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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.
Volunteer speaker

Our volunteer speakers have the important and exciting role of raising awareness of Cats Protection. They deliver pre-prepared talks, help spread messages around feline welfare and act as the voice of cats in their local communities. They also deliver talks to both adults and children in a variety of settings. Interacting with children is especially important, as they are the cat owners of the future, and by building their understanding and knowledge we can make the world a better place for cats.


Closing date: 23 Nov 2017
Flair for fashion volunteer

Our retail ‘flair for fashion’ volunteers help raise the funds needed for us to help cats and kittens in need – whether they have a passion for cats, fashion or both! They identify, price and sort saleable clothing from donated stock, and the money raised goes directly to helping our feline friends. Making a difference can mean raising as little as 18p, which is enough to feed a cat in our care for a day.


Closing date: 24 Nov 2017
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: 24 Nov 2017
Shop love to tidy volunteer

Our Cats Protection shops play an important part in raising the funds needed to help the thousands of cats and kittens in our care. Our retail ‘love to tidy’ volunteers play a key role in making sure our shops are organised, tidy and most importantly welcoming to members of the public. Whether you have a passion for cats, neatness or both – this could be the volunteer role for you! 


Closing date: 24 Nov 2017