Volunteering

Volunteering with Cats Protection can be very enjoyable and rewarding. We are currently looking for people to help with the following roles:

  • NEW February 2015: We are looking for a Fundraising Team Leader. Are you up for a Fun challenge? Do you want to help a local cat charity raise funds, to help with the cost of  re-homing and rescuing cats and kittens in the DY1 – DY13 area?
    For full information please email Branch Volunteer Co-ordinator:  pauline @ stourbridgecats.org.uk [please remove spaces from the email address before using; this is an anti-spam measure]

 

  • As a Cat Fosterer you will be directly helping cats and kittens in need, giving them hands-on care and working with others to re-home them, providing them with a second chance of a happy and healthy life. You will provide temporary care and accommodation in purpose-built cat pens in your garden or outdoor space, or in an adapted spare room in your home. You will be provided with all equipment, materials and supplies.

 

  • As a Welfare Assistant Volunteer you will assist the Welfare Team leader with day to day enquiries/calls from the general public, to help prioritise cats coming into the branch. You will also help with the transportation of cats between vets and fosterers, in your own car or the branch van. The Role would suit someone who has free time during the day; it would help if you are organised and motivated, and can work as part of a team with Cat Fosterers and the Welfare Team Leader.

 

    • As a Trap, Neuter and Return Volunteer you will be participating in the Cats Protection Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) Programme, which involves trapping the cat, taking the cat to a local vet to be neutered, returning the cat to their habitat or finding a suitable alternative home. In addition, you may also be involved in regularly feeding local feral cat colonies

 

    • As a Home Visitor you will carry out home visits before we re-home a cat or kitten. This involves visiting members of the public in their own homes, talking to them about the process involved, answering their questions and providing information and advice for when their new arrival comes home.

 

  • As aFund-raising Volunteer you will help out at various fund-raising events throughout the year including fetes, fayres, jumbles, festivals, sponsored events.

 

  • As Maintenance Volunteer you will carry out maintenance tasks when required; painting, fixing fixtures and fittings, and generally maintaining Cats Protection premises, grounds, equipment and vehicles. You will work in line with heath and safety and Cats Protection policies and procedures.

 

  • As a Legacy Volunteer you will work alongside our volunteer groups and act as an ambassador for Cats Protection in the promotion of legacy giving in your local community. You will be the first point of contact for people interested in leaving a legacy to the charity and respond using Cats Protection documentation.

 

  • As Enquiries Volunteer you will be the first point of contact for in responding to enquiries from the general public. You will liaise with different members of your volunteer group for support in providing comprehensive information in response to specific queries when necessary and you will sometimes signpost queries and requests to the National Cat Centre.

 

  • As a Recruitment Volunteer, you will liaise with other volunteers across all the different work areas of the group (e.g. welfare, rehoming, publicity, fundraising, support) to identify and promote new local volunteering opportunities. You will then meet with people who you believe will be a valuable addition to the group and match them with suitable opportunities. You will also be involved in helping new volunteers settle into their role.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact us on 0345 260 1076, email info@stourbridgecats.org.uk or fill in the form below.

  • As a Shop Volunteer you will assist with the day to day running of the shop by serving customers and sorting, steaming, pricing, arranging and replenishing stock. You may also be involved in assisting the shop manager and other members of the team in discussing and implementing changes to shop layout and pricing, etc. Sharing your passion for cat welfare and promoting the work of the charity will also be important when talking to our customers.

If you can spare a few hours a week to help in the shop fill in the below form, call the shop on 01384 422208 or pop in and see us at:

Stourbridge, Dudley & Wyre Forest
27 Lower High Street
Stourbridge
DY8 1TA

Opening times are between 9:00am and 5:30pm on Monday to Saturday.
Volunteer Secretary

At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats and kittens each year thanks to our dedicated volunteer groups. These groups of passionate individuals all help our feline friends in 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 secretaries provide the support that helps our volunteer groups run smoothly. They make a real difference to the lives of our feline friends by helping maintain positive communications, supporting others, promoting the work of Cats Protection and signposting queries from members of the public.  


Closing date: 31 Jan 2018
Volunteer fosterer

Across Cats Protection there are thousands of cats and kittens needing temporary homes until they find their forever families. Many of our feline friends are cared for by volunteer fosterers in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. Most of our volunteer fosterers care for one or two cats at a time, which makes a huge difference and gives these cats a second chance at a happy life. They provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. 


Closing date: 31 Jan 2018
Administration Volunteer

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 administration volunteers help provide vital 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 rehomed, 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: 31 Jan 2018
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Volunteer

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a TNR volunteer is one way you can make a real difference to cats in your local area. Our TNR volunteers help reduce the number of feral cats by raising awareness of our TNR programmes, setting humane traps to safely capture cats, taking them to local vets to be neutered, and hopefully returning them back to their territory. Local TNR programmes are crucial, as feral and abandoned cats present a huge challenge for communities across the UK.


Closing date: 31 Jan 2018
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: 31 Jan 2018
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: 31 Jan 2018