Cat Food Collection Volunteer



Volunteer role description: Cat food collection volunteer

  

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats are at the centre of everything we do and our objectives are: homing, neutering and educating people about cats and their care. We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.

 

A bit about this role: Across Cats Protection we feedthousands of hungry mouths every day. Our cat food collection volunteers help coordinate the delivery of food to our adoption centres and cat carers. They make sure there are no hungry tummies and provide invaluable support to local teams by being the point of contact in regards to kibbles and meaty meals.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Collecting food from local donation points on a regular basis
  • Passing on our continued gratitude to owners & workers of local donation points
  • Keeping an accurate record of the amount & price of food items donated
  • Storing food donations appropriately and rotating stock based on BBE dates

 

What are the benefits to you and the cats?

You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by helping source and provide food for the cats in our care. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

 

We’re looking for someone with

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good administration and organisational skills
  • Willingness/ability to lift heavy bags and boxes of food
  • Access to a car/a means to transport heavy bags and boxes of food


Time expectation:
Our cat food collection volunteers usually spend 2+ hours per week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.

Additional information

At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, we provide excellent support and guidance both remotely from our National Cat Centre and face to face through our regional volunteer groups and teams. We also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering. We hope the support we provide will ensure our volunteers get the most out of their time with Cats Protection.

If you would like to apply for this role, please email our Volunteer Team Leader (Emma) for an application: isleofwight.vtl@cats.org.uk