Volunteering

Appeal for fosterers, fundraisers and feral officers!
 


We need caring, committed, sociable cat lovers with access to the internet and their own car.



Cat Fosterers

A basic knowledge of cat welfare is essential, although training and on-going support will be given. 
 
All costs for equipment, food and litter etc will be covered.
  • Do you have a spare room or space in your garden for a pen plus spare time?

The following two roles require a knowledge of the local area and community:

Fundraisers and Feral Officers can work at times suitable to themselves.


Fundraisers

Fundraisers assist at events as well as planning and organising new activities.  This helps promote the branch's work as well as generating income to support our work. 
  • We need enthusiastic, committed, sociable people.

Feral Officers

Feral Officers work as part of a team trapping cats for neutering and subsequent return to the site of trapping. 
  • Are you patient and organised?
  • Able to liaise with the general public and vets? 

  Home Visitors

Home visitors are urgently required. We are finding requests to adopt from right across our area but we are losing some interested parties because we just can't get there quick enough.  Also the high price of petrol means covering longer distances is substantially increasing our expenses - requiring extra fundraising.
  • To be a home visitor you need some knowledge of cat ownership (although training would be given) and your own transport.
  •  A home visitor could do as much or as little as they wished, fitting in with their existing commitments.  Ideally they would cover their local area that they have knowledge of so they would be aware of dangerous roads etc.  A small mileage allowance is paid.

WANTED

We are looking for a volunteer to liaise with Support Adoption for Pets (SAFP), the charity set up and run by Pets at Home (PAH).

As one of the local charities partnered with the PAH store in Dewsbury, our branch receives a percentage of all monies raised by SAFP in store and is often nominated to participate in specific events.  We also receive donations of food and litter from PAH, either direct from the store or items which customers have donated.

In return, the branch commits to maintaining a certain presence in store, by way of ad hoc information stalls or collections and an involvement in their Facebook and twitter sites.

The volunteer would provide a link between the store and the branch to ensure that all opportunities for raising funds and promoting the aims of Cats Protection are undertaken.

We envisage 2 to 3 hours a week, however, this is a new role within the branch and the volunteer will be given the support to develop it as needed.

Use of a car would be required.

Reports to the Branch Co-ordinator.