• Volunteering at AWL NSW
  • Student Placements

Would you like to volunteer your time to help Animal Welfare League NSW? View our volunteering options below and apply today.

Animal Welfare League NSW™ (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been caring for surrendered and neglected animals for over 60 years. Our vision is that all companion animals in NSW have a safe and loving home. AWL NSW operates an animal welfare shelter, a veterinary clinic and has branches of active volunteers across NSW. If you are interested in volunteering with AWL NSW please read the volunteering opportunities available below.

Help animals in need. Become an animal attendant volunteer at our shelter.

Volunteer animal attendants help improve the wellbeing of our animals. Due to the animal-handling required, this opportunity requires a certain level of physical fitness.

Our animal attendant volunteers help by:

  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Walking and socialising with animals
  • Utilising and maintaining training programs
  • Checking and topping up water bowls
  • Laundry duties and dishwashing
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Assist with pooper scooping
  • Assist with feeding the animals
  • Providing important social and physical enrichment

Help our cause. Become an event volunteer.

If you can’t make a regular commitment at our shelter, but would still like to help, we are always in need of enthusiastic volunteers who have excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team and have a passion for animal welfare. Our events range from open days, adoption events, trade shows and more!

Duties include:

  • Helping educate the public on what we do
  • Promoting AWL NSW activities and programs
  • Collecting donations, selling merchandise and using EFTPOS
  • Signing up new donors and supporters
  • Some animal handling may be required

Help rehome our animals. Become a volunteer photographer.

If you have a passion for photography and animals, this may be the volunteer position for you. We often require volunteer photographers to assist with photographing our animals who are available for adoption to add a cute snap to their pet portfolio. This position can either be a weekly or fortnightly duty pending on how many animals require photos. Your photos might just be the reason one of our shelter pets find a home!

Duties include:

  • Photography skills (must bring own equipment)
  • Basic knowledge of animal behaviour as some animal handling is required
  • Patience and understanding of what it takes to capture the pawfect picture

Note: AWL NSW does not take liability for any damage caused to camera equipment

Support your local community. Become an AWL NSW branch volunteer.

AWL NSW has various volunteer branches across the state, all dedicated to caring for animals in their local area. Many branches support their communities by providing discount desexing programs and fostering animals who are looking for a home. Branch volunteers help fundraise and promote the work of AWL NSW.

FIND A BRANCH

Help us create a home for our animals. Become a maintenance volunteer.

Assist the grounds and maintenance team in keeping our lawns and facilities green and clean. A tidy looking shelter can help welcome potential adopters to our shelter and help our pets find a home.

Help us with paperwork. Become an admin volunteer.

If you have great office skills, and some free time on your hands, while not help our cause by assisting with general administration tasks. Just a few hours of help can make a huge difference for our charity.

Things to know about volunteer work with Animal Welfare League NSW:

  • Volunteers need their own transport to get to the shelter as public transport is limited
  • All prospective volunteers must be 17 years or over (younger volunteers may be accepted at the discretion of the volunteer coordinator)
  • Volunteers need to be physically 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 instructions
  • They must be up to date with a Tetanus Vaccination

How to Apply

To apply for any of the above options please fill out the application form below.
If suitable, you will be contacted with an invitation to attend an induction.

Volunteer Details

MrMrsMsMissOther

Employment Status

StudentWorkingLooking for workRetiredOther

YesNo

Volunteer Expectations

Volunteer - Animal Attendant (Cats and Dogs)Volunteer - EventVolunteer – PhotographerVolunteer – Other (please specify)
MorningsAfternoonsWeekendsFortnightlyWeeklyOther
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8:00-12:00pm10:00-2:00pm12:30-4:30pmAll Day

Why do you want to volunteer with AWL NSW?

What do you know about AWL NSW?

Have you worked or volunteered with AWL NSW in the past?

YesNo

Do you have any skills, training experience or previous employment in animal care?

YesNo

Do you have any animal care qualifications, licenses or certificates?

YesNo

Do you have pets at home?

YesNo

Do you have any physical limitation or health restrictions that could affect your ability to perform your selected role? Allergies / Medication required

YesNo

When was your last tetanus? Do you agree to obtain tetanus vaccination prior to commencing your first shift?

