At Cats Protection we welcome volunteers with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us!

In 2014 we helped over 205,000 cats and kittens. The majority of these success stories are thanks to the dedication and hard work of 9,700 volunteers across the UK.

If you're interested in volunteering for Cats Protection, you can find out more by clicking the links below.

Find an Opportunity

Volunteer holding a cat

Use our 'Find an Opportunity' system to look for volunteering roles near you.

Meet our volunteers

Gillian and friend

Read about some of our volunteers and how they make a difference to cats and people across the charity.

Ways to volunteer

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A grouped list of the roles available at Cats Protection

Where to volunteer

Charity shop front

Charity shops, branches, adoption centres or even education groups, Cats Protection has the locations to suit you as well as the roles.

Why volunteer?

Our volunteers

Why volunteer for Cats Protection? To make a difference, to feel good, for new skills and most of all to have fun! Our volunteers explain their motivations.

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)

Bridgend volunteers

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is the encouragement and facilitation of volunteering in the community through the organisation by which an individual is employed.

Volunteer handbook

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Download our Volunteer handbook for more information.