VOLUNTEER AT AAPS
CAN YOU SPARE SOME TIME?
Our volunteer team is one of the biggest assets to our shelter and provides essential assistance in caring for the animals our shelter houses. Without our volunteers, our shelter could not continue to save the thousands of animals we do every year. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and our animals are the ones who reap the benefits of our volunteer community’s generosity.
To volunteer, you need to be over 18 years old, willing to have an up to date tetanus vaccination and be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months rostered shifts. If you are under 18 you may be able to help in other ways. You could ask family and friends for donations of blankets, towels, or food for the animals or see our Support Us page for different ways you may be able to help.
We undertake recruitment for volunteers on a quarterly basis, or as positions become available. We recruit volunteers for various jobs and across many areas of the shelter. All volunteers undergo training and can further their skills and progress into higher responsibilities over time. Our volunteers are recruited into our level one program, with room to progress to a higher level with training and experience.
LEVEL 1 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:
Cattery & Kennels Assistants
Customer service assistants
Op Shop assistants
Laundry & Maintenance
Enrichment preparation team
Guinea Pig & Bunny assistants
Cat Patters Club
Op Shop Volunteers – we are looking for volunteers to help in our four op shops. Shifts vary across days and hours. If you are interested, please visit our Op Shop page and complete an application.
If you are interested in volunteering for other shelter areas, you can complete the volunteer application and when recruitment begins, we will be in touch.
“Volunteers don't get paid,
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MEMBERSHIPS AT AAPS
WANT TO BECOME AN AAPS MEMBER?
As an annual member you will receive the following benefits: an electronic copy of quarterly newsletter delivered to your nominated email address (printed copies are also available for collection from the Shelter Shop), plus, notification & invitation to attend the AAPS Annual General Meeting.
To become a member or renew a membership with secure online payment, click on the link above. Alternatively, you can go into the Shelter to become a member or renew a membership.