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Animal Shelter Volunteer

voLUNTEERS at the shelter MAKE SUCH A DIFFERENCE!

Our volunteer week 2017 video

We rely on the commitment, enthusiasm and compassion of those who willingly give their time to brighten the lives of the thousands of shelter animals that AWLQ cares for each year. Our volunteers make such a difference to our shelters across South East Queensland by contributing their time and energy in caring for our animals. We are delighted to recognise the wonderful hard work volunteers do. They are an important asset to the AWLQ family.

  • You must be 18 years or older. (if you are under 18, please see our Teen Volunteer Program)
  • We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum 3-month program with us.
  • You will be asked to lock in for the same 4-hour shift each week. 
  • In order to cover the training, equipment, resources and Volunteer T-shirt that are issued, we ask you to make a $33 payment to cover these costs. 

If you are unable to provide this level of commitment, we would still love your help in other ways! You can foster, donate, collect bedding, or invite us to your workplace or school to raise awareness!

Want to get involved as a volunteer? Here’s how:

  1. Click on and read the Position Descriptions carefully to see where your skills are best suited.
  2. Select which shelter you would like to volunteer below.
  3. Complete the Volunteer Application Form at the bottom of this page. 
  4. You can then go on and select an Induction & Site Orientation date.  It is at this point you will be asked to book yourself in for a date to attend the induction. Likewise, at this point, you will be asked to make a payment of $33 which covers the training, resources used and a volunteer t-shirt to help make you feel part of the team!
  5. You will then attend the Induction & Site Orientation event on the date you selected. You will receive your t-shirt at this event.
  6. At the induction, you will then be given a date to participate in our Training Module for that role.
  7. You will then be assigned on the roster for your First Shift!

 

Thank you for your kindness and compassion.

I want to volunteer on the Gold Coast

step 1 of 2 – apply to volunteer

Please fill out the volunteer application form below.
If you haven’t already, please read the volunteer position descriptions so we can help you find the area best suited for you.

In order to cover the training, equipment, resources and Volunteer T-shirt that are issued, we ask you to make a $30 payment to cover these costs. 

Volunteer application - Gold Coast

  • Please note that AWLQ won't accept volunteer applicants under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please look into our Teen Volunteering program
  • Please read position descriptions before applying

 

I want to volunteer at Beenleigh

STEP 1 OF 2 – APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Please fill out the volunteer application form below.
If you haven’t already, please read the volunteer position descriptions so we can help you find the area best suited for you.

IN ORDER TO COVER THE TRAINING, EQUIPMENT, RESOURCES AND VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT THAT ARE ISSUED, WE ASK YOU MAKE A $30 PAYMENT TO COVER THESE COSTS. 

Volunteer application - Beenleigh

  • Please note that AWLQ won't accept volunteer applicants under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please look into our Teen Volunteering program
  • Please read position descriptions before applying

 

I want to volunteer at Willawong (South Brisbane)

STEP 1 OF 2 – APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Please fill out the volunteer application form below.
If you haven’t all ready, please read the volunteer position descriptions so we can help you find the area best suited for you.

IN ORDER TO COVER THE TRAINING, EQUIPMENT, RESOURCES AND VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT THAT ARE ISSUED, WE ASK YOU MAKE A $30 PAYMENT TO COVER THESE COSTS. 

Volunteer application - Willawong

  • Please note that AWLQ won't accept volunteer applicants under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please look into our Teen Volunteering program
  • Please read position descriptions before applying

 

I want to volunteer at Warra (North Brisbane)

STEP 1 OF 2 – APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Please fill out the volunteer application form below.
If you haven’t all ready, please read the volunteer position descriptions so we can help you find the area best suited for you.

IN ORDER TO COVER THE TRAINING, EQUIPMENT, RESOURCES AND VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT THAT ARE ISSUED, WE ASK YOU MAKE A $30 PAYMENT TO COVER THESE COSTS. 

Volunteer application - Warra

  • Please note that AWLQ won't accept volunteer applicants under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please look into our Teen Volunteering program
  • Please read position descriptions before applying

 


 

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