Cats Protection’s Southend & District Branch are looking for volunteers


A charity has launched a New Year appeal in South-East Essex to find kind-hearted people who can play a vital role in helping cats get back on their paws.

Cat-lovers with some spare time are invited to find their purr-fect roles by volunteering for Cats Protection’s Southend & District Branch.

The branch is currently on the prowl for a welfare team leader.

A welfare team leader has the important role of co-ordinating, encouraging and supporting teams of volunteer fosterers, cat care volunteers and home visitors. They provide advice and guidance and this incredible teamwork means the branch is able to help more cats and kittens in need.

No management experience is necessary and the charity will provide plenty of assistance and support materials.

Branch Coordinator Karen Hopwood said: “The role is incredibly varied and so the perfect person would have great people skills as well as a love of cats and bags of enthusiasm. We are sure whoever takes on the role will find them incredibly rewarding. It’s also a great way to make new friends – both human and feline!”

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat charity and the Southend & District Branch is part of a nationwide network of around 250 volunteer-run branches, 36 centres and over 120 charity shops that together help around 200,000 cats and kittens each year.

As well as finding new homes for unwanted and abandoned cats, the charity also offers cat care advice to the public and can help towards the cost of neutering.

More information about the work of the branch can be found at

A video about volunteering for Cats Protection can be found here:

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Cats Protection’s Southend & District Branch then please email or call 03000 121 212 for more information.

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