RSPCA Qld delivers a dedicated animal ambulance to rescue sick, injured or orphaned animals in the Rockhampton area. Operated by Volunteers, the Animal Ambulance operates, 7 days a week, with day or night sessions to choose from. Orientation sessions for these roles are at our RSPCA Work for Pets Superstore every Wednesday and every 2nd Saturday - please apply via the button below so we can contact you to book you into our next session!

Working from home (in a vehicle that we provide with iphone) you would be responsible for actioning jobs that come in via the call centre that are dispatched via the Inspectorate.  Your duties in these situations would vary depending on your level of skill and experience. This is not your typical role Volunteering at a shelter environment as we need people who are independent and can be flexible to accommodate needs on a daily basis. An ability to deal constructively with stressful situations, and to remain calm in confronting situations, is of high importance.

Shifts: we have both 4 hr and 8 hr shifts available 

Monday - Saturday
8am - 12pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
5pm - 9pm 

8am - 5pm 
5pm - 9pm

*please specify your preference when you submit your application.

Skills required – Animal handling skills, attention to detail for paperwork admissions, good driving record with ability to use GPS navigating systems, Apple iphone and ipad devices. Email proficiency in sending and receiving photos and emails.

Volunteer characteristics required – Confidence, commitment, dedication, reliability and willingness to be a passionate advocate for animal welfare in Queensland. Couples/friends are eligible to work together in this role with one being a Driver and the other an Assistant.

Benefits – Relevant experience in the Animal Care field; ability to assist animals in need on the front line; learn from an experienced RSPCA Ambulance Officer; be part of a highly respected team; member benefits including the Mark Your Mark Reward & Recognition Program.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact the Volunteer Ambulance Coordinator via

Due to the time involved in training new Volunteers to become Ambulance Drivers, we are looking for those who will be able to maintain their commitment ongoing and are reliable. 

PLEASE NOTE: As part of volunteering with us you will be required to purchase an RSPCA Volunteer T-shirt for $30.