We are always looking for new volunteers to join our rescue family and help us continue our important work for the animals. New shelter and event volunteers, administration helpers, drivers and foster carers are always needed to help us with our important behind the scenes tasks.


Shelter Volunteers

We are looking for hardworking, passionate and confident animal handlers to assist us with the care and upkeep of our homeless animals at our shelter in Campbellfield, Victoria. We can offer a happy shelter environment with lots of learning opportunities for people wanting to learn more about animal care/welfare and a fun team-orientated environment where volunteers get lots of hands on experience.
We need YOUR help to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs throughout Victoria - can you help?

How to Apply?
To apply, simply fill out the online SCAR Volunteer form.

Tin Rattler

No experience needed to help with our monthly highway collections. These collections are a lot of fun and really makes such a big difference to SCAR and all the animals that will be helped because of the money raised. If you can spare a few hours a month to help please contact us for time and location information email us.

Foster Carers

Becoming a foster carer for SCAR allows us to continue to find homes for animals that may be in need of a little extra care and is an incredibly rewarding experience. It can be a challenging role but one that will give you the sense of fulfilment in knowing that you have helped an animal by giving them a new start to a better life. Fostering also is a fantastic way for you to enjoy a cat or dog’s company if you are not in a position to make a lifetime commitment right now.

Find out more about fostering here.

Adoption day and event volunteers

We host adoption days and attend events regularly to spread the word about what we do and give our animals more chances of meeting their new family. We are always looking for volunteers who can help care for the animals, talk to people about SCAR and assist us with fundraising efforts. Check out the upcoming event dates here and if you would like to help out, please email us.



What should I wear when volunteering?

As you will be representing S.C.A.R we ask our volunteers to wear neat and presentable clothes that you don’t mind getting fur on or getting dirty, and closed toe shoes for safety reasons.

What do I have to do when I volunteer at the S.C.A.R shelter?

There are many different jobs that you will undertake when volunteering at the S.C.A.R shelter. Cleaning, dog walking, cat socialising, administration assistance, animal training and enrichment, each day is very different and will see you learning lots of interesting things about animal welfare. We have events which often require volunteers also such as adoption days, council pet expo’s and the Melbourne Dog Lovers Show.

How old do I have to be to volunteer at the S.C.A.R shelter?

At least 18 years of age.