ID: 175943

Kennel Hand

Animal Welfare Regular - less than 6 months Bargo NSW

About this opportunity

This is an opportunity to work as part of a dedicated volunteer team providing basic care to rescued greyhounds at Greysland. This includes cleaning and performing animal handling duties in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures under the supervision of staff.

You are required to complete online training and review learning materials prior to commencing your volunteer role, and must have a love of greyhounds and a commitment to their welfare. Previous experience with dogs is beneficial but not necessary.

You must be able to adhere to OH&S requirements and uphold a high standard of safety, adhering to all policies and procedures and following our RESPECT principles. Review, understand, and follow our Standard Operating Procedures.

Duties include:

  • Ensure kennels and dog runs are clean and tidy

  • Ensure kennels and runs have appropriate bedding, water and toys

  • Walking hounds and accompany hounds to sensory gardens

  • Feeding the hounds

  • Ensure hounds are coated when required

  • Pooper scooping all areas

  • Emptying bins, general cleaning, cleaning equipment and workspaces

  • Daily laundry of blankets, dog coats, towels

  • Bathing hounds as required

  • Notifying Shift Leader of any dog behavior or observation that may not be considered standard

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination .

Time Required

Shifts are 4 hours, you can commit to as little as one shift a week or as many as you like!

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Food Preparation & Service
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Working with Animals

You will be provided with online training via Google Classroom before completing "Buddy shifts" with a staff member or experienced volunteer.