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Volunteer Vacancies


Click on the links below to find out more about the volunteer positions we currently have available.

Help us at our Op Shops
Help us at the Mangere Animal Village
  Help us in other ways 
Volunteer Stores Person
  Weekday Volunteer Driver
Outreach Volunteer
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Help us at our Op Shops


 
Op Shop Volunteers

Hours Available: Flexible, but based around store opening hours:

Avondale – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Sat 10am to 2pm
Birkenhead – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Sat 10am to 2pm
Browns Bay – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Sat/Sun 9am to 1pm
Glen Innes – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4.30pm Sat 10am to 2pm
Henderson – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm Sat 10am to 2pm
Howick – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm Sat 9.30am to 3pm
Onehunga – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 4.30pm Sat 10am to 2pm
Three Kings – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 5.30pm Sat/Sun 10am to 3pm
Pukekohe – Open Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm Sat 9am to 2pm (Opening Saturday 31st May 2014)
 
 
Each of our Op Shops raise vital funds for SPCA Auckland, and rely heavily on volunteers to help operate them. Some of the tasks involved include:

• Cleaning
• Merchandising
• Customer Service

If you have some spare time and this sounds like something you could assist with, please complete the application form and send it to moana.mcdowell@spca.org.nz

If you have good quality donations for the shops, you can drop them off at any one of our stores, or call 09 537 9456 to arrange collection for larger items.
 
Application process

Application forms can be submitted to Moana McDowell, Retail Operations Manager via the channels below.
Via email to:        moana.mcdowell@spca.org.nz
Via fax:              09 856 7314
In person:           to Moana McDowell
                         SPCA Auckland Animal Village 
                         Westney Rd
                         Mangere

All applications will be acknowledged. If you do not get confirmation after 5 working days, please contact Moana on 09 256 7301 during business hours.


Op Shop Van Assistants

Available Position: Van Driver Assistant
Hours Available: Flexible. Ideally we would like someone to commit to the same day/days each week so we are able to ensure the drivers have the help they require.

Do you enjoy hands on, physical work? SPCA Auckland is looking for an enthusiastic worker to help our Van Driver with pick ups and deliveries for our Op shops all over Auckland.

As a charity we depend on the generous support of the community to continue the essential rescue work we do. We receive no automatic government funding, yet without the SPCA there would be thousands of animals left in need with no-one to care for them.
The position will be based at the animal village in Mangere, but you will be travelling all over Auckland in the Op Shop Van with our current driver.

Essential Experience/Behaviours required for this role;
• Good physical strength, agility and fitness required
• Self disciplined and adaptable with a can-do attitude
• Ability and desire to provide quality customer service
• Organised, methodical, reliable and practical
Some requirements of the role
• Ensures exceptionally high standard of customer service is provided to all customers.
• Collect and deliver any goods and donations as requested
• Maintain all equipment including vehicles to the expected standards and ensure any damage is reported immediately
• Ensure all vehicles are driven within the requirements of the law

If you have some spare time and this sounds like something you could assist with, please complete the application form and send it to the Retail Manager.

Application process
Application forms can be submitted to the Retail Manager on the details below.

• via email to: moana.mcdowell@spca.org.nz
• via fax: 09 856 7314
• in person: to Moana McDowell, Auckland Animal Village , 50 Westney Rd, Mangere

All applications will be acknowledged. If you do not get confirmation after 5 working days, please contact Moana on 09 256 7301 during business hours.

 

Help us at the Mangere Animal Village


 
Canine Volunteer

We need people to help care for our dogs during week days and weekends. This role requires a good level of fitness and confidence in handling large dogs. You will be required to help with the cleaning of the dog pens and to walk the dogs once the cleaning is done. The work we ask our canine volunteers to do is quite strenuous and you must be willing to walk to dogs in all weathers, rain or shine.
 
We need Volunteers who are available on the following days:
Monday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm) and afternoons (12:00pm to 4:00pm)
Wednesday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm) and afternoons (12:00pm to 4:00pm)
Thursday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm) and afternoons (12:00pm to 4:00pm)
 
Please complete the application form, and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators.  If you have any questions, please phone us on 09 256 7300.

Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022

 


Cattery Volunteer

We are looking for people to volunteer in our Cattery during the week. The Cattery is one of the areas that houses the cats that are available for adoption.  Volunteers in this area help feed them and clean their cages, and also interact with the public when they come to view the cats. 
 
We need volunteers who are available on the following days:
Wednesday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm)
Thursday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm)
Friday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm) .

