Volunteering


Interested in Volunteering?


At Cats Protection Isle of Wight we welcome volunteers with open arms. Whether you are young or old, male or female, there’s a place for you with us! 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.

How do I become a volunteer?

Take a look at the volunteer opportunities below, then get in touch and let us know what you’re interested in or how you’d like to help.  Just ask to speak to Emma, our Volunteer Team Leader - she would love to tell you more. (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! 


UPDATE 20th OCTOBER 2020:
We are now recruiting Volunteer FosterersOnline Fundraisers and a Cat Donation Sorting Volunteer
We are phasing a small amount of our existing volunteers back into their roles whilst maintaining social distancing, and are not recruiting for any other on-site roles currently.
Please keep checking back on this page or on our Facebook page for the latest updates. 


Contact details:
(Open every day except Tuesdays: 9am–4.30pm)

Cats Protection Isle of Wight Adoption Centre
122 Marlborough Road, Ryde
T: 03000 120 251 
E: IsleofWight.vtl@cats.org.uk

Fosterer Volunteer

Across the UK many of our feline friends 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, 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. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats which 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 new-borns with tummies to fill and lots to learn. No matter what type of cats they have in care our fosterers provide the best start to the next stage of their lives.


Closing date: 12 Dec 2020
Online fundraising volunteer

As a charity we are only able to help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to the donations we receive from generous members of the public. Our online fundraisers help our volunteer groups raise vital funds by organising online sales of goods, using social media to encourage donations and any other innovative ways to raise funds they can think of! Making a difference can mean as little as raising 18p, which is enough to feed one cat in our care for a day.


Closing date: 31 Dec 2020