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Holiday Program Volunteer

  • Volunteer for a leading animal welfare charity
  • Dynamic extension education field
  • Skilled facilitators and budding teachers
  • Burwood East location

About the RSPCA

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is 'ending cruelty to all animals'. We are Victoria's best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation's purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria's values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the role

Working with children and animals? Yes please! And we would love you to join us!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer educators who would like to gain experience in the dynamic extension education field. Our holiday program gives children the opportunity to explore the world of animal care and welfare in an exciting and supportive environment. The Holiday Program Volunteer will play an important role in providing a fun and fulfilling holiday program for all involved. This role will involve supporting and supervising children and facilitating games and various activities for children aged between 5-14 years old. 

RSPCA Victoria Education and Learning provides a unique setting for developing your skills and experience in working with children and young people, alongside qualified teachers. 

You can find out more about RSPCA Victoria’s holiday programs here, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Role duties and responsibilities

The Holiday Program volunteer will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Provide support and supervision to children within the holiday program; including welcoming children, engaging children in various activities throughout the day and participating in the end of the day farewells
  • Facilitate holiday program activities; this may include baking dog treats, creating animal toys for cats, dogs and rabbits
  • Maintain program delivery areas in a neat and tidy manner, in line with staff instructions and WHS standards; including set and pack down of activities / equipment, maintaining hygiene standards in the kitchen / food preparation area
  • Other activities as agreed, to support the holiday program operations

 Skills and experience required

To be successful in this role, the volunteer will possess the following necessary skills and attributes:


  • Background / experience in working with children under 12 years of age
  • Current Working with Children Check or equivalent
  • Great communication skills – ability to effectively interact and engage with children in the program environment
  • Good facilitation skills – ability to effectively facilitate holiday program activities
  • Ability to take verbal and written directions and follow set policy and processes of the RSPCA Victoria
  • Ability to work independently within the program environment
  • A good attention to detail


  • RSPCA Volunteer experience

Training and support

On the job training will be provided.

How to apply

Click Apply Online to submit your volunteer application. Please make sure you have read the Role Profile by clicking View Position Description in the top right-hand corner. 

Have your current resume or CV ready to submit with your application, and answer the questions detailing your motivation for applying for this role, and your relevant skills and experience addressing the key responsibilities and requirements section of the Role Profile.

Job Ref: AW000022
Submitted: 01-05-2018

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