Duties in this area includes cleaning cages, setting up cages, feeding according to their requirements, moving ill or injured animals. The animals here are often scared, stressed, and require gentle and quiet handling
No previous experience is necessary to volunteer in this area.
Working in the quarantine area is great for those wanting to:
- Gain experience with a number of different species, e.g. cats, kittens, guinea pigs, chickens, birds
- Gain experience before going on to train as a vet nurse or animal care attendant
- Gain more experience if already qualified as a vet nurse or animal care attendant
- Minimum age: 16 years.
- Personal time commitment: one shift, once a week or one shift every third weekend for a minimum of 6 months.
- Training: you will be required to attend training sessions for your specific area, in addition to receiving training while on-the-job during your shift.
We are currently seeking volunteers for this position for:
- Monday – 8am – 12pm
- Thursday – 8am – 12pm
As we will invest time training you to do the role, we ask that you be available to commit to a regular shift for a period of at least six months.
For: Quarantine Carer at Wellington Centre
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for 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 note: Our centres and op shops have minimum age requirements to volunteer. For op shops the minimum age is 15 years. For volunteering at a centre, please enquire with them directly if you are under 16 years of age. You may need to provide an up-to-date Ministry of Justice check prior to starting. Please be aware that during the application process we will ask about any medical conditions (physical or mental) we need to be aware of to ensure your safety while volunteering for us.