I love animals but dont have any rescue or veterinary experience, can I still help?

Yes! As long as you are over 16 years of age (or between 14 and 16 years with a parent or guardian also volunteering), there is a role for you to help us.

We had one lady comment saying she wanted to help, but felt she could be too old to lift animals. We said, we have lots of roles so that people with a diversity of skills, experiences and abilities can help. Even if its just helping direct pet owners where to go at evacuation centres or giving advice, we are sure we can find a role for anyone who wants to help.

Naturally, there will be roles that have higher risks associated with them such as handling unfamiliar and scared animals, to working in disaster damaged areas. These roles do require certain skills and abilities to ensure the safety of volunteers.

We also need people to help us outside of emergency events, with administration from fundraising to public education initiatives. So once you have done the foundation course, tell us what skills you have and where you think you can help.