Without the continued support of our valued volunteers and foster carers, RSPCA Qld would not be able to help over 50,000 abused, abandoned or injured animals that come into our care every year.
Whether you're a volunteer ambulance driver out in the field, an animal care assistant in one of our centres, helping raise funds as an op shop assistant in one of our op shops, or one of our call centre assistants working directly with the community - each of our passionate and dedicated volunteers play a pivotal role in supporting RSPCA Qld to improve the welfare of animals and protect them from neglect and cruelty.
We operate with 400 paid staff and over 5,000 volunteers who cover a range of roles in the organisation.
Important information about volunteering with RSPCA Queensland:
The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years. We ask that volunteers make a commitment of 3 months, with a weekly volunteer shift. Volunteer shifts are usually 4 hours long.
Please note we are unable to provide work experience or offer any student placements (exceptions being placements organised through university or tertiary programs).
Please read through the list of other volunteer opportunities we’re currently recruiting for and apply online if you see a role you’re interested in. If there isn’t a role currently that suits you, keep checking back in as needs and recruitment change daily!
About RSPCA Queensland
Together, we change lives
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland (RSPCA Qld) is the state’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of all domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland.
We are the leading animal welfare charity in Queensland, currently rehoming more animals than any other organisation in the Southern Hemisphere. As a non-government, community based charity, we are the only charity with the power to prosecute animal cruelty and neglect. We care for displaced domestic pets as well as native wildlife patients in our Brisbane Wildlife Hospital and Eumundi Rehabilitation Centre.
Each year over 51,000 animals need assistance from the RSPCA. RSPCA Qld requires over $50 million annually to support our animal centres, programs and services. We are a community based charity and rely on donations, bequests and sponsorships from ordinary Queenslanders; as well as the support of our incredible volunteers and foster carers.