The RSPCA WA Animal Care Centre in Malaga regularly has openings for volunteers in a variety of roles to ensure the animals receive the love and care they deserve.

Most volunteers start with entry-level roles in cleaning and basic care to ensure animals are housed in clean and comfortable environments. With experience gained in those roles, and regular ongoing commitment, volunteers then progress into enrichment roles where they are able to spend more quality time with the animals.

Once volunteers have completed 100 hours as a Shelter volunteer, more specialist roles might open up. These include helping to train and induct new volunteers, more responsibility in the Dog or Cat areas, and, for volunteers with prior experience working with animals or working in veterinary clinics, support roles in surgery may also become available.

Shift Times:

Most shelter volunteer roles will require a commitment of at least one shift per fortnight for a minimum period of six consecutive months. These shift times are available daily, so even if you work during the week, there are opportunities to volunteer on weekends.

Shift 1: 8:00am-9:45am Shift 2: 10:15am-12:30pm

Shift 3: 1:30pm-3:30pm


Animal enrichment volunteer induction sessions are held quarterly. To ensure the safety of volunteers and animals, volunteers are required to complete all relevant training before starting to volunteer.

Induction sessions are very popular and can often be over-subscribed. We apologise if getting into these roles takes longer than anticipated. Please consider our other volunteer roles or helping at a different organisation while you wait.

How to Apply

Before you apply, do you meet the criteria for volunteering?

Volunteer Application form

Your details will be added to our volunteer database and you will receive the monthly Volunteer Notice Board e-newsletter, enabling you to sign up for volunteer opportunities that may seem interesting and fit your schedule.

We may also contact you when we need a volunteer with your specific expertise or experience, or when we have opportunities available in your geographical area.

You will be able to update your contact details via a link in the monthly e-newsletter.

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