Our volunteer branches provide vital care and comfort to animals in need.

Branches and Support Teams

Our 27 Volunteer Branches and Support Teams play a vital role in animal adoptions, desexing programs, foster care, fundraising initiatives and more. Run exclusively by local volunteers, they provide support to communities and care for animals still waiting for homes.

Branches and Support Teams in NSW

Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers are vital to our branches, so we’re always looking for people to lend a hand. If you are over 18 years old, apply today!

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Branches and Support Teams FAQs

Our Volunteer Branches cannot investigate animal cruelty matters. To report cruelty, please phone our contact centre on 1300 278 3589.

Some Volunteer Branches are financially able to offer subsidised desexing and veterinary assistance for pets of lower income families and pensioners.

It is spent on animal welfare in the same local area it was raised in.

Our Volunteer Branches are not shelters but some locations do organise foster carers and help rehome animals. Volunteer Branches predominantly fundraise and provide animal care assistance.

You do not need to be a member to volunteer at any of our shelters or community events. And if you are a volunteer, you do not automatically become a member. Membership is a separate process to volunteering. If you wish to become part of an executive committee at one of our regional branches, you will need to become a financial member first.

Members do not exclusively receive free or discounted tickets for events. However, there are promotions, special invitations and discounts to certain events for all our supporters. Because you’re making a difference to animal welfare, we hope that volunteering with us is a rewarding experience!

Unfortunately, all states run different volunteer programs and you will need to apply to that specific RSPCA.

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