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Animal Shelter Volunteer

voLUNTEERS at the shelter MAKE SUCH A DIFFERENCE!

 

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 refer to 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 for at the bottom of this page. 
  3. Complete the Volunteer Application Form for your chosen shelter.
  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 be assigned your weekly shift for the next 3 months.
  7. In the following days after your induction, you will receive an email with confirmation of your roster and information about starting volunteering at AWLQ!

Thank you for your kindness and compassion.

Become a 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 refer to our Teen Volunteering Program.
  • By selecting this position, you acknowledge that you have read the Position Description associated with this role. Please do not apply for a volunteer role if you have not yet read the related position description.
  • PLEASE NOTE

    You must have answered EVERY question above for your form to be submitted correctly. If you have done this, the next page should list our upcoming induction dates. If this next page does not load correctly, it means all the above questions have not been answered. Please ensure the form is fully completed before proceeding.

 

Become a 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 refer to our Teen Volunteering Program.
  • By selecting this position, you acknowledge that you have read the Position Description associated with this role. Please do not apply for a position that you have not read the description of. Please also note that the focus of the AWLQ at Beenleigh is as a shelter that rehomes many dogs who are on a behaviour management program. Many dogs are "staff only" dogs, and to volunteer at this shelter you MUST be extremely confident, calm and skilled with large boisterous dogs. You will need to follow the directions and lead of staff members at all times.
  • PLEASE NOTE

    You must have answered EVERY question above for your form to be submitted correctly. If you have done this, the next page should list our upcoming induction dates. If this next page does not load correctly, it means all the above questions have not been answered. Please ensure the form is fully completed before proceeding.

 

Become a volunteer at Willawong (South Brisbane)

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 - Willawong

  • Please note that AWLQ won't accept volunteer applicants under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please refer to our Teen Volunteering Program.
  • By selecting this position, you acknowledge that you have read the Position Description associated with this role. Please do not apply for a volunteer role if you have not yet read the related position description.
  • PLEASE NOTE

    You must have answered EVERY question above for your form to be submitted correctly. If you have done this, the next page should list our upcoming induction dates. If this next page does not load correctly, it means all the above questions have not been answered. Please ensure the form is fully completed before proceeding.

Become a volunteer at Warra (North Brisbane)

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 - Warra

  • Please note that AWLQ won't accept volunteer applicants under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please refer to our Teen Volunteering Program.
  • By selecting this position, you acknowledge that you have read the Position Description associated with this role. Please do not apply for a volunteer role if you have not yet read the related position description.
  • PLEASE NOTE

    You must have answered EVERY question above for your form to be submitted correctly. If you have done this, the next page should list our upcoming induction dates. If this next page does not load correctly, it means all the above questions have not been answered. Please ensure the form is fully completed before proceeding.

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