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Volunteering

Why volunteer

Becoming a Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage volunteer is a great way to help our orphaned rabbits, and a great way to meet new people and to extend your existing skill base and understanding of rabbit husbandry and care.

Are you over 18 years old and get super excited to see bunny binky? We need you!

Our shelter is full and we are desperate looking for more volunteers. If you are available between 8:30am - 12:30pm on any day of the week and can commit to at least weekly or fortnightly shift, we would love to hear from you. See below details or simply Apply NOW

Volunteer positions

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Animal shelter volunteer

Onsite

This Onsite Animal Shelter Volunteer (Shelter Attendant) role is to for maintain the overall cleanliness of the Orphanage, the work areas and the bonding spaces to a clean, hygienic condition for disease control.  Follow instructions diligently in order to maintain the health of the rabbits.

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Other roles

Onsite / Offsite

Assistance is also required for SUITABLY SKILLED  or EXPERIENCED PERSONS.  The areas of volunteer work are unlimited, and some activities can be undertaken off-site such as fundraising activities and our in-store information promotions. 

Animal shelter volunteer (onsite)

 

​Requirements:

  • Must be fully vaccinated 

  • Responsible, mature and be vigilant of cleaning protocol

  • Be able to commit for a minimum of 3 months weekly/fortnightly

  • Minimum age 18yrs

Key Roles:

  • Cleaning rabbit enclosures thoroughly to set standards

  • Cleaning and refilling hay trays, water bowls

  • Wash, dry and fold hutch mats and bedding

  • Put away all bedding and cleaning equipment

  • Sweeping and tidying up the external and bonding areas

  • Washing the bunny dishes

  • Removing used hay and wash and sterilising hay trays

  • Daily welfare check of the animals during clean​

  • Download job description

Hours:  8.30am - until finished (approx. 12.30pm)

Hours in summer days over 30 degrees (high fire risk days): 

7-7.30am - until finished

How to apply

  1. Click Volunteer Now

  2. Fill out the form with your details and availability

  3. Your application will be reviewed and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a couple of days via Email.

  4. New Volunteers must undertake online training sessions before commencing their shifts, and well as ongoing training once onsite

Disclaimer:

  1. Please consider our location, transport and travel time before applying

  2. Training: New Volunteers must undertake online training sessions before commencing their shifts, and well as ongoing training once onsite

If this sounds like you, click Volunteer Now.

Other volunteer roles (onsite / offsite)

Veterinary medication support

  • Hours: when needed, prefer live local to us

  • Prerequisites: Mature and reliable. Must be experienced to do subcutaneous injections and subcutaneous fluids, administer medications, and critical care feeding.

  • Duties: preparing and administering medications to the rabbits including injections.  Cleaning wounds, some grooming when needed.

Administration tasks (several roles)

  • General administration activities, keeping files, adoption records and foster information up to date.

  • Monitoring and support of pets and carers in our foster care program

  • Manage and maintain online shop. Taking photos and adding descriptions of items as they come in to the orphanage.

Social media manager & content creator

  • posts and pictures to promote adoptions and donations

  • Photography

  • Journalism for Newsletter

Marketing manager

  • Marketing activities

Event organiser

  • Fundraising

  • Craft markets – research when and where there are local markets and coordinating a stall

  • Educational offsite events

  • Corporate sponsor coordinator

IT specialist

  • Database development and management

  • Website design and management

  • (App Development)

How to apply other volunteer roles

For Skilled position, veterinary medical support or other ways you can help, please Phone Judi on 9751 1229 

 

For current volunteers

We have a few places that can support you while volunteering with us. Please contact volunteer coordinator if you haven't received below information via email.​

  1. All volunteers must complete all essential training quizzes before your shift. 

  2. Check your next roster at our online roster portal here (Enter the passcode provided by our volunteer coordinator)

  3. Join our volunteer Facebook community (Invitation should be sent after your first training day)

Please email volunteer@rabbitrunaway.org.au if you have not received any detail for about items.

Unable to volunteer but would love to help

If you are unable to volunteer, foster/adopt or help fundraise for Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage but would like to do something to assist please see our list below.  We can always do with donations of goods to assist in caring for our orphan and special need bunnies or raising money for their care.

  • Check out our wishlist

  • Help with fundraising events

  • Donations

For more details, please visit How to get involved.