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.
For: National Rescue Unit Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the SPCA. Volunteers are a vital part of the SPCA team and we simply couldn't do the work we do without the large number of volunteers who donate their time to help the animals.
Please fill out this form as completely as you are able. If you need assistance, please call the team at your local SPCA Centre.