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Animal Attendant - Warrnambool

  • Location: Warrnambool VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Other
  • Time Required

    Mon-Sun 8.30am-12.30pm &/or 12.30pm-4.30pm

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • People with disability
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Sport & Physical Activity
    • Working with Animals
  • Training

    Initial orientation & induction, plus ongoing training as required

  • Requirements

    Reliability; commitment; a passion for animal welfare; basic experience in animal care (e.g. pet ownership); attention to detail, ability to follow oral & written instruction carefully, strong communication skills; ability to work well within a team as well as independently; ability to lift up to 10kg; ability to bend, twist and turn while cleaning, ability to walk small & large dog breeds; aged 15 years or older (for insurance reasons); proof of a current tetanus vaccination before commencing

If you are committed to the care and well-being of our animal friends, we need many hands to assist us. Our volunteers are involved in various roles including assisting our animal attendants with cleaning and caring for the animals; working in our Op shop, providing administration support or participating at our events. If you are interested in an animal handling role, you will be cleaning kennels, cages, litter trays and bowls (and pooper scooping, of course!); re-stocking supplies; preparing bedding and distributing food; and then after the chores are done, there's exercising, general grooming and socialising with the animals. This is a physically demanding role, so you need to be fit and active. So if you are passionate about supporting creatures great and small, we have a role for you!