Volunteering

We Need Your Time! Please Volunteer!

We especially need new Fosterers and a Fundraising Officer - please get in touch if you are interested and would like to find out more! 

Have you got what it takes to help? Do any of the following describe you?

Do you love getting hands on with cats? Are you caring but not overly sentimental, with a good working knowledge of cat welfare? Are you not afraid to get your hands dirty, happy to deal with the public, prepared to work to national standards, and do you understand that cats in care need attention outside of normal hours? Yes? Then maybe you could help! A Cat Carer (fosterer's) role is very rewarding, and it isn't just about stroking cats, it's about looking after them as and when required, whilst we find them a loving home. Fostering is normally done in a purpose built cat cabin, located in your own garden (which of course will be provided to you), though spare rooms can easily be adapted for indoor fostering.

Do you just want to make a difference, to ensure all cats are homed to the right places, or do you have some storage that we could use temporarily? Maybe you just love animals and want to use some of your spare time to benefit cats and kittens in your area? Sounds like you? Then there are lots of ways that you could help, such as home-visiting, fundraising, or transporting goods locally. In fact, there's so many ways you can add value and make a real difference, just by offering a few hours of your time! Interested? Then please get in touch!

You can call us or send us an email - whichever way you decide, we would love to hear from you! We urgently need new volunteers especially with fund raising events to help take the branch forward and help more cats and kittens in the area!

Others volunteer roles we currently have available are -

Indoor cats fosterers
Speaker / Education volunteer - Driver and own vehicle essential


Please get in touch for more information on any of the above roles
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: 31 Jan 2019
Volunteer fosterer

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: 31 Jan 2019
Volunteer welfare team leader

Without the passionate and committed teams 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. Our welfare team leaders have the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteer fosterers and cat care volunteers. They help make sure other volunteers with direct cat care roles are happy and confident and provide advice and guidance when needed. This incredible teamwork means we are able to help more cats and kittens in need. 


Closing date: 31 Jan 2019
Volunteer treasurer

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats each year thanks to our dedicated and passionate volunteer groups and teams, all of which help our feline friends in a different ways. They 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 treasurers maintain the finances of local groups and teams, ensuring they hold the funds needed to continue their vital work. Cats Protection relies solely on donations from generous members of the public, and our volunteer treasurers help make sure these funds are spent in the most effective way.  


Closing date: 26 Feb 2019