Volunteering

The Branch is supported by volunteers.  We are always looking for new volunteers and supporters to help us in our day to day work. 

Volunteering with us is very rewarding, worthwhile and doesn't have to take up a lot of your time.  You can give as much or as little time as you can and we know that that may change from day to day.  Whatever time you can give is a brilliant boost for our Branch and gives you something back in return, friendships, experience and the 'feel good' factor that helping cats gives.  We provide training, where necessary, for volunteer roles such as home visitors, fosterers and fundraisers.

There are lots of ways you can help, possibly some you haven't thought of:

  • Fundraisers who turn out in all weathers and to all sorts of events to raise funds to pay for all of the cats' and kittens' needs.
  • Home Visitors who visit everyone wishing to adopt.
  • Knitters who knit toys for the cats and kittens, and baby clothes to sell on our market stall.
  • Cake bakers who bake for our events.
  • Fosterers who foster the cats and kittens.

The list is endless and without all of the volunteers our Branch would not be able to help as many cats and kittens that we do.

We are always on the look out for more volunteers - see Volunteers needed page

However much or little time you feel you have to spare, your help will always be welcomed. Be it on a regular, occasional or one-off basis, we really would love to hear from you.


Fundraising volunteer

As a charity we rely on funds donated by generous members of the public to continue to help cats and kittens in need. Our fundraising volunteers are part of a passionate team that help raise funds to help our feline friends in need. They help plan and deliver exciting and varied fundraising events, which can be anything from craft fairs, cake sales, sponsored abseils – and anything in between!


Closing date: 27 Dec 2019
Home Visitor Volunteer

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens looking for new and loving homes at any one time. Our volunteer home visitors support a local volunteer group by helping find our feline friends happy, caring and suitable homes. They communicate with potential adopters, match cats and kittens with new homes and provide support to new cat owners. This is a rewarding role, as our volunteer home visitors play a vital part in helping cats and kittens find their perfect forever homes. 


Closing date: 27 Dec 2019
Fundraising events organiser

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 events organisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events. They support a team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends. Our fundraising events organisers use their passion for cats and people to plan cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!


Closing date: 27 Dec 2019
Fosterer Volunteer

Across the UK many of our feline friends 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, 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. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats which 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 new-borns with tummies to fill and lots to learn. No matter what type of cats they have in care our fosterers provide the best start to the next stage of their lives. 


Closing date: 27 Dec 2019