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Kennel Hand/Helper at RSPCA Centre

Animal Welfare

Position Description: Make a difference to the homeless dogs of Gladstone and surrounds by helping us provide them with a safe, comfortable environment whilst they wait to go out to foster homes. Volunteers will aid with cuddling, playing, and feeding of Centre Dogs/Puppies as well as various cleaning (disinfecting kennels, laundry). The role does involve some pooey components, but comes with lots of puppy cuddles! Volunteers generally secure one consistent shift each week. Shift is dependent on vacancies available at the time, but shifts are each morning (between 7-9am) to put the dogs outside, and each evening (between 4-6pm) to bring them indoors with associated feeding, cleaning and cuddling. Induction training & ongoing support is provided.

Position Location: Gladstone

Required Skills / Experience: Animal confidence, the ability to work independently & follow strict quarantine protocol. Must be 16yrs+ to be covered by RSPCA liability insurance. Reliable transport. Facebook access is advantageous as much of our communication is via social media.

Gained Skills / Experience: Animal handling and training techniques, animal disease control, animal shelter experience, experience with many different breeds of dogs. A great entry platform to become more involved within the group and make some great friends.


Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: All Days. Allocated a set shift (AM or PM) once per week to suit volunteer (Dependent on vacancies, please enquire)


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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