SPCA New Zealand

Volunteer positions

Volunteer driver - animal centre
Invercargill Centre

Volunteer driver - animal centre

We are looking for a reliable volunteer driver to help with transporting animals between vet clinics; collecting centre orders and emptying supermarket donation bins; and general tasks to support the inspectorate and animal care teams.

Applicants who would like to be considered for the position of volunteer driver should be aged 21+, have a reasonable standard of education and desirably have previous experience of working with companion animals. Experience dealing with the public would be an advantage.

Applicants must also possess a full, clean, current NZ driving licence and be comfortable driving large vehicles.

Task may include:

  • Running errands
  • Transporting animals between vet clinics
  • Collecting centre orders and emptying supermarket donation bins
  • General tasks to support the inspectorate and animal care teams
  • Drive a manual vehicle

Volunteer hours

We are looking for someone to volunteer either one or two days during the week on a Monday and/or Thursday. There is some flexibility with hours but the hours worked will be between 8.30am to 4pm.


Volunteer Drivers will initially receive 30 hours training, which will be enhanced as required. Upon satisfactory completion of training, their volunteer employment will be confirmed.

Key Requirements

  • Full clean driving license, good written and spoken English skills, reasonably physically fit as the work involves some lifting (loading/unloading). Be able to work cooperatively within a team environment.
  • The applicant should be a safe and courteous driver with reasonable knowledge of the Invercargill area.
  • Please fill in the form below to apply.

  • Please note that there will be an induction seminar to attend once you have submitted your application form, prior to being accepted into our programme.

If you have any questions, please phone us on 03 218 9684 or email jennifer.knight@spca.nz

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