We welcome new volunteers in any of our Branch activities but are particularly looking for fosterers and digital support.
Fosterers look after homeless cats on a short-term basis until a permanent home can be found for them. Could you foster a cat in a room in your house or do you have space in your garden for an outdoor pen? Even if you only look after a cat once or twice a year when a fosterer is on holiday this would be helpful. You need to be a driver and have a clean driving licence.
Fostering cats is very rewarding and the more people we can find to do it the more cats we can help - it's as simple as that. You can either foster indoors (kittens are always indoors) or outdoors in a purpose-built cabin fully paid for by the Branch. Food, litter and all other supplies are delivered to your door by our fosterer liaison volunteers, and you will receive training in cat/kitten care. There is plenty of support and advice on hand and you can take a break at any time so are not committed 365 days a year.
Kitten fosterers need to be around much of the time to provide the care and stimulation that these little creatures need, but adult cat fosterers can combine working and fostering without problem. We take care to place cats appropriately and to make our fosterers lives as easy as possible by ensuring sure that everything runs smoothly.
If you're interested we'd LOVE to hear from you on 0345 371 2739 (leave a message in Mailbox 4 and we'll get back to you within 48 hours). We'll give you as much information as we can to help you decide if it's for you and there will be no pressure. You might want to meet one of our existing fosterers and chat through what's involved and we can arrange that too. What are you waiting for?!! Get fostering! You'll be glad you did.
Our transport volunteers help our teams and volunteer groups move equipment, litter, food, money – and even cats! They have the vital role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and donors. Without them we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats each year that rely on us as they enable our volunteer groups and teams to effectively help our feline friends.
Closing date: 12 Dec 2019
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: 12 Dec 2019