Important Information – Please Read

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 volunteer Cat or Dog Supervisor and Rehomer for the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

All applications will be screened, and successful applicants invited to attend an interview. Please note this is a VOLUNTEER role, not a paid position.

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.


Please indicate your availability to commit to one of the available roles. These are Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.


Ideally you will have a Certificate 2 or 3 in Companion Animal Studies (or higher).

What relevant qualifications do you bring to this role?


Why are you interested in volunteering for the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge? What do you hope to gain from being a volunteer?

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


We are looking for people who have a love of Dogs and/or Cats, but are equally happy to work with people and assist them to adopt the right pet.

What experience/qualifications do you have working with animals?

What do you enjoy the most about customer service and dealing with the public?


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.