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Wombat Box Project Assistant

  • Volunteer for a leading animal welfare charity
  • Volunteer role
  • Burwood location

About the RSPCA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) is a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia’s leading animal welfare charity.

Volunteers are an integral part of the RSPCA team. They play an active and vital role in helping to support our work to improve the welfare of animals, and protect them from cruelty and neglect. Volunteering involves commitment, dedication and passion.

About the role

Working closely with the Events and Community Fundraising team, this role will support the team to develop and run the Wombat Box program. Wombat Boxes are RSPCA Victoria’s donation collection boxes, placed in public facing areas of businesses and organisations. This role will work with our existing businesses and companies to maintain these positive relationships and encourage continuation of the Wombat Box program. This volunteer will be the point of contact for new businesses starting the program, and will assist with setting them up in our databases, as well as speaking with the business directly.  

The Wombat Box Project Assistant may be responsible for the following activities:

  •  Execution of administration tasks such as updating and maintaining databases and data entry
  •  Handling relevant incoming and outgoing calls  ▪ Engaging with supporters, volunteers and businesses face to face, on the phone and in writing
  •  Preparation and distribution of relevant materials
  •  Planning and designing for some steps in the Wombat Box program
  •  Other tasks as required by Events and Community Fundraising team 


Skills & experience required 


  • Strong computer and Microsoft Office capabilities, particularly excel, word and Outlook 
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written  
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a small team 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Great time management and organisational skills 
  • “Can do” attitude and strong willingness to learn new skills 


  • Experience working in community fundraising and non-for-profit sector  
  • Experience using design programs such as InDesign (desired, but not essential)  
  • Flexibility with days/time during busy periods 

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. 

Remember to have your current resume, CV or 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: BG000035
Submitted: 10-07-2018

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