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Volunteer & Foster Care Program

Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. Council's volunteer program is currently fully subscribed. Details of the next volunteer intake and information session are being confirmed. Please check the website regularly for date, time and venue details. 

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 Volunteer Program.

Please be aware Animal Management Centre Volunteers and Foster Carers will be required to provide evidence of their Q Fever Immunity Screening status or Q Fever Immunisation vaccination history for People and Culture with your application or be willing to undertake the Q Fever Screening and Vaccination process before your application can commence with Logan City Council.

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.

Foster carer program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster carer with the Animal Care Program, with the City of Logan. The team at the Animal Management Centre currently use a range of amazing animal rescue groups to assist us with providing temporary or long-term care to animals who may require fostering. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, there are a number of rescue groups in our broader community who rely on big hearted people like you to assist with fostering animals. You can jump on line and search for Animal Foster Carers (in your area) and contact them directly. Alternatively, we encourage you to keep an eye out on our Foster Carer web page for more updates.

If you consider yourself to be a reliable and compassionate person with a love for animals and have a genuine interest in their welfare and can offer a safe, secure home environment, you may just be the person we’re looking for to join our dedicated team of foster carers. Council’s foster care program predominantly involves temporarily rehoming mother cats and/or dogs and their litter’s in a home environment.

Foster carers are also involved with the care of senior animals (5 years +) who are waiting to be rehomed as part of our Senior for Senior People program. Other animals that you may care for in the program include animals with minor behavioural issues or those who are recovering from surgery.

Provided you can offer ongoing care at home on a consistent basis, some foster carers may be offered newborn kittens and puppies that are too young to move straight into Council’s rehoming program, to care for at home until they are of an age where they can safely be rehomed. As part of the application process you will be required to attend the Animal Management Centre at 213 Queens Road, Kingston to complete your Application Form and a Queensland Police Authority and Identification form.

What to bring:

  • Copy of your current photo identification (driver's licence or passport)

Please note that any incomplete applications will not be processed or contacted. Also you must be 18 years and older.

Applicants that are progressed will be visited by a Council Animal Care Officer to chat more about the program and conduct a safety and suitability check on your home (fencing/containment and ensure sufficient yard space).

Should you require any further information please feel free to contact the Animal Management Centre on 3412 3412.

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).
  • Provide evidence of their Q Fever Immunity Screening status or Q Fever Immunisation vaccination history for People and Culture with your application. Or be willing to undertake the Q Fever Screening & Vaccination process.