Volunteering with Cats Protection
We welcome any and all volunteers over the age of 18, regardless of experience and skillset, there is always help needed!
If you can spare just a few hours of your time a week, we can make a huge difference to the welfare of cats within our local area and help more cats in need of a home get their second chance.Do you want to volunteer directly with the cats?
We are looking for multiple feral officers.
The role involves caring and managing feral colonies within your local area. This can be trapping feral cats and transpoprting the cat to the vets for a neutering, before releasing back into their territory.
The role can involve long periods of outdoor working, and working with people in the local area of a feral colony to promote neutering, colony care and liasing with farmers etc to promote the idea of barn cats and specific care required.
The Corby and District branch of Cats Protection does not have a shelter, but we will place cats in foster homes of volunteers until we can find a suitible new home.
Fostering is an extremely rewarding role, and all costs (Food, vet bills, toys, beds etc) are covered, and we have an excellent training programme and a team of people to help with any questions to ease you into the role.Public facing roles
On receiving interest from someone wishing to adopt a cat, we arrange a home visit to ensure the cat will be going to a safe, loving home and to ensure the environment is suitable for the cats temperament (ie: a timid cat would require a quiet home etc) Home Visitors answer questions, explain the adoption procedure and give advice on pet ownership to new adopters.
Home visits are brief, informal and essential to ensuring that our cats find their perfect forever home.
We try to organise home visits promptly with a home visitor local to the prospective adopters address for a speedy conclusion. Milage for home visits is reclaimable.Transport Volunteer
The transport volunteer will help drive to and from within their local area. This may be to help fosterers who can't drive with vet visits, drive out to scan a cat (Full training on the scanner is provided). Any milage is reclaimable.
Monthly Branch Meetings
We hold meetings once a month where we can get together, discuss where the branch is at and talk about anything upcoming. It's a great chance for newcomers and prespective newcomers to come and meet, discuss which way they'd like to get involved and meet likeminded cat people.
We meet every second Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm - 9.00pm