Van Driver / Animal Processing Officer
Retail & Transportation
Position Description: The RSPCA Gladstone requires volunteers to help with collection of dogs and cats from the pound, hydrobathing, behaviour assessing of dogs, transport between the processing centre and foster carers and/or vets. Computer skills preferred but not mandatory. RSPCA Van supplied, Drivers License Required (Automatic Vehicle). Flexibility with days but not with times on the day and generally required ad-hoc/on-call throughout the day 8am-5pm. Manual duties including walking/lifting dogs and pet food so not suitable to people with injuries. This is one of our main roles and only suited to someone dedicated to commit to the training and workload.
Position Location: Gladstone
Required Skills / Experience: transport animals to vet appointments and adoptions. You will also be required to pick up animals from the pound and take them to the Adoption Centre for processing. Some computer experience would be advantageous although not necessary. You will need to have a license (automatic vehicle), a good driving record, be reliable with a sense of humour and of course not forgetting a love for animals.
Gained Skills / Experience: A great opportunity to make a huge difference in your local community, work with animals and a great group of animal lovers. Lots of puppy cuddles and some new friends are a guarantee!
Training Offered / Provided:
- On The Job Training
- Training Session
Specialised support available for volunteers:
- With a Disability
- With Special Needs
- From a non-English-speaking background
- Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
- National Police Check
- Current Driver's License
Days & Times Available: 1 day per week. Hours vary between 8am-5pm.
Organisation Name: RSPCA Gladstone
Organisation Category: Conservation, Environment, Animal Welfare
Purpose/Mission Statement: The RSPCA Gladstone is a small group of volunteers who rescue and re-home local dogs and cats. They are mostly self-funded and rely on volunteers, community support and donations to continue saving these animals from our local pounds.
Services Provided: Rescue and rehoming of dogs and cats from the Gladstone region pounds, surrender of animals, animal education program, Pets in Crisis program, Pet Legacy program.
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