Volunteering

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Cats Protection's Belfast Adoption Centre relies on the help of kind hearted volunteers to help us continue the work that we do in Northern Ireland. The centre truly appreciates any time that people can give to our cause. Not only do the cats and kittens directly benefit from volunteer assistance; but Cats Protection volunteers gain a sense of satisfaction and camaraderie amongst their fellow volunteering peers.
 
Current Volunteering Opportunites in Northern Ireland include:

- Photo and Video Volunteer
Everyone loves a cute cat picture, and our photo and video volunteers help source, capture and share exciting photos of cats and other images relevant to everything Cats Protection does to help our feline friends. Their photos and images help raise awareness of our fantastic volunteer groups and teams which in turn helps raise funds, raises awareness adopting a Cats Protection cat, helps promote neutering and encourages people to learn more about feline welfare. We are looking for an individual with photography skills, experience of filming and editing short videos, IT skills and who can spare 2-3 hours per week. Please contact the Belfast Adoption Centre for more details: belfast@cats.org.uk  

- Administration Volunteer
Thousands of cats each year rely on the help of animal charities because they have been abandoned, they have strayed of because there has been a change in their owner's circumstances. Becoming an administration volunteer is just one way you can help improve the lives of cats in your local community. Our admin volunteers help provide vital admin support to our volunteer groups and teams across Cats Protection. They help keep up to date records of the number of cats that have been rehomed, collate supporter details and send out newsletters. This could be the prefect volunteer role if you have administrative experience, a passion for cats, or both! Please contact the Belfast Adoption Centre for more details: belfast@cats.org.uk  


- Trap, Neuter and Return Volunteer
Be actively involved in the humane management of Northern Ireland's feral cat populations through Cats Protection's neutering schemes. Driving licence and access to own transport necessary. Full training and support will be given. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: siobhan.mchaffie@cats.org.uk

- Fundraising Volunteer
Cats Protection operates solely on kind donations from the public - that's why fundraising is so important to us as a charity. Play a vital role with Cats Protection by raising much needed funds to help us help more cats. Full training and support will be given. Please email Northern Ireland Development Manager Siobhan McHaffie for further details: siobhan.mchaffie@cats.org.uk

- Education Volunteer
Educating the public about cats and their care is one of Cats Protection's primary goals. We believe increasing people's understanding about cats will help us achieve our ultimate aim - a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. If you enjoy meeting and interacting with people of all ages then why not consider being a Cats Protection Educational Speaker? Full training and support will be given. Please email Northern Ireland Community Education Officer Abigail Christie for further details: abigail.christie@cats.org.uk