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RSPCA Victoria Portland Animal Care Centre Volunteer Roles

  • Volunteer for a leading animal welfare charity
  • Ongoing volunteer positions
  • Portland location

About the RSPCA

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values – clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration – set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for Animal Care volunteers (Cattery & Kennels) to join our team at the RSPCA Portland Animal Care Centre. Successful candidates will provide day to day care for animals at the site providing enrichment and support to both animals and the team.

We also have a number of non-animal care volunteer roles available, which include: Maintenance & Gardening and Driver roles.

Successful volunteer applicants will be required to commit to a minimum of 6 months, and be available to work a rostered shift of a minimum 4 hours per fortnight.

You can access the ROLE Profiles for ALL volunteer roles by clicking View Position Description in the top right-hand corner for all volunteer roles available at our Portland Animal Care Centre.


Skills & experience required


  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow oral and written instructions carefully
  • General fitness, physical ability to be standing for extended periods and able to lift up to 10kg
  • Confidence in working with animals and experience in caring for animals (this can include animals you have cared for at home)
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and work autonomously
  • Ability to think on your feet and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Preparedness to work in a noisy environment
  • Willingness to assist in extra cleaning duties during peak times, as per the Supervisor/Animal Attendants request

Training Provided:

  • RSPCA Volunteer Induction
  • Animal Health and Behaviour Volunteer Orientation
  • On-the-job training with RSPCA staff
  • Ongoing support and learning with the Supervising Staff and/or Volunteer Support Officer.

How to apply

Click Apply Online to submit your volunteer application. Please make sure you have read the Role Profile by clicking View Position Description in the top right-hand corner. 

You have the option to upload your current resume or CV with your application, but this is not required. Please have your summary of experiences ready to submit with your application, and prepare to answer the question which will ask you to outline your motivation for applying for this role, and your relevant skills and experience addressing the requirements section of the Role Profile.


Job Ref: BG000027
Submitted: 27-04-2018

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