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.

  • Weekend Op Shop Retail Assistant (North Hobart)

    Are you outgoing and excel at customer service? The Ten Lives Op Shop in North Hobart needs volunteers to join our 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 retail sales. In other words - do you like having a good old natter with customers, and helping them find what they are looking for? We need a dedicated team that can commit to one day on a weekend, on either Saturday or Sunday to make sure our weekend customers can enjoy our shop, kitties and friendly staff.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Animal Care Assistant

    Our Animal Care Assistants help with feeding cats and kittens as per dietary requirements and cleaning litter trays, cat cages and manning the washing machines (which never stop!). There’s a mountain of jobs to do every day to give them their best chance at finding their forever home. We need active and hardworking volunteers who can donate their time in the mornings and/or afternoons to help feed our kitties and keep their environments clean and comfortable.
  • 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.
  • 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. Our sorting team works at the rear of our North Hobart store in the warehouse sorting, categorising and pricing pre-loved donate items for sale. If you love keeping your hands busy and love to sort - then you will find plenty to do at our warehouse!
  • Op Shop Retail Assistant (North Hobart)

    Are you outgoing and excel at customer service? The Ten Lives Op Shop in North Hobart needs volunteers to 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.
  • 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!
  • Driver

    At our warehouse in North Hobart we store all of our stock for our Op Shops and Retail stores. Driving our colourful "Winkie Mobile", we are looking for physically fit volunteers to collect excess donations from the Centre and Margate, and to pick items from the warehouse that are required at the retail shop at the Centre. If you like driving and keeping physically active - the volunteer driver role is your cup of tea!
  • 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.