Become a Volunteer

Become a volunteer

Peninsula Animal Aid (PAA) is heavily reliant on it's dedicated volunteers.

To be eligible to volunteer you must be:

If you are wanting to join a team where saving lives and animal welfare are our top priority, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator on If you do not have access to email, please leave a message on 07 3284 1927. Application forms can be obtained from the PAA Office or downloaded from this page.


Current vacancies

Peninsula Animal Aid will always accept applications from people wishing to volunteer.  While there are not always vacancies, vacancies can occur quickly, so please apply.  We always need applications on record to be able to quickly fill vacancies.  The areas which we accept applications for are detailed below.  Please be patient as the processing of applications can take some time.  Shift times are listed below.  Starting times are manditory.


The Kennels:  

We welcome applications for the kennels.  There are not always vacancies, but circumstances can change quickly, so please do not hesitate to apply. Applicants are asked to meet shift times.  

General duties plus dog walking Monday to Friday 7.30am - 1pm. Saturday 7.30am -12.00noon.  Sunday 6.00am - 9.30am.  On occasion there may be full day shifts available Monday to Saturday for volunteers who would like to spend a full day in the kennels. 

The Cattery:   

Volunteers in the cattery are generally asked to work one shift.  Shift times are from 8am until approx 12 noon Monday to Saturday, Sunday from 6am - 9.00am. Volunteers generally work between one and three shifts per week.

Office Administration:  

The office admin team are great to work with.  There are always two office admin volunteers each shift.  Monday to Friday shifts are from 8.00am - 1.00pm.  Saturdays the shift is from 8am to 1.30pm.   Full day shifts are essential.

The role of an office volunteer includes servicing the very busy reception desk, greeting customers, accurate processing of animal intakes and adoptions, accurate data entry, processing of daily financial transactions, general reception and other general office duties.

Skills required – Excellent communication skills, computer literacy with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and Database entry.


The Hydrobath runs each Saturday morning.  Half-day shifts commence at 8.00am.


A cinderella (male or female) is asked to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per shift on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 8am or from 6.00am to 9.30am Sunday.


Gardeners may be required on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Shift times can be negotiated.

Van Driver:  

Van driver must have a Queensland Drivers Licence 0 class/ P2 with a clean driving record and be a minimum age of 25 years.  Shift commences at 8.00am


How to apply:

If you would like to apply for one of the positions available, please fill out and email the application form below.

Volunteer form

If you have a specific question about volunteering, please email

Job descriptions

Office volunteers

This role includes:

Kennels and Cattery

While we have safe working practices at PAA, you will be working with dogs and cats which have claws and teeth and can be highly exuberant.

It is quite different to caring for your own dog or cat at home. The work with the animals requires physical fitness, a lot of energy and stamina.


This vital role may involve:


Weeding and tending to the established plants around the shelter.

Hydrobath volunteers

PAA's biggest fundraiser is the Saturday Hydrobath where the public brings their dogs to be washed in our hydrobaths.


How to Help