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Volunteering with us is a fun and rewarding way to donate some of your time. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and potentially form some lifelong friendships!

You will always feel appreciated and cared for when you are volunteering with us. We have cultivated our culture to motivate and inspire our people. We are inclusive, supportive and welcoming and we believe that if we surround ourselves with like-minded people who are passionate about our cause then together, we can achieve greatness.

Volunteer opportunities:


Highway Collectors

Tin shaking is a fun and rewarding activity you can do with our other friendly volunteers or with your friends, co-workers or family. Our collections take place between 10am and 2:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and run from March through to November. A list of our upcoming highway collections can be found here. The more volunteers we have, the more funds we raise, so you will really make a difference.

Transport Volunteers

Transport volunteers assist with the collection and distribution of donations and items our animals require. From time to time we also require transport volunteers to pick up newly rescued Project Underdog Rescue animals from pounds and shelters and transport them to vet clinics or their foster homes. You may also assist with taking animals to or from appointments. You will need your own car and a current driver’s licence.

Property Assessors

Our property assessors visit the homes of potential foster carers and adopters to ensure their home and yard is safe and secure. You will be checking fences, doors, sleeping arrangements and looking for any potentially harmful items. Another volunteer will accompany you for your first property check and you will be given a checklist to complete at each visit to guide you. Property checks usually take between 10 - 20 minutes and are only conducted during day light hours.

Skilled Volunteers

Are you a graphic designer? Professional photographer? Copywriter? If you have a specific skill then we would love to hear about it! Our skilled volunteers work closely with our leadership team on specific projects and we can never have too many of them. We also advertise for skilled volunteers via Seek and on our Facebook page.
Current opportunities can be found here.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete and submit our volunteer application
  • Provide a current (within 2 years) national police check. We can organise this for you.
  • Your core values align with ours (transparency, inclusivity, integrity, courage, kindness)

Once you have completed and submitted the application our friendly volunteer co-ordinator will get in touch with you to discuss your application and get you inducted. You will be invited to join the Team Project Underdog Rescue private Facebook group where we regularly post volunteer opportunities and share cute photos of rescue dogs and cats!