Volunteering

 Be there for cats by becoming a volunteer
with Northampton Cats Protection

What would I expect to be doing as a volunteer?

We have volunteer roles at Cats Protection to suit people of any age, background or experience. You could become a committee member and contribute to the running of a local volunteer group or team, you could improve the welfare of feral cats by helping Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) them so they lead happier and healthier lives or you could help our dedicated team at a fundraising event by setting up, running and clearing away a stall. You could use existing skills or even try something completely new and different – there really is a role for everyone!

How long would I need to volunteer for each week?

‚ÄčOur volunteer roles are flexible, can fit around existing commitments and many can be carried out at home. Some roles might require more hours than others depending on their responsibilities. 

What experience do I need?

Our volunteer roles are varied so different experience would benefit different roles. Experience supporting a team would benefit volunteer coordinators, fundraising knowledge would help fundraising volunteers and those who are savvy with social media would be excellent social media or publicity volunteers. However, we welcome all volunteers who have a bit of spare time and a passion for cats.

Will I be able to spend time with the cats?

Some volunteer roles such as fosterers, vet transport and cat care volunteers will have direct contact with cats. Many other roles don’t involve any hands-on cat care at all, but are just as important. There are many ways to make a positive difference to the lives of cats in need without even seeing a single cat!

Will there be any support or training?

At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, support and guidance is available from our National Cat Centre and face-to-face through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We also have a brilliant online learning system where you can access learning related to everything from customer service and public speaking to feline behaviour and infectious disease control.