Important Information – Please Read

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the refuge is still receiving applications, but we apologise for possible delays in application processing. This delay is for the health and wellbeing of our customers, volunteers and team members.

Volunteering at The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (referred to as “The Refuge”) may involve early morning or afternoon shifts, completing tasks which do not always involve direct animal contact, and can be physically demanding and dirty work. It requires a commitment regardless of the weather or season and for you to work as part of a team.

Volunteers must adhere to Refuge policies and procedures and follow the instructions of their Supervisor at all times. To comply with government regulations and the Workplace Health and Safety Act volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and must not have children or minors accompany them when undertaking their volunteer work for or at the Refuge.

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Personal Details

Please provide your current contact details.

Emergency Contact

Please provide contact details for your next of kin to be advised in the event of an emergency.

Health Assessment

Volunteering at the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is physically demanding, and requires you and your pets to be protected.


This role can be completed on any day of the week that suits the volunteer, however we recommend an early morning start through the hotter months.


We are looking for people who have hands on experience using mowers, whipper snippers, blowers, including their general repair and maintenance (able to load additional cord, top up petrol, change spark plugs etc).

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email.



I declare that the information I have given is true and accurate. I have read & accept the above volunteer work terms and conditions of the Refuge. If I am accepted as a volunteer at the Refuge, I agree that I will abide by all the Refuge Policies and Procedures, and I understand that I will carry out my duties as assigned and follow the instructions of my Refuge Supervisor at all times. I acknowledge & understand that as a volunteer I am not an employee or contractor of the refuge and I am not entitled to be paid for the work I carry out. I provide my services voluntarily and without cost to the Refuge. I understand that I can withdraw my services at any time, and that the Refuge can cancel my participation as a volunteer at any time. As a representative of the Refuge, I agree not to negatively represent the Refuge or its position or campaigns. I also agree to adhere to the Refuge confidentiality policies.