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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 catsprotectiontelford@gmail.com or ring us on 01952 305645


We are currently looking to recruit the following volunteer roles:

Shop ‘people person’ volunteer

Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in helping raise the funds needed to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our ‘people person’ shop volunteers help make our shops welcoming and enjoyable places for customers to visit. 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: 20 Jun 2018
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: 28 Jun 2018
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: 28 Jun 2018
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a TNR volunteer is one way you can make a real difference to cats in your local area. Our TNR volunteers help reduce the number of feral cats by raising awareness of our TNR programmes, setting humane traps to safely capture cats, taking them to local vets to be neutered, and hopefully returning them back to their territory. Local TNR programmes are crucial, as feral and abandoned cats present a huge challenge for communities across the UK.


Closing date: 28 Jun 2018
Volunteer home visitor

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: 28 Jun 2018
Photo and Video Volunteer

Everyone loves a cute cat picture, and our photo and video volunteers help source, capture and share exciting photos of cats and other images relevant to everything Cats Protection does to help our feline friends. Their photos and images help raise awareness of our fantastic volunteer groups and teams which in turn helps raise funds, raises awareness adopting a Cats Protection cat, helps promote neutering and encourages people to learn more about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 29 Jun 2018