Volunteering

The valuable work we do for cats across the UK is only made possible through the efforts of volunteers who willingly give up their time and expertise to make a positive difference to cats’ lives.

At our centre we are fortunate to have a wonderfully diverse team of enthusiastic volunteers who help us to provide day-to-day care for all of our cats.Our volunteer team is made up of:
  • Cat Care Volunteers: who assist with all aspects of animal husbandry, as well as helping to maintain the clean and safe environment of our cattery. Find out more about Cat Care
  • Cat Fosterers – who provide daily care for cats in their own homes, providing a temporary residence until the cats are ready to find their forever homes.  Find out more about fostering
  • Transport Volunteers – who get our cats from A to B in our ‘cat taxi’, helping to bring new cats to the centre every week for rehoming. Find out more about transport
  • Publicity Volunteers – our team of publicity specialists who develop brilliant content for our online platforms. 
  • Induction Support Volunteers – who support our team with volunteer recruitment and administration. 
  • Work Experience Placements – students on fixed term placements who work with us to gain experience and skills to support their studies. 
If you are interested in volunteering in another area you can find out more about other volunteer positions with Cats Protection across the whole of the UK here.  Each centre handles its own volunteer and work experience placements, so we can only assist with applications for placements here at the North London Adoption Centre.

All current volunteer vacancies at the North London Adoption Centre are listed below. If you cannot see any positions below for the role you are interested in, we are not currently recruiting new volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in South London, please visit the Mitcham Homing Centre site here.

Please bear with us if you don't hear back regarding a particular role straight away, as we have a lot of interest in volunteering roles. We aim to respond to all messages within a month.

Current Opportunities
We are currently recruiting foster carers!  These volunteers look after our cats in their own homes, usually whilst they recover from illness or injury.  Most foster placements are for one or two weeks, but can sometimes run for several weeks or occasionally months.  All veterinary bills, food and cat care supplies are provided by Cats Protection.  If you would like to read more about this role, please click here.

We have one foster role at the moment:
  • Regular fosterer: This is a long-term role and although you can leave at any time we ask that you commit to a few months of volunteering as minimum.  If you like the role, you can continue to foster for us for as long as you like.  Most placements are for 1-3 weeks. 
We are also accepting applications for Cat Care Volunteers from the 30th December - 9th January.

If you have any questions about fostering, or to request an application form, send us an email to northlondon.volunteer@cats.org.uk. Please note that we only handle applications for the North London Adoption Centre.  If you do not wish to volunteer with us, please contact the centre you wish to volunteer at directly.