How to apply

To be considered for a volunteer role, you are required to complete the online application form, which you will find by clicking the volunteer opportunity you’re interested in on our website under “Expressions of Interest”. If a role you’re interested in isn’t currently available, please check the website regularly as our requirements can change week to week.

Your application will be reviewed by our volunteer recruitment team and you will be contacted if you progress to the next stage, which may involve phone screening, a face to face interview and/or group assessment activities. You will also be required to provide two referees and complete an online criminal history and background check.

Some volunteer roles may require previous experience, however in general we are looking for volunteers who can demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • Alignment with The Lost Dogs’ Home’s values (Ethical, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Compassion).
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, friendly approach, and positive attitude.
  • Willingness to pitch in, help with a variety of tasks and not be afraid to get their hands dirty!
  • Organised, reliable and able to make an ongoing commitment of at least four hours per week.

Due to the popularity of our Volunteer Program, we cannot guarantee that all candidates will be offered a volunteering opportunity. If you miss out on a role, we encourage you to apply again in future as more opportunities become available.