Applications to volunteer at the 2024 Dog Lovers Festival are now open!

Love dogs AND people? Like to be involved in an exciting event, work in a team environment, and increase your event-related and customer-service skills? Then join our dedicated team of amazing and energetic volunteers at next year’s Dog Lovers Festival and/or Cat Lovers Festival, running simultaneously right next door, at Sydney Showground!

The volunteer commitment involves helping out at the Sydney Showground from 8.30am to 5.30pm on one, two or all three of the following days: Friday 23 August, Saturday 24 August, and Sunday 25 August, 2024. Just let us know your availability when you submit your details via the form below, and we’ll be in touch closer to the event to confirm your involvement.

Essential volunteer skills & attributes:
• Child & dog friendly!
• Exceptional customer-service skills
• Works well under pressure
• Energetic & friendly
• Punctual & reliable
• High-quality presentation (well-groomed, well-spoken)
• Works well as part of a team
• Comfortable taking direction, as well as working autonomously
• Confident, and
• Excellent communication skills.

Sound like you? Fill out the form, below.

Every volunteer will receive:
• Free entry to the Festival
• Full briefing/induction prior to the event
• Dog Lovers Festival t-shirt to wear on-site (and to take home!)
• A meal voucher (lunch) if working across meal hours, and
• Certificate of contribution.

The volunteers are subject to the general supervision, and pursuant to the orders, advice, and direction of Pet Projects International staff. Volunteers agree at all times to be honest, industrious, and to perform all duties to the best of their ability, experience and talents that may be required to the satisfaction of Pet Projects International.

Volunteer Application

If you have any additional queries please don’t hesitate to contact Marelize at Pet Projects Management International via email at: [email protected]

Some words from past volunteers:

Thank you and the Dog Lovers Festival team for the amazing opportunity. I had an amazing time and would love to work again with yourself and the rest of the team.Theresa.

“Just wanted to say thank you again for having me over Friday and Saturday last week. I had so much fun, it wasn’t like ‘work’ at all!Claudia.

The Dog Lovers Festival was my first volunteer role, my first events role and my first look into the industry as whole. I actually enjoyed basically everything. Observing your role and seeing what it’s like has shown me there is some challenges, but that’s what makes the day go by. I like to be challenged. So thank you for the opportunity to have been part of the events team.Daniel.