This rewarding volunteer role would suit applicants that love animals and are committed to improving their welfare; people who wish to experience hands-on work with animals and want to learn about the care and health requirements for future work in the industry; and anyone looking for a worthwhile way to spend their time. The minimum age for this role is 16yrs.
The position will involve the daily cleaning of the animals' pens which will involve hands on work hosing, sweeping and scooping up of poop! Hygiene control is very important, as is ensuring that the animals remain stocked up with food, water, bedding and toys. Assistance will also be required in duties such as ensuring the Shelter environment is presentable, helping with Laundry duties and general tidying up.
People applying for this position need to be happy to work hard, be physically fit, and be willing to get their hands dirty for a good cause!
The position is available 7.30am-11.30am and we request a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week. Full orientation and training will be provided.
Skills required – Confidence with animals, the ability to work independently, the ability to stand for long periods, be physically fit, ability to cope with increased noise levels, attention to detail, ability to follow instructions.
Skills to be gained – Animal husbandry, animal handling and training techniques, animal disease control, animal shelter experience, basic animal behaviour knowledge.
Benefits – Contact with animals, time to play and interact with our animals, experience in the animal industry, and a friendly new community.
Volunteer characteristics required – Excellent team work skills, hard working, excellent communication skills, commitment to the RSPCA.
PLEASE NOTE: As part of volunteering with us you will be required to purchase an RSPCA Volunteer T-shirt for $30. It is also a requirement you have an up to date Tetanus vaccination that before handling animals at the RSPCA.
For further information, please contact our Toowoomba Volunteer Program Support Team on 07 4634 1304 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or APPLY NOW below.APPLY NOW