This rewarding volunteer role would suit any applicants wishing to gain experience in the animal industry, people that love animals, and anyone looking for a worthwhile way to spend their spare time.

The position itself involves taking dogs of all shapes and sizes for walks in the shelter grounds. You do need to be fit and confident in handling dogs. You may also like to do some training with the dogs to assist them in finding a new home.

The position is available on any day 7.30am – 11.30am or 2.00pm - 5.00pm. We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week for a period of 3 months. Full orientation and training is provided. You must be available to attend Four Paws training on a reselected Saturday.

Skills required – Animal confidence, the ability to work independently.

Skills to be gained – Animal handling and training techniques, animal disease control, animal shelter experience, experience with many different breeds of dog.

Benefits – Good contact with animals, time to play and interact with our animals, a good step into the animal industry, and a friendly new community.

Volunteer characteristics required – Good teamwork skills, 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 you have an up to date Tetanus vaccination that before handling animals at the RSPCA.

For further information, please contact our Townsville Volunteer Program Support Team on 07 4774 5130 or, or APPLY NOW below.