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.
Volunteer home visitor

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens looking for new and loving homes at any one time. Our volunteer home visitors support a local volunteer group by helping find our feline friends happy, caring and suitable homes. They communicate with potential adopters, match cats and kittens with new homes and provide support to new cat owners. This is a rewarding role, as our volunteer home visitors play a vital part in helping cats and kittens find their perfect forever homes. 


Closing date: 25 Oct 2018
Neutering Volunteer

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: 12 Nov 2018
Administration Volunteer

Thousands of cats each year rely on the help of animal charities because they have been abandoned, they have strayed or because there has been a change in their owner’s circumstances. Becoming an administration volunteer is just one way you can help improve the lives of cats in your local community. Our administration volunteers help provide vital support to our volunteer groups and teams across Cats Protection. They help keep up to date records of the number of cats that have been rehomed, collate supporter details and send out newsletters. This could be the perfect volunteer role if you have administrative experience, a passion for cats, or both!


Closing date: 12 Nov 2018
Volunteer fosterer

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: 31 Dec 2018