Why volunteer

Gillian McMullenMAKE A DIFFERENCE - ‘My driving force is to work towards a day when people take responsibility for the moggy. If the branch can help one tiny kitten, one injured cat or neuter one feral then together we have made a difference.’
Gillian - Co-ordinator
 
FEEL GOOD – ‘I volunteer as a kitten fosterer for Cats Protection Adoption Centre, Bridgend, because I find it so rewarding after receiving a litter of tiny sickly kittens, who look as if they have no chance of survival, to return them to the centre all fit and healthy and ready to go to their new homes. Who needs to be paid to get that kind of feeling!  I certainly don't.’
Sue - Cat Fosterer

SATISFACTION - 
‘Volunteering for Cats Protection is a fun and rewarding experience, particularly if you have a skill that would benefit the charity Sue Johnor would like to develop new skills by taking on a fresh challenge. Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life.’
Majorie - Co-ordinator
 
HAPPY ENDINGS‘It is fab to be part of a team who creates so many happy endings.’
Julia - Secretary
 
Claire Goodwin
TO HELP THE CATS - 'I enjoy getting to know all of the cats that arrive at the centre, whether I meet them once or every week for 3 months. I love being able to build trust with them individually as it allows me to see all of their unique personalities. When I am at the centre, or even just talking about the cats to my family and friends, I feel special and needed.' Phoebe - Desensitisation Volunteer
 
ADMIRE – ‘I thoroughly enjoy seeing a group from diverse backgrounds working together to achieve a common goal. I also greatly admire the volunteers that sacrifice their time to make a change.’
Claire, Community Education Officer

Using my time to do something worthwhile - 'When I changed my job I found I had a lot more spare time. Being used to being busy I needed something to do that was worthwhile and supported something close to my heart. I found the volunteer treasurer role on the CP website and applied online. I was contacted back really quickly and haven’t looked back. Everyone, from other volunteers to staff are so friendly and welcoming. It’s like a big national family where everyone is valued and supported as well as being lots of fun!'
James, Treasurer