So you’d like to support Maggie’s Rescue, but you’re not sure how you can help?

As an entirely volunteer-run organisation, we are constantly on the lookout for reliable, animal-loving people who have the time and enthusiasm to help us out occasionally in many areas of our rescue work. Positions are casual, and usually require a minimum of five hours per week. We are happy to be flexible to fit in with your schedule too!

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The areas we need regular help with include:

Foster Care (Sydney-wide)

You can read about our Foster Care program in full detail here.

Dog Intakes Coordinator

As a dog coordinator volunteer you will be the main contact and responsible for all enquiries about dogs needing to be rescue. The role will work on every aspects of the dog coordination requirements for our 'foster to home' program. 

Transport (Sydney-wide)

As a Transport volunteer, you would assist us with such tasks as picking up new Maggie’s pets from pounds/private surrender homes and driving them to their foster homes; collecting donations and bringing them to our Office HQ in Marrickville, or distributing them to our foster carers; and taking our foster pets to and from vet appointments, event days etc. You will need your own car and driver’s license to be a Transport volunteer.

Home Checks (Sydney-wide)

As a Home Checks volunteer, you would be responsible for visiting the homes of our potential foster carers and potential adopters and carrying out a visual assessment of their properties, inside and out, to ensure their ‘pet friendliness’ (suitable fencing, secure gates, no hazardous materials or toxic plants etc). Home checks usually take around 10-15 minutes. Before your first Home Check (if you have never done one before), you will be provided with a checklist, or one of our experienced Home Checks volunteers will attend the check with you. You will need your own car and driver’s license to be a Home Checks volunteer.

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And of course, your donations are always greatly appreciated too! Donations ensure we can continue to rescue dogs and cats from high-kill pounds and provide them with vet care, behavioural assessment and training, and quality food, treats, toys and bedding until they find their forever homes. Donate here.


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