Foster Carers & Volunteers

The Animal Management Centre is seeking dedicated animal lovers to become part of an inspired volunteer support network who will contribute greatly to animals' lives and enhance the ability for them to be rehomed.

Residents over the age of 18 who are willing to give some of their spare time to help care for animals at 213 Queens Road Kingston are invited to become part of Council's Foster Carer and Volunteer Program.  

Foster Carer Program

If you are a reliable and compassionate person with a love for animals and can offer a safe, secure home environment, please consider becoming a valued member of the Foster Carer program. The Animal Management Centre aims to expand its program to care for more animals and with your time and your assistance in some basic handling and training better opportunities for rehoming will result.

The Foster carer program predominantly involves housing mother cats or dogs and their litters offsite to the Animal Management Centre. This minimises and controls disease exposure and transfer.  

It also involves the care of animals such as Senior Pets who are waiting placement under the Senior Pets for Senior People program. Animals with minor behavioural problems or those recovering from surgery are also candidates for foster care.

Provided you can offer assistance at home on a consistent basis and sometimes constantly, newly born puppies and kittens that are too young to move straight into Council's rehoming program, will have the opportunity to have home stays until they are of an age where they can safely be placed in the sale and rehoming program. 

For your Foster Care application to be processed, you will need to attend the Animal Management Centre at 213 Queens Road, Kingston to complete your Application Form and Queensland Police Authority and Indemnification form. You will also need to provide a copy of your current photo identification (Driver's licence or passport).

NB: Incomplete applications will not be processed or contacted (see checklist below).

You can make a difference, so join us today!

Contact the Animal Management Centre on 07 3412 5397 for more information.

Volunteer Program

The Volunteer program allows residents to participate in tasks which add value to the care and wellbeing of the animals. These tasks are above and beyond the capacity of staff and are not considered routine and part of a paid employee's role.

The Animal Management Centre is currently seeking expressions of interest from residents who are experienced in animal grooming (particularly hydrobathing experience) and/or amateur photography.

Photographers will see their work on display on Council's website as well as on notice boards in the Sales Kennels for dogs and cats. Groomers and Hydrobathers will take pleasure in seeing their workmanship contribute to the successful rehoming of the animals.

For your Volunteer application to be processed, you will need to attend the Animal Management Centre at 213 Queens Road, Kingston to complete your Application Form and Queensland Police Authority and Indemnification form. You will also need to provide a copy of your current photo identification (Driver's licence or passport). 

NB: Incomplete applications will not be processed or contacted (see checklist below).

Volunteers can also be ambassadors in the community by promoting responsible pet ownership.

Volunteering will change the lives of many animals at 213 Queens Road Kingston and just might change yours as well.

Application Checklist

 Your checklist prior to submission:

  • Are you over 18 years of age?
  • Have you arranged a time with Animal Management Centre to complete your Application Form and Queensland Police Authority and Indemnification form?
  • Do you have a copy of your current photo identification (Driver's licence or passport)?