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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

Animal Transfer Driver

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Hit the Road and Be a Hero for Animals!

If you have a passion for animal welfare and a love for the open road, we have an exciting volunteer opportunity just for you! Join our team at RSPCA Qld as a driver and embark on a journey of compassion and impact. Get ready to transport adorable furry friends, both domestic and wild, and lend a helping hand in collecting donations. It's time to put the pedal to the metal and make a difference!

What to Expect:

As a vital part of our large organisation, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of over 50,000 animals each year. Your mission will involve safely transporting animals locally and regionally, as well as collecting donated food. Whether you're shuttling animals between campuses, rehoming centres, vet surgeries, or caring for wildlife, every trip will be an adventure filled with furry passengers. Don't worry, we'll provide you with all the necessary equipment, including an RSPCA vehicle, during your shift. Please note that drivers must have an open licence.

Benefits of Being on the Road:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of RSPCA operations and our mission to protect and care for animals.
  • Join our friendly team and make a significant contribution to raising much-needed funds for animal welfare.

As an RSPCA driver, you'll hit the road and tackle a variety of tasks, including:

  • Cruising around the greater Bundaberg area in an RSPCA vehicle, transporting our precious animal passengers.
  • Safely moving animals between our animal care centres, ensuring they reach their destinations with comfort and care.
  • Collecting and transporting animals from veterinary clinics back to our animal care centres, because their well-being is our top priority.


Skills and Characteristics We're Looking For:

  • Be a courteous and considerate driver, making the journey as smooth as possible for your furry passengers.
  • Confidence in handling a large van and/or towing a trailer, because you're about to become a road warrior for animals.
  • Good communication skills to coordinate with our team and ensure a seamless transportation process.
  • Hold a clean, manual open driver's licence, allowing you to hit the road with confidence.
  • Display excellent driving skills and the ability to handle traffic like a pro.
  • Physically fit and capable of lifting up to 10kg, ensuring our animal friends are in safe hands.
  • Show your animal handling skills, making every ride a comfortable and stress-free experience for our furry passengers.


When Can You Volunteer?

We're looking for dedicated drivers who can commit to regular shifts, as well as those who can be available for on-call driving. Please note that flexibility is key in this role, as trip durations may vary due to changing traffic and weather conditions. To make a lasting impact, we kindly request a minimum commitment of one shift per week. Don't worry if you're new to this—our team will provide you with comprehensive orientation and animal training.

Important Reminders:

Before handling animals at the RSPCA, please ensure you have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination. Safety first!


For more information and to get on the road to volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 3426 9903 or volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au.

Alternatively, fill in the application above to get started.


Join our team of compassionate drivers and become a superhero for animals on wheels. Apply today and let's drive change together!

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.


Need More Info?

Contact our friendly Volunteer Coordinator at 3426 9903 or email us at volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au
To apply, please click the green 'fill in an application' button above to start your volunteering journey!

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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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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

Helping hand-out for Gympie RSPCA during lockdowns | The Courier Mail

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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Inspectorate & 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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Kingaroy

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

Volunteering at our Kingaroy 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!

General Interests

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Mackay

Sign up today to volunteer at our Mackay shelter!

Volunteering at our Mackay 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!

General Interests

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Noosa

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

RSPCA Noosa | RSPCA Queensland

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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Toowoomba

Join the Fun and Make a Pawsitive Difference at our Toowoomba Animal Care Centre!

RSPCA Toowoomba | RSPCA Queensland

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!

General Interests

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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.

 

Wildlife Opportunities

Wildlife Driver | Wacol

What to expect

This rewarding volunteer role would suit applicants who are passionate about Australia’s native wildlife and are committed to improving their welfare; people who wish to experience hands-on work with native animals and want to learn about the care and health requirements for future work in the industry.  This is a great opportunity for people who want to help the RSPCA rehabilitate animals and send them back to their natural habitat. You will be outside in winter and summer weather and sometimes driving in the challenging conditions Queensland can offer, but the reward is knowing you are making a difference to the quality of life of all the native animals in our care. Applicants must be over 25 years old.

