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.
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Due to its popularity our Teen Volunteer Program is at capacity and we will therefore not be holding the Teen Volunteer Course this coming September/October Queensland School Holidays. The next consideration of this course will not be until the Summer Holidays. Please check back with us closer to the beginning of November 2019 for updates.
STILL LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS TO DO THESE HOLIDAYS…………….
As an alternative, your child may be interested in attending our One Day Animal Care Course for 11-16 year olds on Wednesday 02nd October. This course is for students who love animals and want to learn more about working in the animal industry. Students gain real-life industry experience and animal care skills in a fun and rewarding environment.
Please use the following link if you would like further information; https://www.awlqld.com.au/education/kids-animal-care-course.
NB: This is a one day course does not give students the option to become a teen volunteer at our Gold Coast Rehoming Centre.