Lort Smith is ceasing all onsite volunteering and Pet Therapy visits effective 5pm Monday 23 March until further notice.
Our volunteers are an important part of the fabric of Lort Smith, but for the safety of volunteers and the public, we must reduce the numbers of people onsite so we can help contain this virus which is causing devastation around the world.
We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome volunteers back.
Updates will be provided on our website and social media channels.
Onsite volunteers work in our Adoption Centre, laundry and also provide administrative support. Volunteers are required to commit to a four-hour shift either once a week or once a fortnight for at least 12 months (excluding holidays).
We receive many applications for these roles each year.
The Adoption Centre care for the animals we are looking to rehome – including cats, dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits. Our volunteers help staff to keep the animal enclosures clean, the animals fed and watered and, most importantly, they spend time providing the animals with enrichment and socialisation.
The laundry services the whole of Lort Smith – including the Hospital and Adoption Centre. It is a busy and physical work environment, but also rewarding. The main task is to keep all areas fully supplied with clean towels and blankets. You get to know the workings of the entire hospital and have time to see all sorts of animals. It provides a fascinating insight into the workings of a busy, high-functioning Animal Hospital.
We occasionally require office support in various departments. This can be either a regular administrative role or a short-term position supporting our permanent office staff during peak times. Volunteers are required to have administrative and computer skills.