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Never question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers. Titanic was built by professionals!


We are a small family of fantastic volunteers dedicated to finding new and loving homes for the cats in our care.

Volunteering is a positive thing to do. You will make new friends, develop new skills and know that you are making a difference to the lives of both cats and people. Training and ongoing support is provided for all our volunteers. 

If you have any special skills that you think we could make use of with our work, then please get in touch today. A chat costs nothing and it could lead both of us on a new chapter!


Would you like to find out more? 

Click here to see our volunteer opportunities.


Unfortunately we are not able to support anyone under the age of 16 who wishes to carry out work experience or those taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.



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: 29 Dec 2020
Website Editor Volunteer

Our website editor volunteers promote the activities of our local volunteer groups and teams by helping keep their websites relevant, exciting and engaging for members of the public. Local websites are often the first place members of the public will look to find out more about Cats Protection. A positive local profile can help raise funds, promote adopting a cat, promote neutering and make sure as many people as possible learn about feline welfare.


Closing date: 29 Dec 2020
Welfare and engagement team leader

Our welfare and engagement team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteers. Using your excellent people management skills, you will support and encourage your team of volunteers to help people to help cats. Without the passionate and committed teams of volunteers across Cats Protection we wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of cats and kittens each year that rely on us for help.


Closing date: 29 Dec 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: 29 Dec 2020
Branch Coordinator Volunteer

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups. We have over 250 branches across the UK, all of which help our feline friends in different ways. Branches take in stray and abandoned cats and ensure they receive the veterinary care and attention they deserve, help raise funds, promote neutering and help spread cat welfare messages. Our volunteer branch coordinators lead their local team by supporting and managing volunteers within their group, maintaining communications with both volunteers and staff, and helping promote a positive and professional image of Cats Protection.


Closing date: 29 Dec 2020