Corporate Volunteering

Invest in the culture of your organisation, & give back to animals in need! 

The SCAR Corporate Volunteering Program has been designed to provide your team with a hands-on and supportive experience within our animal shelter here in Craigieburn. Not only is volunteering is a fantastic activity for teams, it's also integral to the day-to-day functions of our animal shelter.

As a charity, our resources can be limited, so assistance from corporate volunteers is vital to ensuring that our shelter is maintained to the highest standard, and the animals in our care receive the best level of enrichment and care!

Whilst volunteering with SCAR, we promise your team an individual, fun, and beneficial experience learning how our shelter is run through a range of tasks - from cleaning and maintenance, fundraising activities, assisting with our vital outreach programs and, of course, helping to take care of our beloved animals onsite!

What You Need To Know!


Your hands-on experience in our animal shelter can include many different things - from helping us to care for our animals, assisting in the running of our pet outreach programs as well as our shelter facility.

Some volunteer activities may include:

  • Assisting in the day-to-day care of our shelter animals, spending time on enrichment, exercising and helping to socialise animals in need (including animal cuddles of course!)
  • Packing bags of pet food for our Pet Food Pantry, which is then distributed to community pet owners in need and to our over 35 charity partners across Victoria
  • Assisting with fundraising activities (such as tin rattles etc.)
  • Gardening and Shelter maintenance
  • Sorting and cleaning toys and blankets
  • And so much more!

Days & Times


  • Monday – Friday


  • 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • 11pm - 4pm

Group Size

A team of 4 – 12 volunteers can be accommodated per session.

If your team is larger than 12 volunteers, we may be able to accommodate. Please contact us to discuss.

Please note: All volunteers must be aged over 18.


Like similar organisations, we ask for a contribution to complement your volunteers’ efforts. This vital financial contribution will provide essential veterinary care for up to 10 shelter animals who need a second chance, or provide the equivalent of 1,500 pet food meals for pet owners who are currently facing hardship to feed their pets.

For all corporate volunteers, the cost per group is:

  • Up to 6 people - $800 per session
  • Up to 12 people - $1000 per session
  • For groups larger than 12 people, please contact us to discuss.

All sessions include GST.

An invoice will be sent upon booking with 14-day payment terms. Payment is required via direct deposit, cash or credit card payment.

Cancellation Policy

Volunteers are crucial to the operations of our charity organisation. If you are unable to meet your commitments, please let us know as early as possible, and we will endeavour to find an alternative date.

Late cancellations or failure to attend impacts our operations as we must employ staff and find volunteers to ensure we continue to provide our vital services to people and their pets in our community. Therefore, we appreciate as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your booking.

  • 50% fee is applied to cancellations within 14 days of your corporate volunteer session.
  • 100% fee is applied to cancellations within 7 days of your corporate volunteer session.

OHS & Manual Handling Requirements

Due to the physical nature of the work we do in our animal shelter, some tasks involve certain amounts of manual handling, including lifting/bending, twisting/turning, repetitive movements and standing for extended periods of time.

We can however do our best to find alternative activities to work around volunteer availabilities if required. Please speak to our team if you have any concerns regarding this.

What to Wear & Bring

Wear Comfortable Shoes and Clothing

  • Wear clothing that is suitable for bending, lifting movements and being around animals.
    • Shorts/pants/leggings/jeans with a comfortable t-shirt and jumper is recommended.
  • Closed toe, comfortable shoes with good grip are required.

Bring Your lunch

  • Please bring a water bottle along on the day to stay hydrated.
  • We have a fridge, microwave, and tea/coffee facilities.
  • Please note, lunch break is 30-60mins depending on the group.
  • There is also a café nearby. If you’d like to pre-arrange catering for your team, please contact us.

Location, Parking & Public Transport

Address: 23 Grasslands Ave, Craigieburn, VIC, 3064

Our animal shelter is located within an industrial area.

  • Enter our shelter via Grasslands Ave.
  • There is free all-day parking in and around our street.
  • If you’re catching public transport, our warehouse is a 10-minute walk from a bus stop or a 35-min walk from the Craigieburn Station.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact us on (03) 9357 0834 or email Holly at volunteer@secondchanceanimalrescue.com.au

Book your day of Volunteering here at SCAR today!

To organise your volunteering day with here at SCAR, simply fill in out the registration form via the green button below and one of our team members will be in touch to organise the details with you! If you have any further questions, you can get in touch with us via the details under the Contact Us tab just above.

We look forward to your team joining us here at SCAR!

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