Volunteering

This opportunity is suitable for Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh participants.
The National Cat Adoption Centre finds homes for 1200 cats every year.

It is thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers (like Elizabet Szkoda, Sue Benge and Steve Newman, pictured here) that we are so successful in what we do.

As part of our team, they contribute to us being the UK’s leading feline welfare charity.

If you love cats and have some spare time, why not consider joining our friendly and enthusiastic team?

Contact us today to find out how you can help: ncac.deputy@cats.org.uk

Volunteers must be 14 years of age or over. Additionally, Duke of Edinburgh and work experience placements are available for students.

If you’d like to read more about volunteering, click here to download our volunteer handbook.

The centre is open 10am to 4pm every day, so why not pop in and pick up an application form. Or message our team on: ncac.deputy@cats.org.uk and we’ll send a copy to you.

We have the following volunteer roles available (application form here):

  • Cat care volunteer – Help the cats of the NCAC by providing basic day-to-day care such as feeding, cleaning, making observations, speaking with the public and cat socialising.
  • Volunteer driver – Help us to find homes faster. Volunteer drivers use the centre van to perform branch transfers with our closest centres and perform cat pick-ups from the local community.
  • Community and events volunteer – Are you friendly, outgoing and mad about cats? If so, we need you! We're looking for volunteers to join our community and events group, not only to raise much-needed funds but to promote the centre so that every cat in our care can find the perfect home they deserve. Along with other like-minded volunteers you will be responsible for organising and attending local events, store collections and other community opportunities with our Cats Protection stall. The aim: to inform and enthuse, raising awareness of the NCAC and our work.
  • Collection Box Volunteer – Manage and develop a network of collection boxes in the local area for the National Cat Adoption Centre. You will help us generate money for the kitties by overseeing the collection and delivery of boxes in different locations, recording donations and thanking local businesses and supporters, and researching local areas for collection ‘hot spots,’ all while sharing your passion for cats and promoting the work of Cats Protection.
  • Cat video creator – Videos are a fun and engaging way for potential adopters to connect with the cats in our care and to learn more about their personality. As a cat video creator you will be directly helping the cats in our care by taking video footage of them at the centre, editing the footage to compliment house styles and uploading to our website. 

NCAC volunteer Elizabet Szkoda


 
Photo and Video Volunteer

Everyone loves a cute cat picture, and our photo and video volunteers help source, capture and share exciting photos of cats and other images relevant to everything Cats Protection does to help our feline friends. Their photos and images help raise awareness of our fantastic volunteer groups and teams which in turn helps raise funds, raises awareness adopting a Cats Protection cat, helps promote neutering and encourages people to learn more about feline welfare. 


Closing date: 02 Jun 2017
Fundraiser

As a charity we rely on funds donated by generous members of the public to continue to help cats and kittens in need. Our fundraising volunteers are part of a passionate team that help raise funds to help our feline friends in need. They help plan and deliver exciting and varied fundraising events, which can be anything from craft fairs, cake sales, sponsored abseils – and anything in between!


Closing date: 02 Jun 2017
Collection box fundraising volunteer

Every penny counts when it comes to improving the lives of the thousands of cats and kittens across the UK that need our help each year. Our collection box fundraising volunteers help our volunteer groups raise vital funds by collecting and distributing collection boxes in their local area. Making a difference can mean as little as raising 18p, which is enough to feed one cat in our care for a day, to £150 which is the average cost of a cat in our care. 


Closing date: 02 Jun 2017
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: 02 Jun 2017