learn handling techniques and housing requirements for incoming animals

When can I volunteer?

Mornings 8am-12pm: Sundays

Afternoons: 12-4pm: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

There is a lot to learn in this role so we request a minimum commitment of 1 x shift per week for a minimum of 3 months. Orientation and animal training will be required.

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

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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