The cattery environment is very scary and stressful for some cats. When a cat is scared they will hide away in one of the ‘hiding boxes’ that we place in their units for them. Some cats are so scared that they will permanently stay in their box and only eat overnight when it is quiet. Through regular socialising, spending a minimum of 20 minutes with each cat, they can be encouraged to come out of their hiding places and become more confident, sociable and eventually rehomed. Lots of the more confident cats enjoy jumping out of the unit entirely and having a good stretch of their legs.
Please send in your application form and we will invite you to complete some online health and safety paperwork. We will then book a date for you to complete some hands on training sessions with our staff and experienced cat socialisers. Then you will be able to work with the cats independently.
You must be able to communicate effectively with people and accurate completion of documents is essential. A friendly, confident approach is also desirable as is experience of having worked with cats or owning them.
Once you are trained, cat socialisers are welcome to work in the cattery every day of the week between 11am and 4pm. We would prefer a minimum of 2 hours per visit.
If you are thinking of applying to be a volunteer cat socialiser you would need to be 21 or over. This is a great role for those who enjoy meeting new people whilst volunteering to help animals.
Please complete the volunteer application form below, return details are enclosed in the form.
Unfortunately mileage cannot be paid.