Volunteering

Are you able to give some of your spare time to help cats? Cat's Protection Orkney Islands Branch are urgently looking for the following: 

Welfare Volunteer – Have you got what it takes to organise cat welfare in Orkney?  You will be responsible for bringing cats/kittens into care and matching cats to potential adopters. You will need good people skills and will work with fosterers to find forever homes.

Fosterers – Fostering cats is a rewarding experience and can mean looking after kittens in a single room, adult cats in cabins and our own cosylap fostering (if you have no other cats). Intrigued? Find out more!

Transport Volunteer - you will have a full, clean driving licence and will take cats/kittens to and from the vets to ferries and the airport and to fosterers. You will need to be available during the day, on weekdays, for short periods. A van can be provided. If you live in the Kirkwall area we would particularly like to hear from you.

Fundraising Volunteer - co-ordinating and running fundraising activities throughout the year, you will organise our presence at events and liaise with HQ on developing new ideas for Orkney.

Shop Volunteers – If you have some hours to spare each week, why not help out in our Stromness shop?  If you are looking for retail experience or are happy to help sort out donations, contact us.

Volunteering with Cats Protection is not just about looking after cats. Find out about these, and any other volunteer roles we might have by contacting our Helpline on 01856 771642 leaving your name, address and telephone number and we will get back to you.

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: 17 Oct 2019
Shop Assistant Volunteer

Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in raising the funds needed to help thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our shop assistant volunteers help with all aspects of the day to day running of one of our fantastic shops. They serve customers, help with stock rotation, create displays - and everything in between! They are part of a passionate retail team that make sure our shops are enjoyable places for customers to visit, leading to repeat custom and vital funds being raised to help our feline friends in need.


Closing date: 17 Oct 2019