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Homer the Cat and Friend at recent eventCalling All Cat Lovers – Why Not Volunteer for Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection?

If you have thought about giving volunteering a go, and you are also an animal lover, then drop in to The Whittington Arms Pub, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PS for our next monthly meeting to find out more about Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection. Meetings are always in the evening (7:00pm for potential new volunteers to drop in, and the meeting starts at 7:30pm) on the first Tuesday of each month - see our events page for full details of the next one.

Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection is one small, but important part of the national charity, made up of 250 branches, helping to rehome and care for 215,000 cats a year across the UK.

The branch is entirely made up of volunteers.  These include; Fosterers, who care for the cats and kittens in purpose-built pens in their gardens or in their own homes, Fundraisers, who all work together to help out at events, Homing Volunteers, who visit anyone in the local area genuinely wishing to adopt a cat, Helpline Volunteers, who give a couple of hours a week to answer the branch helpline, from the comfort of their own home, Publicity and many more exciting roles.

Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection is made up a great group of friendly, like-minded people, who meet once a month to plan events, as we do not have a 'centre' or base to work from. The branch is now looking to add to our numbers for 2015, so that we can help even more cats and kittens this year. If you are just looking to volunteer once, for one hour, or one day, or are interested in more regular volunteering, then come along to meet us, find out more, and chat to us about what interests you, when you can spare time, and how you feel you can help. We have volunteers of all ages, and there are people who work full-time, part-time and those who are retired, already involved.

The branch is particularly keen to meet people interested in fundraising, organising events, answering the helpline, carrying out homing visits, helping with tracing lost and found cats, answering emails, helping with finances, and helping with publicity.  Also, if you are interested in carrying out educational talks on what we do to schools and local groups, or if you fancy the exciting challenge of helping to set up our membership scheme for the branch, then we would love to meet you to hear your ideas.

We are also keen to hear from anyone from the Tamworth area, interested in volunteering for us, so that we can cover a wider area.

Volunteers interested in carrying out homing visits, in both the Tamworth and Lichfield areas, are particularly needed.

Just drop in to see us at our next meeting.  If you can’t make it to meet us, then contact us at lichtamcats@gmail.com or call us on 0345 371 2741.  Alternatively, you can complete the online form below.

Look forward to meeting you!