Volunteering

Volunteers urgently required

FOSTERERS

Essential to the work of the Branch are our small band of fosterers; caring and dedicated volunteers who take into their homes the stray and unwanted cats and kittens rescued by the Branch. All Branch cats must strictly segregated from the fosterer's own pet cats.

Apart from providing purpose-built cat pens and assistance with the provision of food and litter, as a fosterer you are unpaid. The tender loving care lavished on the often neglected and ill-treated cats produces happy, healthy pets for rehoming.

The fact that our foster homes are ALWAYS full shows how important they are to the Branch's work as well as giving a clear indication of the importance of neutering/spaying.

If you are interested in this role, then please call the Branch’s Cat-line on 01332 206956 or email us at enquiries@derbybranch.cats.org.uk for further information and to arrange an informal chat.

CATLINE CALL HANDLER

The Branch is seeking a volunteer to help staff our Catline. The role involves retrieving voicemail messages throughout the day using your own phone and would involve one day per week – Monday is preferred – between 9 am and 6 pm. This would be an ideal way for someone to help cats without leaving the comfort of their own home. A knowledge of cats and cat behaviour would be helpful but training will be given.

If you are interested and would like a copy of the role description, please call our Catline on 01332 206956 or email the Branch on enquiries@derbybranch.cats.org.uk

FIELD WORKERS
Role Description and further details
 
FUNDRAISING CO-ORDINATOR - For some time now, we have been seeking a volunteer to take on the role of contacting supermarkets, etc for permission to hold fundraising/information stalls. There is already a regular stall held in St Peter's Street, Derby, and we would like this to continue.  Is this the 'job' for you?

Derby and District Branch has many vacancies for other volunteers such as Vet Runners.
 
We also need an Assistant to the Vet Liaison Officer - this is mostly an administrative role and can be carried out from home a couple of days a week.
 
Last but not least, volunteers are always needed at our charity shops in Derby and Wirksworth.
 
Full training and support will be given to the successful applicants for all of the above vacancies.  Anyone who is interested should contact the Cat Line on 01332 206 956 (voicemail) or enquiries@derbybranch.cats.org.uk and leave their details.  

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU
 
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: 16 Jul 2017
Events Support Volunteer

At Cats Protection we are lucky enough to be able to attend a number of high profile women’s lifestyle events each year to promote and encourage support for our work. Based at our National Cat Centre in Chelwood Gate, our events support volunteers have the exciting role of helping our Events Manager ensure the smooth running of these busy shows and events. They also support with a number of internal events such as our Annual General Meeting and Birthday celebrations. They assist with all aspects of event management, organisation and administrative support – and even get to go along to the events themselves! 


Closing date: 16 Jul 2017
Vet Link Volunteer

Our vet link volunteers are the crucial link between local Cats Protection volunteer groups, teams and veterinary surgeries. They help build relationships, raise awareness of Cats Protection and promote our neutering schemes. This is a rewarding volunteer role as you will have a direct impact on helping cats in your local area by spreading the word about Cats Protection and how we help cats in need. 


Closing date: 16 Jul 2017
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: 16 Jul 2017
Enquiries Volunteer

As a charity we receive numerous enquiries on a daily basis from members of the public related to cats and feline welfare. Our enquiries volunteers are part of a passionate team of volunteers that help Cats Protection signpost and manage these enquiries. They help our feline friends answering questions from members of the public, providing advice and signposting queries to other volunteers and staff if needed. 


Closing date: 31 Aug 2017
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 Aug 2017