Volunteer Laundry and Donation Sorting Assistant

  • Company:
    RSPCA
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    Nonprofit Sector

What to expectIf you are passionate about animals and animal welfare and looking for a unique and worthwhile way to contribute, this rewarding volunteer position could be for you. As a Volunteer Laundry and Donations Assistant, you are responsible for ensuring all areas of the shelter have clean linen, bedding, towels and anything else required to provide a clean and comfortable environment for our animals. Whether it is an animal that has been subjected to abuse and cruelty, a stray or lost or recently surrendered animal, this role is truly pivotal to the effective operation of the shelter. Whilst this role is not the most exciting in comparison to some of the other roles available, it is essential. In addition, part of this role also includes bringing appropriate items that have been donated from the donations area down to the laundry to be sorted and put neatly away so the stock is constantly replenished as damaged items are discarded.What are the benefitsOpportunity to gain knowledge of the how the RSPCA operates.Working in a friendly team and meeting new peopleExperience working in an industrial laundryThe opportunity to make a difference and know you are keeping our animals comfortableWhat are the tasksSorting all laundry items to be washed and loading the industrial washing machinesDiscarding heavily soiled, damaged or ripped itemsHanging washed items on the lines to dryFolding and putting away clean laundry ready for useWashing and drying "˜special’ items such as dog beds, toys, leads and collarsLiaising with Op Shop sorting staff and transporting appropriate donated animal care items from the donations area to the laundrySorting and putting away donated itemsWhat skills and characteristics do I needGood team workCommitted hard workerPhysically fit and able to lift 10kgGood communication skillsWhat can I volunteerPositions are available Monday – Sunday from 7:30 – 12pm and 12 – 4:30pm.PLEASE NOTE: As part of volunteering with us you will be required to purchase an RSPCA Volunteer T-shirt for $30. It is also a requirement that before handling animals at the RSPCA you have an up to date Tetanus vaccination.For further information, please contact our Brisbane Volunteer Coordinator on 3426 9915 or [email protected], or APPLY NOW below.APPLY NOW