Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Positions

Our range of volunteer roles are listed below. For more information read the position description for each one. If we’re recruiting for a volunteer role the “Apply Now” button will appear under the description. To apply, click “Apply Now” to express your interest.

  • Shop Assistant

    Our Shop exists to service the needs of our cat-loving customers, and to help fund our shelter work. 100% of profits stay right here at Ten Lives to help our cats. Over the past five years, the Shop has grown from a small gift-shop into a flourishing retail operation. To take us to the next stage, we want your help!
  • Op Shop Sorting Assistant (North Hobart)

    Do you love rummaging around in Op Shops? Then this could be a role for you. The Ten Lives Op Shops are thriving, traditional op shops which raise much-needed funds for the Centre. We need people to give their time to assist our incredibly dedicated Op Shop team with sorting donations.
  • Op Shop Retail Assistant (North Hobart)

    Do you love rummaging around in Op Shops? Then this could be a role for you. The Ten Lives Op Shop in HObart City will join our thriving, traditional op shops which raise much-needed funds for the Centre. We need people with great interpersonal and customer service skills to give their time to assist our incredibly dedicated Op Shop team with customer service and retail sales.
  • Op Shop Retail Assistant (Margate)

    Do you love rummaging around in Op Shops? Then this could be a role for you. The Ten Lives Op Shop at Margate is a thriving, traditional op shop which raises much-needed funds for the Centre. We need people with great interpersonal and customer service skills to give their time to assist our incredibly dedicated Op Shop team with customer service and retail sales.
  • Foster Carer

    Foster carers volunteer to care for cats and kittens in their own home until they are ready for adoption, at which point they are returned to the Centre. Foster care benefits all cats, including adult cats who have been in the shelter for more than four weeks, mothers and kittens, unwell kitties, cats that are timid or shy or have behavioural issues, and young feral kittens that can be socialised and rehabilitated.
  • Creative Assistant (Photography & Videography)

    We need to spread the word far and wide about what we do at Ten Lives and our kitties looking for their forever homes, so we need creative people to help us produce social media content along with printed marketing materials. We need all types of creative skills – photography, videography, editing, graphic designing and writing. You don’t necessarily need to be on-site to volunteer – you could be part of a team where you edit photos and videos or do design work from the comfort of your office or home. The role is perfect for corporate volunteering, students or graduates. We’re always open to new creative ideas – let us know how you might be able to help!
  • Creative Assistant (Social Media & Web)

    We need to spread the word far and wide about what we do at Ten Lives and our kitties looking for their forever homes, so we need creative people to help us produce social media content along with printed marketing materials. We need all types of creative skills – photography, videography, editing, graphic designing and writing. You don’t necessarily need to be on-site to volunteer – you could be part of a team where you edit photos and videos or do design work from the comfort of your office or home. The role is perfect for corporate volunteering, students or graduates. We’re always open to new creative ideas – let us know how you might be able to help!
  • Animal Care Assistant

    As the largest cat centre in Tasmania, we take care of thousands of cats and kittens every year. There is heaps to do every day to take care of our them, to give them their best chance at finding their forever home. We need cat lovers who can donate their time in the mornings and/or afternoons to help feed our kitties and keep their environments clean and comfortable. The role requires some experience in feline health care or the ability to learn about feline husbandry, behaviour and health. This is a great role for those interested in gaining experience in the animal care industry or those who just love caring for cats.
  • Administration Assistant

    As the largest cat shelter in Tasmania, we’re pretty busy at Ten Lives! There’s heaps to do behind the scenes to help our kitties find their forever home, so we need people with general administration skills to help us with our marketing and communications, foster care program, Edu.Cat program and general office duties. The role involves printing and collating materials, helping with mailouts, laminating and general administration tasks. This is a great role for those who would like to gain some office-based experience or just give back to a cause close to their heart.
  • Edu.Cat Facilitator

    We’re seeking people excited about making a significant change in animal welfare and the environment, passionate about working in classrooms with children and who have an education background or experience engaging with students in a classroom setting.