Cat Fosterer

  • VO54257
  • Home-based volunteering


This key role ensures the needs of each cat being cared for are met appropriately, upholding minimum veterinary and cat care standards in accordance with Cats Protection's policies and procedures. You will provide temporary care and accomodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats in purpose built cat pens in your garden/outdoor space or in an adapted spare room in your home. The role will involve cleaning of the cat environment and equipment, feeding and grooming and socialising the cats; you will need to administer medication, such as flea and worm treatments. The role also requires you to communicate effectively with other volunteers, vets and potential owners.

Organisation aims and objectives

Cats Protection Shetland exists to assist in the rescue, care and rehoming of unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens, both domestic and feral, in Shetland. We also advise on matters of cat welfare, and aim to educate the public about issues surrounding cat care, such as the promotion of neutering. We are run entirely by volunteers.


Experience required: Basic knowledge of cats, care and hygiene. Interpersonal skills. Good record keeping / administration skill. Observation skills. Level headed and practical. Committed to working with others to find homes for the cats in your care.
Travel details: From volunteers own home.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Your contact for this role: The branch coordinator, will provide you with day to day support, guidance and direction. Your Regional Development Manager will provide further support by visiting you in your home.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago