Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. Each year more than 1,500 volunteers donate their time, skills and services to support our work. Volunteering is a rewarding experience which gives you the opportunity to make an impact to the lives of at-risk animals.

You can volunteer your time in a variety of different ways. These include:

  • Assisting in an RSPCA Op Shop
  • Supporting our Animal Welfare Advocate with Education Programs
  • Assisting our marketing, fundraising and communications teams

**PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must be aged 18 years or older. Due to WHS and Child Protection laws, we can not accommodate anyone under 18 years as a volunteer.

For more information about specific volunteering opportunities, and links to our online application forms, please see below:

Foster Care

If you have a place in your home for an animal that needs to be cared for outside of the shelter please complete the Foster Care online application form.  To be a foster carer you must meet the requirements stated on the Foster Care page.  If you would like more information contact our foster team at fostercare@rspcasa.org.au

Animal Shelters

RSPCA has a variety of animals in our shelters that need daily care.  In order to be a volunteer at one of our three shelters you must be able to answer yes to all of the following:

  • I am physically fit and agile to undertake the task
  • I am over 18 years old
  • I am able to work independently without supervision
  • I am able to make quick, rational decisions
  • I am emotionally capable of dealing with the shelter environment
  • I could pass a National police clearance
  • I am able to follow staff instruction
  • I am prepared to follow RSPCA Policies and Procedures
  • I am the person that will be volunteering

If you live in or around Whyalla or Port Lincoln and would like to assist at one of our rural shelters please complete the online application form.  Prior to completing the application it is recommended you visit your local shelter to ensure the environment is suitable to your needs.

Our Lonsdale Shelter is not currently recruiting as we are reviewing our induction processes.  Please watch this page for further announcements.

Op Shops

We have six Op Shops throughout the suburbs that all rely on dedicated volunteers to deliver exceptional customer service. You can find out more on the Op Shops page or you can apply now by clicking here.

Stepney Head Office

If you would prefer to volunteer during business hours in our Stepney Head Office, then we have opportunities in administration, marketing, events, education and more. Please click here to complete an application form for one of these exciting volunteer roles.


Once we receive your application someone will be in touch with you within 7 days to advise the status of your application and the next steps that may need to be taken.

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