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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 Duffield, 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).

Alternatively, simply ask us for a Volunteer Application form and we can either email this to you or send it to you by post. And don't forget, do feel free to pop along to the Centre any time during opening hours.  We would be very happy to show you round. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the team! 

 

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

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: 30 Sep 2019
Fundraising volunteer

As a charity we rely on funds donated by generous members of the public to continue to help cats and kittens in need. Our fundraising volunteers are part of a passionate team that help raise funds to help our feline friends in need. They help plan and deliver exciting and varied fundraising events, which can be anything from craft fairs, cake sales, sponsored abseils – and anything in between!


Closing date: 30 Sep 2019
Photo and Video Volunteer

Everyone loves a cute cat picture, and our photo and video volunteers help source, capture and share exciting photos of cats and other images relevant to everything Cats Protection does to help our feline friends. Their photos and images help raise awareness of our fantastic volunteer groups and teams which in turn helps raise funds, raises awareness adopting a Cats Protection cat, helps promote neutering and encourages people to learn more about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 30 Sep 2019
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: 30 Sep 2019
Cat Desensitisation Volunteer

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Some of our feline friends looking for new and loving homes might be shy, nervous or aggressive depending on their past or if they are struggling to adapt to the rescue environment. Our cat desensitisation volunteers help the cats in our care by spending time enriching their experience through play, exercise and handling until they are happy and confident enough to find their perfect forever homes. 


Closing date: 30 Sep 2019