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Volunteering

We welcome all new volunteers to help with our branch activities. It's hard work running a successful and proactive branch and it takes many people to help achieve this.




How volunteering for Cats protection can make a big difference to you:

• You will get a lot of personal satisfaction and enjoyment from your volunteering role

• You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens in your community and across the UK

• You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise

• You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team

• You will become a key member in the UK’s largest feline welfare charity


How to get involved

Volunteer holding a cat
If you are interested in doing any volunteering work for our branch then please contact us and tell us about yourself and what you would like to get involved with. The more information you give us the better, as it will allow us to suggest roles that match your skills and background.


 
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: 19 Oct 2017
Online fundraising volunteer

As a charity we are only able to help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to the donations we receive from generous members of the public. Our online fundraisers help our volunteer groups raise vital funds by organising online sales of goods, using social media to encourage donations and any other innovative ways to raise funds they can think of! Making a difference can mean as little as raising 18p, which is enough to feed one cat in our care for a day.


Closing date: 19 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: 19 Oct 2017
Fundraising administration volunteer

As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to the donations we receive from generous members of the public. Our fundraising administration volunteers help our feline friends by promoting the use of Gift Aid; making sure we receive the additional funds linked to donations made by taxpayers who have chosen to help us in this way. Every extra penny raised goes directly to helping cats across the UK, as little as 18p can make a difference, as this is enough to feed a cat in our care for a day!


Closing date: 19 Oct 2017