Onsite volunteers work in our Adoption Centre, laundry and also provide administrative support. The majority of roles are based at our Campbellfield Centre, with laundry and customer facing roles at North Melbourne.
Volunteers are required to commit to a four-hour shift either once a week or once a fortnight, for at least 12 months.
The laundry is a busy and physical work environment, but one that’s incredibly rewarding. The main task is to keep all areas of the hospital fully supplied with clean towels and blankets. It provides a fascinating insight into the workings of a busy, high-functioning animal hospital, and is one of the most important roles in our volunteer team.
Adoption Centre volunteers care for the animals we are looking to rehome – including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, ferrets and rabbits. Our volunteers help staff to keep the animal enclosures clean, the animals fed and watered and, most importantly, they spend time providing the animals with enrichment and socialisation. Volunteers can choose to work in the kennels, cattery, or a combination of the two.
We occasionally require office support in various departments. This can be either a regular administrative role or a short-term position supporting our permanent office staff during peak times. Volunteers are required to have administrative and computer skills.
We receive many applications for these roles each year, and recruit in bulk rounds throughout the year. The best way to stay up to date on our recruitment activities is by signing up to the Volunteer Registry.