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Volunteer at RSPCA NSW

Volunteers are integral to the work RSPCA NSW does. Their commitment, dedication and passion helps abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals all across NSW. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for the incredible work they do.

If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering for RSPCA NSW, please select your preferred location or role from the list below. Please note that some positions will involve direct interaction with animals, while others will involve providing support without direct contact. However you decide to help, you’ll make a lifesaving difference to animals in need.

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Volunteer FAQs

By becoming a volunteer for RSPCA NSW, you make a lifesaving difference to abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals in NSW.

Volunteers assist with providing care to the animals in RSPCA NSW facilities, including our Care Centres, shelters and veterinary hospitals. The roles available will vary depending on the location. Some locations may require seasonal roles.

Other roles may include administration, customer care, gardening, photography and other skilled tasks.

Shift frequency will vary depending on the location and role. Some roles will require a minimum commitment depending on the tasks, the training involved and the volunteer roster for that location.

Each location will offer roles based on their needs at that time. To apply for a role, please select the location you are interested in, read the information about the role and follow the steps to apply.

If you’re interested in a role which is not listed, please check back at a later date.

The minimum age to volunteer varies according to the role and tasks involved. Some locations offer the opportunity for young people to get involved. Please refer to the roles available at the location you are interested in for more information.

RSPCA NSW is supportive of a number of different student and community programs. Depending on the location, we may be able to offer placements including community service, mutual obligation, student placements, work experience, or other formal placements. For more information about Sydney placements, please click here. For more information about regional placements, please contact the location you are interested in.