Homer the Cat and Friend at recent eventCalling All Cat Lovers – Why Not Volunteer for Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection?

If you have thought about giving volunteering a go, and you are also an animal lover, then drop in to The Whittington Arms Pub, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PS for our next monthly meeting to find out more about Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection. Meetings are always in the evening at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month - see our events page for full details of the next one.

Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection is one small, but important part of the national charity, made up of 250 branches, helping to rehome and care for 215,000 cats a year across the UK.

The branch is entirely made up of volunteers.  These include; Fosterers, who care for the cats and kittens in purpose-built pens in their gardens or in their own homes, Fundraisers, who all work together to help out at events, Homing Volunteers, who visit anyone in the local area genuinely wishing to adopt a cat, Helpline Volunteers, who give a couple of hours a week to answer the branch helpline, from the comfort of their own home, Publicity and many more exciting roles.

Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection is made up a great group of friendly, like-minded people, who meet once a month to plan events, as we do not have a 'centre' or base to work from. The branch is now looking to add to our numbers for 2015, so that we can help even more cats and kittens this year. If you are just looking to volunteer once, for one hour, or one day, or are interested in more regular volunteering, then come along to meet us, find out more, and chat to us about what interests you, when you can spare time, and how you feel you can help. We have volunteers of all ages, and there are people who work full-time, part-time and those who are retired, already involved.

The branch is particularly keen to meet people interested in fundraising, organising events, answering the helpline, carrying out homing visits, helping with tracing lost and found cats, answering emails, helping with finances, and helping with publicity.  Also, if you are interested in carrying out educational talks on what we do to schools and local groups, or if you fancy the exciting challenge of helping to set up our membership scheme for the branch, then we would love to meet you to hear your ideas.

We are also keen to hear from anyone from the Tamworth area, interested in volunteering for us, so that we can cover a wider area.

Volunteers interested in carrying out homing visits, in both the Tamworth and Lichfield areas, are particularly needed.

Just drop in to see us at our next meeting.  If you can’t make it to meet us, then contact us at lichtamcats@gmail.com or call us on 0345 371 2741.  Alternatively, you can complete the online form below.

Look forward to meeting you!

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. They support a team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Volunteer speaker

Our volunteer speakers 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: 31 Oct 2017
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: 31 Oct 2017
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a TNR volunteer is one way you can make a real difference to cats in your local area. Our TNR volunteers help reduce the number of feral cats by raising awareness of our TNR programmes, setting humane traps to safely capture cats, taking them to local vets to be neutered, and hopefully returning them back to their territory. Local TNR programmes are crucial, as feral and abandoned cats present a huge challenge for communities across the UK.

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Volunteer fosterer

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens needing temporary homes until they find their forever families. Many of our feline friends are cared for by volunteer fosterers in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. Most of our volunteer fosterers care for one or two cats at a time, which makes a huge difference and gives these cats a second chance at a happy life. They provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. 

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Volunteer home visitor

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens looking for new and loving homes at any one time. Our volunteer home visitors support a local volunteer group by helping find our feline friends happy, caring and suitable homes. They communicate with potential adopters, match cats and kittens with new homes and provide support to new cat owners. This is a rewarding role, as our volunteer home visitors play a vital part in helping cats and kittens find their perfect forever homes. 

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017