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Volunteering

Everyone at Preston Branch is an unpaid volunteer. We all work from our own homes, and usually meet up at fundraising events, although we do keep in touch by phone and email.

We are looking for committed, motivated fundraisers who can help at existing fundraising events, support our eBay sales, and organise new events with new volunteers. You might want to take a stall to a car boot sale or table top sale, run a regular book stall at our Fairs, help with supermarket collections, or have one or two fundraising 'Cat Parties' or coffee mornings at your own home. Our shop at 77 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, is very welcoming to new volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact the branch on 01772 393949 or via email at PrestonCatsProtection@gmail.com

What our volunteers do. Admin, vehicle management, homing cats, collecting donated goods, taking cats to the vets, organising fundraising events, fostering, home visiting, distributing posters, delivering cat food and litter to fosterers, distributing leaflets, managing the website, setting up stalls at fundraising events, talking to the public, loading the van for fundraising events, taking photographs, helping on stalls, helping in the kitchen at fundraising events, organising the photographic competition, making handcrafted items for the craft stall, sending out press releases, liaising with the National Cat Centre, talking to prospective new volunteers, tidying the donated goods shed, storing goods for sale at home, wrapping Lucky Dip prizes, organising and running their own stall, eBaying, facepainting, hand rearing kittens, running the Twitter account (@prestoncp), running the Facebook page, collating homing packs, giving talks, organising Gift Aid, keeping the books, managing the waiting list, maintaining and repairing equipment, sending information out in response to queries from the public, driving the van to events ...

Fancy it? Got an idea for fundraising or publicising our work? Let us know.
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: 10 Feb 2019