YesNo

Are you able to commit to at least 1 x 4 hour shift every week OR fortnight on the same allocated day?

YesNo

Do you understand that you will be on a probation period and if you are not deemed suited your volunteer placement will cease.

YesNo

Gain a hands on experience with Animal Welfare League NSW student work placement opportunities.

Animal Welfare League NSW™ (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been caring for surrendered and neglected animals for over 60 years. Our vision is that all companion animals in NSW have a safe and loving home. AWL NSW operates an animal welfare shelter, a veterinary clinic and has branches of active volunteers across NSW.

AWL NSW offers 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 their course.

Volunteer Student Placement roles include:

  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Walking and socializing with animals
  • Utilising and maintain training programs
  • Checking and topping up water bowls
  • Laundry duties and dishwashing
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Assist with pooper scooping the yards
  • Assist staff with feeding the animals
  • Providing important social and physical enrichment

Animal Welfare League NSW also offers Vet Clinic volunteer opportunities to students.

Limited volunteer spots are available and priority will be given to students currently studying vet nursing. For more information please contact our vet clinic.

CALL (02) 8777 4424 EMAIL

How to Apply

To apply for a student work placement position, please fill out the application form below. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview and will need to attend a compulsory induction session. Students will be expected to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week.

Your Details

MrMrsMsMissOther

Education Details

Expectations and Availability

YesNo
MorningsAfternoonsWeekendsFortnightlyWeeklyOther
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8:00-12:00pm10:00-2:00pm12:30-4:30pmAll Day

Why do you want to volunteer with AWL NSW?

Do you have pets at home?

YesNo

Do you have any physical limitation or health restrictions that could affect your ability to perform your selected role? Allergies / Medication required

YesNo

When was your last tetanus? Do you agree to obtain tetanus vaccination prior to commencing your first shift?

YesNo

Are you able to commit to at least 1 x 4 hour shift every week OR fortnight on the same allocated day? If not please advise availability.

YesNo

Do you understand that you will be on a probation period and if you are not deemed suited your volunteer placement will cease.

YesNo

Are you interested in organising a fundraising event?

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Would you like to care for one of our pets?

BECOME A FOSTER CARER

Would you like to volunteer your time to help Animal Welfare League NSW? View our volunteering options below and apply today.

Animal Welfare League NSW™ (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been caring for surrendered and neglected animals for over 60 years. Our vision is that all companion animals in NSW have a safe and loving home. AWL NSW operates an animal welfare shelter, a veterinary clinic and has branches of active volunteers across NSW. If you are interested in volunteering with AWL NSW please read the volunteering opportunities available below.

Help animals in need. Become an animal attendant volunteer at our shelter.

Volunteer animal attendants help improve the wellbeing of our animals. Due to the animal-handling required, this opportunity requires a certain level of physical fitness.

Our animal attendant volunteers help by:

  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Walking and socialising with animals
  • Utilising and maintaining training programs
  • Checking and topping up water bowls
  • Laundry duties and dishwashing
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Assist with pooper scooping
  • Assist with feeding the animals
  • Providing important social and physical enrichment

Help our cause. Become an event volunteer.

If you can’t make a regular commitment at our shelter, but would still like to help, we are always in need of enthusiastic volunteers who have excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team and have a passion for animal welfare. Our events range from open days, adoption events, trade shows and more!

Duties include:

  • Helping educate the public on what we do
  • Promoting AWL NSW activities and programs
  • Collecting donations, selling merchandise and using EFTPOS
  • Signing up new donors and supporters
  • Some animal handling may be required

Help rehome our animals. Become a volunteer photographer.

If you have a passion for photography and animals, this may be the volunteer position for you. We often require volunteer photographers to assist with photographing our animals who are available for adoption to add a cute snap to their pet portfolio. This position can either be a weekly or fortnightly duty pending on how many animals require photos. Your photos might just be the reason one of our shelter pets find a home!

Duties include:

  • Photography skills (must bring own equipment)
  • Basic knowledge of animal behaviour as some animal handling is required
  • Patience and understanding of what it takes to capture the pawfect picture

Note: AWL NSW does not take liability for any damage caused to camera equipment

Support your local community. Become an AWL NSW branch volunteer.

