Cats Protection is the UK’s leading
feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated
with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
Cats are at the centre of everything we
do and our objectives are: homing, neutering and educating people about cats
and their care.
help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of
dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.
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.
What can you expect to be doing?
Trapping cats using humane methods
Taking cats to local vets to be
Returning cats to their territory or
finding a suitable alternative
The role might also include:
Regular feeding of feral colonies
Promoting neutering by building relationships with farmers, land owners and local businesses
Liaising with vets to promote and
What are the benefits to you?
You will develop new skills, expand
your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of
cats and kittens by helping reduce the number of unwanted cats and improving
the lives of cats in your local area. You will also meet new people, make new
friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.
We're looking for someone with:
Basic knowledge of cats and cat care
Good interpersonal and communication
A well organised and practical approach
Patience and perseverance
The ability to deal with sensitive
Good communication skills
A full, clean driving licence and
access to a vehicle
Time: This is a flexible role and the hours
will vary depending on the number of cats identified for specific TNR
campaigns. Our current TNR volunteers spend about 2 to 3 hours per week in this
role which can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.
At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and
confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, we provide support and
guidance both remotely from our National Cat Centre and face to face through
our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We also offer varied online
and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects
of volunteering. We hope the support we provide will ensure our volunteers have
a great experience with Cats Protection.