Animal Care Attendants

Marlborough Four Paws
Animal Care

Marlborough Four Paws was established in 2017 with the goal of providing welfare to animals in need. With the support of our dedicated community, we aim to reduce animal suffering, protect local bird life and mitigate the spread of animal disease by preventing the birth of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. We do this by rescuing, desexing and rehoming unwanted, abandoned and stray cats and kittens. We also offer subsidized desexing for eligible pet owners.

Marlborough Four Paws is run entirely by volunteers and we rely on donations from our generous local community to continue the work we do. Being volunteer run we are so grateful for their time and commitment and the time has come that we need a hand with some more volunteers to help out with cleaning the enclosures and cuddling the kittens and cats.

This role includes:
Replacing kitty litter in trays
Topping up food and water bowls
Wellness checks on the cats and kittens to make sure they are all ok
Sweeping and mopping the floors
Ensuring the store room is stoked
Enrichment- giving the cats and kittens pats, cuddle, talking to them and treats.

Not only do you get to help out a fabulous Marlborough organisation who does so much for the community themselves, you get to fill your own bucket with enriching the animals and your own lives.

Families, pairs and groups are most welcome!


We need you to be reliable, caring, have a love of animals, show initiative, and have good communication to pass on any information. Volunteers must have some level of fitness as there is bending to replace the trays, as well as general cleaning.

You must be over the age of 16 years to volunteer alone. If you are 14 or 15 years old you can volunteer alongside a caregiver or equivalent person to you.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

There are 3 shifts per day, 7 days a week. Each shift is approximately 2hrs.
Morning shift generally starts around 7 - 8am
Mid day shift generally starts around 11.30am - 12.30pm
Evening shift generally starts at around 6pm.

We understand that our volunteers have their personal lives and can be flexible with times, we can have a chat about that.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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