This is a great opportunity for cat lovers. The cats that come into the Dundee Adoption Centre need looking after 365 days a year, come rain or shine. The routine for cattery staff is feeding the cats; cleaning their pens and litter trays; contact with the cats including grooming and socialising to make them feel wanted and relaxed; welcoming new cats and preparing them for trips to the vets and meeting potential new owners. Volunteers in the cattery can choose mornings or afternoons, any day/s of the week to suit them (including weekends) - morning shift starts 9am to11.30am or afternoon shift starts from 2pm to 4pm. We encourage volunteers to start with a small amount of time and increase when happy they can do more.
Cats Protection has three clear objectives: To rescue stray and unwanted cats and kittens; Rehabilitate and rehome them where possible; To encourage the neutering of all cats and kittens not required for breeding; To inform the public on the care of cats and kittens.
Under certain conditions restrictions may apply but we take care not to discriminate because of age or gender as we promote volunteering for everyone.
Experience required: The volunteer would need to have a love of cats and be reliable.
Travel details: The Dundee Adoption Centre, 102 Foundry Lane, Dundee.
Minimum age: 16
Expenses details: Travel expenses are not paid to and from the centre – If exceptional expenses are incurred then these would be paid – for example a one off journey during the volunteer day – training. This would be agreed prior to the activity with the volunteer
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction will include meeting the members of the shift, being shown around the centre, shown the work routine and how to treat the cats and someone to shadow until you are familiar. On-going training when new routines/procedures are introduced.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet