About this opportunity

It's a lot of fun working with animals in sessions and supporting a great team. It's even more rewarding to see participants grow in confidence & knowledge of the animals' needs, care, and behaviour." —Sandra, HPHH Volunteer

Have a passion for helping people and animals? Help create happy paws & hearts with us by volunteering 🐾💞 Send your expression of interest through our website.

Support one of our many locations across QLD, NSW, NT, and TAS. By volunteering, you'll: 📍 Set up/pack down the training room before and after the session 🛋️ Create a comfortable and happy environment where participants can feel relaxed 🐈 Assist the training team with handling the allocated animals during sessions 🤗 Assist HPHH trainers to deliver specialised programs 💯 Support HPHH participants to reach their potential

Because, as we know, there's nothing like seeing paw-sitive changes in people and animals and knowing you're a part of that 🥰

Additional requirements

  • Working with Children Check*
  • Others
  • Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • NDIS screening check

Physical requirements of the role include being able to walk dogs on leads, carry small puppies, bending and lots of walking.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Express interest

Happy Paws Happy Hearts

  • Disability Services
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Multiple Locations - Wacol QLD, Dakabin QLD, Hobart TAS, Neath NSW, Mackay QLD, Darwin NT, Toowoomba QLD

Time Required

We are looking for volunteers on Monday to Saturday at Wacol and Dakabin. We are looking for volunteers during the week for all other sites - Darwin, Mackay, Toowoomba, Neath, Hobart.


Full training will be provided including induction, WHS, animal behaviour, communication.


Suitable for

  • People Learning English
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Work Experience
  • Wheelchair Access

Interested In

  • Working with Animals
  • Education & Training
  • Disability Support

Wacol 4076

Dakabin 4503

Hobart 7000

Neath 2326

Mackay 4740

Darwin 800