Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD



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 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.

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

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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