At Holsworthy, Bideford & Okehampton branch we are always very keen to hear from anyone who has some time to spare to volunteer for our branch. It's a great way to meet new people and make new friends whilst helping us meet our objective of homing, neutering and educating people about cats and their care.

To find out more email us at enquiries@holsworthy.cats.org.uk or call us on 0345 371 2717 for an informal chat.

Here are some of the ways you can help:

Become a Fosterer

At our branch and across the UK many of our cats and kittens are cared for by volunteer fosterers who provide a safe haven in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. As a fosterer you will provide vital care and accommodation to stray, abandoned or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them and will be part of our dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. Volunteer fosterers usually spend 2 to 4 hours per day in this role but this might vary depending on the number and age of the cats or kittens in care. 

Fosterering is an incredibly fulfilling role and giving lots of TLC to cats and kittens who have maybe not had a great start in life and seeing them grow in confidence and learn to trust you is truly satisfying!

Watch our video to find out more:

fosterer video

Become a Fundraiser

Of course, looking after all those cats and kittens is expensive and as a charity we can only continue to help thanks to the generous donations we receive at fundraising events from members of the public. As a branch fundraiser you'll help at local events such as coffee and craft afternoons, fayres, fetes, awareness days, coffee mornings - infact anywhere we can! Take a look at our Facebook page to see the kind of events we attend.

As a fundraiser you could help set up and/or man stalls, support fundraising events or perhaps take part in awareness days at local supermarkets. Its a really flexible role where you can choose to volunteer at just one event or come along and support them all - it's up to you!

To find out more about our fundraising opportunities email us at enquiries@holsworthy.cats.org.uk or call us on 0345 371 2717 for an informal chat.
Fundraising volunteer

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 volunteers use their passion for cats and people to raise the vital funds needed to help more cats and kittens in need. As a fundraising volunteer we want to support you to fundraise in whatever way suits you best – whether that’s organising a fundraising event, fundraising online, promoting fundraising activities on social media, completing administration or supporting the development of new fundraising ideas! Whatever your skill set, this could be the role for you!

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024