The Victorian Animal Aid Trust

Volunteer Requirements

We need volunteers who are enthusiastic, have a passion for animal welfare and can commit to:

    • Are 18 years or older
    • Are physically fit and able to undertake the role you apply for.
    • Can work independently, without supervision
    • Can make quick and rational decisions.
    • Agree to follow all staff instructions.
    • Apply on behalf of yourself, not another person.
    • A minimum of 6 months of your time, being part of a weekly roster and undertaking a 4 or 8 hour shift.
    • To become a Youth Volunteer with Animal Aid, we require you to be 13 to 17 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by their guardian whilst onsite.

Our animals will be relying on our team of regular volunteers to receive their much-needed care. Unfortunately our animals still need lots of tender, loving care even when volunteers don’t arrive for their shift so we are seeking volunteers who are very reliable and understand the importance of their role.

We understand that sometimes you may need to miss a shift due to personal circumstances. We ask our volunteers to give  Animal Aid as much notice as possible so we can find someone else to fill in.


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Mission Statement

Animal Aid is a place of refuge for the lost, unwanted and abandoned animals in our community. We work diligently to reunite lost pets and give a first rate second chance to unwanted animals. We are dedicated to improving the welfare of all companion animals in our society and passionately advocate and facilitate their adoption. We provide services that help people and pets; enthusiastically sharing our knowledge and expertise.


Our vision is to be leaders in animal welfare; proactively addressing animal homelessness, minimising the number of unwanted animals in our community; and providing premium animal services that deliver complete wellness for companion animals.