Fundraising volunteer 16+

  • VO85053
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Fundraising volunteer

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.

We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.

A bit about this role

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!

What can you expect to be doing?

● Helping organise fundraising events in your local area
● Sharing fundraising ideas with other volunteers and putting these into practice
● Sharing your passion for cat welfare and promoting Cats Protection
● Promoting National fundraising initiatives where appropriate
● Free text as bullet points

What are the benefits to you and the cats?

You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and help raise funds that will make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens in need. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

We’re looking for someone with

● Good communication skills
● Confidence in handling money
● Willingness to be part of a team
● Confidence in speaking to members of the public
● Knowledge of local community networks (would be an advantage)

Time expectation
Our fundraising volunteer role is very flexible, from 1-2 hours a month to 1-2 hours a week and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.
Additional information

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.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact: Julia, Volunteer Team Leader - Tel 01259 720555 or email ForthValley.VTL@cats.org.uk .

Organisation aims and objectives

Rehoming: All of our cats have been treated in excess of minimum veterinary standards, meaning that they have been examined by a veterinary surgeon, been fully vaccinated and treated against fleas and worms. Any sick cats and long term strays have been blood tested for FIV and FeLV. If the cat has not been neutered before admission and if over 6 month will be neutered whilst in our care. Our adoption fee for cats and kittens is £60. Check out our Success Stories on the left sidebar to find out about some of the cats we have successfully rehomed! Neutering: Cats Protection champions neutering as the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK. It also helps reduce your household costs as caring for a mother cat and kittens is very expensive. Please call our National Helpline 03000 12 12 12 for further information.

Restrictions

Experience required: We’re looking for someone with ● Good communication skills ● Confidence in handling money ● Willingness to be part of a team ● Confidence in speaking to members of the public ● Knowledge of local community networks (would be an advantage)
Travel details: Home Based
Minimum age: 16

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.