Cat Match Volunteer - Dewsbury, Wakefield & District Branch

Location
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Salary
Unpaid - voluntary
Posted
24 May 2022
Closes
24 Aug 2022
Interests
Animal
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term
A bit about this role

At Cats Protection we find thousands of perfect matches between people and cats every year. Our cat match volunteers provide the support, information and guidance needed to match the right person to the right feline friend.

 

What can you expect to be doing?
  • Being part of a team that identifies suitable homes for cats in care
  • Providing potential adopters with basic cat care information
  • Completing homing questionnaires with potential adopters ‘virtually’, as well as face to face, which may involve visiting the homes of potential adopters
  • Carrying out follow up communications if required
  • Using online map searches to match cats and kittens to new homes

 

What are the benefits to you and the cats?

You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by making sure they find loving and caring homes. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

 

We are looking for someone with
  • Basic knowledge of cats and cat care
  • An understanding of suitable homing environments for cats  
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Good level of record keeping and administration skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Access to a PC/mobile device
  • Patience and the ability to deal with sensitive situations
  • A valid driving licence and access to a vehicle (would be an advantage)  

 

Time expectation

Our cat match volunteers usually spend 2 to 3 hours a week in this role which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.

 

Support, guidance and keeping you safe

At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. We provide support and guidance from our National Cat Centre and through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We offer engaging online and face-to-face training, expenses and have policies and processes to help volunteers get the most out of their time with us.

The wellbeing of our people is important and at Cats Protection we are committed to safeguarding children, adults at risk and all those that we come into contact with as part of our activities.

 

Thank you for joining us and sharing in this commitment and for everything you will do during your time with Cats Protection

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