ID: 154753

Orange Shelter Assistant - Orange - # 154753

Animal Welfare Regular - less than 6 months Orange NSW

About this opportunity

In this role, you will be providing exceptional care to the animals and invaluable assistance to the shelter in the Orange community, to both two and four-legged residents.

What this volunteer role looks like

  • Walking dogs and providing basic training while they are in care
  • Grooming and socialising all shelter animals
  • Providing enrichment and fun to our animal residents
  • Sorting, washing and folding bedding
  • General gardening and maintenance around the shelter grounds
  • Comply with all Work Health and Safety (WHS) guidelines
  • Understand and comply with RSPCA NSW policies and procedures

What we need from you

  • Physical ability to lift up to 10 kilograms
  • Ability to follow direction, to work within a team and work individually
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to get a little dirty
  • Well organised, reliable and able to prioritise
  • Passion for interacting with people and animals
  • Positive attitude

RSPCA NSW is a registered COVID Safe organisation, and follows NSW Health warnings and precautions in regards to our staff, volunteers, visitors and daily practices.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Christmas/New Year break, all expressions of interest will be responded to on or after the 4th of January 2021.

Benefits: What you’ll get out of volunteering with us

  • Training from our Shelter Team
  • Experience in a shelter environment and learning the day-to-day operations
  • Inclusion in a friendly and vibrant team
  • Rewarding work that directly brings animals comfort
  • Networking with internal stakeholders
  • Ongoing support for other opportunities in the organisation, if possible

Time Required

Monday - Sunday is available, with shifts generally from 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm or all day

Suitable for
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Trades & Maintenance
  • Working with Animals

Hands-on training is provided by our team at the shelter