Volunteering

We have a number of volunteer vacancies at present, some of which take only two or three hours every couple of weeks. Below are some of our opportunities:


  • Fundraising Team Leader Volunteer
  • Publicity Team Leader Volunteer
  • General administrative/support tasks

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these roles or you can offer some time for any other volunteer roles, please email your contact details to volunteer@reading.cats.org.uk and put the role name in the subject box.


Helpline Volunteer

If you have a day or half a day during the week, we are looking for people to answer our branch phone and help the public with their enquiries, for example, for adoption, cats to come into care, lost or found cats, neutering requests and take messages. 

This is done from your own home; your number is never displayed to the callers. You take down information from callers and pass it onto other volunteers for handling.

You must have email, be able to complete a basic Word document and have a printer.


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.


Fundraising Team Leader volunteer

As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive from members of the public. Our fundraising team leaders have the exciting and varied role of inspiring our fundraising volunteers to plan and deliver local fundraising events. Using their passion and imagination, they oversee a small team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to cover costs such as veterinary bills and food. Our fundraising team leaders support their team of volunteers in all aspects of their roles, making sure our volunteers are happy, confident and supported.


Closing date: 06 Sep 2022
Publicity Team Leader Volunteer

Our publicity team leaders have the important role of supporting a wider team of publicity volunteers. As a team our publicity volunteers collectively keep members of the public informed of the vital and varied ways we help our feline friends in need. Raising awareness is crucial to us being able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us. A higher profile can help raise funds, raise awareness of adopting a cat, promote neutering and encourage as many people as possible to learn about feline welfare.


Closing date: 07 Sep 2022
'People person' shop volunteer

Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in helping raise the funds needed to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our ‘people person’ shop volunteers help make our shops welcoming and enjoyable places for customers to visit. 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: 05 Oct 2022
Social media volunteer

Our social media volunteers use their passion and knowledge of social media to promote the activities of local volunteer groups and teams though various channels. They directly help cats by raising awareness of Cats Protection. A higher profile can help us raise the funds we need for our work, ensure people know they can adopt a cat from us, help promote neutering and help as many people as possible learn more about feline welfare.


Closing date: 05 Oct 2022