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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.



Calling all potential cat fosterers...


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

At the moment we're recruiting for Fundraising Volunteers (Event Organisers and Events Helpers), and Education Speakers.  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 1AWT: 03000 120 251 

E: IsleofWight.vtl@cats.org.uk




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: 09 Nov 2021
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: 01 Dec 2021
Education Speaker Volunteer

Our education speaker volunteers have the important and exciting role of raising awareness of Cats Protection. They deliver pre-prepared talks, help spread messages around feline welfare and act as the voice of cats in their local communities. They also deliver talks to both adults and children in a variety of settings. Interacting with children is especially important, as they are the cat owners of the future, and by building their understanding and knowledge we can make the world a better place for cats.


Closing date: 16 Dec 2021