• 18 years old or over?
• Available three hours per week, for a minimum of three months?
• Happy to do physical work?
• Happy to work as part of a team?
• Have a current tetanus vaccination?
• Able to get a police clearance at a cost of $5 if you don’t already have one?
The Ten Lives Cat Centre is seeking volunteers to join their dynamic team in a variety of roles to assist in all areas of the Centre.
Volunteers are an essential part of the team here at the Ten Lives Cat Centre as we receive no government funding to assist with the costs of running such a large not-for profit feline shelter. Volunteering is a great way to learn about cats and their behaviours, while meeting like-minded people and giving back to the community! We have a variety of ways that you can help, either on or off-site:
Want to make the next viral cat video? We’re looking for creative people to help us produce social media content along with printed marketing materials not only of our cats for adoption but across all aspects of our operations.
There are many flexible roles within the team:
• Photo Editor
• Video Editor
• Graphic Designer
You don’t necessarily need to be on-site to volunteer – you could be part of a team where you edit photos and videos or do design work from the comfort of your office or home.
We’re always open to new creative ideas – let us know how you might be able to help!
Adult Cat Adoption Care
This role requires team work, customer focused skills and some experience in feline health care or the ability to learn about feline husbandry, behaviour and health. This would be a great role for those interested in gaining experience in the animal care industry or those who just love caring for cats. The role involves feeding, cleaning rooms, litter trays, washing dishes, playing, brushing, socialising, writing personality profiles, providing advice to potential adopters, as well as comforting and re-assuring those who are nervous and finding things a bit frightening in their new environment.
Kitten Adoption & Nursery Care
Like Adult Adoption Care this role requires team work, customer focused skills and some experience in feline health care or the ability to learn about feline husbandry, behaviour and health. These little ones need volunteers to keep a close eye on them as they can get themselves into all sorts of mischief. It’s a bit like being a child carer but caring for little busy bundles of fur instead. This is a busy role involving feeding, cleaning rooms, litter trays, washing dishes, playing, brushing, socialising, providing advice to potential adopters, as well as comforting and re-assuring those who are nervous and finding things a bit frightening in their new environment. Volunteers in this area will also care for the little ones in nursery and must have experience in caring for young and or orphaned animals and be able to follow Centre protocols and procedures.
Quarantine and Sick Bay Care Assistant
In this role you will work closely with the Operations Manager and Supervisors in our Quarantine and Sick Bay areas. It is essential volunteers in this area have experience in handling felines and an understanding and ability of prevention of cross contamination. Volunteers in this area will also care for very young kittens and must have experience in caring for young and or orphaned animals and be able to follow Centre protocols and procedures. Duties include settling surrendered cats and kittens into their room, feeding, trays, washing dishes, filling in health charts, assisting staff with examinations and parasite treatment. These cats also require comforting and reassuring as for many cats this new environment can be extremely overwhelming and frightening.
General Maintenance and Grounds Care
This is an ideal role for a retired handy person to keep the Centre in tip top condition. Duties will include general and grounds maintenance and small building projects.
Margate Op Shop
Do you love rummaging around in Op Shops? Then this could be a role for you. Join our incredibly dedicated customer focused team of men and women who raise much needed funds for the Centre at our very popular Op Shop in Margate.
Fundraising Co-Ordinator and volunteers
Do you like coming up with creative ideas to raise money? We require a volunteer with expertise and experience in this field who is willing and able to take on a leadership role as fundraising co-ordinator and with the assistance of other fundraising volunteers raise much needed funds for the Centre.
Are you experienced at writing grants? Have you had success in securing grants with your applications? If so then you’re the volunteer for us. You will work closely with Centre Management on applications for government funded grants. As we are a fully self funded organisations money obtained through grants is essential to the future plans and development of the Centre.
Administration & Reception
This is a very diversified role where you’ll meet and great fellow cat lovers visiting the Centre and assist them with the adoption of their new feline family member/s. Assist those surrendering their beloved feline or have found and helped a stray through the process of surrendering. Educate the public about the importance of desexing, microchipping and general feline care. Taking bookings for our boarding facility, assisting with shop sales, answering phones, taking messages and other administrative duties.
Cat Boarding Assistant
Be part of the daily rounds of feeds, trays and cleaning then spend time pampering these loving guys with pats, cuddles, play time and brushing. Duties will also include laundering, cleaning, setting up rooms and settling new arrivals into their room. For cats new to boarding it can all be a bit overwhelming and that’s where you can make a difference.
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