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Storeroom Assistant
RSPCA Peninsula Shelter

Time Commitment
Weekly OR Fortnightly 4 hour morning shift (Tuesday or Wednesday)
Must also be initially available on Thursdays for 2-3 Training Shifts

About us
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) is a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia’s leading animal welfare charity.

Volunteers are an integral part of the RSPCA team. They play an active and vital role in helping to support our work to improve the welfare of animals, and protect them from cruelty and neglect. Volunteering involves commitment, dedication and passion.
Role Purpose
As a not for profit organisation we are heavily reliant on the generosity of the public with donated goods helping to enrich the lives of the animals in our care. The Storeroom Assistant helps to sort these goods and distribute them amongst our Peninsula Shelter.  The Storeroom Assistant ensures that all animals in our care have the opportunity to benefit from the thoughtfulness of the community. We are seeking reliable volunteers who are willing to commit to a regular shift.

“Although I am one step removed from the animals, there is still a lot of satisfaction in my role. I can see the importance of this position because distributing soft, warm bedding for the animals is really, really important for their well-being” Shirley, Storeroom Volunteer
Key Responsibilities
The Storeroom Assistant will be responsible for the following activities:
§  Sorting donated goods such as towels, blankets, pet food and equipment and distributing these to the appropriate areas around the Burwood East site
§  Sorting donations for re-sale at the RSPCA Op Shops
§  Keeping the storeroom in a state of general tidiness, this may include the occasional sweep or vacuum
§  Operate washer and dryer as required and assist with laundry duties during peak times

To be successful in this role, the volunteer will possess the following necessary skills and attributes:
§  Ability to sort and store items in a neat and tidy manner
§  Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
§  General fitness, physical strength and the ability to handle sizeable goods in a safe manner.
Must be able to manage 10kg loads and stand for an extended period of time.
Training & Support Requirements
§  On the job orientation to introduce you to the storeroom
§  Ongoing opportunity to discuss your role and any concerns with the Volunteer Program Officer

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