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Volunteering

St Albans and District Cats Protection relies entirely on the work of volunteers who are essential to every aspect of what we do. From an hour at the weekend collecting at a tin shake to fostering a cat in a pen in your garden, there are lots of ways that you can get involved in supporting the charity.

Donating your time and skills will make a huge difference to every cat in our care, so please have a look at all of our volunteering opportunities and let us know how you are interested in taking part. No special qualifications or experience are needed, just your enthusiasm!

If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, please complete the form at the bottom of the page or give us a call on 0345 371 2064 to discuss how you can join us.

Tin Shakes

We organise regular tin shakes in the local area to help to raise money by collecting from passers-by. This also provides a great opportunity to discuss our work with members of the public.

A variety of slots will be available on the nominated days (see our events page for details) so this role is ideal for occasional volunteers as you need only give 1-2 hours of your time on a specific day (or more if you are very keen!).

This is an easy, stress-free way to get involved with fundraising so please do let us know if you would be interested in taking part.



Events

St Albans and District Cats Protection regularly hold stalls at summer fetes as well as hosting our own events at local community centres. We are always looking for people to help out with manning stalls on the day. This can be anything from selling Cats Protection Goods to managing the cake stall or running the ever popular tombola!

These events usually take place at the weekend and you can volunteer for anything from an hour to the whole day.

The events really are great fun and a rewarding experience for everyone who takes part as well as giving you a great opportunity to get involved with the local community.



Fostering

Cats Protection Fosterers provide short or long term homes for cats in a variety of situations and are an essential part of the re-homing process. With the support of the branch, fosterers provide a temporary home for a cat or cats until we are able to find them a suitable permanent home. There is no financial cost involved – the Branch pays for everything.

Cats are fostered in a specially designed garden pen or in emergency situations, within the fosterer’s home.

Fosterers are also responsible for hosting any potential adopters and to answer any questions they might have about the cat in their care.

Fostering is a demanding but very fulfilling role as you will be responsible for providing a safe home for a number of cats in difficult situations and ensuring their welfare during their stay as well as being directly involved in their journey towards a forever home.

If you would like to discuss Fostering further, please do give us a call.
Volunteer fosterer

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens needing temporary homes until they find their forever families. Many of our feline friends are cared for by volunteer fosterers in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. Most of our volunteer fosterers care for one or two cats at a time, which makes a huge difference and gives these cats a second chance at a happy life. They provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. 


Closing date: 09 Feb 2018
Neutering team leader volunteer

At Cats Protection we passionately believe that neutering cats before they can breed is an essential part of cat ownership, and without neutering the UK’s cat population would quickly get out of control. Our neutering volunteers help spread positive neutering messages and make it easier for owners on low incomes to get their cats neutered. They help raise awareness of the benefits of neutering, promote our neutering schemes and respond to enquiries from members of the public. 


Closing date: 09 Feb 2018