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Rochdale Branch does not have a homing centre, all our cats and kittens are with fosterers in their own homes. Sadly, because of this, we are unable to offer placements for Employee Supported Volunteering (ESV), Pre-clinical Extra Mural Studies (EMS) Duke of Edinburgh Award or work experience.
We have many other volunteer opportunities including fundraising, fostering (if you have a spare room), driving and TNR (trap, neuter & return) work and are always happy to welcome adult volunteers who have some hours to offer. If you would like to find out more about these roles and our support for volunteers please read our handbook:

If you would like to offer some  of your time to help us in our work please email  rochdalecats@hotmail.co.uk thank you.

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 Nov 2021
Volunteer Champions Team Leader

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats every year and the majority of these success stories are thanks to the dedication and effort of our passionate volunteers. Our volunteer champion team leaders support local volunteer groups by leading a team of others that provide recruitment, induction and recognition support to wider volunteer groups and teams.

Closing date: 06 Nov 2021
Fosterer Volunteer

Across the UK, many cats 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 or 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. Our fosterers carry out this role with support from their local branch or centre. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats, who 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 newborns to give them the best start in life.

Closing date: 06 Nov 2021
Online fundraising volunteer

As a charity we are only able to help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to the donations we receive from generous members of the public. Our online fundraisers help our volunteer groups raise vital funds by organising online sales of goods, using social media to encourage donations and any other innovative ways to raise funds they can think of! Making a difference can mean as little as raising 18p, which is enough to feed one cat in our care for a day.

Closing date: 06 Nov 2021
Trap, Neuter, Return Lead volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection, and cat loving people, for help. As a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Lead volunteer you will make a vital contribution to maintaining a healthy population of feral (community) cats and will help alleviate cat welfare and community problems caused by uncontrolled cat populations. You will lead a team of TNR volunteers in your local area, who in turn will help reduce the number of kittens born without a home.

Closing date: 04 Dec 2021