Cat Donation Sorting Volunteer

Volunteer role description:
 Cat Donation Sorting 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 feed thousands of hungry mouths every day. Our cat donation sorting volunteers help sort, record and organise the donations of food and litter to our adoption centres. They make sure there are no hungry tummies and provide invaluable support to local teams by organising kibble and meaty meals.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Sorting food and litter donations given by our supporters
  • Keeping an accurate record of the amount & price of food items donated
  • Storing food donations appropriately
  • 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 administration skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Willingness/ability to lift heavy bags of litter and boxes of food
  • Stocktaking or warehouse experience (preferred but not required)
  • Willingness to work independently (training provided)

Time expectation:
Our cat donation sorting 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: