EACH week, thousands of West Australians volunteer their time to causes close to their hearts.
Dedicated animal lover Trish Bradshaw is one such volunteer, working every week at RSPCA WA’s Palmyra op shop to raise vital funds to keep the organisation’s inspectors on the road.
“I’ve always had a passion for animal welfare and volunteering with RSPCA WA has been a great way of helping animals in need,” she said.
“I really enjoy volunteering at the Palmyra op shop, the customers are terrific and you can get some absolute bargains.
“I’ve found volunteering with RSPCA WA richly rewarding and would say to anyone else out there who loves animals and has a few hours to spare every week to get in touch because they are always looking for more volunteers.”
December 5 is International Volunteers Day and RSPCA WA executive manager of community engagement Maree Daniels said there was no better time to express her gratitude to the organisation’s volunteers.
“We have a wonderful group of highly committed volunteers of all ages who help RSPCA WA in countless ways, from assisting in our op shops to foster-caring for puppies and kittens or helping with events, and we are incredibly grateful for their support,” she said.
Volunteer co-ordinator Kathrin Terblanche can be contacted on 9209 9321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RSPCA WA relies on donations and community support to generate more than 90 per cent of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work, with only 6 per cent covered by a State Government grant.