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?

Applications are currently closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please keep an eye out on our website for when they reopen!

Work Placement Volunteers

We are currently unable to accept work placement or work experience volunteers as we are updating our volunteer program.

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.


What should I wear when volunteering?

As you will be representing SCAR we ask our volunteers to wear neat and presentable clothes that you don’t mind getting fur on or getting dirty. For safety reasons please wear closed toed shoes and no skirts or dresses to be warn whilst volunteering.

What do I have to do when I volunteer at the SCAR shelter?

There are many different jobs that you will undertake when volunteering at the SCAR 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 SCAR shelter?

At least 16 years of age.