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Some New Year's resolution ideas from Cats Protection – challenge yourself and help cats at the same time!

The New Year is a great time to make some changes to your life, but instead of pledging to give up certain pleasures, why not promise to take up new challenges instead

Volunteering is a fantastic way to learn new skills and try new things and here at Cats Protection we have a wide range of roles available, each with training available to help you develop and help cats at the same time.

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Here are some simple resolutions that we can help you with…

Learn online skills 

In an increasingly more digital world, learning about different online platforms is incredibly useful for many aspects of daily life. By volunteering to manage the website or social media pages for your local branch or centre, you could discover what it takes to create great online content and connect with cat lovers all over the world.


Boost your creativity

Have you ever walked passed a tired looking shop window display and thought you could do better? Our charity shops receive all sorts of kind donations and so creating exciting displays is important for encouraging people to buy them. A great chance for you to get creative and use your imagination, all to help raise money for the cats.

male volunteer dressing charity shop window


Brush up on your cat welfare knowledge 

You might think you know all there is to know about cats, but there is always something new to learn about these curious creatures. If you become a cat care volunteer you’ll get lots of training on how to handle felines and learn lots on the job as you help to feed and groom the cats and keep their pens clean and tidy.


Get out and about

Our branches and centres rely on people getting out into the community, driving cats to and from the vets, trapping feral cats to be neutered and speaking to the public about various campaigns. If you’re a bit bored at home, or tired of being stuck in an office, these tasks would be the perfect opportunity to explore your local area a bit more.

Cats Protection volunteer putting cat trap in back of a van


Meet new people 

Whether you’re organising an event, running a stall, or even doing a collection at the local supermarket, fundraising for Cats Protection is a great way to get chatting with fellow cat lovers. Even if you don’t manage to encourage them to part with their cash, you’ll still get the chance to tell them a bit about what the charity does and bond over some cat chat.


Become a better communicator 

If you’d like to improve your public speaking skills or gain confidence talking to others, then what better way to do it than by talking about cats? You could sign up to be a volunteer speaker, giving talks to schools and community groups about cat welfare, or join our Contact Centre team and answer cat queries from the public when they call our National Information Line.

To find out more about volunteering for Cats Protection, visit or get in touch with your local branch or centre to find out what roles they have available.

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