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At Cats Protection we welcome volunteers with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us!

It is a fantastic chance to meet like minded people, help get cats healthy, and to find unwanted cats and kittens new homes. We would however ask that you only apply if you can make a fairly regular commitment as obviously our cats need care every day.  Our volunteer shifts are just 4 hours per week!  We provide refreshments and even cake to say thank you!

We have volunteer opportunities at both our Gildersome Homing Centre and Tingley Admissions unit where our volunteers help to feed clean and socialise the cats.  Show round visitors and help with fundraising and events.
The shifts are 7 days per week and are either 8.30am till 12.30pm or 12pm till 4pm.

To find out what these roles are all about, download our volunteering pack – Click here 
However if you are interested in volunteering for us in any capacity please do contact us - and if we do not have room currently we are happy to add you to our waiting list. Volunteer opportunities do arise unexpectedly so it is helpful for us to have some potential volunteers to contact!  
If you think you can help or would like to find out more about any of our volunteering roles please call the centre on 03000 121 505 or email gildersome@cats.org.uk 

Welfare and Engagement Team Leader

Our welfare and engagement team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteers. Using your excellent people management skills, you will support and encourage your team of volunteers to help people to help cats. 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: 31 Jan 2020
Trap Neuter Return Team Leader volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection, and cat loving people, for help. As a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Team Leader volunteer you will make a vital contribution to maintaining a healthy population of feral (community) cats and will help alleviate cat welfare and community problems caused by uncontrolled cat populations. You will lead a team of TNR volunteers in your local area, who in turn will help reduce the number of kittens born without a home.

Closing date: 31 Jan 2020
Lost and Found Cats Volunteer

Unfortunately our feline friends can occasionally stray or get lost, which can be extremely distressing for their owners. Our lost and found volunteers are passionate about reuniting lost cats and bringing families back together. They help cats and their owners by advertising lost cats and providing support, advice and guidance to people searching for their cats. 

Closing date: 31 Jan 2020
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: 31 Jan 2020