We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Volunteering not only helps the cause in which you are in support of, but it is an entirely selfless choice which enhances and brings strength and joy to the soul and to the cause in which you surround yourself.
The Australian Cavy Sanctuary is managed entirely by a select team of volunteers. As a growing organisation we are always looking for passionate, dedicated and self-motivated volunteers to join our friendly team.
ACS could not continue to grow and thrive and help 1000's of small animals each year without the support of our generous volunteers.
Their are several different areas in which you may wish to volunteer your time and skills or to learn new skills. Click on a link at the bottom of this page to find out more information about each area available and what's involved.
Every volunteer in their own way helps to make a difference!
How do I become a volunteer for the Australian Cavy Sanctuary?
To begin with please fill in a volunteer application form below and highlight the area/s in which you would like to volunteer. Once your application form has been reviewed by your local ACS Shelter Manager you will be notified as soon as possible. If your application form is accepted you will need to then fill in a volunteer agreement form in person with the shelter manager of the shelter you wish to volunteer at.
(The online Agreement Form is for viewing purposes only).
Please Note: You must be 16yrs of age or over to apply to volunteer. We believe that volunteering can enrich young people by teaching responsibility, helping to develop a sense of self and by education with regards to how to correctly care for animals and to respect and value animals. If you are 16 or 17 years of age your parent or guardian will need to sign and consent form to all application and agreement forms sent through to ACS.
We currently cannot except child volunteers due to not having the staff to cater for children. We may consider an application if your child is already heavily involved with animals (in particular guinea pigs), is self-motivated and will be dedicated to the work that comes with volunteering (not likely to get bored) and that has already shown a serious interest in pursuing their passion for animals in a future career. Any applications accepted will need to be signed by a parent and parents in most cases will have to be at the shelter to monitor during your child's volunteering.
Volunteer Positions (Click on a link below)