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Cattery Volunteer

RSPCA NSW is seeking volunteers to assist in the adoption cattery and kittery with cleaning, feeding, socialising and providing our kittens and cats with environmental enrichment.

As a cattery volunteer, you will help provide exceptional care to cats and kittens in our shelter, ensuring their wellbeing and minimising daily stress. RSPCA NSW will ensure that you receive appropriate training and will provide ongoing support to explore other opportunities within the organisation, if required.

Availability: Monday – Sunday

Times involved:  8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Location: Hunter Shelter

Volunteer tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist staff with general cleaning of the cattery, including cleaning enclosures, sweeping and mopping
  • Assist with feeds and feeding
  • Observe animals for signs of illness and document observations
  • Change bedding, top up water bowls, wash bowls, wash litter trays and pooper scoop
  • Assist with grooming and brushing
  • Undertake tasks to provide environmental enrichment for cats and kittens, including providing toys, interactive activities, and play to invigorate their senses and help make their shelter stay as interesting as possible while they are awaiting their forever homes.
  • Comply with all Work Health and Safety guidelines
  • Understand and comply with RSPCA NSW policies and procedures

Check requirements

  • Physical ability to lift up to 10 kilograms
  • Experience handling cats and kittens (desirable)
  • Physical ability to lift up to 10 kilograms
  • Ability to follow direction and work within a team and individually
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable
  • Prepared to get a little dirty
  • Well organised, flexible and able to prioritise
  • Enjoy interacting with people and animals
  • Positive attitude

A National Police Check will need to be completed prior to your commencement. Specific volunteer roles may require an additional Working with Children Check.