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!

Current Volunteer Opportunities in the Branch are as follows: 

Fundraising

  • Collections Administrator 
    Responsible for finding suitable venues where we can hold collections, booking the collection dates, organising
    a rota of collection volunteers for each collection. This can be operated from home.

  • Fund Raising Helpers
    Helping us to sell goods at our outside events, and with the packing and unpacking of the goods
    at the events.   Must be around during the day, and have transportation  

Cat Welfare 

  • Fosterers - Full time and Emergency
    People to care for our cats before they are rehomed. You will need one dedicated room in your home that can be
    used to house the cats that you will be caring for.  This is solely for the purpose of keeping any infection the cat may
    have confined, so that it will not infect the whole house.  Everything else will be provided ... including the cats!

  • Home Visitors - Bracknell, Wokingham and other areas in our region
    Home visitors are required in the Bracknell and Wokingham areas, and to cover the extended area of
    Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor to carry out visits to homes of prospective new owners

 

Please contact us if you are interested.  All volunteers must become a member of the branch.

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: 07 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: 07 Jan 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: 07 Jan 2019
Paws Protect fundraising volunteer

As a charity we rely on donations from generous members of the public, and without these donations we wouldn’t be able to continue to help cats in need. Our Paws Protect fundraisers have the important role of helping raise the funds needed to continue our Paws Protect service. This incredible service provides temporary care and accommodation for cats owned by families fleeing domestic abuse, and also provides peace of mind to families who know their feline friends will be cared for until they can be reunited. Paws Protect relies on fundraising volunteers to raise funds and awareness by assisting with and organising local fundraising activities and events. 


Closing date: 20 Feb 2019