Volunteering

Our Crawley, Reigate & District Branch was formed in 1978 - one of its founding members is still
active within the branch. At June 2017, we have around 70 active volunteers and 200 members. Though some of our volunteers are retired, many work full-time and juggle their volunteering with other commitments such as families, home-making, hobbies etc. To provide safe and loving homes for any cat that needs it, to offer advice and to reunite lost cats with their owners.

The branch is run by a small group of volunteers who give their free time to help the cats in their area. We cover Reigate, Redhill, Horley, Crawley, East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. We always welcome new volunteers, no matter how little time you have, or what your skills are, we are sure we could find you something to do!


You do need to be in our area though. If you are interested in finding out more information, email or call 0345 371 2734 or come to one of our events. We welcome new volunteers - why not come and join the team.


We are looking for volunteers to help with many roles including PR, administration roles, fostering, fund raising, home visiting, Social Media and many other roles.

March 2019 - Please note that the 0345 number is being diverted to the National Cat Adoption Centre (NCAC) at Chelwood Gate.
Welfare Team Leader Volunteer

Without the passionate and committed teams 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. Our welfare team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteer fosterers and cat care volunteers. They help make sure other volunteers with direct cat care roles are happy and confident and provide advice and guidance when needed. This incredible teamwork means we are able to help more cats and kittens in need. 


Closing date: 19 Jun 2019
Fundraising events organiser

As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive from members of the public. Our fundraising events organisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events. They support a team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!


Closing date: 27 Jun 2019
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: 13 Jul 2019
Publicity Team Leader Volunteer

Our publicity team leaders have the important role of supporting a wider team of publicity volunteers. As a team our publicity volunteers collectively keep members of the public informed of the vital and varied ways we help our feline friends in need. Raising awareness is crucial to us being able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us. A higher profile can help raise funds, raise awareness of adopting a cat, promote neutering and encourage as many people as possible to learn about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 30 Jul 2019
Cat Admissions Volunteer

At Cats Protection we will continue to find new and loving homes for cats and kittens until our work around information, education and neutering reduces the long-term need for homing. Life in a rescue environment is not ideal for any cat compared with a warm, loving home. Our cat admissions volunteers help our volunteer groups and teams admit cats into our care in the most effective way possible, making the process as easy and stress free for both people and our feline friends alike. 


Closing date: 07 Aug 2019
Fundraising events organiser

As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive from members of the public. Our fundraising events organisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events. They support a team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!


Closing date: 07 Aug 2019