Welcome to the Volunteering Pages!
Salisbury & District Branch is run entirely by volunteers in their own time and from their own homes. Offers of help are always welcome - so whether you can spare just an hour every now and again or commit to a more involved daily role, there is something for everyone!
If you have a particular skill, product or service that you would like to offer, then please get in contact - we are always open to new ideas and would love to hear from you!
We currently have the following volunteer vacancies:-
Feral Manager - URGENTLY NEEDED to manage our successful Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program across the local area. Prioritising the waiting list of ferals to be trapped and neutered. Liasing with other volunteers, members of the public and vets when ferals are to be trapped, neutered and returned. Working with the Welfare Officer when young feral kittens/mums need to come into branch care. Working with the Homing Coordinator when ferals need to be relocated. Specialist trapping equipment, training and full support given so no experience necessary! Access to internet is essential. A mobile phone for CP calls will provided.
'In-home' Fosterers - to care for our cats and kittens, in accordance with CP Cat Care Standards, in your own home while they wait to be homed. A separate room will be needed (if you have pets) and you must be prepared for potential adopters to visit the cats. Transport (for regular vet trips) and internet access is essential. Food, litter and other supplies are delivered monthly and all expenses can be claimed back. For more information, please request a copy of our Fosterer's Guide.
Feral Team Trappers - to set (humane) traps for feral and semi-feral cats and kittens as part of our TNR programme, to transport trapped cats to the vets for neutering, to release cats to existing or new locations, to carry out home visits for potential new locations and if necessary to advise/assist with settling the cats in. Experience with ferals is not necessary as full training and support will be provided. Availability during normal vet opening hours (Mon-Fri 8am to 7pm) and transport is essential.
Fundraisers - to help out at our various events and collections throughout the year (even doing an hour can be very helpful).
Home Visitors - visiting potential adopters to discuss the suitability of their home for the cats we have in our care. Transport essential.
Helpliner Operator - to answer our helpline one day a week or 1 weekend a month, logging call details into our online database for the relevant coordinator to action. Our 0845 number is diverted to your landline (or mobile) for the duration of your shift (your phone number is never made public). A simple step by step guide to dealing with different call types is available and full support given. Access to the internet essential.
Whichever role you decide to take on, your expenses can be claimed and it is helpful if you have access to the internet. To find out more please contact us using the form below...
Please note we do not have a centre at Salisbury so the cats are cared for in volunteer's own homes.
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: 20 Feb 2020
Welfare Team Leader Volunteer
Without the passionate and committed teams volunteers across Cats Protection we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us for help. Our welfare team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteer fosterers and cat care volunteers. They help make sure other volunteers with direct cat care roles are happy and confident and provide advice and guidance when needed. This incredible teamwork means we are able to help more cats and kittens in need.
Closing date: 20 Feb 2020
At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated volunteer groups. These groups of passionate individuals all help our feline friends in different ways. They take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer secretaries provide the support that helps our volunteer groups run smoothly. They make a real difference to the lives of our feline friends by helping maintain positive communications, supporting others, promoting the work of Cats Protection and signposting queries from members of the public.
Closing date: 20 Feb 2020