RSPCA Queensland are currently seeking volunteers who would like to be part of our Rescue Unit as Volunteer Animal Ambulance Drivers in the Toowoomba Region. 

We ask that all new Toowoomba Drivers attend the Wacol Campus (Brisbane) to do 2 x training shifts with our Rescue Officers to gain an insight into the Department and on the road training with a Rescue Officer

The shift time for this training is either 7-3:30pm or 8-4:30pm (week days only). The 2 days do not have to be consecutive and can be done across 2 weeks. 

Available shifts:

Wednesdays 7.00am - 5.00pm Day shift

Wednesdays 5.00pm - 10.00pm Night Shift

Fridays 7.00am - 5.00pm Day shift

Fridays 5.00pm - 10.00pm Night Shift

Saturdays 7.00am - 5.00pm Day shift

Skills required 

-Confidence in handling animals
-Current driver's licence
-Ability to read jobs from an iphone and email paperwork to the office via the phone
-Be able to work autonomously 
-Physical health required along with the ability to lift and restrain animals
-Ability to problem solve
-Ability to communicate effectively with people of a variety of background, in a variety of situations

It is also important to mention that you will witness animals in distress that may sometimes be injured. The capacity to constructively deal with this both at the time and after the event is crucial. 

Skills to be gained – Knowledge of the Animal Care & Protection Act 2001 (ACPA), basic operational understanding of the RSPCA Inspectorate and RSPCA Qld; experience in a unique animal rescue role; further animal handling skills.

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.

Please note: 

-Due to insurance purposes our Ambulance Drivers only must be 21 or over.
-Couples/friends are eligible to work together in this role with one being a Driver and the other an Assistant (both must have Driver's licence).

Due to Workplace Health and Safety guidelines within this role, you would not be expected to subject yourself to dangerous situations eg working at heights. Animal handling skills and/or a high level of animal confidence is very important in the prevention of injury to yourself and the animal in question. This is an extremely important roles within the RSPCA Queensland Team and offers a very real opportunity to make a difference in many animals’ lives. 

If you are interested please apply via the link below and nominate your preferred day/time for shifts in your application.