We are desperately in need of people who would like to foster some of the cats and kittens that come into our care, prior to us finding them permanent new homes. You do not need to have cats of your own, just a love of cats and an understanding of their needs. If you do have cats of your own they should be vaccinated and you would need a spare room so that you could keep them separated. We provide the food, litter and pay any veterinary bills, and you provide the love and a little bit of your time. If the answer is yes, please contact our Homing Officer or via the details on our contact page.
You might like to volunteer your time to help at our events to help set up and clear up or with the refreshments. We also need physically strong people to help set up the pens and tables for our homing days and other fundraising events. This would be once a month or so at 9.15am to help our other hardworking volunteers for about one hour. You could also be allocated one of our cats to look after for the day, making sure they get a suitable home by talking to potential new owners who attend the shows. See a full list of our events on our Facebook page.
Transporting to Vets and Trapping Strays
Do you have access to a car and spare time to transport the cats to vet appointments, take cats to the cattery or other fosterers, or even help with trapping stray cats and kittens that need be taken in and cared for? Traps are heavy and it is handy if you have the strength to carry them. Ideally you’d be available on-call for emergencies, but we would appreciate any time that anyone could give.
Every couple of months on a Saturday we collect money and cat food outside or inside a local Pets at Home store. You would be standing with one other volunteer for around one hour on a shift basis. We started this about 6 months ago and it’s been a great success, whilst also raising awareness of our branch.
We opened our very first Charity shop in October 2015. It is at 142 Hamlet Court Road. We are very proud of this as there are very few animal charity shops around.
If you can give a couple of hours to help please let us know. It does not need to be on a regular basis if you have other commitments.
Please pop in and see our Manager Sue Young, to find out more.
If you cannot help in the shop please still bear in mind we always need stock donations. We also need volunteers to go to collect stock from people who do not drive and therefore cannot get to the shop themselves. If you have a car could you do this for the cats ? You would only be called upon once a month or so.
Other Ways to Volunteer
- Could you hold a garden party/coffee morning/sell things on eBay/arrange talks at local Boy Scout groups or schools?
- Is there is a charity that you involved in already? We could hold a ‘joint’ fundraising event or sell our items at your event.
- Are you good at making things that we could sell at our events (craft or cakes)?
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carole or get in touch via our contact page.
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: 06 Mar 2020