Volunteering

Can you help us in any way?

Our small branch relies totally on volunteers. We are currently looking for: 
  • fosterers (indoor and outdoor)
  • someone who's good with social media, to run our Twitter account
  • home visitors, particularly those that know Maidenhead well
Would you like to become a fosterer?

Fosterers are central to our operation, and we desperately need more fosterers to look after cats whilst they await new homes.  We need both indoor and outdoor fosterers.

Indoor fosterers: You would need a spare, secure room away from your other pets (if any) to keep a cat temporarily whilst it awaits a new home. If the cat has access to the whole house, it must not be let outside.

Outdoor fosterers:
 You would need space in your garden to accommodate a pen. Pens, food and full support will be provided by Cats Protection. You may need to have a concrete base put in your garden – again, the charity would pay for this.

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You would need to expect that people would need to visit and see the cats, after having been vetted beforehand, so ideally outside access would be required.

All food, litter and vets bills are paid for so all you need to supply as a fosterer is the TLC. Being a fosterer is very rewarding but a lot of thought needs to be given before making the commitment as the charity would be purchasing a new pen and they are costly.

If you are interested in becoming a fosterer please email us at enquiries@highwycombe.cats.org.uk and we will talk you through the requirements of Cats Protection Cat Care Standards and answer any questions you might have. You can also watch a video about fostering here.