Volunteering


 
Do you have skills and experience you would like to use in a fulfilling and enjoyable role?

Are you interested in making a difference to cats and kittens in your local area?

The Colwyn and District Branch is one of over 250 which make up the largest cat welfare charity in the UK.  Our branch is upheld by a team of dedicated volunteers who all share the same passion for helping cats. There are a variety of roles across the branch including: 
  • Fostering (garden pen or spare room)
  • Transport (usually to the vets)
  • Fundraising & event management
  • Help in our charity shop
  • Home visiting
  • Help with trapping of ferals
We are currently looking to recruit volunteers to take up the committee role of Co-ordinator. We are also looking for volunteers who can help to raise funds and awareness for the branch.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and passionate branch please find more information on our "Find an Opportunity webpage http://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/find-an-opportunity 
 
Volunteer fosterer

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens needing temporary homes until they find their forever families. Many of our feline friends are cared for by volunteer fosterers in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. Most of our volunteer fosterers care for one or two cats at a time, which makes a huge difference and gives these cats a second chance at a happy life. They provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. 


Closing date: 14 Oct 2017
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a TNR volunteer is one way you can make a real difference to cats in your local area. Our TNR volunteers help reduce the number of feral cats by raising awareness of our TNR programmes, setting humane traps to safely capture cats, taking them to local vets to be neutered, and hopefully returning them back to their territory. Local TNR programmes are crucial, as feral and abandoned cats present a huge challenge for communities across the UK.


Closing date: 14 Oct 2017
Volunteer Secretary

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated volunteer groups. These groups of passionate individuals all help our feline friends in different ways. They take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer secretaries provide the support that helps our volunteer groups run smoothly. They make a real difference to the lives of our feline friends by helping maintain positive communications, supporting others, promoting the work of Cats Protection and signposting queries from members of the public.  


Closing date: 14 Oct 2017
Fundraising events organiser

As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive from members of the public. Our fundraising events organisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events. They support a team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!


Closing date: 26 Oct 2017
Administration Volunteer

Thousands of cats each year rely on the help of animal charities because they have been abandoned, they have strayed or because there has been a change in their owner’s circumstances. Becoming an administration volunteer is just one way you can help improve the lives of cats in your local community. Our administration volunteers help provide vital support to our volunteer groups and teams across Cats Protection. They help keep up to date records of the number of cats that have been rehomed, collate supporter details and send out newsletters. This could be the perfect volunteer role if you have administrative experience, a passion for cats, or both!


Closing date: 07 Nov 2017