Volunteer

Calling All Cat Lovers – Why Not Volunteer for Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection?


Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection is one small, but important part of the national charity, made up of 250 branches, helping to rehome and care for 215,000 cats a year across the UK. 

The branch is entirely made up of volunteers who provide valuable support to the running of the branch.  Our volunteers are a diverse group from a range of backgrounds who give as much or as little time as they are able, to fit around their home lives and commitments.

If you are an animal lover and interested in volunteering, whether it be for one hour, one day or are interested in more regular volunteering then we’d love to hear from you.

Lichfield and Tamworth Cats Protection is made up a great group of friendly, like-minded people who undertake a variety of roles for the branch, all of whom pay a vital role in improving the lives of the cats and kittens in our care and in our communities.
Volunteer roles include:                                                                                      

  • Fosterers; these volunteers care for cats and kittens in purpose built pens in their gardens or in dedicated rooms in their own homes.

  • Cat Care Volunteers who work with fosterers to look after and socialise the cats and kittens in our care

  • Lost and Found Volunteers who manage all reports of lost and found cats, share across our social media and follow up reports to find out which cats have returned home.

  • Administrative volunteers who undertake a range of tasks in support of the welfare and neutering Team, from dealing with neutering voucher requests to responding to emails.

  • Fundraising Volunteers who raise vital funds for the Branch by running stalls at events, participating in sponsored events, organising events and even dressing as our cat mascot!

  • Homing Visitors who undertake visits to families wanting to adopt one of our cats

  • Social Media and Publicity Volunteers who run our social media sites and work with local media to promote the branch and the aims of cats protection

  • Education Speakers who provide talks to local schools and community groups.

Lichfield and Tamworth is a small branch with no adoption centre or base to work from, meaning we are all spread across the local area. We are keen to increase our numbers and welcome new volunteers so we can help even more cats and kittens.  

The Branch will run recruitment campaigns throughout the year where we will advertise for specific roles.  All current vacancies are advertised below.

If you are interested in volunteering with us and you would like to learn more about any of the roles advertised, then please contact us at enquiries@lichfield.cats.org.uk or call us on 0345 371 2741.  

Look forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in volunteering with us but the role you want is not currently advertised, please be patient and keep an eye on the website and our social media channels.  

Please be aware that there is an informal recruitment process for new volunteers and we do have a limited number of spaces for some roles, in addition not everyone will be suitable for every role.


 
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: 19 Dec 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: 03 Jan 2019
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: 08 Jan 2019