Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Volunteer

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PLEASE NOTE: This role is NOT based out of the Forth Valley adoption centre. It is a part of the Community Neutering Project and will take place around the Forth Valley area where needed.

Unfortunately thousands of cats each year are abandoned or have strayed and rely on charities like Cats Protection for help. Becoming a Trap-Neuter-Return (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 the trapped cats to local vets to be neutered
  • Returning cats to their territory where they were trapped

The role might also include:

  • Regular feeding of feral cat colonies
  • Promoting neutering by building relationships with farmers, land owners and local businesses
  • Liaising with vets to promote and arrange neutering

Organisation aims and objectives

Since we were founded in 1927, we’ve helped a huge number of cats and kittens – homing over 1.5 million of them to new owners and championing the rights of countless others.










Around 3 hours per week, flexible timings.


Living outwith the area of work will not be beneficial.
Experience required: A genuine interest in cat welfare, advocating for feral cats, and the benefits of neutering. Must be able to lift relatively heavy equipment safely (the traps containing captured cats).
Travel details: Taking place across the Forth Valley area wherever the need is present (Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire).
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Continued support and supervision after full training will be given.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.