Please complete the application form, and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators.  If you have any questions, please phone us on 09 256 7300.

Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022


 
Cat Ward Volunteer

We are looking for people to volunteer in our Cat Ward during the week.
 
Cat Ward is the first stop for cats when they arrive in the Village and this area is not open to the public. Volunteers working in cat ward will help with feeding cats and cleaning their cages, but will have no contact with the public. This is a busy area as cats are coming in and going out all day, so you need to be fit and able to bend comfortably.
 
We need Volunteers who are available on the following days:
Monday mornings (8:30am to 12:00pm) - 1 volunteer
Tuesday afternoons (1:00pm to 4:00pm) - 1 volunteer
Wednesday mornings (8:30am to 12:00pm) - 1 volunteer
Thursday mornings (8:30am to 12:00pm) - 1 volunteer
Friday afternoons (1:00pm to 4:00pm) - 2 volunteers
 
Please complete the application form, and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators.  If you have any questions, please phone us on 09 256 7300.

Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022

 


 
Barn Volunteer

We need help in our barn and farm area. The day starts with feeding and cleaning the smaller animals housed there, the rabbits and guinea pigs, but there is also interaction with some of our larger farm animals such as the goats and pigs. Volunteers in this area need to be comfortable around both the smaller and larger animals and prepared to muck in when needed, in all weathers.
 
We need Volunteers who are available on the following days:
Monday mornings (8:30am to 12:00pm)
Tuesday mornings (8:30am to 12:00pm)
Thursday mornings (8:30am to 12:00pm).
 
Please complete the application form, and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators at the email below.  If you have any questions, please phone us on 09 256 7300.

Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022

 


 
Rabbit Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who are rabbit lovers!
 
We need help caring for these delightful creatures during weekends. Volunteers in this area are responsible for the feeding, cleaning and socialising of our rabbits, as well as interacting with the public when they come to view the rabbits.
 
We need Volunteers who are available on the following days:
Monday mornings (8:00am to 12:00pm)
 
Please complete the application form, and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators.  If you have any questions, please phone us on 09 256 7300.

Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022

 


Volunteer Stores Person

We have a lot of generously donated goods eg: food, blankets, towels, newspaper that the public kindly bring out to the village.   It is important that the storage room ‘Creature Comforts’ is kept orderly and tidy so that we can get what we need easily and to adhere to our health and safety standards.  Therefore, we are looking for a Volunteer Stores Person to help us out 2-3 days during the week.  This is physical work as a lot of the goods are heavy so lifting is part of the role.  This is a central, social role for the village as every department interacts here at one point in the day.

If you are organised, self-motivated and friendly and would like to hear more about the opportunity, please contact us or complete the application form and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators:
 
Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz 
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022
 

 
Administration Volunteers

SPCA Auckland is lucky to have a number of people who want to help the animals, but who don’t wish to play a hands-on role. Our Admin Volunteers help out in different areas with photocopying, data entry, phone calls and various restocking activities.
 
We are not taking further applications for this position at this time. Please keep this page bookmarked so you can re-check regularly. (June 2014)
 

Help us in other ways


Weekday Volunteer Driver

We are currently recruiting for weekday Volunteer Ambulance drivers. This role requires people who are over 25, have a clean full drivers license and who are physically fit and able.

You will be responsible for collection of donated goods and products, as well as stray animals. In this role there will be interaction with the public and handling of various animals, so you will need to be comfortable and confident in both theses areas.

We need people Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The hours are 8:30am-4:30/5:00pm.

Please complete the application form, and send it to our Volunteer Co-ordinators.  If you have any questions, please phone us on 09 256 7303.

Email: VolunteerInfo@spca.org.nz
Post: Volunteer Department, SPCA Auckland, PO Box 43221, Mangere, Auckland 2022


Outreach Therapy Pets

Outreach Therapy Pets is a joint initiative of SPCA Auckland and St John and involves pets and volunteer people who visit rest homes, hospitals, and other establishments to bring comfort to residents and patients.

Animals can have a therapeutic and calming affect on people that reduces the stress and fears associated with illness or age. Outreach Therapy Pets utilises the combined strengths of St John and SPCA Auckland, harnessing the skills of both in the delivery of care through people and animals.

The programme currently has more than 100 volunteers who regularly visit rest homes, private hospitals and other facilities in the Auckland area.

For more information about Outreach Therapy Pets please contact Phillipa Callinan by email or on (09) 526 0527, extension 8920.