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Volunteering

By volunteering with cats Protection you really can help make a difference to the lives of cats, kittens and people in your community and across the UK.


Volunteering at the centre.

 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Birmingham Adoption Centre. With up to 200 cats in our care at any one time we could not achieve what we do without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and donating your time is a great way to support us and have fun at the same time.

There are a variety of ways to volunteer within Cats Protection and Birmingham Adoption Centre, such as:

* Assisting with the care and socialisation of cats
* Administration
* Meet and Greet, handling enquires
* Gardening and DIY
* Helping the centre with events and open days
* Fundraising
* Educational talks
 
 Your time is hugely important to us and we take volunteer roles very seriously. Each and every volunteer is a hugely valued member of our team, and we offer training, advice, support and guidance and strive to make volunteer roles as enjoyable as possible.

As a volunteer we aim to ensure you feel you are directly contributing to the care of the cats, as well as having the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and form new friendships.

Given the nature of what we do on any given day, we do need to have an organised and structured approach to our week so ideally we need volunteers who feel able to regularly commit to a set time/day each week.
 
Please see below for current volunteering opportunities within the centre. If no roles are listed then we are currently not recruiting for volunteers.


*Please note, due to resources we are currently unable to take on school work experience placements.


NEEDED: EXPERIENCED kitten hand rear volunteers.

Across the UK, we have volunteers helping to hand rear kittens who have lost their mother, been abandoned or the queen is just too sick to look after them. We are currently looking for volunteers who have significant experience of hand rearing kittens to join our team.
Things you’ll be doing
• Providing a consistent feeding regime (New born kittens must be feed every 2-2.5 hours day and night)
• Maintaining minimum veterinary and cat care standards
• Cleaning and looking after the cats environment and equipment including a strict hygiene regime to prevent disease
• Administering medication
• Socialising the kittens with positive experiences and teaching them normal behaviours that kittens learn from their mothers
• Toileting – stimulating the kittens to pass urine and faeces before and after feeding until at least 3 weeks old.
We’re looking for someone with
• An appreciation of cat welfare and hygiene standards
• Good interpersonal skills
• Patience, commitment and empathy
• Willingness to be part of a team
Many of our hand rear volunteers enjoy providing, the care and nurturing new born kittens need to provide them with the best start to the next stage of their lives.  As with all our volunteer roles we do run a selection process and an application form must be filled in. If you are interested in this role please email birmingham.volunteering@cats.org.uk