AWLQ Ambassador Program

The Animal Welfare League Queensland was founded in 1959 by a group of people who were concerned with the inhumane treatment of impounded dogs. With no rehoming strategies in place at the local pound, stray dogs and cats were shot and dumped in landfill if unclaimed.

Now sixty years on, thanks to the vision of the founding committee, AWLQ cares for more than 10,000 abandoned and homeless animals – providing them a second chance at life. AWLQ has grown to be one of the largest animal welfare organisations in Australia and remains committed to creating a brighter future for animals in need.

AWLQ work with local councils, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes for abandoned and homeless pets, and are renowned for our unique and innovative programs, initiatives and rehoming strategies.

Over the past 12 months, AWLQ has:

  • Kept our promise to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care.
  • Cared for more than 10,000 abandoned and homeless animals while giving them somewhere safe and warm to stay.
  • Reunited 3,925 lost animals after becoming separated from their families.
  • Rehomed 6,435 animals and provided them a second chance at life in loving new homes.
  • Assisted with 26,342 desexing operations to prevent unwanted litters, and ultimately pain and suffering for thousands of unwanted animals.
  • Kept animals and their families together by providing $1.3 million in charitable support for urgent treatments through our Community Vet Clinics.
  • Through the Golden Hearts Program assisted 25 elderly persons who have been hospitalised with emergency boarding of their pets.
  • Despite their old age ailments, rehomed 396 senior animals, allowing them to live out their twilight years in comfort. been hospitalised with emergency boarding of their pets.

Why do we need your help?

AWLQ promises to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care. We will always keep our promise, but we cannot sustain it on our own.

Your generous support will assist AWLQ to keep our promise.

Our Community Ambassadors play a vital role in increasing the profile of AWLQ while representing AWLQ in the media, at events and speaking about our work with in the community.

What will I be doing?

This is a varied role and you could do one, or all, of the following activities:

  • Attending AWLQ events to engage with supporters
  • Attending media calls on specific campaigns to generate media interest
  • Providing quotes and images for media releases
  • Raise awareness of AWLQ and our work through social media
  • You will be a voice for thousands of animals we care for each year

What skills/experience do I need?

  • Confident public speaker
  • Reliable and professional demeanour
  • A personal and friendly manner
  • Enjoy engaging with the media and community
  • Passionate and committed animal advocate

How much of my time would you like?

This is a varied role – you can be involved in a number of ways, dependant on your availability, and can choose to be involved with our key campaigns knowing that you will be helping to save the lives of thousands of animals. We understand your time is important and will value any amount of time you can spare.

How will I be trained and supported?

  • We would love you to join us for a visit to the Gold Coast Animal Rehoming Centre for a behind the scenes tour and see the great work you will be supporting. You will be fully briefed prior to each engagement.
  • You will have a member of staff as a named contact who will support you
  • You will be kept up-to-date about our achievements and our activities within the community.

What can I gain from volunteering with you?

  • Make a valuable contribution to the thousands of abandoned and homeless animals we care for each year.
  • You will be aligned with one of Australia’s leading animal welfare charities who is nationally recognised for our promise to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care. This is a promise kept since 2016.
  • You will be aligned with an ethical and well-respected charity

Where will I be based?

This role will be based within your local area, with the option to attend events further afield should you wish to.

Should you have any questions please contact AWLQ’s PR & Communications Manager on 07 5509 9030 or communications@awlqld.com.au