Volunteering roles

At Cats Protection we offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities to suit you.

VOLUNTEER CAT FOSTERER – SPARE ROOM

Do you love cats?
Do you want to make a difference?
Do you have a spare room?
Do you have a good working knowledge of basic cat care and an understanding of the importance of following care and hygiene standards?

Yes?
– then maybe you could be one of our Volunteer ‘Spare Room’ Fosterers.

We need people to provide temporary foster care to cats in need, until we can find them a permanent home.

We are inundated with cats needing to be taken into care, but we do not have the space to take them all; hence our need for more ‘Spare Room’ Fosterers.

The role will involve:

Provide daily hands-on cat care in your own home – in a separate/spare room.
Ensure the needs of each cat are met appropriately and in accordance with Cats Protection policies and procedures. To look after the cat’s health and well being, feed, groom, play/socialise and clean the litter tray. Liaise with our other fosterers, vets and potential owners.
Compete relevant paperwork to ensure we have an accurate record of each cat whilst in your care.

Time Commitment:

You will have responsibility for the cats in their care. In practical terms this usually involves 1-3 hours per day caring for the cat/s in your care, but this will vary depending on the number of cats and their individual needs. Most ‘Spare Room’ Fosterers will care for just one cat, unless they are to be homed together e.g. siblings.

Training and Support:

As with all our roles, you will get support – you won’t be on your own. A comprehensive manual of cat care advice has been developed and produced by the charity for use by Cat Fostering Volunteers, and regular advice and bulletins are provided.

We usually have a summer and winter get-together for our volunteers, a social event but also an opportunity to find out about our different roles and to get an update on what is happening within the branch and wider charity.

By doing this, you can help the Branch function, to raise funds and find homes for cats.

To discuss, contact: Nicky Rudolf on 07841 120776 (Phone between 7pm and 9pm) or email nickyrudolf@hotmail.co.uk

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VOLUNTEER FOSTERER’s ASSISTANT

Do you love cats? 
Do you want to make a difference?
Are you willing to clean out pens and empty litter trays – but also interact with the cats?

Yes – then maybe you could be one of our Volunteer Fosterer’s Assistants.

We need people help the Fosterers with basic cat care for those cats in the care of Cats Protection, awaiting a new, permanent home.

The role will involve:

Clean the cat pens and litter trays to ensure hygiene standards are met.
To groom and play/socialise with the cats

Time Commitment:

At the moment, we are looking for someone to help out for about one hour a week in the Surbiton area.

As with all our roles, you will get support – you won’t be on your own.

We usually have a summer and winter get-together for our volunteers, a social event but also an opportunity to find out about our different roles and to get an update on what is happening within the branch and wider charity.

By doing this, you can help the Branch function, to raise funds and find homes for cats.

To discuss, contact: Nicky Rudolf on 07841 120776 (Phone between 7pm and 9pm) or email nickyrudolf@hotmail.co.uk

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LEAD FUNDRAISER

Do you love cats? 
Do you want to make a difference?
Do you have an organised way of doing things?
Are you easy to get on with and like meeting new people?
Are you available for some time on Saturdays?

Yes?
– then maybe you could be our lead Fundraiser.

We need someone to take the lead for fundraising – book events and sort out fundraisers – based on previous information. Own transport is preferred. This role has been split into 2 – see also the volunteer role of Driver-Transport; you can choose to do one or both roles.

The role will involve:

Leading fundraising activities for the branch
Booking events
Selecting and purchasing of goods from various sources to be sold at events
Arranging volunteers for each event
Arranging volunteers to take goods & equipment to the events (see volunteer role of Driver-Transport), where relevant Ensuring local licences or permits in place e.g. street collections
Ensuring all monies collected are accounted for & passed to Treasure

Time Commitment:

Most can be done anytime, but you should be available on Saturday to liaise with the volunteers who will be at the events.

Training & Support:

As with all our roles, you will get support – you won’t be on your own.
We usually have a summer and winter get-together for our volunteers, a social event but also an opportunity to find out about our different roles and to get an update on what is happening within the branch and wider charity.
By doing this, you can help the Branch function, to raise funds and find homes for cats.

To discuss this further, contact: Nicky Rudolf on 07841 120776 (Phone between 7pm and 9pm) or email nickyrudolf@hotmail.co.uk

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Volunteer –Treasurer Epsom, Ewell & District Branch

How volunteering for Cats protection can make a big difference to you, you will:

  • get a lot of personal satisfaction and enjoyment from your volunteering role

  • have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats &kittens in your community

  • be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise

  • meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team

  • become a key member in the UK’s largest feline welfare charity

 What the role involves:

  • Maintaining accurate financial records and following CP’s financial procedures

  • Regularly reporting financial records via Cashlog (CP supplied software)

  • Paying invoices and volunteer expenses

  • Working with others to ensure the group has sufficient funds to meet expenditure

  • Updating and advising the committee on income, expenditure and available funds

  • Preparing budgets

  • Managing and monitoring all donations made to the group

  • Working with others to ensure financial procedures are followed e.g. Gift Aid returns, VAT claims, shop accounts

  • Playing a key role in the committee/volunteer team

 Skills and experience which are expected and/or can be developed in this role:

  • Experience or knowledge of accounting/book keeping and/or good numeracy skills

  • Ability to collect and present information clearly and logically

  • Attention to detail

  • Good communication skills

  • Willingness to work as part of a team

  • Confident in the use of IT systems

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work on your own initiative

 Time expectation:

This is an extremely flexible role; we would envisage 2-4 hrs. per week as an average for this role. More time may be required from time to time but you and the branch/volunteer group/Adoption Centre team will work together and plan what is needed. This role can be shared with other volunteers.

How we will support you:

You will receive training and support in your role. We also have Finance, Volunteering and Branch Support teams who can provide you with guidance and information.

 

To discuss this further, contact: Nicky Rudolf on 07841 120776 (Phone between 7pm and 9pm) or email nickyrudolf@hotmail.co.uk


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