EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WITH NEW GUIDELINES, WE ARE HAVING TO TEMPORARILY STOP ANY NEW VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT. This applies to all roles, so that we, at the branch, can focus on the welfare of the cats in our care and the safety of the volunteers we already have volunteering at the branch.
If you have already applied then we will be in contact later in the year, when things get back to normal.
For those of you still wishing to volunteer we of course we will keep you all updated when the roles do
There are many ways in which you could become actively involved in helping local cats to live a better life.
Cats Protection welcomes volunteers with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for
you with us. Volunteering is the most worthwhile thing you can ever do. It gives a real sense of achievement, allows the
development of new skills and the social possibilities are endless!
If you can volunteer for up to three hours a week in your spare time, then this will make all the difference to how much
we can achieve, and help more needy cats to get a second chance of happiness.
Volunteers should live in any of the following post code areas NR30- NR35.
If you are interested in doing any volunteering work for our branch then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(we aim to reply within 48 hours) and tell us about yourself and what you would like to get involved with. The more
information you give us the better, as it will allow us to suggest roles that match your skills and background.
Current volunteering roles within the branch are as follows...
Lost and Found Cats Volunteer
Unfortunately our feline friends can occasionally stray or get lost, which can be extremely distressing for their owners. Our lost and found volunteers are passionate about reuniting lost cats and bringing families back together. They help cats and their owners by advertising lost cats and providing support, advice and guidance to people searching for their cats.
Closing date: 04 Oct 2020
Education Team Leader Volunteer
Our education team leaders play an important role in raising awareness of Cats Protection and feline welfare. They support and lead a team of education volunteers by providing the help, feedback and encouragement needed to make sure other volunteers are confident and happy in their roles. As a team, our education volunteers promote and deliver pre-prepared talks, help spread messages around feline welfare and act as the voice of cats in their local communities. They deliver information talks to adults and children, and help spread our vision of a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Closing date: 05 Oct 2020
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: 24 Oct 2020
Thousands of cats each year rely on the help of animal charities because they have been abandoned, they have strayed or because there has been a change in their owner’s circumstances. Becoming an administration volunteer is just one way you can help improve the lives of cats in your local community. Our admin volunteers help provide vital admin support to our volunteer groups and teams across Cats Protection. They help keep up to date records of the number of cats that have been re-homed, collate supporter details and send out newsletters. This could be the perfect volunteer role if you have administrative experience, a passion for cats, or both!
Closing date: 27 Nov 2020
As a charity we receive numerous enquiries on a daily basis from members of the public related to cats and feline welfare. Our enquiries volunteers are part of a passionate team of volunteers that help Cats Protection signpost and manage these enquiries. They help our feline friends answering questions from members of the public, providing advice and signposting queries to other volunteers and staff if needed.
Closing date: 28 Nov 2020