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Volunteer to help our animals

 

Volunteering to Help Our Animals

Animal Welfare League values the efforts of our volunteers, and there are many ways you can help out. Please find below an outline of the volunteer roles available. 

Volunteer Animal Attendant – (Kemps Creek and West Hoxton)

Volunteer animal attendants are responsible for maintaining the wellbeing of animals at AWL. We offer Volunteer Animal Attendant shifts at our Kemps Creek and West Hoxton shelters.  Volunteer Animal Attendant roles include:

  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Walking, socializing and providing important social and physical enrichment
  • Utilizing and maintain training programs
  • Laundry duties and dish washing
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Assisting with pooper scooping the yards, filling water bowls and feeds

Student Placements:

AWL offer limited work placement for students completing Animal Care courses in Certificate II, III and IV at TAFE. Students will gain hands on experience in a shelter environment whilst studying in the field. Students will be required to commit to a weekly roster for the duration of your course.

Volunteer Student Placement roles include:

  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Walking, socializing and providing important social and physical enrichment
  • Utilizing and maintain training programs
  • Laundry duties and dish washing
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Assisting with pooper scooping the yards, filling water bowls and feeds

Please note: Unfortunately AWL is unable to accommodate work placement through Open Colleges as we are unable to provide the level of supervision and learning requirements that Open Colleges require.

Volunteer Administration Assistant – (Kemps Creek only)

If you have excellent verbal and written communication skills, are reliable, dedicated, have the ability to work independently, answer phones and are computer literate, there are positions available to become a volunteer administration assistant.

Event Volunteers:

If you can’t make a regular commitment at our shelter, but would still like to help, we need volunteers who have excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team and have a passion for animal welfare. Our events range from open days and sausage sizzles to animal expos. 

Maintenance Volunteer

Assisting the grounds and maintenance team in keeping the grounds maintained.

Vet Clinic Volunteer Students (Kemps Creek)

Limited volunteer spots are available. Priority will be given to students who are studying vet nursing.

Fundraising Volunteers

You can hold your own fundraising event or get involved with an existing fun run to raise funds for Animal Welfare League NSW. For more information visit our Fundraising page

Branch Volunteers

Our 13 Branches are operated by volunteers who undertake a number of activities within their regions, including fundraising, events, providing services for animals in their area such as subsidized desexing, emergency welfare assistance and foster caring. Click here for branch locations and information.

Foster Care

By becoming a foster carer, you can help us save lives. Foster caring involves caring for a shelter pet in your own home for a period of time, while they await permanent adoption. For more info visit Foster Care

Corporate Volunteering

We can arrange a fun, rewarding day for your employees as part of our Corporate Volunteering Program. Activities include working with the animals at our shelters or taking on a specific project for your team. For more information please email us

Things to know about Volunteering with Animal Welfare League NSW

  • Volunteers need their own transport to get to the shelters as public transport is limited at all sites
  • All prospective volunteers must be 18 or over
  • Volunteers need to be physical fit
  • They must possess the ability to work independently
  • They must be confident in animal handling (experience would be advantageous)
  • They must be able to follow instruction
  • They must be up to date with a Tetanus Vaccination

How to apply:

Please email volunteer@awlnsw.com.au and include a cover letter with a brief introduction on why you wish to volunteer with Animal Welfare League NSW.        

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Animal Welfare League NSW