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We rely on a community of passionate volunteers, committed to helping us advocate the animal welfare cause.

If you have a passion for animals and would like to help in a tangible way, we want you!

Prerequisites:

  • Applicant must be at least 17 years of age in order to volunteer in the shelter.
  • New volunteers have to be able to commit for at least 4 months consecutively, on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

If you fulfill the prerequisites and are keen to join our volunteering family, please fill in the field form provided above and we will get back to you with the registration form within 2-3 working days.

After you have submitted the volunteer registration form, please give us 2-3 working days to process your application. Once approved, you will be contacted via email to attend the earliest scheduled volunteer orientation session.

Please note that new applicants are able to start volunteering only after attending the orientation session.

As part of our volunteers' dress code, all volunteers will be required to wear an SPCA t-shirt when on official duty. You will be able to purchase one t-shirt at the orientation. The money raised will be channelled towards the animal welfare cause.

We hope to see you at our shelter soon!

 
 
Main Volunteer Opportunities

 

WEEKENDS ONLY (Saturday and Sunday)

Animal Shelter

 

ANIMAL SHELTER HELPER

Duties:                   cleaning animal enclosures and surrounding areas.

Timings:                 morning shift: 8.00am to 11.30am, afternoon shift: 12.30 to 4.00pm.

Commitment:         at least once a month, to be rostered.

Requirement:         Must be comfortable handling animals & previous experience would be beneficial.

View video of the responsibilities of an animal shelter helper:

 

 

SHELTER & RECEPTION PHONES

Duties:                  front line rolemanning the animal shelter office, answering queries from                              the public in person and by phone.

Timings:               morning shift: 10.00am to 1.00pm, afternoon shift: 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Commitment:       once a week / fortnightly.

Requirement:       Previous telephone/reception experience would be an advantage.

 

Admin

 

SPCA MERCHANDISE SHOP

Duties:                     manning the SPCA merchandise shop at SPCA.

Timings:                  11.00am to 4.30pm.

Commitment:          preferably once a week, rostered.

Requirement:          Must be comfortable with speaking to the public.

 

Public Relations

 

MERCHANDISE SALES                     

Duties:                   manning the SPCA merchandise stalls at various events and                                             locations.

Timings:                 shift times vary depending upon the event(maximum 4 hours).

Commitment:         ad hoc.

Requirement:         Must be comfortable with speaking to the public.

 

 

WEEKDAYS (Monday to Friday)

Animal Shelter

 

ANIMAL SHELTER  HELPER

Duties:                    cleaning animal enclosures and surrounding areas.

Timings:                 morning shift 8.00am to 11.30am, afternoon shift: 12.30 to 4.00pm.

Commitment:         at least once a month, to be rostered.

Requirement:         Must be comfortable handling animals & previous experience would be beneficial.

View video of the responsibilities of an animal shelter helper:

 

 

 

SHELTER & RECEPTION PHONES

Duties:                    front line rolemanning the animal shelter office, answering queries                                    from the public in person and by phone.

Timings:                 morning shift: 10.00am to 1.00pm, afternoon shift: 1.00pm to                                         4.00pm.

Commitment:         once a week / fortnightly.

Requirement          Previous telephone/reception experience would be an advantage.

 

 

DOG WALKER

Duties:                   walking the dogs.

Timings:                 8.00am to 10.30am.

Commitment:         should be able to commit for at least 2 months, preferably once a week.

Requirement:          Must be comfortable with handling dogs, dog owners would be preferred, although not compulsory as guidance will be given.

 

Admin

 

MAILOUTS

Duties:                     preparing envelopes for mass mail outs, applying labels and inserting documents.

Timings:                  between 9.00am and 4.30pm, up to 3 hours.

Commitment:          ad hoc.

 

 

SPCA MERCHANDISE SHOP

Duties:                     manning the SPCA merchandise shop at SPCA.

Timings:                  11.00am to 4.30pm.

Commitment:          preferably once a week, rostered.

Requirement:          Must be comfortable with speaking to the public.

 

Public Relations

 

MERCHANDISE SALES

Duties:                     manning the SPCA merchandise stalls at various events and location (e.g. schools)

Timings:                  shift times vary depending upon the event(maximum 4 hours).

Commitment:          ad hoc.

Requirement:          Must be comfortable with speaking to the public.

 

WEEK-DAYS AND WEEKENDS – specialised volunteering roles

 

 

ADOPTION COUNSELLOR – requires firm, regular commitment.

                      * Prior attachment in the animal shelter prerequisite.

Timings:                  11.00am to 4.00pm.

Commitment:          Once a fortnight.     

Requirement           Must be 21 years + and have experience with animals, preferably an experienced pet owner. Good communication skills and basic knowledge of pet care a must.

 

 

ANIMAL AMBASSADOR

Duties:                     stationed at events/schools or in the animal shelter to answer pet                                     care, adoption and SPCA-  

                                 related queries.                 

Timings:                  varied i.e. weekdays/weekends.

Commitment:          at least once a month.

Requirement           Must be comfortable with speaking to the public.