Volunteer

We are all volunteers at this branch. Are you interested in volunteering for us and helping the cats and kittens in the Atherton & Wigan  area? 
 
At Cats Protection we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. 
Whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us.
 
You can volunteer as much or as little time as you would like. Any support is appreciated. 

VCIP

We have recently earned the Cats Protection Volunteer Champions In Practice (VCIP) Level 2 award.  We had to demonstrate good leadership within the branch, a high level of support and training for volunteers,  and volunteer satisfaction.
   
If you would like to join our happy team,  please get in touch for more information.
Ring our call centre  01942 465 321 or email:enquiries@atherton.cats.org.uk and include a contact number. We will ring you back for an informal chat.

 Here are the main roles we are particularly keen to fill at present,  but if there is any other work you are interested in, please get in touch for a chat as it may be something we would welcome help with too.





Cat Welfare Team Leader Volunteer

Without the passionate and committed teams of volunteers across Cats Protection we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us for help. Our Cat Welfare Team Leaders have the important role of coordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of fosterer volunteers and cat care volunteers. They help make sure volunteers with direct cat care roles are happy and confident and provide advice and guidance when needed. This incredible teamwork means we are able to help more cats and kittens in need.


Closing date: 08 Mar 2024
Fosterer volunteer

Across the UK, many cats are cared for by volunteer fosterers who provide a stable, safe and loving environment in their homes or in purpose-built pens in their gardens. They provide vital hands-on care and accommodation to stray or abandoned cats or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them, and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. Our fosterers carry out this role with support from their local branch or centre. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats, who have been pre-loved or have had a difficult start in life. Some of our fosterers look after new mums and kittens and provide round-the-clock care to newborns to give them the best start in life.


Closing date: 08 Mar 2024
Transport Volunteer

If you enjoy driving and would love to use those skills to help our cats, this could be the role for you. Our transport volunteers provide vital assistance to our teams and volunteer groups in the local area by transporting equipment, litter, food – and even cats! They have the essential role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and supporters. Without the passionate and committed teams of volunteers across Cats Protection, we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us for help.


Closing date: 21 Mar 2024
Publicity Team Leader Volunteer

Our publicity team leaders have the important role of supporting a wider team of publicity volunteers. As a team our publicity volunteers collectively keep members of the public informed of the vital and varied ways we help our feline friends in need. Raising awareness is crucial to us being able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us. A higher profile can help raise funds, raise awareness of adopting a cat, promote neutering and encourage as many people as possible to learn about feline welfare.


Closing date: 21 Mar 2024