RSPCA Queensland Volunteers Website

Become a volunteer with RSPCA Queensland

Volunteer. Make a Difference!

Would you like to use your time and talents to help injured, abused and abandoned animals? If so, you are well on the way to becoming an RSPCA Volunteer!

With approximately 2000 regular Volunteers and only approximately 180 paid staff members, Volunteers are the backbone and the life blood of the Society. RSPCA Queensland could simply not operate without the help of our generous and valued Volunteer Team Members.

Volunteers have been involved with the RSPCA since its earliest years, working to support the Society in its work to improve the welfare of animals and protect them from neglect and cruelty. Volunteers play a central role in all services that the RSPCA provides to both the animals in its care and to the community, through donating their time, energy and skills to help to advance the work of the Society. Our State Council members are Volunteers, our Branches are all run by Volunteers, and Volunteer spotting at any of our shelters and thrift stores is also easy to do!

Volunteers positions and programs are as varied as the volunteers themselves, and with the right skills and the right need there are no limitations! View general positions that are always desperately needed at the RSPCA, or if you think you have other skills that would benefit the RSPCA, please contact us as we would love to have a chat!

The RSPCA is very proud to have the support of so many volunteers who are committed to helping us care for the 41,000+ animals that come into our care every year...but the more help we get, the bigger and better we can become...and the more animals lives we can positively impact! As an RSPCA Volunteer, you really will be MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Universal Declaration on Volunteering

Volunteering – either through individual or group action – is a way in which: human values of community, caring, and serving can be sustained and strengthened; individuals can exercise their rights and responsibilities as members of communities, while learning and growing throughout their lives, realizing their full human potential so that we can live together in healthy, sustainable communities, working together to provide innovative solutions to our shared challenges.

We always need Volunteers! To find out more about what it means to be a volunteer and what is required, click on the links to the left.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, shall not live in vain. If I can ease once life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”

Emily Dickenson

Please note: Volunteers must be between 18 and 81 years of age due to Public Liability Insurance requirements.