Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with RSPCA ACT.

We rely on the community to continue to provide care for the thousands of animals that come into our shelter every year. Our dedicated volunteers provide invaluable assistance in many different areas and are an indispensable part of our organisation.

We have a range of different roles for volunteers, and position availability varies depending on our volunteer numbers at any given time. The areas for which we are always looking for more volunteers are as foster carers and to assist at events.

Volunteers work with us every day of the week, including weekends, although we do not generally have after hours positions available. Please note that you must be 18 years of age or over to volunteer with RSPCA ACT, and hold a current Working with Vulnerable People registration.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with RSPCA ACT!

Available Positions:

Maintenance Area




Volunteers assist with cleaning the kennels area, walking the dogs and sitting with the dogs.


Volunteers assist with cleaning and laundry and socialising the cats and kittens.

Small Animals

Volunteers assist with socialising bunnies and other small animals such as rats and ferrets.

Miscellaneous (Chickens, Lizards, etc.)

Volunteers assist with cleaning, changing straw and water and feeding.


RSPCA ACT has a wide range of events which we run over the year. We are always looking for volunteers to get involved.


Volunteers assist with cleaning and a wide range of maintenance tasks around the shelter.

Foster Care

The Foster Care Program is a vital part of RSPCA ACT. For animals too young for desexing and adoption, or who may be injured, sick, or not coping with shelter life; our foster carers provide a second chance where an animal can grow, thrive and recover in a home environment.

Find out more about becoming a Foster Carer.