Event And Fundraising Volunteer

The RSPCA Darwin is seeking passionate and dedicated events volunteers. Volunteers in our events team help us to plan, run and attend community events and fundraisers that are vital to raising the funds required to run, maintain and grow the shelter. As an event volunteer you can have a huge impact on our animals, even if you’re not on site with them.

Our events volunteers must be over 18, and this position is best suited to those who are outgoing, confident and enjoy being out in their communities speaking to people. Given the nature of this role, most shifts will be on weekends or outside of opening hours.

What’s Involved

Induction sessions are twice a month for 2-3 hours, on a Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, followed by orientation during your first shifts.

Due to the time taken to train and induct volunteers, we are seeking volunteers who are able to commit to a minimum of four hours (or one event) per month. The times of the events and requirements differ, but are often on Saturdays and Sundays.

You’ll be working under the guidance of an experienced Fundraising Coordinator, helping to coordinate and attend off-site adoption events, trivia nights, BBQs and minor fundraisers or community event stalls, all the way through to our big ticket events such as Million Paws Walk and Save the Paws Ball.

Tasks

Attend events and fundraiser on behalf of RSPCA Darwin: 

  • Speak to members of the public
  • Encourage them to get involved in event
  • Encourage action depending on nature and reason for event
  • Often will involved taking payments and donations
  • Tasks vary depending on nature of event and volunteer experience
  • Prior to the events help coordinate the resources and materials required such as sausage sizzle materials, products to sell, showbags, raffles etc
  • At some events animals such as kittens, puppies or adult dogs may be taken to engage and educate the public. You will be responsible for helping get the animals ready, transporting them to the event, ensuring their welfare during the event and returning them afterwards

Requirements

  • Must be aged eighteen and over.
  • Must be willing to sign a Cash Handling Policy and adhere to all processes set out to ensure the safety of animals and RSPCA funds
  • Exceptional communication skills, and be comfortable conversing easily with people, speaking to strangers and asking for donations (where appropriate)
  • Be comfortable with and enjoy being around different animals
  • Be able to follow directions and instructions