Why Should You Volunteer

5 reasons to volunteer with Cats Protection

If you still need more convincing, read on to discover some of the benefits of volunteering your time for cats…

1. It’s a great way to meet fellow cat lovers

Everyone who volunteers with Cats Protection has one important thing in common…they love cats! By joining our team you’ll meet lots of like-minded cat lovers who share your passion for moggies, and you might just make some new life-long friends.

2. You’ll gain new skills and experiences

We have a wide variety of roles available, so whether you want to put your existing skills to good use or would prefer to take on a new challenge, there is an opportunity for you. You could care for the cats before they get rehomed, raise funds by organising local collections or events…the possibilities are endless!

3. It can be good for your mental health

Recent research carried out by Cats Protection and the Mental Health Foundation found that 87% of people who owned a cat said it had a positive impact on their wellbeing. Volunteering with cats can also be a fantastic boost for your mental health, as one of our cat care volunteers explains here.

4. You’ll make a real difference for cats

Whether you’re directly helping to care for unwanted cats, or supporting our work in one of our many other roles, the time and skills you give will make a real difference to moggies across the UK. Without our team of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to work towards our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

5. You’ll receive all the support you need

No matter what role you choose to do, we will make sure you get all the training and support you need to maximise the use of your generously donated time. We also have a range of online courses you can take, covering topics on cat welfare as well as more role specific advice, to help you develop your own knowledge and skills. We value all of our dedicated volunteers so you can rest assured that the time and expertise you bring to Cats Protection won’t go unrecognised!

To find out more about volunteering with Cats Protection Canterbury and District branch phone 01227 686 191 or email: enquiries@canterbury.cats.org.uk or for other ways to contact us go our our contact page.
Original Post: meowblog.cats.org.uk/2018/06/5-reasons-to-volunteer-with-cats.html.