by Tracey Johnstone
WHEN you are looking for a new travel experience as you criss-cross Australia, RSPCA Brisbane are inviting you to stop in for a short-break and a unique animal encounter.
Its Wacol venue caters to caravan and motorhome visitors with its low-cost, on-site accommodation which can booked for between three nights and two weeks.
Visitors can even bring their own pets with them as long as they fully vaccinated, social and used to being confined by a leash.
RSPCA Brisbane spokesperson Michael Beatty said this is a new initiative and is designed to give grey nomads an insight to life-changing work that is done every day by the RSPCA.
The grey nomads will be required to participate in shifts of between two and four hours each day where their tasks may include general gardening and maintenance, assistance with laundry or administrative-type tasks.
"They don't have to volunteer on the weekend," Michael said. "Also, the volunteers are supervised. There is someone who will allocate tasks.
"You don't have to be able to go out and do hard gardening."
The volunteers won't be required to work directly with the rescued animals. "Visitors need special training to do that," Michael explained.
"They can however help out making toys for the animals. A lot of the visitors have also helped out with some of the events we have like our recent Santa Paws."
Six bays have been created for caravans or motorhomes which have access to water, power, waste disposal, BBQ and an undercover picnic area. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 07 3426 9943.