Volunteering

Telford and District Branch is run solely by volunteers who work to help cats in a variety of ways. We welcome volunteers with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us. As well as having the satisfaction of knowing you are working for a good cause, our volunteers also have the opportunity to learn new skills and work with like-minded people.

Not all our volunteer roles require you to have contact with our cats. There are lots of ways that you can get involved in supporting the charity, from a few hours on an occasional weekend collecting at a tin shake, helping in our shop, ‘behind the scenes’ work or even fostering. Most of our roles have flexible hours and can be fitted around your paid jobs and other commitments. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens in Telford and the surrounding areas.

  • You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise
  • You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team
  • You will become a key member in the UK’s largest feline charity

Donating your time and skills will make a huge difference to every cat in our care, so please have a look at our volunteering opportunities and let us know if you are interested in volunteering with the Telford & District branch. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

Email us at enquiries@telford.cats.org.uk or ring us on 01952 305645


We are currently looking to recruit the following volunteer roles:

Re-homing Team Leader Volunteer

At Cats Protection we will continue to find new homes for cats and kittens in need until our work around information, education and neutering reduces the long-term need for homing. Life in a rescue environment is never ideal for any cat compared to a loving home. Our rehoming team leaders support a team of volunteer home visitors who collectively play an important part in matching our feline friends with their new families.


Closing date: 22 Nov 2019
Fosterer support volunteer

Across the UK our feline friends looking for new homes are cared for by volunteer fosterers in their homes or purpose built pens in their gardens. Our fosterer support volunteers don’t directly look after cats themselves, but they provide the vital assistance and support needed for our volunteer fosterers to focus on looking after the cats in their care. The support they provide can include answering queries, delivering supplies, and even moving cats from one fosterer to another. 


Closing date: 28 Nov 2019
Transport Volunteer

Our transport volunteers help our teams and volunteer groups move equipment, litter, food, money – and even cats! They have the vital role of connecting our network of volunteers, sites, vets and donors. Without them we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats each year that rely on us as they enable our volunteer groups and teams to effectively help our feline friends. 


Closing date: 28 Nov 2019
Shop Assistant Volunteer

Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in raising the funds needed to help thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our shop assistant volunteers help with all aspects of the day to day running of one of our fantastic shops. They serve customers, help with stock rotation, create displays - and everything in between! They are part of a passionate retail team that make sure our shops are enjoyable places for customers to visit, leading to repeat custom and vital funds being raised to help our feline friends in need.


Closing date: 05 Dec 2019