Volunteering


Interested in Volunteering?


At Cats Protection Isle of Wight we welcome volunteers with open arms. Volunteering with us is really worthwhile and rewarding, and it doesn’t have to take up lots of your time. Whether you can offer help for an hour a week, a day a week or just the occasional day in the month - whatever time you can give, is a tremendous help to us.  As a volunteer, you’ll learn new skills, meet new people and be part of a dedicated team of staff and volunteers that make a big difference to the lives of cats and kittens on this island - and of course, to the lives of all those people that offer them homes.

If you would like to volunteer at your Isle of Wight Cats Protection, we’d LOVE to hear from you today!  And don't forget, in the meantime, you can keep up-to-date with all the news from our Centre by keeping an eye on our News and Facebook pages, or downloading our latest Isle of Wight newsletter.





Urgent: Volunteer Cat Fosterers needed!

Across the UK, many cats 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 or 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. Our fosterers carry out this role with support from the Fostering Team. Please do take a look at our Cat Fosterer Volunteer Page for more information and an application form.

Other volunteer opportunities:

Please do take a look at the opportunities described below for more information. You might also be interested to take a quick look at some of the most commonly asked Questions and Answers about volunteering for Cats Protection.


We look forward to welcoming you to the team! 


Contact details:
Cats Protection Isle of Wight Adoption Centre, 
122 Marlborough Road, Ryde, PO33 1AW
T: 03000 120 251 

E: IsleofWight.vtl@cats.org.uk




Green fingers volunteer

Whilst we do everything we can to find new and loving homes for the cats in our care, it is a reality that our feline friends will have to spend some time in a rescue environment. Our green fingers volunteers use their passion for the outdoors to help make our Cats Protection sites welcoming and enjoyable places for cats, people and wildlife. Cats are more likely to be re-homed if they are content in their environment, and members of the public are more likely to visit their local Cats Protection site if it is an enjoyable place to be.


Closing date: 01 Jun 2022
Fosterer volunteer

Across the UK, many cats 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 or 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. Our fosterers carry out this role with support from their local branch or centre. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats, who 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 newborns to give them the best start in life.


Closing date: 04 Jun 2022
Transport Volunteer

If you enjoy driving and would love to use those skills to help our cats, this could be the role for you. Our transport volunteers provide vital assistance to our teams and volunteer groups in the local area by transporting equipment, litter, food – and even cats! They have the essential role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and supporters. 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: 21 Jun 2022
Publicity volunteer

Our publicity volunteers use their passion and expertise to generate publicity for local volunteer groups and teams. They directly help our feline friends by raising awareness of the fantastic ways Cats Protection helps cats in need. By raising our profile they help us raise the funds we need to continue our work, raise awareness of adopting a cat, help promote neutering and make sure as many people as possible learn more about feline welfare.


Closing date: 21 Jun 2022
Cat Care Volunteer

Across Cats Protection our feline friends looking for new homes are cared for either at our adoption centres, by volunteer fosterers in their own homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. Our cat care volunteers are part of a passionate team that look after and meet the needs of cats whilst they are in our care. This is an exciting role for cat lovers, as our cat care volunteers get to spend time directly with the cats when cleaning their pens, helping with feeding and when enriching their lives before they find their forever homes.


Closing date: 01 Aug 2022
Fundraising events organiser

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 events organisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan cake sales, barn dances, quiz nights and everything in between.


Closing date: 06 Aug 2022