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4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc is run entirely by a very dedicated group of volunteers.


It is thanks to the dedication and tireless efforts of volunteers that we are able to save the lives of hundreds of animals each year.We are always looking for new volunteers to support the 4 Paws Committee so that our team is able to save more abandoned animals.

Most of the volunteers for 4 Paws are our Foster Carers however, not everyone is in the position to be able to apply as a carer so there are lots of other ways that you can get involved.

If you are willing to volunteer, we will find a suitable role for you. If you have the time and commitment then we have the role for you.

In addtion to casual volunteers we are also seeking committed individuals to get a little more involved. If you have the drive to make a difference to the lives of companian animals on the Sunshine Coast, please consider becoming a 4 Paws member.

Members are the driving force behind 4 Paws, they are the energy that assists our Committee to make 4 Paws the success that it is today.

Members are invited to attend our regular Members Forums where we gather new ideas for fundraising, promotion and animal care. Members also attend our AGM, receive our regular newsletters and can be involved in the shaping of 4 Paws for the future.

An annual membership fee is applicable, as is a commitment to take an active role in the future of 4 Paws.

Please Contact Us for more information on membership. 


Here are some other ways that you can help........


Do you work with a large company or have a wide network of social contacts?
We are always looking for volunteers to help advertise our fundraisers and spread the word about the animals available for adoption. 

Are you sociable and enjoy meeting new people?
We run a monthly sausage sizzle on a Saturday in kawana plus a monthly sizzle on a Tuesday in Caloundra and can always add an extra pair of hands to the rota. Or we have our monthly stall at Kawana Shopping World that sells pet products and giftware. Our other fundraisers include Santa Paws photos, fashion shows, raffle ticket sales and info stalls at Community events.

Do you have your own reliable transport ?
You may be available to deliver and pick up dogs and cats that are being rehomed or assist carers without transport to attend vet appointments.

Are you into handicrafts?

We are looking for crafty people who could make dog coats for our foster dogs or craft items to be sold on our fundraising stall.

Are you creative?
Maybe you be interested in creating hamper baskets to use for raffles on special occasions such as Easter, Christmas and Valentine's day.

Are you interested in dog training?
You might be interested in taking one of our dogs to obedience classes to help prepare him or her for adoption.

Could you be on call to assist when an emergency occurs?
This may be with transport, emergency overnight animal care etc


Do you own a trailer or a 4WD? 
You could help us to transport equipment to and from events.

Are you handy with tools or enjoy garden maitenance?
We have two "Halfway Houses" that accommodate rescue pets in emergencies and when we run short of places in our regular foster homes. Both properties require regular maintenance.

Are you a retired professional? 
We are always looking for professionals in the areas of finance, law, marketing etc to provide us with guidance and advice.

Perhaps you are talented in the area of ideas?
We are keen to hear new ideas when it comes to fundraising.

Why volunteer?        

There is great satisfaction in knowing that you are helping to save the lives of our precious animals.You will be volunteering with people like you -  animal lovers - working towards giving our animals a "New Home - New Life". If you can only spare just a few hours a week it can make a huge difference to us and the animals in our care.

If you'd like to get involved please Contact Us

Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program

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