Come and volunteer with us!

Volunteering with us is a fun and rewarding way to donate some of your time to support vulnerable animals in need.

We offer a range of rewarding volunteer opportunities (see below). If you have a few spare hours a week, a love of animals and want to support your local community, PUR might be the place for you!

We have cultivated our culture to motivate and inspire our people. We are inclusive, supportive and dedicated to up-skilling our team. We believe that if we surround ourselves with like-minded people who are passionate about our cause then together, we can achieve greatness.

Please note that all volunteers are required to be a minimum of 18 years old, complete an online induction and undergo a police check.

volunteer opportunities

Intersection 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 2:15pm on Saturdays and Sundays and run from March through to November. 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.

Event Assistants

Do you enjoy being hands on and/or chatting with members of the public? Our volunteer assistants help with the set up and delivery of events such as market stalls, BBQs, workshops/seminars, online auctions, trivia nights, outreach supply packing and our calendar photoshoots. We are located in Coburg Victoria and attend events across Metropolitan Melbourne throughout the year to help us fundraise.

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.

HQ Assistants

Our HQ Assistants volunteer at our Coburg location on Sydney Road. Responsibilities vary but may include; cat/kitten care, cleaning, laundry, admin, vet clinic support, packing orders, preparing enrichment, sorting donations, picking up/posting mail and general organisation.

Note: HQ Assistants require a basic level of animal husbandry experience, a commitment to our Fear Free approach and a current drivers license and road worthy vehicle. HQ Assistants are required to commit to a three-hour shift at least once a fortnight, for a minimum of 12 months. Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this role

Animal Case Managers

Case Managers work within the Animal Rescue Program (‘ARP’)  team and under the guidance of the ARP leader. They are responsible for managing cases from beginning (rescue) through to end (adoption). They play an integral role in rescuing, rehabilitating and successfully rehoming cats in our foster program.

Note: Case Management roles require a basic level of animal welfare experience and be able to commit to dedicating at least 2 hours per day for a minimum of 12 months. Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this role

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 process


Submit expression of interest


Complete application form


Apply for police check


Attend online induction


Commence volunteering!


volunteer expression of interest

Complete the form below to begin your volunteering journey with us. Thank you for wanting to help save lives!