Volunteering

Volunteering posterCats Protection is the UK's leading cat welfare charity, rescuing, rehoming and reuniting 46,000 cats and kittens every year, through our network of over 250 voluntary-run branches, 29 adoption centres and two homing centres.

Our branch is run entirely by volunteers who work from their own homes.

Even a few hours a week would help our cats in need.

If you think you might be interested in supporting our organisation, please contact Jenny (branch coordinator) and she will be able to provide details of current vacancies.  We have quite a few interesting roles available.  And we are a friendly bunch.

Telephone: 0345 371 2730
When you telephone this number your call will be answered by an independent messaging company who will take your details and forward your query to Jenny, and she will respond to your query as soon as possible.   Or email her at...

coordinator@cheltenham.cats.org.uk


Here are only a few of our volunteer roles below:

Cat fostering,
this is a key volunteer role within our branch, caring for cats in need until new homes are found for them.  Click here for more details

Shop volunteers, helping in our Cheltenham charity shop.  Click here for more details.  Super friendly manager and volunteers.

Event fundraising 
Contact our branch coordinator, telephone 0345 371 2730

Raise funds, e.g. a sponsored run
Contact our branch coordinator, telephone 0345 371 2730


Trap, Neuter and 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: 24 Nov 2020
Fosterer Volunteer

Across the UK many of our feline friends are cared for by volunteer fosterers who provide a stable, safe and loving environment in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. They provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned cats or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them, and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats which have been pre-loved or have had a difficult start in life. Some of our fosterers look after new mums and kittens and provide round the clock care to new-borns with tummies to fill and lots to learn. No matter what type of cats they have in care our fosterers provide the best start to the next stage of their lives.


Closing date: 24 Nov 2020
Re-homing Team Leader Volunteer

At Cats Protection we will continue to find new homes for cats and kittens in need until our work around information, education and neutering reduces the long-term need for homing. Life in a rescue environment is never ideal for any cat compared to a loving home. Our rehoming team leaders support a team of volunteer home visitors who collectively play an important part in matching our feline friends with their new families.


Closing date: 24 Nov 2020
Cat Welfare Team Leader

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats are at the centre of everything we do and our objectives are: homing, neutering and educating people about cats and their care. We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.


Closing date: 24 Nov 2020
Transport Volunteer

Have you got four wheels that could help our four-legged feline friends? Our transport volunteers provide vital assistance to our teams and volunteer groups in the local area by transporting equipment, litter, food, money – and even cats! They have the essential role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and supporters. Without the passionate and committed teams of 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.


Closing date: 24 Nov 2020