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Volunteering

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 gets to get a second change 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 recruitment@angliacoastal.cats.org.uk 
(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...
DIY Volunteer

Whilst we do everything we can to find new loving homes for the cats in our care, it is a reality that our feline friends will have to spend some time in a rescue environment. Our DIY volunteers use their passion for all things DIY to help keep Cats Protection sites safe, tidy and welcoming. The cats in our care are more likely to be rehomed if they are content in their environment, and members of the public are more likely to visit their local Cats Protection site if it is a well maintained and enjoyable place to visit.


Closing date: 23 Aug 2019
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: 29 Aug 2019
Education Talk Promoter

Our volunteer education talk promoters play an important role in raising awareness of Cats Protection and feline welfare. They research and contact local audiences such as schools and community groups and arrange for education speaker volunteers to deliver interesting and informative sessions to both adults and children. Interacting with children is especially important, as they are the cat owners of the future, and by building their understanding and knowledge we can make the world a better place for cats.


Closing date: 29 Aug 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: 07 Sep 2019
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: 23 Oct 2019