The RSPCA Darwin Shelter is seeking dedicated individuals to give hands on help and provide care to the cats awaiting adoption. This role involves assisting in the adoption cattery and kittery with cleaning, feeding, socialising, and providing the cats and kittens with environmental enrichment. This role is important for the cats’ wellbeing in the shelter environment, and provides them with comfort and support while they await their new homes.
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 and options, as well as the time commitment involved in volunteering (particularly if you are coming via public transport, as there are limited public transport options). Visiting may also help you to decide which role you want to apply for.
Because we need to make sure the shelter cats and kittens receive even care and attention across the week, this is a rostered role that requires a commitment of a three hour shift once a fortnight for six months.
Shift times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., six days a week and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays (subject to shift availability)
This is a volunteer role. If you are seeking a formal student placement or other non-tertiary placement as a mandatory requirement and need supervision or signing off on attendance or tasks, please view the information under Student and Other Placements. If you are studying and don’t need a formal placement, or just want extra experience and to learn more about animal care and welfare, you can apply for this role.
– Contact with a variety of domestic animals including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and occasionally more exotic pets