ID: 152725

Animal Care Assistant (Weekday Mornings 8 - 11)

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months New Town TAS

About this opportunity

Ten Lives Cat Centre As the largest cat centre in Tasmania, we take care of the thousands of cats and kittens every year that pass through the centre annually. In our peak period known as kitten season (Oct-March), we have one cat or kitten surrendered every 30 minutes during intake time. There’s a mountain of jobs to do every day to give them their best chance at finding their forever home. We need active and hardworking volunteers who can donate their time in the mornings and/or afternoons to help feed our kitties and keep their environments clean and comfortable.

The Opportunity We are seeking a fit and energetic person to jump in our "Winkie Mobile" (Automatic Mitsubishi ASX), to help collect donation from Margate and other locations for storing in our warehouse in New Town. On occasion you will also be our "cat taxi", taking cats and kittens to their Op Shop homes, where they await adoption. The driver role operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (as per the roster). If you like driving and are physicically fit (a lot of lifting) - then this could be the role for you.

The Impact It’s hard to emphasise enough how important volunteer contributions are to the centre. Quite simply, the more hands we have, the more cats and kittens we can look after, reducing their number of days in care - helping them to find their forever homes as soon as possible. In addition to the activities at the centre, you are also doing your part in making a huge difference for the community and environment in Tasmania for our unique wildlife and improving the welfare of cats and kittens.

Be part of it - apply now!

* All applicants need to be over 18

* Commitment: one shift per week (morning, afternoon or full day shifts available)

* COVID-19: We ensure adherence to current government guidelines in relation to COVID-19. These are changing regularly, so please contact the volunteer coordinator or supervisor for up to date instructions.

* COVID-19 Vaccination: We require all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

Successful applicants will be sure to mention why they love cats and want to come and work with fellow crazy cat people :-)


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

If successful, we require a current police certificate that you will need to bring to your induction.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

In general, we ask that volunteers commit to one shift a week for an ongoing period of over three months.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Working with Animals
Training

Ten Lives provides Induction as well as training on procedures and health and safety.