Cat Care Volunteers


Cats Protection is the UK's leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a society where every cat has their best possible life because they are protected, cared for and understood by everyone.

We help thousands of cats across the UK each year, thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, employees and supporters.

A bit about this role

Our centre takes excellent care of cats and kittens that need help, but life in a rescue environment is not ideal for any cat compared to a loving home. Until we can find them that loving home our cat care volunteers are a passionate, committed team, helping to give cats and kittens the best possible care. Cat care volunteers spend time directly with cats, cleaning their pens, feeding, grooming and enriching their play time.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Cleaning the living environments of the cats in care
  • Grooming cats and helping with feeding

  • Enriching each cats experience in care through play, exercise and handling

  • Helping the team with bowl washing and laundry

What are the benefits to you and the cats?

You will develop new skills, expand your cat knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens in need by helping care for them before they find their forever homes. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers. 

We’re looking for someone with

  • Basic knowledge of cats and cat care
  • Patience, perseverance and empathy

  • Willingness to be part of a team

  • Good interpersonal and observational skills 

Time expectation

Cat care volunteers usually spend 2 to 3 hours a week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed. Mostly our cat care volunteers come in during the morning to help with the cleaning in the cat pens before the centre opens to the public.

Additional information

At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, we provide support and guidance. We also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering. We hope the support we provide will ensure our volunteers have a great experience with Cats Protection.

We will have more availability for this role closer to when we reopen we our new centre. Please stay tuned for more news on this.