The Animal Care and Adoption Centre welcomes volunteers to help with general animal care tasks. Use this form to tell us your availability and the type of tasks you’d like to help us with.
Volunteer requirements
You will need to meet the following requirements to be a volunteer at the Animal Care and Adoption Centre. Please tick to indicate you meet each requirement. You must: *
be at least 18 years old
have a moderate fitness level
be able to safely bend, squat, twist and turn
be able to safely lift 10 kg
be able to work independently and as part of a team
have a positive attitude, communicate well and be able to take direction
have a current tetanus vaccination
have access to transport to attend routine scheduled volunteer shifts
be free from drugs and alcohol and agree to undertake random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Council’s zero tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy.
Volunteer details
Please indicate when you may be available.
How often are you available to volunteer? *
Animal type
What type of animals are you willing to help with? (Select all that apply) *
Volunteer interests

For cat care/ enrichment/ cleaning, you must be able to:

  • safely lift 10kg
  • safely navigate in small areas approximately 2m²
For dog care/enrichment/cleaning, you must be:
  • able to safely lift 10 kg
  • stable on your feet to withstand dogs jumping up to say hello

For dog walking/ grooming/ bathing, you must be:

  • able to safely lift 10kg
  • able to safely navigate and walk on uneven and rough terrain
  • able to withstand continued pulling and pushing from walking dog/s on leads
  • stable on your feet to withstand dogs jumping up to say hello
How are able to help? (Select all that apply) *
Program awareness
Where did you hear about or see information about the Animal Care and Adoption Centre Volunteer Program? *
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process this volunteer enquiry as part of the volunteer program at the Animal Care and Adoption Centre.
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