Thank you for your interest in volunteering for AAPS

Our volunteer team is one of the biggest assets to our shelter and provides essential assistance in caring for the animals the shelter houses. Without 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
  • An up to date tetanus vaccination

Current Volunteer opportunities

Marketing Assistant:

Have/are you studying marketing, journalism or communications? Or are you just interested in the field and want to get some experience? The AAPS Marketing Manager could use assistance with daily tasks such as distributing donation tins, printing, social media content, designing promotional materials, planning events, building our online store and much much more. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get some marketing experience on their CV. We are looking for an enthusiastic, tech-savvy, and organised individual for this role. Ideally 1-2 days a week (Mon-FRI), for a minimum of 3 months.

Op Shop Assistants – Moorabbin store:

Seeking Op Shop assistants for our Moorabbin store. Work with a friendly and enthusiastic team, with all proceeds going directly back to supporting animals in need. Days needed Tuesday’s PM and anytime on Saturday’s

Laundry Volunteers:

Come join the dedicated team within our housekeeping department. The colder months are well and truly here and we need dedicated volunteers to join this department to provide the animals in our care with clean warm bedding. You will be volunteering in our new state of the art laundry with industrial washing machine and dryer. Opportunities across Friday’s 9am till 12pm * Saturday’s 1pm till 4pm * Sunday’s 12pm till 4pm

Maintenance / Gardner:

Do you have a green thumb, do you love getting your hands dirty and enjoy being outdoors? We would love to hear from you if you love gardening and attending to our veggie patch for our rabbits and guinea pigs food. Included in this, you’ll enjoy general maintenance duties like cleaning paths, windows and making our shelter really shine! This role is very flexible with days and times across the week, it will just need to be during business hours. Weekends are also perfectly fine. All equipment will be provided.

Kennels Department: APPLICATIONS CLOSED!

We have several roles available within our Kennels department, working closely with the dog team, you will provide enrichment for all our fury friends, along with cleaning duties. This role is very rewarding as you will be hands on with the animals in our care. We start you off at entry level and you work your way up with the more energetic breeds. You will be confident with all breeds of dogs and able to take direction well from the kennels team. Shifts available are – Tuesday’s 9am till 1pm – Friday’s 9am till 1pm – Saturdays 1pm till 4pm and Sundays 9am till 1pm

Cattery Department: APPLICATIONS CLOSED!

Come join the Cattery team and provide much needed enrichment for these fine felines. We currently have a lot of cats on site at the AAPS and we need dedicated volunteers to provide these fury friends with plenty of play and love. Although we’re seeking volunteers to provide mostly enrichment, this role will also be required to assist with cleaning/ dishes at times. If you love cats and have a spare few hours a week, we would love for you to come down and meet all our cats. Shifts available are – Wednesday’s 1pm till 4pm – Thursday’s 1pm till 4pm – Friday’s 9am till 1pm or 1pm till 4pm – Saturday’s 1pm till 4pm and Sunday’s 9am till 1pm or 1pm till 4pm.


Volaby is a platform that Australian Animal Protection Society is using to take their volunteer’s experience to the next level! To get started on your volunteer journey you’ll need to click on the link below and complete the volunteer sign up.

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