Get involved

Become a Volunteer and/or Foster Carer.

Become a Volunteer at NRAS

We offer diverse opportunities for individuals looking to lend a hand, and we’re always on the lookout for dedicated volunteers. Whether you aspire to become a foster carer, contribute your time at the shelter, assist with administrative duties, offer transportation services, gardening, participate in events, or explore any other role – there are numerous ways to get involved!

Animal Care at the Shelter

Support our shelter’s animals by volunteering for morning, mid-day, or late afternoon shifts. You can choose to care for either cats or dogs, spending quality time with them. Duties include feeding, playing, administering medicine when necessary, and taking dogs for walks.

Foster Carers

We always prefer that our animals are cared for in a warm and loving home environment. We provide all essential supplies, including food and health care, so you can focus on providing love, and a safe space for our animals.

OP Shop

Our Op Shop plays a crucial role in supporting our mission. You can contribute by assisting with donation sorting or volunteering for customer service shifts. We are open 6 days a week.


Have some spare time and like driving? Help us transport animals, supplies, donations, and essentials to and from the shelter.

Gardening and General Maintenance

Do you have skills as a handyman or gardener? If so, we invite you to lend a hand to assist us in keeping our shelter in the best condition possible.


Bring your communication and organisational skills to the NRAS Office team to assist with various administrative tasks such as data entry, updating animal paperwork, filing and answering caller enquiries.

Apply today

Foster Carer Form

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Volunteer Form

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Want to learn some more about our roles? We are happy to answer all your questions. Give us a call or send us a message. 

We are immensely grateful to our amazing volunteers who are currently supporting us – thank you!