SPCA New Zealand

Volunteer positions

National Rescue Unit Volunteer
Wellington Centre

National Rescue Unit Volunteer

The SPCA National Rescue Unit (NRU) is trained to provide a technical animal rescue service for trapped animals. The NRU trains in Confined Space, Swiftwater, USAR, High angle and Large Animal Rescue.

We are deployable at a National level to provide rescue and support during Civil Defence Emergencies.

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Personal time commitment: 400+ hours time commitment per annum.
  • Training: NRU trains 1-2 weekend days a month, and 1+ weeknight training a month (Recruits are expected to train an additional night each week)
  • Requirements – must hold a full, clean drivers licence and be able to drive manual vehicles. Must have own transport. Ability to work within a team, think outside the box and work well under pressure. Willingness to learn, self driven and motivated.
  • Experience - Basic level of animal handling and Knowledge, level 2 / 3 Animal Care Certificate or higher is preferred. First Aid Certificate. Good level of fitness. Confident and able swimmer.

If you have any questions, please call us on 04 389 8044 or email wellington.volunteer@spca.nz.

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