Volunteer work with animals has many benefits.
Many people have long believed contact with animals has positive impacts and research is now beginning to reveal specific benefits like lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and mental health benefits.
If you would like to help protect our native species you could train to rescue injured or orphaned animals, or to help care for young or recuperating wildlife.
Many animal shelters also need volunteers for everything from dog walking and cat cuddling to fundraising and community education.
- NSW Wildlife Council
- Friends of the Koala
- Taronga Zoo
- Vets beyond borders
- Animal Rights and Rescue Far North Coast
- Animal Welfare League NSW