Volunteering

We've had to pause our volunteer recruitment for now due to Covid-19, but we're very keen to hear from anyone who's interested in fostering or would like to volunteer another way in the future. Please get in touch via our 'contact us' page.

Have you got what it takes to help? Do any of the following describe you?

Do you love getting hands on with cats? Are you caring but not overly sentimental, with a good working knowledge of cat welfare? Are you not afraid to get your hands dirty, happy to deal with the public, prepared to work to national standards, and do you understand that cats in care need attention outside of normal hours? Yes? Then maybe you could help! A Cat Carer (fosterer's) role is very rewarding, and it isn't just about stroking cats, it's about looking after them as and when required, whilst we find them a loving home. Fostering is normally done in a purpose built cat cabin, located in your own garden (which of course will be provided to you), though spare rooms can easily be adapted for indoor fostering.

Do you just want to make a difference, to ensure all cats are homed to the right places, or do you have some storage that we could use temporarily? Maybe you just love animals and want to use some of your spare time to benefit cats and kittens in your area? Sounds like you? Then there are lots of ways that you could help, such as home-visiting, fundraising, or transporting goods locally. In fact, there's so many ways you can add value and make a real difference, just by offering a few hours of your time! Interested? Then please get in touch!

You can call us or send us an email - whichever way you decide, we would love to hear from you! We urgently need new volunteers especially with fund raising events to help take the branch forward and help more cats and kittens in the area!

Others volunteer roles we currently have available are -

Indoor cats fosterers
Speaker / Education volunteer - Driver and own vehicle essential


Please get in touch for more information on any of the above roles
Branch Coordinator Volunteer

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups. We have over 250 branches across the UK, all of which help our feline friends in different ways. Branches take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer branch coordinators lead their local team by supporting and managing volunteers within their group, maintaining communications with both volunteers and staff, and helping promote a positive and professional image of Cats Protection.


Closing date: 22 Sep 2021
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: 22 Sep 2021