More than 20,000 Brisbanites and their dogs will join the Paws Walk to support the RSPCA and their work with animals in need.

The Broadwater Parklands will become a bark fest on Sunday 18 May when the RSPCA Million Paws Walk takes to the streets.

The annual walk is the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising campaign where money is raised for registrations, veterinary treatment, food and shelter for more than 18,000 dogs in Queensland.

Brisbane locals are invited to join the walk with their furry friend and help to give another dog a second chance at a happy life.

All dogs are invited regardless of the breed, size or age, as long as they are vaccinated and registered.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a pooch or wish to walk, why not become a volunteer for the day?

Behind-the-scenes assistance is vital to ensure the success of the day and numerous volunteers are required prior to the event, throughout the day, and for pack down.

Tanya Haumu of Volunteering Gold Coast says they are seeking dedicated individuals who can potentially cope with large crowds of eager dog enthusiasts.

“This year there are countless positions available to assist; including set up and break down, raffle ticket sellers, merchandise sellers, dog holders, Chill Out Zone Area and Food and Beverage Attendants,” says Tanya.

Join the RSPCA Million Paws Walk as a participant or volunteer:

Participant: Register by May 16 on the RSPCA website

Volunteer: Register on Volunteering Gold Coast or call (07) 5526 0688. Information session to be held on May 15.