Can you help

Great things are happening at POOPS and we are always looking for volunteers in each area, let us know if you want to be involved! While we are always in need of new volunteers, there are sometimes specific roles that need a special blend of passion and talent to fill. If we have one of these roles listed below,  let us know if it sounds like the right fit for you!

Merchandise Manager – Volunteer Position

Would you love to be involved with our awesome not for profit that’s dedicated to keeping pets and their elderly owners together?

We are looking for a passionate person to manager our POOPS merchandise lines and our online shop, to help increase our visibility and raise funds.

The Role:

You would be responsible for managing the POOPS online store, processing and posting orders, liaising with out Social Media team to promote the store / products and researching and acquiring new lines of merchandise.

You would also be responsible for setting up and conducting merchandise sales at events, with the help of our volunteers.

The Merchandise Manager works with the POOPS Marketing Team Leader, Creative studio, Events Manager and the IT Team.


Some experience in managing online and retail sales via WooCommerce and Square (or similar POC system) would be an advantage, although we would be happy to train the right person. Admin, retail and computer skills are desirable.

You will need your own PC/laptop to work from and a phone.


To apply please contact [email protected] with a CV and short introduction about why you are interested in this role.

POOPS Welcome Officers – Volunteer Position


To provide a welcoming onboarding experience for new POOPS clients.


  • Meet our new POOPS clients (and their furry dependents) in-person, at their home, and understand their needs as it relates to our services and their ongoing relationship with their pet,
  • Provide a welcoming contact point for POOPS clients to answer questions and set expectations about service,
  • Report findings of onboarding meetings to appropriate stakeholders within POOPS, using our online database/email,
  • Meet regularly with the wider Operations sub-committee to provide guidance and ensure activities and messaging are in line with the wider POOPS values and strategy and are achieving the goals of the organisation,
  • Regular updates to the Operations Manager on efficacy of services and emerging issues,
  • Working closely with wider Operations sub-committee to identify emerging issues and opportunities for improvement.


We are currently recruiting Welcome Officers for all areas of Perth.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Drivers licence and access to a vehicle to visit new POOPS clients. (A fuel subsidy/allowance will be payable for POOPS related travel)
  • Experience in the care/support/nursing/counselling sectors is favourable, and interest in meeting and talking with older people.
  • Basic understanding of pet (mainly dog) behaviour, and/or willingness to learn,
  • Resilience, patience and empathy in potentially emotional situations,
  • Understanding of POOPS services and/or willingness to learn,
  • Minimum basic database and email skills, but training will be provided,

You will need your own PC/laptop to work from, and a phone to call our clients to arrange a meeting.

Time Commitment/Expectation:

10-20 hours per month, flexible, dependent on new client demand.
Please email Kerry at [email protected] with any questions or to arrange a discussion about the role.
To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a short introduction about why you are interested in this role.