Volunteer overview

Volunteers are valued members of our community who kindly donate their time to support the day-to-day operations of The Lost Dogs’ Home. They help us change the lives of the thousands of animals that come into our care each year. Put simply – we couldn’t do it without them!

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit different skillsets. If you want to get involved and make a difference, volunteering at The Lost Dogs’ Home is a great way for you to do this while you gain experience in the animal welfare sector and meet like-mined people.

Read more in our Volunteer FAQs.

Due to the high level of interest in our volunteer program we are not taking any new applications at this time.

Applicants are encouraged to continue visiting this site for vacant volunteer positions. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Volunteer roles

Adoptions Volunteer

This volunteer will be responsible for conducting animal adoptions and providing a high level of customer service. Our customers are potential adopters visiting the Home. Possible duties may include matching pets with owners, providing advice on the post adoption process and completing related administration tasks.


Our event volunteers assist at various on and off-site community events for The Lost Dogs’ Home. Tasks may include helping our team set up and pack down equipment, promoting The Lost Dogs’ Home’s animal welfare programs and services, general customer service duties and assisting with microchipping activities. This is generally seasonal work and dependent on our event schedule.


Our administration volunteers work within various departments of The Lost Dogs’ Home, including Fundraising. Tasks may include packing showbags, mailing receipts, opening mail, filing, collating, basic data entry and scanning.