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 some of 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 Jan 2020.
Accepting Applications for:

  • Cat Food Collection Volunteers
  • Transport Volunteers
  • Volunteer Fosterers
  • Volunteer Fundraising Team Leaders.

Contact details

Isle of Wight Adoption (Open every day, except Tuesdays: 11am–4pm)
122 Marlborough Rd, Ryde
T:03000 120 251 
E: IsleofWight.vtl@cats.org.uk




Volunteer Opportunities at Cats Protection Isle of Wight:

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: 06 Apr 2020
Transport Volunteer

Our transport volunteers help our teams and volunteer groups move equipment, litter, food, money – and even cats! They have the vital role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and donors. Without them we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats each year that rely on us as they enable our volunteer groups and teams to effectively help our feline friends. 


Closing date: 29 Apr 2020
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: 10 May 2020
Fundraising Events Helper

As a charity we can continue to help cats and kittens in need thanks to the donations we receive at fundraising events from generous members of the public. Our Fundraising Event Helpers have the exciting and varied role of helping at local fundraising events - such as cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!


Closing date: 13 May 2020