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Isles of Lewis & Harris Branch
Volunteering


Would you like to make a difference?

If you would like to help the charity, please call Karen, our Branch Coordinator, or Alison on 01851 702761



The branch needs volunteers to help with the following tasks:-

Cat Carer's - to help clean out our pens and to spend time with the kittens/cats in them, building their confidence and improving their social skills.

Foster Carers - To look after cats in a dedicated room or in a pen in their garden which would be provided by Cats Protection

Transport volunteers - To collect cats that require to be brought to our branch or to take them to and from the vet. 

Trapping Volunteers - to help set traps and monitor them in our work with TNR of the island's feral cat population.

Publicity volunteer- to raise awareness of the work we do and to actively seek new volunteers

Fundraisers- to organise and attend events that will raise monies for Cats Protection


All training will be provided and reasonable expenses paid.



Volunteer website editor

Our volunteer website editors promote the activities of our local volunteer groups and teams by helping keep their websites relevant, exciting and engaging for members of the public. Local websites are often the first place members of the public will look to find out more about Cats Protection. A positive local profile can help raise funds, promote adopting a cat, promote neutering and make sure as many people as possible learn about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 11 Aug 2017
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: 11 Aug 2017
Fundraiser

As a charity we rely on funds donated by generous members of the public to continue to help cats and kittens in need. Our fundraising volunteers are part of a passionate team that help raise funds to help our feline friends in need. They help plan and deliver exciting and varied fundraising events, which can be anything from craft fairs, cake sales, sponsored abseils – and anything in between!


Closing date: 11 Aug 2017
Volunteer home visitor

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens looking for new and loving homes at any one time. Our volunteer home visitors support a local volunteer group by helping find our feline friends happy, caring and suitable homes. They communicate with potential adopters, match cats and kittens with new homes and provide support to new cat owners. This is a rewarding role, as our volunteer home visitors play a vital part in helping cats and kittens find their perfect forever homes. 


Closing date: 11 Aug 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: 11 Aug 2017