Volunteering

Telford and District Branch is run solely by volunteers who work to help cats in a variety of ways. We welcome volunteers with open arms, whether you are young or old, male or female, there's a place for you with us. As well as having the satisfaction of knowing you are working for a good cause, our volunteers also have the opportunity to learn new skills and work with like-minded people.

Not all our volunteer roles require you to have contact with our cats. There are lots of ways that you can get involved in supporting the charity, from a few hours on an occasional weekend collecting at a tin shake, helping in our shop, ‘behind the scenes’ work or even fostering. Most of our roles have flexible hours and can be fitted around your paid jobs and other commitments. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens in Telford and the surrounding areas.

  • You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise
  • You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team
  • You will become a key member in the UK’s largest feline charity

Donating your time and skills will make a huge difference to every cat in our care, so please have a look at our volunteering opportunities and let us know if you are interested in volunteering with the Telford & District branch. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

Email us at catsprotectiontelford@gmail.com or ring us on 01952 305645


We are currently looking to recruit the following volunteer roles:

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: 17 Oct 2018
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: 17 Oct 2018
Shop Assistant Volunteer

Our Cats Protection shops play a key part in raising the funds needed to help thousands of cats and kittens each year. Our shop assistant volunteers help with all aspects of the day to day running of one of our fantastic shops. They serve customers, help with stock rotation, create displays - and everything in between! They are part of a passionate retail team that make sure our shops are enjoyable places for customers to visit, leading to repeat custom and vital funds being raised to help our feline friends in need.


Closing date: 17 Oct 2018
Lost and Found Cats Volunteer

Unfortunately our feline friends can occasionally stray or get lost, which can be extremely distressing for their owners. Our lost and found volunteers are passionate about reuniting lost cats and bringing families back together. They help cats and their owners by advertising lost cats and providing support, advice and guidance to people searching for their cats. 


Closing date: 17 Oct 2018
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: 17 Oct 2018
Volunteer website editor

Our volunteer website editors promote the activities of our local volunteer groups and teams by helping keep their websites relevant, exciting and engaging for members of the public. Local websites are often the first place members of the public will look to find out more about Cats Protection. A positive local profile can help raise funds, promote adopting a cat, promote neutering and make sure as many people as possible learn about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 17 Oct 2018
Volunteer events fundraiser

As a charity we can continue to help cats and kittens in need thanks to the donations we receive at fundraising events from generous members of the public. Our events fundraisers have the exciting and varied role of helping plan and deliver local fundraising events. They support a team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to help our feline friends in need. They use their passion for cats and people to plan cakes sales, barn dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!


Closing date: 19 Oct 2018