This rewarding volunteer role involves collecting animals from the RSPCA Shelter and transferring them to other shelters and local vet surgeries.

A dedicated animal transfer vehicle is provided. This role requires the volunteer to have initiative and common sense as they will be responsible for the safe transportation of animals. A courteous and considerate driver whom represents the RSPCA in a positive manner (whilst driving a vehicle that clearly displays the RSPCA logo). It also involves interaction with outside agencies which are vital contacts for the RSPCA. 

This volunteer role will be available Monday - Friday, starting at 8:30 or 15:30 daily, for the vet surgery transfers. Animal transfers and other driving jobs will be between 8:30 and 17:00.  A weekly commitment of at least one shift for a minimum of three months is required. Full orientation and training is provided.

Skills required – Current driver’s licence - clean driving history, sound driving ability and ability to cope in traffic. Good people and animal handling skills.

Skills to be gained – Improved animal handling skills. Understanding of RSPCA shelter operations.

Benefits – Helping animals small and large. Great opportunity to make a huge difference in your local community.

Volunteer characteristics required – Commitment, trustworthy, reliable and a love of animals.

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 that you have an up to date Tetanus vaccination before handling animals at the RSPCA.

For further information, please contact our Cairns Volunteer Program Support Team on 07 4055 1487 or, or APPLY NOW below.