Only with the helping hand of volunteers can RSPCA WA achieve so much for animal welfare in Western Australia.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. We rely on our wonderful  team of volunteers to ensure our animals receive the love and care they deserve. RSPCA WA has an ongoing need for volunteers in the following areas:

Animal enrichment volunteering at the Animal Care Centre in Malaga

  • laundry and general duties
  • cat cleaning and enrichment
  • Pet Barn - clean and nurture pocket pets (rabbits, rats, guinea pigs)
  • dog walking and enrichment - priority given to existing volunteers





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Administration support in Malaga

  • data entry
  • general admin support
  • events preparation


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Community event volunteers at various events throughout the city

  • fundraising stalls
  • shopping centre displays
  • sausage sizzles
  • high teas
  • Million Paws Walk (May)
  • Cup Cake Day (August)
  • Happy Tails Day street collection (October)





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Customer Service Support for our Retail Network:

  • Reloved - North Perth
  • Reloved - Subiaco
  • Reloved - Fremantle


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Retail support for our RSPCA WA Op Shops in:

  • Mirrabooka
  • Bibra Lake


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Our Regional Auxiliaries are volunteer groups that offer amazing support to RSPCA in regional WA

Currently we have groups in:

  • Esperance
  • Geraldton
  • Kalgoorlie
  • York

Click here to read more about our regional auxiliaries.


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Become a volunteer speaker

RSPCA WA works directly with young people and community groups in Perth, delivering presentations with the aim of educating the public about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. We have a dedicated team of volunteer speakers who deliver these presentations within their local areas and we’re currently recruiting more speakers to join our team.

If you’d like to become a volunteer speaker, the role is very flexible and provides a great opportunity to practice and enhance your public speaking skills, while sharing the story of the world’s oldest animal charity. Click here for more information.

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Skilled roles

If you have professional skills you'd like to share with us, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Pictured: A volunteer vet at an RSPCA WA Community
Action Day in Northbridge


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Corporate volunteering

Should you be interested to help the RSPCA as a group of work colleagues, please visit our Corporate Volunteering information.



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How to Volunteer

Importantly, for the happiness and welfare of our animals, as well as for your own personal safety and wellbeing, there are a number of criteria that our volunteers must be able to meet. These include:

  • All volunteers must be 18 years and above.
  • All our ongoing volunteer roles within animal enrichment, as well as retail, require an a high level of commitment and we need you to be able to sign up for two regular shifts per fortnight for a period of six months. 
  • We host quarterly induction cycles, specifically designed for animal enrichment volunteers. Volunteers have to be able to participate in all relevant training, before starting to volunteer with us to ensure the safety of both the volunteers as well as our animals.
  • We strive to make your volunteer experience as positive and enriching a possible. You can help us doing so by showing commitment towards your role. Letting us know when you can’t make your shift, is just one way of doing so.
  • Most positions require a police check and possible medical examination.

We strongly encourage you to visit the site you prefer getting involved at, before you sign up. This will give you an idea of distances and possible transport modes, which might be a hindrance to your ongoing volunteer commitment.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill in the Volunteer Application form. This will add your information to our database and you will automatically receive regular calls for positions available.

For any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

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