Volunteering



















Cats Protection's Belfast Adoption Centre relies on the help of kind hearted volunteers to help us continue the work that we do in Northern Ireland. The centre truly appreciates any time that people can give to our cause. Not only do the cats and kittens directly benefit from volunteer assistance; but Cats Protection volunteers gain a sense of satisfaction and camaraderie amongst their fellow volunteering peers.
 
Current Volunteering Opportunites in Northern Ireland include:

- Cat Sponsorship Volunteer
This role involves collecting fun and informative pictures, videos and information about the cats and kittens in our sponsored pens. Cats Protection helps around 193,000 cats and kittens every year and we couldn't do this without our supporters who raise an amazing £4 million a year for the kitty! By volunteering in this rewarding role you will not only get to spend time directly with the cats and kittens in our care, you will help connect our supporters with the great work we do and more importantly update them on our amazing sponsor felines! Please email Volunteer Team Leader Emma Poole for further details: belfast.volunteering@cats.org.uk

- Trap, Neuter and Return Volunteer
Be actively involved in the humane management of Northern Ireland's feral cat populations through Cats Protection's neutering schemes. Driving licence and access to own transport necessary. Full training and support will be given. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: bsuwewni@cats.org.uk

- Education Volunteer
Educating the public about cats and their care is one of Cats Protection's primary goals. We believe increasing people's understanding about cats will help us achieve our ultimate aim - a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. If you enjoy meeting and interacting with people of all ages then why not consider being a Cats Protection Educational Speaker? Full training and support will be given. Please email Northern Ireland Community Education Officer Abigail Christie for further details: abigail.christie@cats.org.uk

- Volunteer Welfare Team Leader (Greater Belfast or Omagh/Fermanagh Region)
Without the passionate and committed teams 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 welfare team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteer fosterers and cat care assistants. They help make sure other 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. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: bsuwewni@cats.org.uk 

- Volunteer Fundraising Events Organiser (Greater Belfast or Omagh/Fermanagh Region)
As a Fundraising Events Organiser, you will play a key role in co-ordinating, motivating and supporting local volunteers in raising those all important funds. Cats in our care rely on generous donations from people who love cats and count on volunteers like you to make those donations happen. You will lead volunteers in a variety of fundraising events and activities raising much needed funds for cats in your area. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: bsuwewni@cats.org.uk 

- Volunteer Secretary (Greater Belfast or Omagh/Fermanagh Region)
At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated volunteer groups. These groups of passionate individuals all help our feline friends in different ways. They take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer secretaries provide the support that helps our volunteer groups run smoothly. They make a real difference to the lives of our feline friends by helping maintain positive communications, supporting others, promoting the work of Cats Protection and signposting queries from members of the public. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: bsuwewni@cats.org.uk 

- Volunteer Co-ordinator (Greater Belfast or Omagh/Fermanagh Region)
At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups. We have over 250 branches across the UK, all of which help our feline friends in different ways. Branches take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer co-ordinators lead their local team by supporting and managing volunteers within their group, maintaining communications with both volunteers and staff, and helping promote a positive and professional image of Cats Protection. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: bsuwewni@cats.org.uk 

- Volunteer Treasurer (Greater Belfast or Omagh/Fermanagh Region)
At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups and teams, all of which help our feline friends in a different ways. They take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer treasurers maintain the finances of local groups and teams, ensuring they hold the funds needed to continue their vital work. Cats Protection relies solely on donations from generous members of the public, and our volunteer treasurers help make sure these funds are spent in the most effective way. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: bsuwewni@cats.org.uk 



  




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: 20 Aug 2018
Fundraising volunteer

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: 20 Aug 2018