Volunteering

Volunteering with Cats Protection can be very enjoyable and rewarding. We are currently looking for people to help with the following roles:

  • NEW February 2015: We are looking for a Fundraising Team Leader. Are you up for a Fun challenge? Do you want to help a local cat charity raise funds, to help with the cost of  re-homing and rescuing cats and kittens in the DY1 – DY13 area?
    For full information please email Branch Volunteer Co-ordinator:  pauline @ stourbridgecats.org.uk [please remove spaces from the email address before using; this is an anti-spam measure]

 

  • As a Cat Fosterer you will be directly helping cats and kittens in need, giving them hands-on care and working with others to re-home them, providing them with a second chance of a happy and healthy life. You will provide temporary care and accommodation in purpose-built cat pens in your garden or outdoor space, or in an adapted spare room in your home. You will be provided with all equipment, materials and supplies.

 

  • As a Welfare Assistant Volunteer you will assist the Welfare Team leader with day to day enquiries/calls from the general public, to help prioritise cats coming into the branch. You will also help with the transportation of cats between vets and fosterers, in your own car or the branch van. The Role would suit someone who has free time during the day; it would help if you are organised and motivated, and can work as part of a team with Cat Fosterers and the Welfare Team Leader.

 

    • As a Trap, Neuter and Return Volunteer you will be participating in the Cats Protection Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) Programme, which involves trapping the cat, taking the cat to a local vet to be neutered, returning the cat to their habitat or finding a suitable alternative home. In addition, you may also be involved in regularly feeding local feral cat colonies

 

    • As a Home Visitor you will carry out home visits before we re-home a cat or kitten. This involves visiting members of the public in their own homes, talking to them about the process involved, answering their questions and providing information and advice for when their new arrival comes home.

 

  • As aFund-raising Volunteer you will help out at various fund-raising events throughout the year including fetes, fayres, jumbles, festivals, sponsored events.

 

  • As Maintenance Volunteer you will carry out maintenance tasks when required; painting, fixing fixtures and fittings, and generally maintaining Cats Protection premises, grounds, equipment and vehicles. You will work in line with heath and safety and Cats Protection policies and procedures.

 

  • As a Legacy Volunteer you will work alongside our volunteer groups and act as an ambassador for Cats Protection in the promotion of legacy giving in your local community. You will be the first point of contact for people interested in leaving a legacy to the charity and respond using Cats Protection documentation.

 

  • As Enquiries Volunteer you will be the first point of contact for in responding to enquiries from the general public. You will liaise with different members of your volunteer group for support in providing comprehensive information in response to specific queries when necessary and you will sometimes signpost queries and requests to the National Cat Centre.

 

  • As a Recruitment Volunteer, you will liaise with other volunteers across all the different work areas of the group (e.g. welfare, rehoming, publicity, fundraising, support) to identify and promote new local volunteering opportunities. You will then meet with people who you believe will be a valuable addition to the group and match them with suitable opportunities. You will also be involved in helping new volunteers settle into their role.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact us on 0345 260 1076, email info@stourbridgecats.org.uk or fill in the form below.

  • As a Shop Volunteer you will assist with the day to day running of the shop by serving customers and sorting, steaming, pricing, arranging and replenishing stock. You may also be involved in assisting the shop manager and other members of the team in discussing and implementing changes to shop layout and pricing, etc. Sharing your passion for cat welfare and promoting the work of the charity will also be important when talking to our customers.

If you can spare a few hours a week to help in the shop fill in the below form, call the shop on 01384 422208 or pop in and see us at:

Stourbridge, Dudley & Wyre Forest
27 Lower High Street
Stourbridge
DY8 1TA

Opening times are between 9:00am and 5:30pm on Monday to Saturday.
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: 13 Jun 2020
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: 13 Jun 2020
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: 13 Jun 2020
Social media volunteer

Social media and cats go hand in hand, and our social media volunteers use their passion and knowledge of social media to promote the activities of local volunteer groups and teams though various channels. This is a volunteer role that can be done from home, on the train or even from the sofa! Our social media volunteers directly help our feline friends by helping raise awareness of Cats Protection.  A higher profile can help us raise the funds we need for our work, ensure people know they can adopt a cat from us, help promote neutering and help as many people as possible learn more about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 13 Jun 2020