Volunteering with the RSPCA QLD

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.

Hear directly from our volunteers about why they volunteer in the video below!


We operate with 400 paid staff and over 2,000 volunteers who cover a range of roles in the organisation. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please read our Volunteering FAQs

Calling all animal lovers! Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of our furry friends. Explore the current opportunities in various locations and be a part of something extraordinary.
Click the links below to embark on an unforgettable volunteering journey.

Opportunities at our Animal Care Centres:
Bundaberg Animal Care Centre
Cairns Animal Care Centre
Dakabin Animal Care Centre  
Gympie Animal Care Centre
Kingaroy Animal Care Centre
Mackay Animal Care Centre
Noosa Animal Care Centre
Rockhampton Animal Care Centre
Toowoomba Animal Care Centre
Townsville Animal Care Centre 
Brisbane Animal Care Centre

Opportunities with WIldlife:
(Wacol & Eumundi)
Volunteer with WIldlife | Brisbane and Eumundi

Opportunities with our Rescue Team:
(Gold Coast, Brisbane, Logan, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Townsville)
Animal Rescue | All locations 

Op Shops & Retail Opportunities:
Op Shops & Retail | All locations

Urgent Op Shops opportunities:

Op Shop Assistant | Ashmore
Op Shop Assistant | Brendale

Op Shop and Animal Care Assistant | Lawnton
Op Shop Assistant | Stafford  
Op Shop Assistant | Townsville

Community Outreach and Education Opportunities:
(Logan, Moreton Bay, Townsville & Cairns)
Community Outreach & Education | All locations


Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Care Centres

Type of Task


Length of Commitment


Important information about volunteering with RSPCA Queensland

The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years. For most roles, we ask that volunteers attend one shift per week for a minimum commitment of 3 months, this shift will be the same every week. 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!

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