Opening Hours

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Animal Viewing Hours:  10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

Volunteers Needed - Million Paws Walk

Volunteers Needed – Million Paws Walk, Patrick White Lawns, Sunday 20 May 2018.

This year more than 3,000 dogs will be at the Lake Burley Griffin precinct to help animals in need by raising funds for the RSPCA. The Million Paws Walk event is a wonderful day for all creatures (whether they have two legs or four). Are you interested in becoming one of the dedicated volunteers who provide invaluable assistance to our organisation on the day? This year the RSPCA ACT will be hosting a Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Dogs’, hoping to beat the current record of 439 people! This should bring even more fun to the Million Paws Walk than usual!

We are still seeking volunteer assistance for the following roles:

Participant Registration 7.45am - 12.00pm Managing event registrations in a faced paced environment
Retail Set up/Pack down 8.00am - 10.00am
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Assistance to set up and pack down retail stall
VIP tent 8.30am - 3.00pm Assisting to manage the VIP marquee, including VIPS and marking off the VIP list, serving food and drinks etc
Dog games 11.00am - 3.00pm Running dog activity games. Experience with dogs preferable.
Walk marshals 9.30am - 2.00pm Directing participants around the walk course.
Guinness World Record 9.00am - 11.30am Assisting with entry and recording of participant numbers.
Maintenance 8.00am - 3.00pm Assisting to maintain grounds and water supplies. May involve heavy lifting.
Photography 8.00am - 3.00pm Photographing event and participants. Own equipment required.
Fence Security 8.30am - 11.30am Directing participants to the registration line and making sure people are paying the required fee.
Children's areas 8.30am - 3.00pm Assisting with children's activities.
Car parking marshals (TBC) 8.30am - 11.30am Directing participants to appropriate parking areas.
Agility 8.30am - 3.00pm Running the dog agility course. Experience with dogs preferable.
Café/cupcake stall (TBC) 9.00am - 12.00pm
12.00pm - 3.00pm
Selling café/cupcake items


If you are interested in volunteering for a great cause, please complete the attached Volunteer Application Form, and Short Term Volunteer Agreement Form and return it to: with a list of your preferred roles (preferably at least 3).

Please note that all volunteers require Working With Vulnerable People Registration, which can be applied for here: Volunteer application forms can be submitted prior to the finalisation of your registration however you are required to provide details of your application number.