AWL NSW has various volunteer branches across the state, all dedicated to caring for animals in their local area. Many branches support their communities by providing discount desexing programs and fostering animals who are looking for a home. Branch volunteers help fundraise and promote the work of AWL NSW.

FIND A BRANCH

Help us create a home for our animals. Become a maintenance volunteer.

Assist the grounds and maintenance team in keeping our lawns and facilities green and clean. A tidy looking shelter can help welcome potential adopters to our shelter and help our pets find a home.

Help us with paperwork. Become an admin volunteer.

If you have great office skills, and some free time on your hands, while not help our cause by assisting with general administration tasks. Just a few hours of help can make a huge difference for our charity.

Things to know about volunteer work with Animal Welfare League NSW:

  • Volunteers need their own transport to get to the shelter as public transport is limited
  • All prospective volunteers must be 17 years or over (younger volunteers may be accepted at the discretion of the volunteer coordinator)
  • Volunteers need to be physically 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 instructions
  • They must be up to date with a Tetanus Vaccination

How to Apply

To apply for any of the above options please fill out the application form below.
If suitable, you will be contacted with an invitation to attend an induction.

Volunteer Details

MrMrsMsMissOther

Employment Status

StudentWorkingLooking for workRetiredOther

YesNo

Volunteer Expectations

Volunteer - Animal Attendant (Cats and Dogs)Volunteer - EventVolunteer – PhotographerVolunteer – Other (please specify)
MorningsAfternoonsWeekendsFortnightlyWeeklyOther
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8:00-12:00pm10:00-2:00pm12:30-4:30pmAll Day

Why do you want to volunteer with AWL NSW?

What do you know about AWL NSW?

Have you worked or volunteered with AWL NSW in the past?

YesNo

Do you have any skills, training experience or previous employment in animal care?

YesNo

Do you have any animal care qualifications, licenses or certificates?

YesNo

Do you have pets at home?

YesNo

Do you have any physical limitation or health restrictions that could affect your ability to perform your selected role? Allergies / Medication required

YesNo

When was your last tetanus? Do you agree to obtain tetanus vaccination prior to commencing your first shift?

YesNo

Are you able to commit to at least 1 x 4 hour shift every week OR fortnight on the same allocated day?

YesNo

Do you understand that you will be on a probation period and if you are not deemed suited your volunteer placement will cease.

YesNo

Gain a hands on experience with Animal Welfare League NSW student work placement opportunities.

Animal Welfare League NSW™ (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been caring for surrendered and neglected animals for over 60 years. Our vision is that all companion animals in NSW have a safe and loving home. AWL NSW operates an animal welfare shelter, a veterinary clinic and has branches of active volunteers across NSW.

AWL NSW offers 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 their course.

Volunteer Student Placement roles include:

  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Walking and socializing with animals
  • Utilising and maintain training programs
  • Checking and topping up water bowls
  • Laundry duties and dishwashing
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Assist with pooper scooping the yards
  • Assist staff with feeding the animals
  • Providing important social and physical enrichment

Animal Welfare League NSW also offers Vet Clinic volunteer opportunities to students.

Limited volunteer spots are available and priority will be given to students currently studying vet nursing. For more information please contact our vet clinic.

CALL (02) 8777 4424 EMAIL

How to Apply

To apply for a student work placement position, please fill out the application form below. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview and will need to attend a compulsory induction session. Students will be expected to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week.

Your Details

MrMrsMsMissOther

Education Details

Expectations and Availability

YesNo
MorningsAfternoonsWeekendsFortnightlyWeeklyOther
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
8:00-12:00pm10:00-2:00pm12:30-4:30pmAll Day

Why do you want to volunteer with AWL NSW?

Do you have pets at home?

YesNo

Do you have any physical limitation or health restrictions that could affect your ability to perform your selected role? Allergies / Medication required

YesNo

When was your last tetanus? Do you agree to obtain tetanus vaccination prior to commencing your first shift?

YesNo

Are you able to commit to at least 1 x 4 hour shift every week OR fortnight on the same allocated day? If not please advise availability.

YesNo

Do you understand that you will be on a probation period and if you are not deemed suited your volunteer placement will cease.

YesNo

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