What are the benefits?

  • Opportunity to gain new skills and learn about our Australian wildlife
  • Increased awareness of our native wildlife and the issues they face
  • Native animal handling and identification skills
  • Becoming part of a friendly new community

What are the tasks?

The position involves transporting wildlife patients as required and includes:

  • Significant driving around the greater Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine coast area, using an RSPCA vehicle.
  • Collecting and transporting animals from vet clinics back to the Wacol wildlife hospital, or delivering animals to vet clinics for collection by carers.
  • Attempting to reunite baby birds with their parents.
  • Releasing a variety of birds, reptiles and wildlife into their natural habitat post treatment.
  • Liaising with registered wildlife carers and delivering animals along with the relevant paperwork and medications to them.
  • Delivering specimens and paperwork as required to the Queensland Biosecurity department.
  • Educating members of the public about wildlife species when releasing them or when generally interacting with the public at the wildlife hospital.
  • In between driving jobs if required, assist with sweeping and mopping floors, removing rubbish, washing animals’ water and food bowls, replacing food and water.
  • Grocery shopping for the hospital, collecting prescriptions and hospital pick ups
  • Transferring animals between Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Australia Zoo and the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital
  • Communication with RSPCA Wildlife Hospital Staff
  • Taking bins full of soiled linen/towels/bedding to the laundry and collecting clean bedding/towels etc to take back to the hospital.
  • 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.

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Confidence in working with a variety of animals, including reptiles
  • Willingness to learn, wildlife knowledge or experience an advantage
  • A clean manual open driver’s licence is required, and the ability to use GPS to navigate to unfamiliar places
  • Be physically fit (able to lift 10kg) and comfortable in a wide variety of outdoor situations
  • Attention to detail and able to accurately follow instructions
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication skills

When can I volunteer?

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 changeable traffic or weather conditions. We request a minimum commitment of 1 x four hour shift per week for a minimum of 3 months.  Orientation and animal training 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 our Brisbane Volunteer Coordinator on 3426 9915 or volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au, or fill in an application above. 

Wildlife Reception | Wacol

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 being the ‘face’ of the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital, 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?

  • Reception volunteers must be over 18 years of age
  • 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?

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.

For further information, please contact our Brisbane Volunteer Coordinator on 3426 9915 or volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au, or fill in the application below.

Wildlife Assistant | Eumundi

Calling all wildlife enthusiasts and animal lovers!

Join our incredible team and embark on a rewarding adventure with Australia's native wildlife. If you're passionate about their well-being and eager to learn about their daily care, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Gain exposure to our native animal rehabilitation centre and make a real difference in the lives of our furry friends!

What to expect:

  • Immerse yourself in the captivating world of native wildlife care.
  • Embrace the challenge of caring for animals who may be sick or in discomfort.
  • We understand it can be emotional, but the reward is priceless—you'll be making a positive impact on their lives and your own!
  • Please note: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer placements for Vet nursing students. Please reach out to your course provider for alternative opportunities.

Benefits that will make your heart flutter:

  • Up-close encounters with adorable native Australian wildlife!
  • Learn invaluable skills in native wildlife care and husbandry.
  • Explore the fascinating field of veterinary care.
  • Become part of a friendly and supportive community that shares your passion.


Tasks that will make you feel like a wildlife superhero:

  • Prepare delicious meals and provide enriching activities for our animal pals.
  • Keep their enclosures squeaky clean.
  • Channel your inner cleanliness guru—sweep, mop, and banish rubbish.
  • Master hygiene control and follow sanitization protocols diligently.
  • Help maintain a presentable clinic environment and reception area.
  • Be a laundry legend—wash, fold, and collect clean bedding and towels.
  • Assist with stock control and ensure supplies are always in check.


