The RSPCA Darwin team at the shelter is seeking volunteers with exceptional customer service or administration experience, who have a passion for helping animals but from inside the office. Volunteers will be assisting with a variety of different tasks to support the small team in the office, from filing, data entry, running reports, and making sales. If you are confident with people, we would also train you in helping to process adoptions and help customers searching for their new best friend. This role is best suited to volunteers who enjoy being around people and are comfortable with administration tasks in an indoor setting.
This role requires that applicants have visited the shelter prior to application. If you have visited the Darwin shelter before, that is great. If not you will need to visit before submitting an application.
Please visit the shelter during opening hours (no need to make an appointment) as it will give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the environment, meet some of the shelter animals and give you an opportunity to reflect upon the travel time, options and time commitment involved in volunteering (particularly if you are coming via public transport, as there are limit public transport options). Visiting may also help you to decide which role you want to apply for.
Because we need to make sure we have even support across the week, this is a rostered role that requires a minimum commitment of a three hour shift once a fortnight for three months.
Shift times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m or 1 p.m – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (subject to shift availability).
There are some tasks which may be suited to working from home at times that suit you, once you have attended site to receive training in the allocated task, and provided you have good access to email and internet.
Note that this role has minimal animal contact, and your contribution to animal welfare is by helping the team with tasks they couldn’t normally attend to. Having said that, there are always plenty of kittens to cuddle in break times!
– Contact with a variety of domestic animals including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and occasionally more exotic pets