Teen Volunteering

AWLQ’s Teen Volunteering Program is open to teens aged 13 – 17, who love animals and are considering volunteering at our AWLQ Gold Coast Rehoming Centre.Participants will be guided through the daily animal care routines for our cats, dogs and small animals in preparation for what will be required of them as a volunteer in the future.

The program is run by fully qualified staff and trainers at the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre (located at Coombabah).

As you can imagine, scheduling our limited staff, resources, training new volunteers, logistics and capacity to manage this 1-day process can be very time-consuming. As a result, we ask for a $70 administration fee to cover the costs of training, WHS, insurance and a dedicated staff member to train the students for the day. We thank you for your contribution to cover these costs.

Please note that applicants under the age of 13 will not be accepted.

The AWLQ Volunteer Department assesses the availability on a quarterly basis and if Teen Volunteer Positions are available we will schedule a Teen Volunteering Course, typically within the Qld School Holiday period.


In response to recent global challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and the direct impact it has had to our volunteer program, Animal Welfare League Queensland has made the decision to suspend our Teen Volunteer Course for the coming June/July and September/October school holiday period.

AWLQ Volunteer Department will review this program prior to the commencement of the Summer Holidays, 2020. Please keep an eye out on the website for updates closer to this period.

In the meantime, if you are looking for other ways to support our lifesaving work please click here.
We thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.