Skills and characteristics that will make you a superstar:

  • Be confident or willing to learn about working with native wildlife in a rehabilitation centre.
  • Show your independent spirit—we believe in your ability to shine.
  • Flex those muscles! Physically fit individuals who can lift 10kg.
  • Pay attention to the smallest details and follow instructions flawlessly.
  • Enjoy working in a team environment and unleash your excellent communication skills.
  • Roll up your sleeves and show us your dedication to the RSPCA's mission.


When can you make a difference?

We offer a range of shifts from Monday to Sunday. Our current roles we need to fill are:

Dawn Shift (6:30am – 10:30am) Tuesdays
Morning Shift (8:30am – 12:30pm) Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays 
Midday Shift (10:00am – 2:00pm) Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Afternoon Shift (1:30pm – 5:30pm) Sundays


We kindly request a minimum commitment of one four-hour shift per week for at least three months. This ensures consistency and provides ongoing support to our beloved animals. Don't worry—we'll provide orientation and training in animal interaction, training, and husbandry.

Please remember: An up-to-date Tetanus vaccination is mandatory before handling animals at the RSPCA.

For further information, contact our enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator at 3426 9903 or email volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au. Click "Fill in an application" above to join our incredible team. Let's embark on this wild journey together and make a positive impact on the lives of our native wildlife!

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.

For further information, please contact our Brisbane Volunteer Coordinator on 3426 9915 or volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au, or fill in the application below.

Wildlife Vet Pick-Up Driver | Wacol

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What to expect

RSPCA Qld deals with an excess of 22,000 wild animals every year.  We operate one of the busiest Wildlife Hospitals in Queensland.  The Volunteer Wildlife Vet Pick-Up Driver role primarily involves picking up wildlife animals from vet surgeries and taking them to RSPCA Animal Care Centre, in a dedicated RSPCA Animal Transfer vehicle. 

You will be exposed to a wide range of species including birds, mammals and reptiles, and will be responsible for the safe transportation of the animals in your care. You will also be a key representative for RSPCA Qld as you drive an RSPCA branded vehicle and liaise with vet surgeries, therefore safety and representing the RSPCA in a positive manner is essential.

In between driving jobs you may be asked to assist with entering animal details in a database, general upkeep of the hospital including sweeping and mopping floors, removing rubbish, washing animals’ water and food bowls, replacing food and water, laundry duties, collecting groceries or prescriptions. This role would best suit a motivated, outgoing individual who is flexible and can adapt to the unpredictable nature of a triage animal hospital.

What are the benefits?

  • Close encounters with wildlife
  • The opportunity to improve animal handling skills and gain knowledge of the how the RSPCA operates
  • Increased awareness of our native wildlife and the issues they face
  • The opportunity to make a difference and know you are keeping our animals comfortable
  • Becoming part of a friendly team and community

What are the tasks?

The position involves transporting wildlife patients as required and includes:

  • Significant driving around the greater Brisbane area using an RSPCA vehicle
  • Collecting and transporting animals from vet clinics back to the Wacol Wildlife
  • Hospital, or delivering animals to vet clinics for collection
  • Liaising with veterinarians at clinics regarding the animals and delivering animals along with the relevant paperwork and medication
  • Generally interacting with the public at the wildlife hospital
  • In between driving jobs if required, entering animal information into a database, assist with sweeping and mopping floors, removing rubbish, washing animals’ water and food bowls, replacing food and water.
  • Communication with RSPCA Wildlife Hospital staff

What skills and characteristics do I need?

  • Have a valid and clean driver's license and the ability to use a GPS to navigate
  • Confidence in working with a variety of animals, including reptiles
  • Willingness to learn, wildlife knowledge or experience an advantage
  • Be physically fit (able to lift 10kg) and comfortable in a wide variety of outdoor situations
  • Attention to detail and able to accurately listen and follow instructions
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication skills

When can I volunteer?

  • Current Vacancies: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 12pm, 12pm - 4pm & 4pm-8pm
  • 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 changeable traffic or weather conditions
  • We request a minimum commitment of 1 x shift per fortnight for a minimum of 3 months. Orientation and animal training 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 our Brisbane Volunteer Coordinator on 3426 9915 or volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au, or fill in the application above.

 

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